For those parents who want to venture off the beaten track, many of the risks are the same as if there were no children involved, except that where there are children involved, everything gets a bit more sensitive to talk about.
Perhaps you have heard of Tahiti and Bora Bora. These are just two of 118 islands and atolls in French Polynesia! Each one has its own character and allure, from the remoteness and gin-clear waters of Maupiti to the craggy peaks of Moorea. You’ll have to do some digging to see which ones suit you, and if you’ve got a baby coming along, you’ll want to be extra picky. The information below should help you make the right choices.
Last night when Paul and I took our late-afternoon bike ride with Maya here on Fakarava, we played a game exchanging our favourite memories from our trip so far. We had no shortage of snapshots to share, from moments that made our hearts soar to inside jokes that still make us laugh out loud. It was a good way to counter our recent frustrations – a soothing remedy for feeling a bit cursed on this trip.
Because sometimes it feels like we’re being punished for ever dreaming it up in the first place.
In my latest post, written on the atoll of Tikehau, we’re counting down the days until the end of the trip, and my thoughts are beginning to turn homeward. What are the things I’ve been missing most while we’ve been away?