All aboard the Aranui 5: Papeete, Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands.

This was a trip for the books ... Get Lost Magazine sent me to Tahiti to cruise with the legendary Aranui to the remote Polynesian Marquesas islands. What's so special about the Aranui is that it's half cargo ship, half luxury liner, the only boat of its kind. That's how they are able to bring... Continue Reading →

Ua Pou: The world’s only Tahitian Chocolate.

Ua Pou in the Marquesas islands of Polynesia is a fascinating place. Home of traditional Hula Kahiko, the most amazing abundance of tropical fruits, and the world's only chocolate grown in Polynesia, this emerald island is not to be missed. https://youtu.be/12Sjk8XYg7I The small town sits above a green bay with white sandy beaches where you... Continue Reading →

Ua Huka: The woodcarving center of the Marquesas.

Ua Huka in the Marquesas islands, is a remote paradise with lush green valleys, high peaks for carving, and amazing museums and wood carving centers throughout the island. The first Western navigator to sight the island was U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph Ingraham in 1791. He named the island "Washington Island" in honor of U.S. President... Continue Reading →

Nuku Hiva – Pig roasts, mythical cultures, and rich history in the Marquesas.

Nuku Hiva has always been the most magical and mythical of the Polynesian Marquesas islands, attracting Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson to its idyllic shores over a hundred years ago. Today you can still find much of the magic tucked away in its dramatic coastline, or through its misty plateau called To’ovi’i, which is... Continue Reading →

Hiva Oa: Paul Gauguin & Jacques Brel knew what was good.

The Marquesas island of Hiva Oa, home of French painter Paul Gauguin and Belgian singer Jacques Brel, greeted us with a misty, rainbow and lively music from beautifully tattooed locals, that welcomed us to explore this island paradise. https://youtu.be/tDK9bHONsiw We boarded rickety wooden busses driven by guitar wielding drivers who carted us up the mountain... Continue Reading →

Oil Sick: Our addiction to fossil fuels.

A few years ago I read David Rosenberg’s piece on Photog Blake Little’s “Preservation”series and It inspired me to do something similar… except as a comment on our deteriorating global condition drowning in our addiction to fossil fuels. The result is "Oil Sick". Together with the help of the amazing model VikTory we entered the... Continue Reading →

Fatu Hiva: The best of the Marquesas.

Today aboard the Aranui we visit perhaps my favorite of the Marquesas Island chain, Fatu Hiva, which has some of the most amazing culture, local arts, beautiful bays, and amazing hiking that Polynesia has to offer. https://youtu.be/o1Nx2JuuFIM From Tahiti Island Travel: At about 75 kilometers from Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva is the southernmost island in... Continue Reading →

Bora Bora: Paradise on earth.

Bora Bora might be the most perfect island on the planet, with crystal clear blue lagoons, amazing scuba and snorkeling, and some of the most amazing beaches in the world. https://youtu.be/sepxuCTcOqk I was fortunate enough to explore this island paradise with Aranui cruises this year, and got to experience first hand what island life is... Continue Reading →

Fakarava: the best black pearls in Polynesia.

Fakarava is one of my favorite islands in French Polynesia, not only being one of the best places to buy pearls, but a beautiful island to explore either by foot, bike, or on sea. https://youtu.be/HXFuxst3WY4 It's easy to rent a bike in town and explore the miles of sandy beaches on both sides of this... Continue Reading →

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