New Zealand offers a New Experience for the Thrill Seeker!

September 25, 2012

While planning your holiday to New Zealand, save time for the Nevis Swing, (AKA Nevis Arc), at 120m is Queenstown’s newest thrill seeking innovation brought to you buy the gravity pioneers.

Walk across a 70m suspension bridge to the Launch Pad which is suspended high above the valley floor. Then it’s up to you to choose forwards, backwards, alone or with a friend, and finally whether to release yourself or be released by their crew. Arcers will find themselves getting suspended high above the valley floor in a fully secure harnessed swing dropping down the valley floor at an incredible speed and then swooping towards the oncoming cliff face!

The Nevis Swing is the world’s biggest and fastest swing, are you up for it?

The trip includes:
** Return transport from the Queenstown Bungy Centre to the Nevis site

** Duration: Expect a 4 hour return trip, some trip lengths may vary

** Children 16 years and under must have written consent from a parent or guardian

** Spectators can go out to the Nevis site for a fee of $50. This allows access to the jump site and if you wish decide to go ahead and jump when you are out there the $50 goes towards the cost of your jump.

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Cruising options in the South Pacific

September 10, 2012

Ia Orana!

Lets plan a romantic adventure to the Islands of Tahiti - are you pondering the shores of Bora Bora, Moorea, Tikihau, exploring Hauahine, Tahaa & Riataea.…how about cruising the Marquesas Islands?  Sailing is a great way to see the islands of French Polynesia. Here are some options for you - but you need to act fast these ships are small - which is exactly the way you want to experience these tropical islands of the South Pacific...

Tahiti Yacht Charter
- this is a private catamaran with just you, the skipper/cook.  They can do 3-7 night sailings out in Raiatea, Taha’a, Huahine & Bora Bora.

Paul Gauguin Cruises - This is the only boutique 5 star luxury cruise line sailing through the Society Islands, usually they have 7 night itineraries and some 10-11 nights.   They cruise with a maximum of 311 passengers - really more of a very upscale yachting experience.

Dream Yacht Charter (formerly Archipels) -These are 4 cabin catamarans with up to 3 other couples and the skipper/cook with a variety of itineraries in the Society Islands and Tuamotu Islands.

Aranui III - This is a 13 night sailing aboard a working freighter which will take passengers up to the Marquesas Islands.  There are a few cabins on board for guests.

NOTE: I priced the Aranui 3 in a stateroom cabin with private bathroom, including airfare from LAX, transfers on a 13 night cruise beginning the first week of April 2013, the price for 2 is $10,383.00 just to give us a ballpark.

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Travel time from the U.S. to the Fiji Islands

September 4, 2012

I have been asked by many Clients “How long does it take to get to Fiji and what are the best days to travel to maximize my time off?”

Great question!  If you work the typical Monday - Friday work week, I suggest departing out of LAX on Thursday evening.  The flight is 10 hours non stop overnight but you pass thru the dateline so you arrive Saturday morning at 5:30am.

If you stay 7 nights in a bed in Fiji, you will fly home the following Saturday night at 10:00pm arriving in LAX the same day (Saturday) at 1:00pm - you get your day back!

Air Pacific is the official carrier to the Fiji Islands - they offer non stop flights 4 times per week coming and going i.e. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays.

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