Better known by the name of its main island, Tahiti, French Polynesia (an overseas country of France) is actually made up of five island groups: the Society Islands, Austral Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu atolls and the Gambier Archipelago, also known as the Mangareva Islands. The islands I visited in 2010: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora. The island closest to Tahiti is Moorea, just 11 miles northwest, while Bora Bora is 140 miles northwest of Tahiti.
Any vestiges of jet lag dissipated long ago and re-entry to real life, while a bit painful, has been resolved, but there is something about this paradisiacal part of the world that lingers. Or many “somethings,” actually… which I’ll share with you in words and images through a series of posts as I try to communicate what is so captivating about Tahiti.
The NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) award winners have been announced! I was pleased to receive three awards for 2017! The SILVER prize winner was for my article, “Eternal appeal,” on my Greek Isles cruise on Windstar Cruises, published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, entered in the category, Cruises – Print Publication. You can check it out on my Windstar Greek Isles cruise page (scroll to bottom to find a PDF of the article, as well as a link to the online version.)
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