From New Zealand you could go half way around the world for the price of a flight to Tuvalu.
After stopping in Fiji, you fly due north for three hours on a small turboprop plane and drop down on a sliver of land in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
There may be two attempts if there's a dog on the runway. When the few flights aren't due in or out, the tarmac becomes a sports pitch, a walking and jogging strip and children's playground.
But a tour operator Susana Taafaki says tourists do come from all over the world, some to visit historic world war two sites and others who've heard about Tuvalu's fight against the impacts of climate change.
An iwi leader is suing the government over its "failure" to act fast enough on climate change.
Climate change iwi leaders group chair Mike Smith, from Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Kuri, made the announcement he was taking the government to court at today's release of the Interim Climate Change Commission report.
Mr Smith said he wanted the government to declare it would halve greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, and eliminate them by 2050.
Lawmakers backed the German politician as European Commission president by a slim majority on Tuesday, after she met calls to strengthen climate ambition.
The European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as the first women president of the European Commission in a nail-biting vote on Tuesday that put climate change centre stage.
The German former defence minister scraped the majority she needed, with 383 votes to 327. Both the liberal Renew Europe and the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) groups announced they would back her nomination less than an hour before the secret ballot started.
Climate change played a decisive role after liberal, socialist and green blocs all demanded von der Leyen strengthen her climate platform as a condition for their support.
A group of families - including one from Fiji - are appealing against the decision to reject their attempt to sue the European Union over its climate targets.The 'People's Climate Case', as it has been dubbed, was thrown out in April by the General Court of the European Union, which said individuals didn't have the right to challenge the bloc's environmental plans.