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I was wrong.

Because Laura pointed this out to me and demanded that I dedicate an entire post to my mistake, this post is to tell you that a motu is not what our bungalows are located on. We have been on lagoons over shallow waters about 3-6 feet deep. A motu is like a small island, which is impossible to swim in, as I believe I’ve remarked in several previous posts.  I hope to go back and correct my errors sometime soon. For now, just read this as a disclaimer and hopefully, for those of you who also had no idea what the heck a motu is (seriously, Word even highlights it, so I’m doubting the validity of this word to begin with), maybe you’ve learned something from my mistakes.


Here’s a reference guide in layman’s terms (from what I understand and have been told, although I could still have some of these wrong…):

Lagoon = shallow water

Motu = small island

Archipelago = island chain

Tahiti = not a country; an island in French Polynesia

French Polynesia = a country; an archipelago including the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, etc.

FP = can stand for French Polynesia; can also stand for Freaking Perfect


Lindsey Epperly

My name is Lindsey Epperly and I’m a travel consultant and owner of Epperly Travel, a national affiliate of Century Travel. I’m most passionate about building lifelong relationships with my clients and suppliers, discovering the globe in a way that makes me a better agent, and celebrating with my team when we reach a new milestone. One of our core values at Epperly Travel is to create fun and celebrate constantly – and I’m fortunate to be in a career that allows me to do just that. I’m proud to announce my recent achievements: landing a spot on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List as their Caribbean expert, being nominated for Virtuoso’s Rising Star Award and receiving a place on Jezebel Magazine’s Trailblazing Ten list.

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