Barefoot Kuata reopens on the Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Barefoot Kuata has its own private beach and the fringing reefs offer spectacular diving and snorkeling. Barefoot Kuata offers a deliberately back-to-basics approach to vacationing in Fiji, which isn’t to say that Yasawa Islands property is devoid of comforts. It’s just that peace, quiet and nature are the priorities, unpretentious and unpretentious being its calling … Read more

New things to see and do in Pacific paradise

Aitutaki is famous for its triangular, equilateral-shaped lagoon five times larger than the island that surrounds it. Photo: Cook Islands Tourism Board “Life was very busy before COVID,” Maunga Tours owner/guide Bruce Goldsworthy tells me as we tiptoe along slippery rocks above a stream. “Then the island went into hibernation. We could sit and smell … Read more

The real Summer Bay is just an hour from central Sydney

Palm Beach’s main activity is the mile-long walk to Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse, where the peninsula abruptly but dramatically ends. Photo: Destination New South Wales With Neighbors Airing its final episodes this week after nearly 37 years, it’s time to say goodbye to Melbourne’s fictional Ramsay Street. Soapie fans can rejoice, however, that Summer Bay lives … Read more