Thank you all for the input. I do realize that some of the questions are tiresome to those who have answered them before, I have looked through at least a hundred forum pages before I posted any questions however, I am trying to find out on my own. I have plenty of time to learn this all myself, and most of it I will, but having such a wealth of knowledge at my finger tips is really helpful and i'm thankful to have it.
Myself, well I will without doubt (barring injury, death or disease) be traveling accross the pacific into and around Micronesia, Cook islands, Tonga, ect. I will look at the websites suggested and see what I can come up with.