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Top Tips for Saving Money on Your Hawaii Vacation

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I wish that I could stand on top of Diamond Head and shout out that going to Hawaii does not have to wipe out your bank account. Sure, Hawaii can be an expensive destination, but there are plenty of ways to save in order to make a Hawaii vacation affordable to your budget. I’ve written a series of articles with ... Read More »

7 Hawaii Car Rental Money Saving Ideas

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Once you’ve planned your flights to Hawaii, then you’ve got to figure the logistics of getting around. Each island has some public transportation, but for the most part, they’re not designed to help tourists get around. So, most likely, you’re going to need a rental car for part or all of your vacation. You won’t have to spend a fortune ... Read More »

Saving Money on Hawaii Vacation Tours & Activities

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You can easily spend hundreds of dollars per day on Hawaii tours and activities, but you definitely don’t need to empty your wallet to enjoy the islands of aloha. Here are tried and true strategies that will help you get the most out of your tour time and dollar. 1.  DIY Tours I often see brochures for organized, paid tours ... Read More »

Saving Money on Hawaii Vacation Dining & Meals

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With just a little planning and a few strategies, you can save a pile of money on your vacation meals. Check out these seven practical ideas that will have your wallet saying thank you: 1.  Limit/avoid the hotel breakfast buffets. I’d estimate that the average resort breakfast buffet costs $25 per person. For a couple on a week’s vacation, you ... Read More »

Save Money on Hawaii Vacation Accommodations

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Hawaii can be an expensive vacation destination, but it doesn’t have to be! Your accommodations will likely be the most expensive component of your vacation budget, but you can trim those costs with these money savings ideas. 1. Go to Hawaii when the rates are down. During low seasons you’ll find great rates and/or enticements such as one night free, ... Read More »

It’s Saving Money Week on Go Visit Hawaii

Aloha and happy 2011! Are you going to Hawaii this year? Do you want to make a Hawaii vacation part of your 2011 but aren’t sure if you can fit it in your budget? Well, I think I’ll have the solution for you. This week, I’m going to be sharing practical tips for saving money on your Hawaii vacation. I’ll ... Read More »

2011 Hawaii Entertainment Books On Sale

If you plan to go to Oahu between now and November 1, 2011, you might benefit from using the many dining and entertainment coupons from the Hawaii Entertainment Book. As we’ve discussed previously, these entertainment books can definitely help you save money on your Oahu vacation with the luau coupons alone. The new books are on sale now plus free ... Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Go Visit Hawaii Fall 2010

Though summer vacation has come to an end and that chill of fall and winter is inevitably on the way, there’s no need to feel down. Hawaii’s year-round warmth awaits your return. Autumn is an excellent time to head to the islands of Aloha. In case you need some motivation, here are 5 reasons why you should be planning to ... Read More »

A Buffet of Affordable Breakfast Options in Hawaii

Dining at resort breakfast buffets every morning of your Hawaii vacation can quickly become a hidden cost that steals your vacation budget. Most breakfast buffets in Hawaii range from $15 to $35 per person. From my observation, the average breakfast buffet costs around $25 per person. A couple traveling to Hawaii for a week can easily spend $350 on breakfast ... Read More »

Strategies for Finding the Lowest Airfare to Hawaii

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One of the most predictably unpredictable expenses of traveling to Hawaii is the cost of airfare. It’s also one of the more expensive factors in your Hawaii vacation budget. Fares fluctuate so often that it’s difficult to know when to purchase tickets. Finding the absolute lowest airfare is a mix of luck, knowledge and skill. In the absence of an ... Read More »

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