Beach thoughts always make me think of Hawaii. We were there in March, and I want to go back again soon! There’s so much to Hawaii beyond sun and sand, thought – you can get your day of ‘fly ‘n flop’ – but then, ‘stop ‘n sop’ and enjoy everything that Hawaii offers in terms of activities and culture.


Hawaii and Polynesian culture is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. And now that we’re all back into January, of course, it’s time to think about escaping to better weather, and sunny days, and some Polynesia.
Most people think of Polynesia as being Hawaii and French Polynesia (Tahiti et al), and it is, of course. But there are many other islands in the list that comprises Polynesia.
The geographical area is referred to as the Polynesia triangle, and its three ends of the ‘triangle’ are Hawaii, New Zealand, and Rapa Nui.
And Britannica defines:

Polynesian culture, the beliefs and practices of the indigenous peoples of the ethnogeographic group of Pacific Islands known as Polynesia (from Greek poly ‘many’ and nēsoi ‘islands’). Polynesia encompasses a huge triangular area of the east-central Pacific Ocean. The triangle has its apex at the Hawaiian Islands in the north and its base angles at New Zealand (Aotearoa) in the west and Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the east. It also includes (from northwest to southeast) TuvaluTokelauWallis and FutunaSamoa (formerly Western Samoa), American SamoaTongaNiue, the Cook IslandsFrench Polynesia (Tahiti and the other Society Islands, the Marquesas Islands, the Austral Islands, and the Tuamotu Archipelago, including the Gambier Islands

 [formerly the Mangareva Islands]), and  Pitcairn Island. At the turn of the 21st century, about 70 percent of the total population of Polynesia resided in Hawaii.
So – let’s get inspired by Polynesia, and look at some travel options there!
I’m featuring some tremendous offers from Lindblad Expeditions that I have a private sale on for Canadian residents only (sorry US clients – still great offers for you, in your normal USD undiscounted pricing) – scroll below, as I have 3 very special offers for the South Pacific that I’ve detailed.
Contact me if you’d like to learn more, and/or are ready to plan your Polynesian getaway!  I’m here to help.
Epic Polynesia – Lindblad Expeditions
A 17 day Cruise through Epic Polynesia – May.24.18
I have access to a tremendous offer from Lindblad Expeditions for my Canadian passport holder clients (sorry if you’re an American client – it’s still a great offer for you too, just in regular USD pricing).
For Canadian residents, I have a special offer starting Monday, Jan.22.18 for a couple of weeks. It is based on availability, so if it interests you, please contact me asap. It essentially is equivalent to giving you Canadian at par pricing for the USD priced cruise. You still have to pay in USD, but, since Vision sells so much Lindblad, and we’re getting hurt by the exchange rate still, Lindblad has created a private sale for Vision Canada clients who live in Canada.
There are several dates, but the one that we have on private sale is:
17 day
Epic Polynesia
Cook Islands to Fiji on NG Orion
See details here:
Whatever pricing is listed there for USD, Canadian residents would essentially be paying that amount in Cdn. Contact me for the exact amount (there is a currency exchange rate that Lindblad has factored in to get the rough equivalent.)  I’ll have full details tomorrow.
Want to be further tempted (besides a 30% or so price break?)
Overview | South Pacific & French Polynesia | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Overview | South Pacific & French Polynesia | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
NOTE:  There is also an offer of free air from Los Angeles, as well asFriends for Life program that is combinable with this cruise date on May 24th for the Canadian resident offer. Contact me if you’d like further details. I should have everything tomorrow!
Azure Seas – Tahiti to Marquesas with Lindblad – June.21.18  AND  Aug.16.18
Another Offer that is Equivalently Giving Canadian at Par
I have that same Canadian offer for other sailings too. (Sorry – you need to be a resident of Canada – but my American clients can still book this sailing with me, in USD, without the Canadian resident offer). I have the offer for two Azure Seas sailings with Lindblad from Tahiti to Marquesas.
Here are the details:

17 day

Azure Seas Tahiti to Marquesas on NG Orion https://www.expeditions.com/destinations/southeast-asia-and-pacific/south-pacific/itineraries/azure-seas-from-tahiti-to-the-marquesas/dates-rates/detail?departureId=15120


17 day

Azure Seas Tahiti to Marquesas on NG Orion https://www.expeditions.com/destinations/southeast-asia-and-pacific/south-pacific/itineraries/azure-seas-from-tahiti-to-the-marquesas/dates-rates/detail?departureId=15121

Tempted? Same air from LAX and Friends for Life promos are to be applicable as well. I’ll have full details tomorrow. Call me!


Diving | South Pacific & French Polynesia | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Diving | South Pacific & French Polynesia | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic