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3 Fun Things to Try in Tahiti

Picture this: You lie down on a hammock with a chilled cocktail in your hands as the warm sun bathes you and the sounds of gaiety fill the air…what you just read should give you a hint of what a Tahitian vacation is like. The beaches, the natural landscapes, and the greenery all make this a place worth visiting.

In Tahiti, there is never a shortage of things you can do. We’ll tell you about some of the most popular things to do. Your only job is choosing which one to try first and we’ll book it all for you:


  • La Plage de Maui

You’ve seen yellow beaches, haven’t you? But have you ever seen a pearly white beach? La Plage de Maui is unlike any beach you’ve been to before.  Why do you think tourists from all over the world rush there? They go and marvel at nature’s unique yet lovely creation. You can find La Plage de Maui on Tahiti’s southern shore.

The waters of the lagoon close to the beach is another thing which attracts vacationers. Why? For one, the clean, crystal clear and warm waters make for a fascinating sight.


  • Fautaua Waterfall

Love to hike? Then you’ll love the Fautaua Waterfall. For one, the waterfall itself is a sight to behold, but the trek there is something exciting on its own. Thrill seekers will enjoy it the most.  Though the trek can be arduous, you probably won’t notice it because you’ll likely be in a group tour with a guide giving you interesting tidbits about everything you see around you.  Yes, we can book those for you so all you have to do is show up and enjoy.

The waterfall itself makes up for the long trek. Its located in the lovely, green Fautaua Valley, and it’s probably the most dramatic waterfall we’ve ever seen. When you go there, you’ll attest to this too.


  • Papeete

It’s time to head out of the waters and trees and head into diners and shopping. Papeete, the capital city of Tahiti and the entire French Polynesia, is the perfect place to go and see once you’re done sightseeing nature’s wonders.

If you love shopping, food and wild nights, don’t hesitate to go to this city. And for lovers of exotic and traditional craft, there’s something for you too, because you can purchase black pearls and hand-made island crafts at the numerous shops scattered all over the city. These are things you can’t find anywhere else, so make the most of your time there and shop for souvenirs to take back home.

With that being said, you will need a travel agency to help you out and Journeys of a Lifetime Travel is ready and willing to fill those shoes.  We’ll even help you make a choice on what fun thing to try first.

You can find us in Greenville, SC; or just hit us up on our website. Either way, you’ll be glad you chose us as your travel agency.



Practical Steps to Get Over a Fear of Flying

As a full service travel agency in Greenville, South Carolina, we book international destination weddings and honeymoons and trips oversees daily.  As you know, the only way to get there from South Carolina is by plane.  One of the most notorious phobias known to man is the fear of flying. Boarding a plane only to see a fellow passenger fretting or panicking isn’t really as rare or strange a sight as you might think.

No few people suffer from this phobia but it’s very possible to beat this fear and sit through your next flight with as much confidence as the pilots flying the plane. Here are a few simple steps you could try. They have been proven to work and we didn’t just choose them randomly:

  • Know Your Triggers: Knowing and acknowledging the source of a problem is the first and most appropriate step to finding a solution to such problem. Most of our emotional actions or reactions are triggered by particular situations or factors. In your efforts to overcome flight fear, it is best to first of all identify the exact reason or reasons why you have such fear. The thing is, these reasons vary with different people.  For some, it might be memories of past experiences; for others, it might be unhealthy body sensations. There are even people who are just simply afraid of something, with no logical reason whatsoever. Nonetheless, it is advisable you try to find out what triggers your fear and whether it is peculiar to you.


  • Conquer Those Triggers: Once you have discovered the real reason why fear plagues you, try as much as you can to conquer it. Most times, you can do this by acquiring sufficient knowledge about the issues, disabusing your mind from every wrong information you might have harbored on it and making conscious efforts to rise above the emotions such issues evoke in you. At this stage, you can also seek the help of a professional psychologist to help you defeat these triggers.


  • Develop Your Confidence: After you have discovered and conquered the true reasons why you have a phobia for flights, little flickers of confidence begin to set into the mind. Try to fan these flickers to become stronger and more solid. You can do this by getting acquainted with the built-in safety features of planes, taking flying lessons, visiting the cockpit before the plane takes off, etc.


