June 10, 2023
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  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Guided Walks–a walking tour of Suva, is a new endeavor created by Fijian Poet, Peter Sipeli.

    He created it with a strong belief that Fiji needed to provide more depth and knowledge about its contemporary […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 7 months, 1 week ago

    As someone who just updated a travel guide to Suva (Suva a History & Guide) I presumptuously assumed that I knew something about Fiji’s capital city. Well, my hubris quickly evaporated when I started p […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 8 months ago

    My colleague Fantasha Lockington penned a recent story for the Fiji Times which we have posted below. Fantasha is CEO of the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, which is on the cusp of “re-inaugurating” the org’s […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 8 months, 1 week ago

    Editors’ Note: I recently re-connected with Roberta Davis, who owns and operates a B&B-style property called Makaira on Taveuni, Fiji’s Garden Island. The property consists of four bures (cottages) perched on f […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 9 months ago

    After 44 years, "Suva–A History and Guide" is in print again My how time flies. Its taken over four decades, but the newest edition of Suva: A History and Guide is now for sale on Amazon–both as an eBook (on […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 9 months, 1 week ago

    With great fanfare, on August 2, 2022 the town of Savusavu “unveiled” its long simmering hot springs, national treasure, that until recently didn’t get much respect.

    I’m talking about the Nakama Hot Springs […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 10 months, 1 week ago

    What a perfect opportunity to publish an interview with Ronald Wright.

    With the resumption of worldwide travel Fiji has once more become a favored South Pacific destination. The recent re-publication of his […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 1 year, 6 months ago

    Fiji is back in business and Savusavu has opened up for tourism.

    Fiji closed its borders to international tourists in March 2020, and remained closed for nearly two years, reopening on 1 December 2021. During […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 1 year, 6 months ago

    I recently had a chance to connect with my old friend Roberta Davis, who has spent the last 20 years at her B&B-style property called Makaira on the Garden Island of Taveuni. Located in the north of the Fiji […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 1 year, 7 months ago

    Vilsoni Hereniko, known to his friends as Vili, has come a long way from his native Rotuma, a Polynesian outlier in the far reaches of the Fiji archipelago. Inspired by the island’s folklore–we can call it […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 1 year, 11 months ago

    by William O’Grady

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part tribute to Al Schutz by University of Hawaii Professor, William O’Grady. One of William’s comments about Al that really struck me was his […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 1 year, 12 months ago

    Editor’s Note:

    This is the first column in a two-part tribute to Albert Schutz.

    Al Schutz was a close friend. He was also a friend of Fiji, a place he loved dearly, ever since he began his linguistics f […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 2 years, 4 months ago

    Travel to Fiji came to a standstill with Covid, but the good news is that after 35 years Ron Wright’s masterpiece, On Fiji Islands, has been republished by Eland Books.

    Wright, a Canadian, is a travel writer i […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 2 years, 12 months ago

    Ocean Ventures is launching an online course on South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology, to coincide with World Oceans Day and World Ocean Week. Taking inspiration from a field ecology course they have been teaching for […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 3 years, 3 months ago

    Editor’s Note:  A version of this piece first appeared in the Honolulu Star Advertiser

    I first arrived Taveuni in 1980 as part of a University of the South Pacific student group, cobbled together to rebuild an […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 3 years, 4 months ago

    Rob Kay, the Honolulu-based author of Lonely Planet’s original Fiji guidebook, along with Lautoka, Fiji-based web and applications developer David Barnes, have updated the online travel guide, FijiGuide.

    Fiji G […]

  • Rob Kay wrote a new post 3 years, 5 months ago

    Editor’s Note: A version of this story was published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. 

    When Hawaii native Roberta Davis first came to Fiji in 1986 she never could have dreamed she’d be on the leading edge of […]

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