S: Alaska Through A Lens
BC: “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation”
FC: The Good Life | 2008
1: Tonga & Samoa | All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind. | -Marjory Stoneman Douglas
3: Welcome to Tonga
4: Nuku'alofa is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. Located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southern most island group of Tonga, this was our trip began...
6: Liku'alofa: 'the beach of love' (and drunken escapades with Tongan karioke)
8: 'Eua Island is located east southeast from Tonga's main island, Tongatapu. Noted for it's unique physical characteristics, from the low lying beaches on the western side to the dramatic cliffs of the east coast. 'Eua Island is the oldest and the highest in the Tongan island group, it is geographically not related to the rest of Tonga, it is 30 million years older. 'Eua is the least developed island in Tonga.
9: There are two ways to get to 'Eua from the main Island of Tonga - the worlds shortest scheduled flight or travel by ferry. We found that even a 6 minute plane ride can be torture when hungover... | the landing strip
10: Deep Resort
12: 'Eua island has the largest National Park in the Kingdom of Tonga. This is the perfect (and only) island to hike in the Kingdom. 'Eua National Park is positioned on the East coast of 'Eua. It has a unique un-touched flora and fauna and plants and trees that are only found on Eua. The 'Eua Banyan trees (Strangling fig tree) are quite spectacular, another unique characteristic about these trees is that they are all growing out of the giant gaping sink holes.
15: Sunset Island
16: From Tropical Paradise...to city life,
17: sickness, and Bob, the bobbin' pig | in Samoa!
18: 1st & only indoor accomodation of the trip -->
19: Apia Sightseeing & Noni Juice
21: 4 Days of Awesome
24: Luxury Beach Houses
29: Virgin Cove | In harmony with the nature, accomodations are traditional handmade "Fales" (huts). Just a few steps from the ocean, the walls are made of woven coconut leafs. This is the traditional samoan way.
33: Savai'i | Savai'i is the largest and highest island in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain. Just a ferry ride & a car rental away from the main island!