Category Archives: Saving Money

A tip for saving money on Hawaiian print wear

I subscribe to Budget Travel magazine and I really enjoy reading the 20 readers’ tips published in each issue. In the latest (July/August) issue, a reader from Austin, Texas writes this tip: When vacationing in Maui, save money on aloha [Hawaiian print] shirts and dresses by shopping at Ross Dress for Less near the airport (200 E Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Coupons and Discounts

Check out before you go on vacation and you may find some valuable savings. I’ve been clicking away on that website and finding some nice deals that would definitely benefit Hawaii visitors and residents, too. To save you some steps, I’m linking to coupon pages that I felt were worth pointing out to my fellow Hawaii travelers. The offers ... Read More »

Bring disposable rain ponchos for your Hawaii vacation

Okay, I admit it! I shop at Dollar Tree from time to time. I actually like to hit the local dollar store before heading to Hawaii because I’ve found some pretty useful items. For example, take the disposable rain poncho from the photo on the left. For a dollar, I buy a package that contains two ponchos. These rain ponchos ... Read More »

Hawaii Entertainment Coupon Books – Worth the price?

The Hawaii Entertainment Book is a book of coupons chock-full of discounts for restaurants, luaus, golf, shopping and more. We’ve even seen coupons for a helicopter tour. These books contain hundreds of coupons that can help both visitors and local residents save money. 2018 Hawaii coupon books are currently available for purchase. Per the website, those coupons are mostly valid through ... Read More »

5 Best Hawaii Vacation Money Saving Tips

Hawaii can be expensive, but we’ve found some smart ways to save money on our vacations. As you read these five tips, you’ll soon see that these tricks can really add up over the course of your stay. Here are my top Hawaii vacation money saving tips: 1. Avoid the hotel breakfast buffets. I’d say the average resort breakfast buffet ... Read More »

Why Staying in a Condo on a Hawaii Vacation is a Savvy Choice

In case you don’t already know, I’m a big fan of staying in condos on my vacations to Hawaii. Sure, staying at a four or five-star hotel is a treat, but you really can’t beat the conveniences and price of staying in a condo anywhere in Hawaii. In fact, I’m going to the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in ... Read More »

Best Airfare Resources

One of the biggest costs for a Hawaii vacation is airfare.  It hurts to even start to think about how much money I’ve spent over the years to get my favorite vacation destination.  Let’s not go there. In my local Sunday paper, there was an article on web sites for finding the best airfare.  Some of the sites I knew and have used frequently.  Other ... Read More »

Budget Travel Hawaii Trip Coach Transcript

I received many excellent Hawaii vacation questions during the Budget Travel trip coach session yesterday.  If you weren’t able to join us, you can access the transcript. Here are a couple of samples of questions and answers. St. Simons Island, Ga.: Does Hawaii have a more-affordable off-season? If so, when is it, and why is it the off-season? Sheila Beal: Yes, Hawaii ... Read More »

Best Hawaii Vacation Budget Activities – What to see and do in Hawaii

As you have probably noticed in my recent series of posts on Hawaii’s best budget-friendly things to do, the Aloha State offers a playground of inexpensive, but memorable activities. In fact, most of Hawaii’s highlights are free! With Hawaii’s waterfalls, national parks and hiking trails, there’s no doubt that Hawaii is more than just a pretty beach. I really enjoyed ... Read More »

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