Have you dreamt about you and your loved one escaping to the beautiful islands of French Polynesia? Has Tahiti, Bora Bora, or Moorea been on your bucket list forev’s? Do you need an opportunity to disconnect so that you can reconnect with yourself, your loved one, and life in general?
If you answered ‘Yes’, then take out your smartphone right now and record a 15-second video saying what inspires you about The Islands of Tahiti, because it could land you and your partner or family the trip of a lifetime to French Polynesia to star in their next video series; “Two Stories/One Mana”!
That’s right, Tahiti Tourisme is looking for REAL couples and families to audition for their next video episodes, and the new stars will be flown to The Islands of Tahiti in June for some extremely exciting adventures!
All you need to do is record that 15 second video, and post it to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag #TakeMeToTahiti by April 5! If you need some inspirational fuel for your video, check out my favorite things about French Polynesia below!
Reconnecting with the Wild
During my trip to French Polynesia, I had the opportunity to embark on an epic adventure in the untouched shorelines of Teahupoo in Tahiti. The area is so secluded that you can only get to it by boat, and you won’t find any buildings or structures other than the occasional island residence nestled in the mountainside.
You won’t have time to worry about your phone while you’re swimming in the clear blue waters along the coast, trekking along the shore, and even swimming into a grotto to see a waterfall!
Seeking New Adventures
Have you ever gone scuba diving before? If you’re certified, you’ll LOVE the colorful sea life in Rangiroa, and the the opportunity to swim with friendly sharks and stingrays. If you’re not certified, you can still have the opportunity to take an introductory scuba course, and where else better to do it than in French Polynesia!
But let’s not forget about the over-water adventures either! The Islands of Tahiti offer every sort of epic adventure you can imagine; from stand up paddle boarding in the ocean, to ATV excursions in the lush jungle mountains!
Relaxing in Secluded Luxury
Because who doesn’t want to disconnect and relax in their own private piece of paradise? From pristine beaches to private over-water bungalows, French Polynesia is the place to go for solitude and secluded luxury. If relaxing in your own bungalow has been one of your life-long dreams, be sure to tell them why in your video!
Don’t forget to visualize the ever-luxurious Tahitian oils and deliciously fragrant frangipani flowers! There’s a good chance you’ll be wearing them as a necklace or flower crown the entire time you’re there!
Embracing a Magical Culture
There was just something magical about the French Polynesians that had me mesmerized and feeling really cultured and connected to life. It was through them I learned the meaning of Mana; the spiritual life force that connects and surrounds all living things, and through my visit there that I was able to really experience it.
My Mana definitely was found while adventuring through the secluded jungle coastlines and chasing waterfalls in Tahiti, what do you think yours would be?
For more information about the experience, and inspiration for your audition video, check out the latest episode of “Two Stories/One Mana”, which brought a real-life couple from Los Angeles to The Islands of Tahiti last summer to document their Mana experiences!
The twist was that the couple; Thom, a creative project manager, and Jeff, a nonprofit development manager, were sent on different discoveries of the islands in order to find their own separate versions of Mana before sharing it with each other.
“It was great to pull away from each other and go and have our own diverse and different experiences, then come back together and share what we did.” Jeff said, noting that he loved being encouraged to find a balance of unplugging and reconnecting.
“I was surprised by the culture,” said Thom. “You look one way and see European architecture and cafes, then turn and see palm trees and mountains. It’s these different cultures in one fun place. The people really wanted us to have a good time, making us feel very welcome.”
So what are you waiting for? It only takes 15 seconds and YOU could be on your way to The Islands of Tahiti!
Below are the first two chapters of “Two Stories/One Mana” for some more inspiration!
Chapter 1: Michel & Elisabeth
Chapter 2: Alan & Leah
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Tahiti Tourisme, however all opinions, experiences, photos, and awesomeness are all my own. 😉
Alyssa is a self-made, full time travel blogger who loves adventure and typically travels the world solo. She's been to 53 countries and 6 continents so far, and believes she has mastered the art of chasing waterfalls, traveling solo, wine drinking, and making budget-traveling look good. Curious to know how she started this career? Check out the About section above!