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Is Tuvalu Worth a Visit?

Is Tuvalu worth a visit? Take a look at this picture

Flying into Tuvalu was a feast for the eyes.  Framed by palm fringed beaches a multitude of  blue hues danced in the sunlight below us.  The main coral atoll with the airport on it, is a thin strip of land that forms a circle which does not fully connect.  There is a lagoon in the […]

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Montevideo Street Art

Montevideo Street Art Palermo

Montevideo is the capital of the second smallest country in South America – Uruguay.  It is an eclectic town with progressive views and a mini Buenos Aires feel.  The city is bursting with colors, most notably from it’s fantastic street art found all over the city.   History of Street Art in Montevideo Church and state, […]

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Kiribati is a Beach Lovers Paradise

Kiribati a Beach Lovers Paradise

Ever seen images of picture perfect strands of beach surrounded by aqua blue shoreline of unimaginable beauty?  Your eyes close as you fantasize about being in that warm crystal clear water bathed by the hot equatorial sun.  Yup, that is Kiribati a true beach lovers paradise. Kiribas’ Geography Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) consists of 33 coral […]

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Getting to Nauru

Getting to Nauru typical scenes

Exploring the South Pacific was like putting together a very difficult jigsaw puzzle.  Fitting as many countries into our 4 month itinerary without wasting any additional fuel was the key.  Nauru is the world’s smallest independent republic, so it had to be visited!  Since flights are extremely limited in this part of the world everything […]

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New Caledonia a Jewel of the South Pacific

Why New Caledonia is a Jewel of the South Pacific

We flew into New Caledonia awestruck by it’s crystal blue Lagoon encircling the main island.  Just beyond the Lagoon (which is the biggest in the world) is the coral reef surrounding it and the island.  This reef is the second largest only to the Great Barrier, teeming with colorful fish and corals.  And New Caledonia […]

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Tips On Getting A Good Credit Score

Good Credit Score

A huge part of our travel hacking hobby is collecting reward points through credit card sign up bonuses. We have about 40 credit cards between the two of us. What!? 40 cards! But what about your credit score? It must be terrible? Actually, our scores are very good. In the 800’s. Once you know how […]

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Buying A Fake Flight Ticket For Onward Travel

fake ticket logo

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Recently we were chatting with a girl who was sharing her current travel itinerary with us. She began by saying her travel style is to work hard, save money and then travel until she runs out of cash. Then go back to work and start the cycle all over again. She […]

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Vanuatu Underwater Post Office

Coral near Vanuatu's Underwater Post Office

Do you love crystal clear water and white sandy beaches?  What about snorkeling or diving with exotic fish?  Well, Vanuatu’s 82 or so islands have all of the above and so much more.  One of our favorite activities there was the underwater post office.  Yes, you read that correctly!  Vanuatu is home to the worlds […]

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Adventures in Samoa Things to See and Do

One of the best adventures in Samoa is spending a day or two on Namua Island

Samoa’s crystal clear turquoise warm water is almost as welcoming as it’s lovely people.  Adventures in Samoa are very diverse on and off the land.  There are coastal walks through rain forested jungle, dazzling waterfalls (some that you can swim in), ocean trenches, world class snorkeling and diving just to name some of the fun […]

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Swimming with Whales in Eua Tonga

Swimming with Whales in Eua, Tonga

Thinking about Tonga, Rob and I fantasized about a remote paradise filled with exotic fruits, animals and nature.  Reality was not that far from the truth.  The tiny country has 176 islands (most are uninhabited) and a population slightly over 104 thousand people.  We wanted to see the oldest island of Tonga called Eua and […]

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