Adventure, Music, photography, Video

Virtual Travel: Leleuvia Island Resort, Fiji

Video slideshow of Leleuvia, an eco lodge island resort off Vanua Levu, Fiji. Features original music.

Colo i Suva waterfall by Aileen Torres Bennett
Adventure, photography

Virtual Travel: Fiji Rainforest

Self-quarantine may be norm in many parts of the world at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel in mind and spirit. In that vein, I’m sharing this photo with you from last December. I shot it with my Canon EOS Rebel T7 at one of the waterfalls in Colo-i-Suva, a rainforest preserve… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Fiji Rainforest

Restaurant, Helshire Beach, Jamaica
Adventure, Music, photography, Video

Virtual Travel: Jamaica

  It’s not safe to travel during this global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration for a future trip. This video is a slideshow of scenes in Jamaica, where we lived for about 1.5 years. I took all the photos and created the background music. It was fun to put this together;… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Jamaica

Fiji flag
essay, Food, garden

The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

We had been largely spared from the coronavirus pandemic when it first began to spread around the world last year. A few cases were found in Fiji in March 2020, and the government acted quickly to quarantine them and conduct contact tracing. There was a lockdown to try to prevent or slow viral spread, and… Continue reading The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

El Nido
Adventure, photography

Postcard: El Nido, Philippines

This is a throwback to a 2016 trip to the Philippines. For part of the trip, we spent a few days in El Nido, a small city on the island of Palawan. I had never been outside of Manila before then, and I was impressed by the beauty of El Nido. I was also surprised… Continue reading Postcard: El Nido, Philippines