The Regrettable Death of the Passport Stamp

The Regrettable Death of the Passport Stamp

Guest post by Patrick: I try not to collect material things.  In a few ways I’ve failed.  Sharks teeth, yes.  Camera lenses, double yes.  But otherwise, I really try not to.  The ideal version of myself avoids the mass-consumerism that defined the 90’s and eventually caused the housing crisis. I don’t always live up to that [...]

Rurutu – Also Known as Roooooroooootoooo Depending on What Species You Ask

Rurutu – Also Known as Roooooroooootoooo Depending on What Species You Ask

Oh Rurutu, how I love thee! You know how every travel magazine has those lists that seem to come out each year with a title that reads something along the lines of “Best Islands You’ve Never Heard Of”?  Well, Rurutu is so unheard of that it slips through every single one of those lists, and [...]

Rangiroa – Where the Dogs Speak More French Than We Do

Rangiroa – Where the Dogs Speak More French Than We Do

Bonjour! Or as Patrick likes to say: ‘Bonjourno!’ … to French people. You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been a little absent lately - a part of that is the slow internet connection on our second island destination, but the primary cause for our absence is that we have spent the last week almost entirely underwater! [...]