Learning To Dive in Fiji

This post was written by Matt Kepnes. All photos used were taken by me. I’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive. When I started traveling, I promised myself I’d learn to dive. It had always been a life long desire of mine- to explore the world under the sea. All the beautiful pictures …

Read moreLearning To Dive in Fiji

Thoughts on Fiji: 2010 Edition

Here are a collection of random thoughts about my current trip to Fiji: – The tourism industry, especially the budget tourism industry, is expanding. This time around I noticed that Base Backpackers, the big hostel chain from New Zealand, is now in Fiji. The FeeJeeExperience, which is owned by the same company which does the …

Read moreThoughts on Fiji: 2010 Edition

East Rennell

East Rennell, Solomon Islands - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the East Rennell World Heritage inscription: East Rennell makes up the southern third of Rennell Island, the southernmost island in the Solomon Island group in the western Pacific. Rennell, 86 km long x 15 km wide, is the largest raised coral atoll in the world. The site includes approximately 37,000 ha and a marine …

Read moreEast Rennell

Episode 4 – I Dream of Fiji

I shot a lot of video when I was in the Pacific. This is the first of what will be occasional episodes where I share some of the footage I took. This was taken on Waya Lailai island in the Yawasawa Islands in Fiji.

Reflections on Papua New Guinea

This isn’t going to be one coherent article. There are too many things to say and I have too many observations to try and make it one flowing story. Instead, I’m just going to try and break everything up in small chunks of thoughts. I don’t have a lot of photos from PNG either, because …

Read moreReflections on Papua New Guinea

Back in Aussie

I’m back safe and sound from Papua New Guinea. I have a lot of stuff to write and I’ll try to get some of it up over the next few days. I’m in Cairns for two days before I fly to Darwin and start the drive to Perth. That is going to make going from …

Read moreBack in Aussie

Alive in PNG

I can’t believe they have internet here. It isn’t great, but I can do simple things. So far, my PNG experience has been amazing. The Port Moresby airport is far, far from the worst airport in the world. (which I saw it was on one list). I’m on Kimbe Bay on New Britian Island. The …

Read moreAlive in PNG