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Dream Hotels – South Pacific Edition

Steve and I finally visited the South Pacific earlier this year, spending a week in French Polynesia.  Despite the long flight in coach, we thoroughly enjoyed the vacation and it is definitely one of the most scenic and stunning spots in the world.  The beauty of Bora Bora didn’t even seem real – it was… Continue reading Dream Hotels – South Pacific Edition

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Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

For dinner our last night, we splurged on the Lagoon Restaurant at the hotel.  The restaurant and its menu was designed by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who is a famous Michelin starred chef with restaurants around the world.  It’s consistently rated the top restaurant in Bora Bora.  Steve and I developed a habit of stopping by here every… Continue reading Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

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Stingrays and Sharks!

As part of our private Lagoon and Beach BBQ day, our handsome guide took us to 3 different snorkel spots.  The first spot was to snorkel some huge coral heads and see the abundant fish life and moray eels, the second spot was in very shallow, waist-deep water to feed and pet stingrays (and see… Continue reading Stingrays and Sharks!

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Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

Upon arrival, our butler gave us a tour of the St. Regis property which was much larger than we expected.  The hotel has both overwater bungalows and beach bungalows with private plunge pools.  If we returned here, I might consider actually splitting my time between the overwater bungalows and the beach bungalows, which were also… Continue reading Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

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Bora Bora Lagoon Tour and Private Island Champagne Lunch

On our third day on Bora Bora, we were picked up at the St. Regis dock by Will from Bora Bora Romantic Tours.  I had scheduled a few weeks in advance a full day private tour on a motor boat that would take us around the entire lagoon with stops for snorkeling, feeding stingrays and… Continue reading Bora Bora Lagoon Tour and Private Island Champagne Lunch

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Arriving at the St. Regis, Bora Bora and OWB Tour

After 3 days on Moorea, we packed our things and headed to the teeny-tiny open-air building that was the Moorea airport. Fortunately there was a nice cross breeze at the Moorea airport so it wasn’t too uncomfortable while we waited for our plane to arrive. I have to say that the Ait Tahiti inter-island flights… Continue reading Arriving at the St. Regis, Bora Bora and OWB Tour

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How to Ease Into Vacation

Most of the time before I leave for vacation, my day goes something like this:  Up at 6:00am to get ready and head to work, fighting traffic in an hour+ commute and trying to get in by 8:00/8:30am.  Spend the day putting out fires and desperately trying to get as much done as I can… Continue reading How to Ease Into Vacation