Oceania

Exploring the Marquesas Islands: Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa

By Hannah Logan - December 29, 2021
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When I went to French Polynesia I didn’t plan on visiting the Marquesas. While they looked amazing, I was already spending a month island-hopping across the islands of Tahiti which, if you didn’t already know, definitely did not come cheap. But, the longer I spent in French Polynesia the more I fell in love. And…

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Where to Scuba Dive in French Polynesia: The Tuamotu Islands

By Hannah Logan - November 26, 2021
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When I was planning my 5-week trip through French Polynesia with my friend one of the things I knew I HAD to do was go scuba diving. French Polynesia was my first trip outside of Canada for 18 months because of COVID-19 and I missed the ocean and diving like crazy. However, while French Polynesia…

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Is Bora Bora Worth it? Thoughts After Spending 5 Weeks in the Tahitian Islands

By Hannah Logan - November 3, 2021
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When I told people I was spending over a month island hopping in French Polynesia, some of them had no idea where that was. But, as soon as I said Bora Bora they knew. Their eyes lit up and they gushed with jealousy that I would be visiting this tropical paradise that has made a…

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Things to do in Bora Bora: A Bora Bora Itinerary

By Hannah Logan - November 3, 2021
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The name Bora Bora conjures images of overwater bungalows, clear blue waters, and soft white sand beaches. It’s made a name for itself as one of the most romantic destinations of the world; a popular pick especially for those on their honeymoon. But aside from luxurious romantic resort experiences, what does Bora Bora offer to…

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The Best Things to do in Huahine Island, French Polynesia

By Hannah Logan - October 28, 2021
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Many of the islands of French Polynesia have cute little nicknames and Huahine’s is the Authentic Island. Having spent a few days there, I can quickly understand why. While nearby Bora Bora and Mo’orea are popular on the French Polynesia tourist trail, Huahine is often skipped and left behind. Which is too bad for those…

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The Best Things to do in Mo’orea: A Mo’orea Itinerary

By Hannah Logan - October 27, 2021
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Moorea is the French Polynesian island that I had always dreamed of. Lush, green mountains and hills towering over white-sand beaches fringed with palm trees. Water so clear and in so many shades of blue that it seems unreal. And of course friendly people, good food, and plenty to see. It was my first stop…

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Swimming With Whales in Tahiti: The Mo’orea Whale Swim

By Hannah Logan - October 11, 2021
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In 2018 I crossed one of my bucket-list items off my list; I went swimming with humpback whales in Tonga. It was easily one of the best experiences of my life and something I knew I wanted to do again should I have the chance. Well, I got my second chance and was able to…

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Sharkbait ooh ha ha! Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Fiji: The Fiji Shark Dive

By Hannah Logan - April 12, 2021
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I floated on the surface, dark waves roiling around me as I looked below. Blue. All I could see was endless blue. But, I knew that it was misleading. Hidden beyond my site were dozens of sharks. Bull sharks; one of the most dangerous shark species in the world. But, I wasn’t trying to get…

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Swimming with Whales in Tonga: Everything You Need to Know

By Hannah Logan - April 11, 2021
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“Ready…. GO!” Without hesitating I push myself off of the boat and into the rolling ocean waves. GoPro strapped to my wrist, I swim straight ahead, eyes scanning the waters around me for any flicker of movement or flash of a tail. A couple of waves crash over me, causing the salty water to flow…

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The Best Things to do in Tonga: A Tongatapu Island Guide

By Hannah Logan - April 11, 2021
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Tonga was somewhere I’ve had my eye on for a while now for one big reason: it’s one of the only places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales. In September of 2018, I finally got there but after spending a minor fortune on flights and pre-booked whale swim tours, my budget…

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I Was Sexually Assaulted in Tonga After Trying to Blend with the Locals

By Hannah Logan - October 1, 2018
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Tonga was a dream destination for me. The idea of being able to swim with humpback whales blew my mind and I was more than happy to discover those postcard-perfect islands surrounded by clear aqua waters and fringed with soft, white sand. It took me a year to plan and save up for it. But it…

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