How Much Does it Cost to Vacation in Fiji?

By Steph | December 12, 2018

Fiji is an amazing vacation spot with fun activities, an interesting cultural history, and of course, some of the most beautiful beaches and crystal clear water on the planet. That perfect palm tree lined beach in your dreams? It probably exists in Fiji. As with so many places in the world, how much it costs […]

Fiji on a Budget

By Michael Tieso | December 26, 2012

5-star resorts, private beaches, cocktails, and fancy meals is what many people think when they think of Fiji. It’s hard to believe that Fiji can be affordable when you look at the pictures. The truth is though that Fiji on a budget IS possible even for backpackers. What’s great is that Fiji recognizes backpackers as an […]

Bula Bula Fiji – Video of our trip through Fiji

By Michael Tieso | November 26, 2012

Hard to imagine that six months ago, we were in Fiji. We basically had our honeymoon before we were even engaged. It’s a trip that we’ll never forget. We still talk about our trip pretty often even months later. Here’s a short video of our trip through Fiji. Enjoy! Our trip through Fiji was sponsored by […]

Fiji: The Best and Worst

By Steph | June 24, 2012

Total Days: 11 Total Days it Didn’t Rain: 3 (It wasn’t even rainy season, I just really need to work on this.) Amount Spent: Since we were guests of Fiji Tourism I won’t do a budget breakdown on this one. From what I’ve found it’s possible to travel Fiji as everything from a five star […]

What’s it Like to Stay in a Luxury Private Villa?

By Steph | June 17, 2012

The kind of awesome, and sometimes insane, thing about press trips is that sometimes you get to do things would never otherwise get the chance to do. Like zip-lining or shark diving or, in this case, staying in really, really nice hotels. In Fiji we stayed in some pretty spectacular places. Everything from private islands to […]

What is Fijian Food?

By Steph | June 14, 2012

My first move when I plan to visit a new country? Find out about the food. Even before Eat the World, both Mike and I have been major international foodies. Visiting a new country and learning all about their unique cuisines is like unwrapping a present for us. Unfortunately, there isn’t much out there on […]

Sustainable Tourism in Fiji

By Steph | June 10, 2012

Tourism in Fiji is a major and essential industry. It makes up 25% of the country’s economy and that number is rising quickly (in comparison tourism is only 6.7% of Thailand’s economy). It’s a number that is quickly rising. Tourists bring in money and jobs but they can also mean disaster if not handled correctly. […]

A Village Visit on the Sigatoka River

By Steph | June 7, 2012

Village visits are a tricky thing, aren’t they? On the one hand, it’s so interesting to see traditional life up close and there’s always the chance of making a real connection with the people you meet. On the other, tours that promise to take you to a “traditional” village often seem fake, staged and sometimes […]

The Truth About Kava in Fiji

By Steph | June 3, 2012

Before I left for Fiji I heard plenty about kava: that Fijians were obsessed with drinking it, that I would make you hallucinate, that it tasted terrible. Some of this was true, some of it was a flat-out lie. So I thought I would set the record straight about kava in Fiji. Also known as […]

9 Surprising Fiji Facts

By Steph | May 29, 2012

I’m back! I went to Fiji not really knowing what to expect, besides plenty of beaches and palm trees. I’d never read much about Fiji, or seen a lot of pictures, I had no idea what made it different from anywhere else in the South Pacific. Well, this country surprised me in a big way. […]

River Rafting in Fiji

By Michael Tieso | May 26, 2012

Before I went to Fiji, I thought of Fiji as mostly a relaxing destination. I imagined chilling out on the beach and kayaking on the calm ocean waters. It definitely has that as well but I found that Fiji is actually so much more than that. In the next couple weeks, I’ll be publishing a […]

An Essential Guide to Drinking Kava

By Guest Poster | October 27, 2010

Travel the South Pacific for awhile, and you’ll inevitably wind up seated before the ubiquitous kava bowl. By that time you may even have heard the stories about how it tastes like dirty dishwater. Kava has been around for thousands of years, and it serves myriad purposes across the Pacific cultures: it’s offered as a […]