Aloha! Welcome to Our Journey, my blog about life in the South Pacific.
Life is full of new and fantastic experiences, especially when you live in a tropical paradise!
~ your friend, Loke


What a spectacular trip I’ve just had! There are 332 islands in the country of Fiji — and I’m going to tell you about one of its most beautiful. Taveuni is the third largest island in Fiji. It is known as “The Garden Island.” That sure is an appropriate nickname! A wonderful way to explore Taveuni’s natural bounty is to take part in one of the many guided hikes and walks offered by local Fijians. I visited Bouma National »

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The Rainbow Pals live in the South Pacific — it is a wonderful place to call home! However, we are not your usual group of Pacific Islander animals. Miro is a bear, Poni is an elephant, Kokio is a squirrel… it’s pretty unusual to find these animals in Oceania! Here are a few Pacific Islander animals you may not have heard of . . . Name: Kookaburra Type: Bird Location: Australia & New Guinea Known for: It’s trilling call! It »

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What do you know about the hula? It’s a Hawaiian dance. You know that hula dancers are graceful… did you know that they are magical, too? Iolani Luahine was the last of the great Hawaiian hula priestesses. She came from a traditional Hawaiian family, and hula was in her blood. Her aunt was a dancer for King Kalakaua’s and Queen Lili’uokalani! From a very young age, Iolani’s magical skills were obvious. She was given the name »

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I’ve got some bad news for folks in Hawaii: It looks like you have some thunderstorms headed your direction! Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu are all on flash-flood warnings. A flash flood is what happens when it goes from a typical sunny and warm Hawaii day… to pouring rain. The soil in the ground can’t absorb the water fast enough so it floods roads, gardens and even houses. Yikes! Some people think that it’s always sunny in Hawaii.  »

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