Voyage to the Kingdom of Tonga (September 2004) November 29th 2010 For a group of islands in the South Pacific, Tonga is not as popular as Hawaii, nor as spectacular as Tahiti or Fiji. But if you want to experience authentic Polynesian culture, there is nothing like Tonga. It's a unique place that is not easy to get to or even find on a map.
In 2004, I went to Tonga to swim with humpback whales. (I already posted about whale swimming, so I'll just focus on de ... read more
Oceania » Tonga » Vava'u The archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of... ... read more
We like adventure travel. Our recent travels have included Spain and Turks and Caicos. Vane's dream is to visit Antarctica. Galen has swam with whales, gone cage diving with great white sharks, and viewed prehistoric cave paintings in Spain and France.
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