30 Days in the South Pacific: True Stories of Escape to Paradise

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Sean O'Reilly, James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
Travelers' Tales, 2005 - Travel - 266 pages
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Few in the Western world can resist the lure of pristine beaches, endless coral reefs, and blazing tropical suns. As the world shrinks and troubles of various sorts have struck some of the more distant destinations, the islands of the South Pacific endure as a beacon of both the unfamiliar and the familiar. Not only is the South Pacific safe to travel in, it is still largely unspoiled for travelers willing to stray a little off the beaten path. Not far from most of the celebrated islands are those less discovered places, where Bali Hai lingers just around the corner, and beaches of white sand spell out escape and eternal summer. Thirty Days in the South Pacific gives readers a birds-eye view of the many island groups that make up this incomparably beautiful area and opens up new possibilities for experienced and novice travelers alike.
 

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Contents

LIGHT ON A MOONLESS NIGHT
1
BLUE WATER DREAMS
9
A MARVELOUS TRANCE
24
VIVE LE SURF
33
DREAMLAND
37
LOOKING FOR BALI HAI
48
A FALE WITH A VIEW
55
FREIGHTER TO THE FABLED ISLES
63
PADDING A CHAIN OF PEARLS
153
FACES OF THE PAST
162
HEAVEN IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK
174
A FISH DRIVE IN WOLEAI
187
IN SEARCH OF THE LAST LEGEND
194
A GRAVEYARD FOR SHIPS
205
AWAY FROM THE BEACH
212
SATURDAY NIGHT IN NAURU
217

THE HEART OF THE DANCE
73
THE BLACK AND THE WHITE
80
LISTENING TO LULLABIES
98
LAST OLD BOYS CLUB IN THE PACIFIC
105
MARKED BY THE MARQUESAS
110
PETTICOAT JUNCTURE
122
MAMA ROSES COCONUT BREAD
127
YAP MAGIC
133
CROSSDRESSING IN PARADISE
148
RUNWAYS TO HISTORY
227
TO THE TUAMOTU
231
MY DAD IS YOUR DAD
239
THE SOLOMONS SILENT WORLD
243
ONE DAY IN A LIFE
253
INDEX
257
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
261
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O'Reilly-Editor-at-large & director of international sales for Travelers' Tales

James O'Reilly lives in Palo Alto, CA.

Habegger is executive editor of Traveler's Tales and is a travel writer.

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