Paul Gauguin Cruises has released its 2014 itineraries, including new vacation options to Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Costa Rica, Panama and Europe.
It sounds like the start of a novel: "I awoke in a garden, on a faraway Tahitian island." But this isn’t fiction. I left an overwater hut on Bora Bora to venture out to Maitai Lapita Village on Huahine, where I’m ensconced in greenery.
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Josh Humbert operates a black-pearl farm called Kamoka Pearls on the atoll of Ahe, 300 miles northeast of Tahiti in the Tuamotu island chain. Here, it can take up to five years before a pearl matures into a ready-for-the-necklace jewel. Josh knows exactly what the real deal looks – and even tastes – like, and he explains the science of selecting the perfect pearl.
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Can you taste it? A 14-course meal in Japan. A Caribbean beach barbecue with fresh-caught lobster. And, for the meat and potatoes lover, Portuguese fare steamed all morning in an active geyser. But don’t let the food distract you too much. This meal isn’t just about the delicious eats. Look around – you’re on an uninhabited Tahitian motu; atop one of Europe’s largest glaciers; cruising through Marlborough Sound in New Zealand. After this meal, you won’t just leave with a full, happy stomach. You’ll leave with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.