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Tracking Down The Famed Fishing Pigs of Tonga

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During our 5 week summer trip around the Pacific, our first stop was the Kingdom of Tonga. Sundays are a very quiet day on Tonga. Most things are closed so we spent a day on Pangaimotu Island.

There aren’t a lot of must- do activities on Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu. Regardless, we had a really fun time, renting a car and driving all over the island to various sites.

We love animal- related experiences, so when we read about Tonga’s “famed fishing pigs” in Lonely Planet, we wanted to see these porkers in action. Continue reading Tracking Down The Famed Fishing Pigs of Tonga

Sleepy Sundays in Tonga, A Visit To Pangaimotu Island

The Michael W Travels family is currently on a 5 Week Trip Around the Pacific.

The first stop of on our journey was to the Kingdom on Tonga. Our first full day on the island was a Sunday when there isn’t much to do since just about everything is closed!

Rather than waste the day, we headed on a short day-trip. Continue reading Sleepy Sundays in Tonga, A Visit To Pangaimotu Island

733,844 Miles & Points + $4,000= 5 Weeks in the Pacific for Family of 4

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Polynesian Air DHC-6 300 Twin Otter

The Michael W Travels family is currently on a 5 week trip around the Pacific.

I usually like to write up a detailed trip report to show all of the costs involved but for this┬átrip it’s just too much info. ┬áTo simplify things, I’ll just share all of the miles and points used to help book our epic trip as well as an approximate amount of cash spent. Continue reading 733,844 Miles & Points + $4,000= 5 Weeks in the Pacific for Family of 4