Category: Travel tips

Azores aerial panoramic view. Top view of Islet of Vila Franca do Campo. Crater of an old underwater volcano. San Miguel island, Azores, Portugal. Heart carved by nature. Bird eye view.

Best diving destinations for vaccinated travellers in 2021

This blog post is brought to you in partnership with Original Travel With the COVID-19 vaccination programs rolling now at full steam across many countries, some diving destinations have started easing the conditions of entry in their territories, especially for fully vaccinated travellers. If you recently got vaccinated and are looking for diving holidays ideas for the second half of 2021, follow the guide!

Rangiroa atoll sky view French Polynesia

Diving in French Polynesia: a first-timer guide

Here is my final post of travel tips to go diving in French Polynesia! I wanted to sum up all the things I learnt from the experience of my first trip to French Polynesia, which lasted 3 weeks from mid-September to the beginner of October. I cover of course the best diving as this is one of the most fun things to do in

Diving in Tahiti

Diving in Tahiti & Moorea: a road trip in French Polynesia

While French Polynesia is the ultimate destination for island hopping, travelling around Tahiti and its hundred islands is like going around Europe distance wise. For my first trip to French Polynesia, I knew it would be better to focus only on a few islands. While preparing for my trip, I made the surprising discovery that it is possible to go on a road trip

Stopover in Tokyo Sensoji shrine Asakusa Japan

Visit Tokyo on your way to the Pacific: my ultimate guide

After living in Tokyo for 4 months, the time I spent studying Japanese in a language school, it is now time for me to give you all my best tips to explore the lively Japanese capital. End of 2017, on my way to Hawaii via Tokyo, I realised how an incredible hub Tokyo could on the way to scuba dive some of the best

Ouvea New Caledonia

New Caledonia Islands: which one should you explore?

New Caledonia is an archipelago of 6 inhabited islands in addition to its main island Grande-Terre: the Isle of Pines, Belep, and the Loyautés Islands formed by Lifou, Mare, Ouvea and Tiga.  With more than 135 islands, islets and atolls, there is little chance you can visit them all during your stay in New Caledonia. However, no trip would be complete without putting at

scuba diving in Hienghene New Caledonia

A scuba road trip into the wild of Northern New Caledonia

Whether I’m exploring Hawaii or Scotland, I love territories that are an invitation for superb road trips. It’s about freedom, immersion in nature, adventure. When I discovered the main island of New Caledonia was one of these places, I was in awe. On the second week of my stay in New Caledonia, I took the road alone for 10 days, leaving the bustling city

2 weeks in Hawaii - Honaunau National Historical Park Big Island Hawaii

Scuba diving in Hawaii: my ultimate 2-week itinerary

“Are you getting married, Florine?”, “Did you go on honeymoon?”- “Whaaaat? Nooo…“ This is pretty much the type of conversation I had on and on, before and after my 2 week trip to Hawaii. The reason? The Hawaiian Archipelago seems such a fantasy destination beyond reach that most people believed it had to be for my big day. For sure, seen from Europe, going

2 weeks in Croatia - View of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands from the Spanish Fortress - plongée Croatie

Diving in Croatia: island hopping from Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia was on the top of my European scuba diving bucket list for some years before I book that flight ticket that would finally take me to Split. I started building my itinerary back in 2012. First, I quickly identified that between Split and Dubrovnik, there is a multitude of beautiful islands with excellent dive sites, some of the best diving in Europe. However,