Lost in the middle of the ocean Samoa is one of the world’s most isolated countries. Reached only from New Zealand or Fiji, the tiny nation of tribal tattoos and Polynesian culture is a fantastic way to escape it all. Explore empty beaches, sleep in the open in the traditional fale houses or get down to magical sinkholes. It’s rugged volcanic shore, much similar to Hawaii, contrasts with the sandy fine sand beaches. Samoa is where the day begins every morning and the first country to enter a new year. From its Easternmost tip, one can look out into American Samoa, the last place each day ends at.
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The best and most complete guide to American Samoa with the best things to do, places to see, sightseeing, parks, beaches and hotels to stay
With thousands of islands the South Pacific has fabulous beaches on which to get lost. These are just seven of the most glorious ones
After a week trying to find a way to enjoy a night out dancing in Samoa I finally managed to find a chaperon and an excuse, but I lost a pair of flip-flops on the way
Samoa and American Samoa are only half an hour away by plane but, sitting at either side of the Dateline, they are as far apart as the time difference would indicate
Have you ever wanted a special day never to end? This is possible if you travel East across the Date Line. See how I made 2014 Christmas’ last two days
Ever wanted to relive a special day? Now you can!