David Stanley

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30th August 2008

David Stanley is the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific, Moon Tahiti, and Moon Fiji, published by Avalon Travel Publishing of Berkeley, California. Over the years he has visited 179 of the 193 United Nations member countries. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.

South Pacific Travel

David Stanley's activity

  1. December 2011
  2. David Stanley commented on Tahiti in Fiction and Film in French Polynesia

    "More information about all of the movies mentioned above, including DVD covers and online ordering links, is on South Pacific Films: southpacific.org/films.html"

  3. David Stanley rated Matira Beach

  4. David Stanley rated Aitutaki

  5. David Stanley rated Upolu

  6. David Stanley rated Fiji

  7. David Stanley rated Yasawa Islands

  8. David Stanley rated The Islands of Vanuatu

  9. September 2008
  10. David Stanley reviewed Vava'u for the Humpback Migration in Tonga

    We've all heard about whalewatching from boats or shore, and a few companies are now offering the possibility of actually swimming and snorkeling with whales in the wild. Is this a good thing? Some whalewatching operators in the Kingdom of Tonga, South…"

  11. August 2008
  12. David Stanley reviewed Tahiti in Fiction and Film in French Polynesia

    Over the years, Tahiti and Polynesia have provided novelists and moviemakers with colorful subject matter. Early travelers told of wanton women on tropical shores, and Fletcher Christian added drama to the plot by leading a mutiny against the tyrannical …"

  13. David Stanley rated Tahiti in Fiction and Film

  14. David Stanley rated Tahiti

  15. David Stanley reviewed Tahiti in French Polynesia

    Since the age of explorers Wallis, Bougainville, and Cook, legendary Tahiti has tickled imaginations worldwide. More recently, Tahiti became the most famous Polynesian island of all when Clark Gable (1935), Marlon Brando (1962), and Mel Gibson (1984) pl…"

  16. David Stanley reviewed Upolu in Samoa

    The islands of Samoa are emerging as an exciting new South Pacific travel destination between Hawaii and New Zealand. This "Heart of Polynesia" is politically split into two distinct entities 80 miles apart. The country Samoa is a former German…"

  17. David Stanley rated Nanaimo, British Columbia

  18. David Stanley reviewed Nanaimo, British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada

    Boomtown Nanaimo, British Columbia, is currently one of the hottest housing markets in Canada. Baby boomers all across the country are casting their aging eyes west in their quest for a retirement haven, and the many advantages of Nanaimo, BC, are becomi…"

  19. David Stanley rated Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and its Moai

  20. David Stanley reviewed Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and its Moai in Easter Island, Chile

    Ask me which Pacific island has the most to offer hikers and I'll probably answer Easter Island. Here on an island 11 km wide and 23 km long you'll find nearly a thousand ancient Polynesian statues strewn along a powerfully beautiful coastline or litter…"