Category: Travel tips

Rangiroa atoll sky view French Polynesia

Diving in French Polynesia: a first-timer guide

Here we go for a final round of travel tips to go scuba 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 will cover of course the best diving in French Polynesia but also, with so many

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 a first trip to French Polynesia, I warmly recommend avoiding visiting too many islands and focus on a few areas only. I made the surprising discovery that it is possible and worthy to go on a road trip and

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, 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 diving destinations of the Pacific Ocean. This is how I

coconut New Caledonia Islands

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 a little chance you can visit them all during your stay in New Caledonia. However, no trip would be complete without putting

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, about immersion in nature, about 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

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

2 weeks in Hawaii : my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

“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 Thomas Cook Airlines ticket that would finally take me to Split. I started building my itinerary back in 2012. If I quickly identified that between Split and Dubrovnik, there is a multitude of beautiful islands with excellent dive sites to organise a wonderful scuba diving