  • Get Logical: Fears are on most occasions, illogical. As a matter of fact, it feeds off your sensitivity. So it is a good thing to exercise logic in your fight against fear of flying. For instance, it is better to ascertain the credibility of things you hear about flights and make sure they’re indeed fact before believing them. The same applies to any other disturbing information you hear about flights. This way, you will be able to reach more logical and concise decisions when traveling by air. This is one sure way to boost your confidence when flying.


Remember, there is no better way to overcome your fears than to gain exposure into them. This can only be achieved when you repeat the experience time and again, regardless how terrible it could be for you. With these simple steps, we can honestly say you’re already on your way to conquering your fear of flying.

If you’re ready to try out your wings and fly (well, not literally your wings but you get what we mean) lol, and get married in Tahiti or take a river cruise somewhere exotic, then give us a call.  We’re here to answer all of your questions as well as book you the trip of a lifetime.


Romantic Retreat in Bora Bora

Bora Bora is known as one of the most romantic places on the planet for a getaway. Located amongst the many islands of French Polynesia, Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef. Continue reading…


Top 5 Restaurants in Tahiti

food in tahitiSome people plan their island getaways around relaxation time on the beach or in a bungalow perched over the ocean. Some people are more interested in outdoor excursions like snorkeling, hiking, or 4X4 day trips.

Others are, let’s face it, in it for the food.

If you’ve ever planned a vacation entirely around making sure there were plenty of excellent dining options for you to enjoy, you are not alone! A vacation to Tahiti should be a true experience for all five senses, including taste. 

Whatever your budget or preference, this list of the best restaurants in Tahiti is sure to have you planning out your meals for every day of your Tahiti getaway.

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5 Can’t Miss Excursions to See Tahiti’s Natural Beauty

outdoor excursions in TahitiA getaway to Tahiti is about far more than simply relaxing on pristine beaches or waking up each day in your oceanfront bungalow. You also have access to some of the most breathtaking natural beauty that exists on Planet Earth, and it’s worth taking advantage of this opportunity of a lifetime to get up close and personal with some of Tahiti’s awe-inspiring landscape.

We’ve put together 5 can’t-miss excursions to see Tahiti’s natural beauty for you — whether your ideal vacation looks like snorkeling in a lagoon or hiking up a mountain, we have the perfect outdoor excursions for your Tahitian vacation.

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Wondering What to Pack for Tahiti?

what to pack for vacation to TahitiTahiti is more than just a beach. With over a hundred different islands, each with its own unique identity, your vacation in Tahiti could involve lots of rugged hikes to visit little-known waterfalls, riding on all-terrain vehicles, snorkeling and diving, and much more.

When planning your Tahitian vacation, knowing what to pack is an essential step. You don’t want to arrive, only to realize you can’t enjoy your planned and prepaid excursions because you just didn’t bring along what you needed.

We’ve put together a short list of must-haves for your Tahitian vacation.

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5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long Flight

prepare for a long flightFor some travelers, a long international flight is something they don’t mind at all — they pop into a seat, drift right off to sleep, and wake up refreshed a dozen hours later halfway across the world.

Unfortunately, that only covers maybe 5% of international travelers. The rest of us battle jet lag, dry air, uncomfortably tight seating arrangements, and often more than 20 hours in the air just trying to reach our destinations.

For nearly everyone planning a vacation in Tahiti, a long international flight is unavoidable. There are, however, some things you can do to make your international flight a little bit easier for you and your family, friends, or anyone else heading out with you to explore the gorgeous islands of Tahiti.

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Tahiti’s Top 10 Resorts, Hotels, and Bungalows

Tahiti resortsIf you asked us the ideal destination for planning that bucket list vacation you’ve always dreamed of, we’d tell you to take a closer look at Tahiti. Tahiti has more than one hundred separate islands to pick from, with each providing a slightly different take on laid-back island culture, amazing cuisine, and vacation living just a few steps from pristine beaches and a clear blue sea.

We have a quick list of Tahiti’s top 10, with options for romantic getaways, multi-generational or family vacations, and more.

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What’s The Weather Like in Tahiti?

sun over the oceanWhen you imagine Tahiti, we’re sure you picture bright, golden sunshine, a gentle breeze, warm nights, and a sky full of fluffy white clouds with not a drop of rain between them.

While it’s true that the island’s beauty is otherworldly, Tahiti is very much part of our reality, and not every day can be perfect. If you’re considering booking a trip to Tahiti, some seasons are better to visit than others. 

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