Living on island time in Samoa

Morning sunlight on the beach at Manase, seen from a fale window.

It’s not just the sights that make Samoa special. The happiness of its inhabitants are refreshment for body and soul.

Full of heavenly adventures

In Fiji, everyone's family

This is not the Tour de France

Scenic route: Cycling in New Ireland.

Nothing beats being greeted like a star when you're hot, sweaty and covered in dirt on Papua New Guinea's main cycling route.

Getting kava'd in Vanuatu

POTENT BREW: Drinking kava used to be reserved for special ceremonies, but things are changing in Vanuatu.

Going to a kava bar in Vanuatu is like going to a corner pub after a hard day's work.

A balancing act in paradise

HARD AT WORK: The writer (far left) on the beach with the experts.

This retreat begins and ends in the warm, clear waters of Rarotonga's Muri Lagoon.

Full of heavenly adventures gallery

People getting into their sea kayaks near shore.

Crawl off the beach towel and there are opportunities on many Pacific islands for unique adventure activities.

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