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.

Aileen Torres Bennett

Fiji Beachouse

We ventured outside of Suva for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. We are very fortunate that COVID-19 seems to be under control here in Fiji, and it's safe to travel within the country again. We chose Fiji Beachouse for a Memorial Day weekend getaway because it's one of the handful of hotels… Continue reading Fiji Beachouse

chick pea and smoked trout salad
Adventure, Food

Chickpea and Smoked Trout Salad

It's austral summer here in the South Pacific, and we marked the start of the season by kayaking to Mosquito Island outside of Suva. For our picnic lunch on the beach, I made a simple salad with two cans of chick peas, one can of Trader Joe's smoked trout and a handful of sliced kalamata… Continue reading Chickpea and Smoked Trout Salad

Ecotrax entrance
Adventure, photography

Ecotrax, Coral Coast, Fiji

If you're staying in the Coral Coast or Denarau, I recommend doing the Ecotrax tour. We stayed at the Intercontinental recently, and we asked the hotel to set up a taxi to drive us to Ecotrax. It was about a 20-min. ride. This tour is great fun for all ages and is accessible to all… Continue reading Ecotrax, Coral Coast, Fiji

Intercontinental Fiji beachfront lounge
Adventure, photography

Hotel Recommendation: Intercontinental, Natadola Bay, Fiji

The Intercontinental in Fiji is a short drive from the main airport of Nadi on the main island of Viti Levu, and it's an excellent choice for a hotel outside of the Denarau bubble, with international standards. The rooms at this megaresort are large and range from standard rooms with spacious outdoor lounge areas up… Continue reading Hotel Recommendation: Intercontinental, Natadola Bay, Fiji