The Pele Island Project Vanuatu

Family and community can mean many things to many different people. Sometimes in life these things can be found by the most unlikely people and in the most surprising places. It’s not everyday that a 16 year-old Australian teenager could claim to be part of a family on Pele Island, but for generations of […]

Land Diving Pentecost Island Vanuatu

The hairs on the back of my neck stand directly up, despite the extreme humidity that fights to keep them firmly plastered to my body. Stirring chants from the men of the tribe are both harmoniously beautiful & terrifying all at once. We are being welcomed into the primitive world of Land Diving on […]

Hot Air Ballooning Byron Bay Hinterland

A screeching IPhone on the bedside table wakes me with a start from the depths of sleep. My first thoughts are hazy & disoriented as I scramble to shut off the alarm & gather myself. It’s pitch black dark. Our house & the neighborhood are silent, a rare occasion for a busy family like […]

My Ni Vanuatu Family

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of visiting Vanuatu will know exactly what I am talking about when I say that the people make the experience unforgettable. In our experience Ni-Vanuatu people are warm, friendly, hard-working, family-oriented, great with kids & have a happy-go-lucky attitude that is positively infectious! It is fair to […]

The aftermath of Cyclone Pam- Vanuatu

I think it must have been fate that pushed myself & my young family to the gorgeous paradise that is Vanuatu back in April of 2012. We had made the decision that the kids were finally old enough for an overseas adventure & had booked a trip to Fiji for the April school holidays, […]