Sara Fondo standing in a mirror-reflective lake at sunset in Uyuni, Bolivia

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This is my blog page, where you can find everything, I’ve written so far; from rugged travel guides to the hilarious chronicles of my misadventures, topped off with reflective pieces on how to be human.

Best Hiking Trail in Moorea: Three Coconuts Pass (Col Des Trois Cocotiers)
Best Hiking Trail in Moorea: Three Coconuts Pass (Col des Trois Cocotiers)

Three Coconuts Pass (Col des Trois Cocotiers) is easily one of my favorite hiking trails on the enti…

Journal #7 - The Vomit Fest
Journal #7 – The Vomit Fest

A story about being a sea-masochist, a cinnamon bun eruption, and feeling Poseidon's fury. Welcome t…

Photo of The Three Waterfalls in Raiatea, French Polynesia
My Craziest Hitchhiking Experience: X-Rated Revelations with a Stranger

Buckle up because I’m about to take you on a wild ride in Raiatea. This is the tale of an unexpected…

Meet Auntie Poline of Fakarava - the 83-year-old Tahitian Superstar
Meet Auntie Poline of Fakarava: The 83-year-old Tahitian Superstar

“Will you share this with me?” Auntie Poline asks me, gesturing towards the bottle of white wine in …

The three waterfalls hike in Raiatea, French Polynesia
Best Hiking Trail in Raiatea: Chasing The Three Waterfalls

Come with me on the best hiking trail in Raiatea that will bring you past the three waterfalls. Swin…

Journal #6 – Kick the Dog in the Face: Sara Fondo got attacked by two dogs in Huahine, French Polynesia
Journal #6 – Kick The Dog In The Face

In this journal entry: a dog gets to know my blood type, and lessons from the universe.

Taha'a on Bicycle: Guide and one day itinerary
Taha’a on Bicycle: Ultimate One Day Itinerary

Come explore Taha'a on bicycle with me as we go on an epic bike ride around the island to discover a…

Journal #5 – When there is no path, you make one

It was messy and unpredictable. But that's the magic, isn't it? Who needs a path when you can blaze …

Best Snorkel Spot in Taha'a – Jardin Du Corail: Colorful fish at The Coral Garden in Taha'a, French Polynesia
Best Snorkel Spot in Taha’a – Jardin Du Corail

Put on your snorkel mask and come with me to the best snorkel spot in Taha'a – Jardin Du Corail (The…

Journal #4 - Remember you asked for this: Photo of Sara Fondo at sunset on a beach in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Journal #4 – Where do we go from here?

Traveling has truly taught me to be comfortable anywhere, but that may well have led me to feel like…

The French Foreign Legion: Vanilla Brian drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette
The Vanilla Assassin: From The French Foreign Legion to The Valley of Vanilla

On the tropical island of Taha'a lives is a man who served 15 years in The French Foreign Legion, fe…

Bora Bora Hiking: A Wild Hike Into The Unknown
Bora Bora Hiking: A Wild Hike Into the Unknown

You know how they say, when one door closes another one opens? In the world of Bora Bora Hiking, it'…

Bora Bora on Bicycle: Everything you need to know to explore the island in just one day
Bora Bora on Bicycle: Ultimate One Day Itinerary

Hop on a bicycle with me as we go on an epic bike trip around Bora Bora! Explore the picturesque isl…

Journal #3 - Remember You Asked For This: Photo of Sara Fondo trying to fix a clogged marine toilet
Journal #3 – Remember you asked for this

It's always funny when you realize you've gotten exactly what you wished for, only to now realize th…

Best Hiking Trail in Bora Bora: Photo from the summit Mount Pahia in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Mount Pahia Hiking Trail: Best Hike in Bora Bora

This guide contains everything you need to know to reach the summit of Mount Pahia in Bora Bora – Th…

A stunning sunset on Moorea, French Polynesia
Journal #2 – A Nautical Nightmare

Let's set the stage for some sailor's drama, shall we? A 20-hour voyage from Moorea to Taha'a – the …

A photo of Michael from Bora Bora Coconut Factory in the wild with a knife and a coconut in his hands
Bora Bora Coconut Factory: The Wild Story of Mica from Motu Piti Aau

On a remote motu in Bora Bora lives a man who went from being a Canadian Computer Scientist to a Pol…

Humpback whale at Opunohu Bay in Moorea, French Polynesia
Journal #1 – Welcoming Whales

In a way, it feels surreal to be back, and in another way, it feels like I never left. Except someth…

A photo of Mads at the summit of Mount Rotui
Mount Rotui Hiking Trail: Best Hike in Moorea

Come with me on a heart-pounding hike as we set out to conquer the beast of Moorea – Mount Rotui. Th…

Sara Fondo snorkeling with sharks and stingrays in Moorea, French Polynesia
Best Snorkel Spot in Moorea, French Polynesia

Join me on an epic aquatic escapade to the best snorkel spot in Moorea, French Polynesia where you g…

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