Review: Moon Handbooks’ Tahiti – 7th Edition

David Stanley - Tahiti - Moon guidebook

The 7th edition of David Stanley's Tahiti Moon handbook

Technically speaking, guidebook author David Stanley lives in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island…but we’re not sure exactly how many minutes per year he actually spends there. This is a man whose passport gathers no moss: his travels have taken him to 185 countries to date (he’s just back from Iran a few days ago, and has his tickets booked for country #186 for this coming September). And he doesn’t just touch down and check the big highlights of a destination off of his list–he exhaustively explores and documents each destination.

We cracked open his latest Tahiti guidebook–now in its seventh edition–and were pleased to find a wealth of information–and CURRENT information, too, which is important here, since French Polynesia has undergone a number of changes in the past couple of years, from a major change to destination wedding regulations to several famous hotels that have been closed for renovation. Continue reading

Hayman Island, Australia – from The Everywhereist

My friends Rand and Geraldine travel more than most people I know–Rand is CEO of a big search engine optimization tools company in Seattle called SEOmoz, and speaks at SEO conferences all over the world. Geraldine is a travel blogger (her blog was picked as one of the top blogs of 2011 by TIME magazine), and her blog The Everywhereist is insanely funny. Continue reading