Wishful trip(s) would be Guadalcanal
Really? Well, if you do ever get serious about it, please let me know and I'll help out with planning. You know it would be expensive to get to, but once you're there it would be quite cheap to stay a while. Just had a quick look and there's eco-lodges from about $40 per night. Of course, I assume you would want to be doing diving which might bump up the costs a bit
It's one of those 'bucket list' items but hey - it could happen! Diving would be nice, but not essential . (Haven't been in a few years so need a refresher course. Oh look - offered at our local YMCA to which we belong. How convenient. Heehee.) Beach combing is essential as I have 5 rather large cat's eyes my Dad collected there during WWII. I had them placed into jewelry several years ago.
I also have an old rubber-backed ship's map of Peleliu, which Dad took with him when the war was over and they returned to port. It's still in rather good shape after all these years. All of his stories and those lovely cat's eyes have definitely fueled the fires to make the trip.
Peter, you'll be first on my contact list when we have collected enough pennies!