The family holiday was never simple, but back when you packed up the station wagon and headed up or down the coast for the annual trip, it was a lot less complicated.
Craig Tansley rides high on Samoa's world-class reef breaks without the crowds of Indonesia or Hawaii.
Scott Bevan swaps rush hour for crush hour on island circumnavigations aboard boldly painted buses.
Sun, sand, spectacular water and a wonderfully welcoming attitude - Samoa is where nature and culture come together perfectly, writes Flip Byrnes.
Craig Tansley tracks down the best of the south Pacific, from whales to beach houses.
My ageing surfer husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary soon and want a luxury holiday where he can surf and I can relax.
The tsunami took a terrible toll but Samoa is returning to its laid-back, blissful best, writes Peter Gearin.
Katrina Lobley gets wet with the kids in daylight hours and finds the island's best fiafia come nightful.