Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.
Best known for its monster swell, Teahupoo is also gateway to the Tahiti of popular imagination, writes Craig Tansley.
Rejoice, oh disorganised work slaves! Bargains still abound for those who don't book their summer holidays a year ahead, discovers Belinda Jackson.
When every day involves a hunt for your dinner, paradise can be delightfully exhausting, writes Ben Groundwater.
Jane Richards swears a mermaid encounter preceded the mai tais, as she recalls Tahiti's magical charms.
Stay in cave hotels, Ottoman mansions and boutique hotels in eastern Turkey.
Solo travel is great but it's a lot better when you're not listening to the thump, thump, thump of honeymooners at it next door.
A kiss from attendants starts the French Polynesian vibe of this flight.