Adventure, Music, photography, Video

Video: Tongan Culture in Fiji

Hubby's colleague invited us this past Saturday for a Tongan cultural tour. She is half-Tongan, half-Fijian, and her family hosted us for a fascinating day that gave us an overview of Tongan heritage in Fiji. We started off at Naroro, a Tongan village in Sigatoka, where we loaded into a van to travel up the… Continue reading Video: Tongan Culture in Fiji

Manasa Waidroka chef
Adventure, Food, photography

Waidroka Bay Resort: Chef Manasa

We were back at Waidroka, a surf and dive resort over the weekend. We brought our dogs, Guthrie and Jolene, and we were the only guests. It felt like we were staying at our weekend home. The vibe was chill, as usual, and I had to opportunity to learn more about the house chef, Manasa.… Continue reading Waidroka Bay Resort: Chef Manasa

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

Fish in the Sea cutting board ATB
Art, design, photography, Products

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner, on May 10. If you're looking for gift ideas, I've got some items in my online store you might like. Plenty of home and office decor to choose from. All products feature original art or photography by me: society6.com/aileentorresbennett Wishing all moms a Happy Mother's Day!