Tag Archives: international travel

Letting go | Being here

Lately I dream of Manu’a nearly every night. It’s almost always the same dream: Wes and I have just “stopped by” Faleasao for the day. We run into the new WorldTeach volunteers, who are busy unpacking and mostly disinterested in … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend in Ofu

A few weeks? months? ago, we loosely “planned” a trip to Ofu with our friend Alison (a previous WT field director who now works at a university on the main island). Since air and sea transportation have been particularly unreliable … Continue reading

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Apia, Samoa

Due to a slight mix-up at Polynesian Air, our Spring Break vacation to the island of Upolo in Western Samoa was shortened to 2 days. Of course, being the easy-going island folks that we are, we shrugged it off and … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Huka Falls, Faerie Land, and Hobbiton

Scroll to the end for more photos. Click on photos to see larger images. Well, we’re back from Middle Earth. Our trip to NZ was incredible. It’s hard to pick what my favorite part of the trip was (okay, it … Continue reading

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing, NZ

Click on the photos in the gallery at the bottom of the page to view larger images. After two lovely days gallivanting around Wellington, we picked up our car and headed north on Highway 1. Driving on the wrong opposite … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Zealand

Well, we made it to New Zealand! We left Pago Pago, American Samoa at 9am on the 22nd for Auckland, New Zealand via Apia, Samoa, where we had a short layover before our 1pm flight to Auckland, NZ. We arrived … Continue reading

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This is (American) Samoa

After several frustratingly unsuccessful attempts to leave Ta’u, we finally made it to Tutuila on Sunday. We had a lovely two-day WorldTeach mid-service conference and now we are free to frolic about on the paved roads. Our first order of … Continue reading

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