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Video: Jet Boating on the Sigatoka river, Fiji

one of the Speedboats

“Ready?” Our female captain Joey shouted as we whizzed over the water at over 80km/h. With that, she turned her steering wheel 180 degrees and sent us flying through the air, our hands flailing and water whipping our faces. It was our first time on a jet boat and we never imagined it to be […]

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Riding the Eddies: White-Water Rafting in Fiji

winding through the narrow gorge

“Wananabu! Paddles up in the air!” roared Noah Lewaravu, our young Fijian rafting guide. We screamed with much enthusiasm and raised our paddles in the air to do a high five. Buzzing with a natural high, our boat of four rowers were cheering as water splashed in all directions, providing a cooling respite from the sultry heat of […]

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Waterfalls and Lush Jungles: Fiji’s Garden Island, Taveuni

Driving on the roads of Taveuni

By Day Four of our heritage cruise voyage, our luck with the weather gods had run out. That morning, we awoke to pouring tropical rains and a sky covered with thick dark grey clouds. The island of Taveuni appeared outside our window, its silhouette shrouded in a blur of trickling rain. Rugged and green, Taveuni is known […]

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Photoblog: Local Market Flavors in Nadi Town, Fiji

Lady selling plantains

Piles of bright green chili, orange tomatoes, and psychedelic pink dragon fruit distract my eyes, while heaps of Indian spices make my nose tinkle.  The air is humid and hot, with the smell of the seawater floating in from time to time. In the labyrinth that makes up the Nadi central market, all sorts of local produce are on offer — from the quintessential kava […]

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8 Things You May Not Know About Fiji

Bula!

Before traveling to Fiji, we’d hardly traveled much in the Pacific – besides Australia – and didn’t know much about the region. But this trip to Fiji certainly gave us an excellent introduction to the Pacific islands in both the way of life and the history and culture of the islands. Beyond its beaches, there is […]

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Colonial Levuka: A Peek into Fiji’s Heritage and Local Life

Levuka from above

Our voyage with Captain Cook Cruises was named the Heritage Cruise for good reasons — we would be venturing beyond the beautiful beaches and digger deeper into Fiji’s history and local culture. On the third day of our voyage, we did just that. We went back in time, to the colonial days of Fiji in […]

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Empty Beaches and Remote Islands: Cruising the Northern Islands of Fiji

The pearly white sand stretches for miles alongside lush green jungle foliage. Tall coconut trees sway with the wind, while the clear spearmint blue water of the Pacific Ocean sparkles and shines. There’s not a single boat nor person in sight – just the sounds of insects buzzing in the air and the water gently […]

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Next Stop: The South Pacific Nation of Fiji!

Fiji islands from above

Over the past month, we’ve slowed down our pace in California, spending time with my sister and her new baby, letting our hair down and unwinding. It’s been great to stop and reflect, and catch up with everything we’ve missed in the past few months. But we are travel addicts after all and traveling is […]

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