A new small-ship cruise venture around some of the more remote of Vanuatu's 83 islands includes a close-up of the original "Bali-Hai" made famous in the stage and film musical South Pacific.
Families come in all shapes and sizes these days, writes Jane E. Fraser.
Winsor Dobbin finds links to the past all around.
Vanuatu is teeming with a richness of life that Richard Waters finds almost overpowering.
The world's best-kept secret is right on our doorstep, Ian McKinnon writes.
It's not often a tourist is welcomed as an offering of the gods. But in parts of Vanuatu you may enjoy the protection of a minor, local deity. By Paul Edwards.
Closer to Australia than Fiji and a favourite with cruise ships and families, there are adventure and cultural experiences in abundance across this archipelago of 83 islands. Malekula is the island to explore traditional customs, while the largest island, Espiritu Santo, offers world-class underwater activities and beautiful white-sand beaches. Tanna offers an opportunity to get up close with a live volcano.