Keep the kids amused and intrigued with some thrill-seeking fun in places you'll reach before you hear the first 'are we there yet?'.
Direct flights are driving prices down as resorts compete for Australian business, writes Jane E. Fraser.
Craig Tansley returns to Mitiaro after 30 years and finds his childhood memories of carefree days and heart-warming hospitality unchanged.
Carol West finds a food scene that's sizzling, thanks to a fusion of global trends and local produce.
In a place with a violent warrior past, Carol West mixes with easygoing locals armed only with necklaces and tasty cakes.
Attention, Elton John: the Cook Islands are open for weddings, parties, anything, writes Erin O'Dwyer.
Besides its spectacular lagoon, Aitutaki is an island of simple pleasures, Carol West writes.
The flights are cheap but these Polynesian isles are priceless, Debbie Hunter discovers.