In the last year, I made 8 bucket list dreams come true for my readers. Skydiving, heli-skiing, piloting a helicopter, driving a NASCAR, riding in a limo, enjoying a spa day, touring wine country, and attending a ballet were all items on the bucket lists of my readers. I found ways to sponsor them or offer their dreams for free. All they needed to do was show up and live a bucket list dream day. This year I hope to do the same for at least 5 more readers. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world to be able to help others accomplish their dreams. It’s amazing how much what you can do for others actually does for you. Continue reading
Fijians are known worldwide as the friendliest people, and I’d rate their friendliness as the number one impression I was left with during my visit. From children to elders, the beautiful spirit of the Fijian people shines as bright as the sun that they are blessed with. The most common Fijian word you hear will be Bula (pronounced as”Boo-lah”). This is the Fijian way of saying “Hello”. Whether they are singing, dancing or welcoming you to their home, the people of Fiji will do everything they can to make you feel relaxed, welcome, and awed by the beauty of their islands and their hearts.
Fiji was the most beautiful, pristine paradise that I’ve seen in the 35 countries that I’ve visited. It has azure blue waters, lushes green rain forests, and golden sunsets. Every photo looked like a picture from a magazine even if it was from an amateur photographer like me. Below are my favorites; each one for a different reason. On a cold December night, I’m dreaming of a white sand beach just like the ones I roamed in Fiji. Which one stands out to you? Share your thoughts. Continue reading
A wonderful aspect of visiting Fiji is the variety of accommodations that match the diverse needs of travelers. Whether you’re looking for luxury or budget, adventure or relaxation, family-friendly or adult-only, you can find it all in Fiji. Matangi Private Island Resort offers royal luxury in an adult setting. Garden Island Resort is littered with lusciousness and comfort; Castaway Island, Fiji is a dreamland with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and crystal clear waters; Outrigger on the Lagoon perfectly blends family focus with the option for an adult retreat; and Uprising Beach Resort is at the heart of adventure and mixes affordability with extravagance. Discover Fiji through its varied beauty and accommodations.
Fiji has adventure around every corner. A country blessed with 333 magnificent
islands, Fiji is a place where you can do it all or do nothing at all and still have the most amazing experience of your life. After spending 10 days in Fiji, I chose 5 adventures that would delight even the most extreme adventure seeker. After all, you can do it all in Fiji!
Which ones would you consider? Which one sounds the best?
10 days in Fiji already sounds like a dream. Add on whitewater rafting, snorkeling, riding on a catamaran and a jet boat, ziplining, hiking to two waterfalls, visiting 5 resorts and a village, and driving buggies and it starts to sound like The Amazing Race. Just when I thought it was physically impossible to add any more to our itinerary, we decided, on our last day in Fiji, to take the plunge and jump from an airplane with Skydive Fiji. Continue reading
Our unforgettable rafting journey through paradise began early this morning with Rivers Fiji; we were on the bus before 7 am, but it was worth the early rise because the Upper Navua River, Fiji is a tropical wilderness, covered in lush rainforest and fed by countless waterfalls. The day would have been perfect if I didn’t make a serious, rookie mistake: I didn’t apply enough sunscreen throughout the day and now I’m as red as a matador’s cape. I’d recommend rafting the Upper Navua River if your in the area, but pack that suncreen and cover yourself head to toe! Oh Baby, it is hot in Fiji! Continue reading
Outrigger on the Lagoon was my home for the past two nights. Needless to say, we’ve been active for the last four days. We hiked a waterfall, rode in a jet boat, experienced a traditional Fijian Kava Ceremony, stayed at four different resorts, kayaked, snorkeled, and surfed. So when I had time to relax at Outrigger, I reveled in the five star facilities and services. Continue reading
With luscious rainforests, turquoise waters, an abundance of accommodation options, and adventures for days, Fiji is an ideal tourist destination. But I can find those exact things in other parts of the world and avoid the long flight and costs. So what is the draw to Fiji? Why is it on everyone’s bucket list? Rich with history and culture, Fiji offers something more and I experienced it first hand today. During the Sigatoka River Safari, we cruised up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real Fijian. Our driver brought us on a journey to life, the way it is experienced in the village away from cell phones, computers, and “traffic” and I discovered that I would travel around the world a dozen times over to spend a day with the Fijian people. Continue reading
This is my first trip with other travel bloggers and although I didn’t know anyone before we
departed LAX, I’m quickly learning that I’m with an amazing bunch of people who share my lust for life, travel, and adventure. Today, we went surfing with Surf Fiji Co. and the expression on our faces speaks a thousand words. Continue reading