My wife and I are loving our first visit to the Southern Hemisphere. Our first stop was Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Rarotonga is only 10 hours from Los Angeles. A delightful little island, 32 km in circumference. There are two bus routes, clockwise and counterclockwise. We rented a scooter. The speed limit is 50 km if you wear a helmet and 40 km if you don’t. We didn’t. No one is in a hurry. The weather is warm and nice, and it occasionally rains. If you keep driving on the scooter, it will stop. Snorkeling, turquoise water and beaches all around, lots of fish to eat and friendly people with a fascinating culture. What more do you need?