In French Polynesia when gossip is passed along from person to person we call it the coconut radio. This blog aims more for the truth in the form of vignettes, stories, recipes and insights from the islands and beyond.
tags: Island Hopping, off the beaten path, Recipes
I'm originally from the US but I've been living in French Polynesia for the last 15 years. I work as writer, mostly for Lonely Planet, and travel often to destinations like Thailand, South America, obscure Pacific Islands the Us and Canada.
Latest posts on Coconut Radio
How I Packed For Five Weeks in South America in a Daypack Posted on 11/10/2012
OK so it was a big daypack but, even though I usually carry a small-ish travel pack, this was the lightest I've ever traveled. Why I did it I had been through the Guianas (Guyana,... Read more
Mamasa To Toraja Part 2: Christian Politics in a Muslim... Posted on 20/06/2012
Our trekking guide from Mamasa to Tana Toraja was a Mamasan man named Domingus, which he told us is derived from the word Sunday, "Domingo" in Indonesian. The Mamasa region is... Read more
Mamasa to Tana Toraja Part 1: The Long and Winding Road Posted on 09/06/2012
I move around fast when I'm researching for Lonely Planet but every now and then there's something I want to do so badly, I'll slow down and make time for it. The trek... Read more
Top 5 clothing picks for women traveling to hot,... Posted on 20/04/2012
If you're worried about looking like a dork abroad, know that not dressing appropriately in a conservative country is worse than looking silly, you'll also be acting like a... Read more
Finding Pulemelei Mound, Butterflies and the Spirit of... Posted on 19/03/2012
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