Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

3 Ways to Have a Luxurious Hawaii Vacation on the Cheap

Some people only dream of going to Hawaii because they think it will never fit the budget. Yes, Hawaii can be expensive, but there are some great ways to save money. Your accommodations, meals, and tours are arguably your biggest expenditures in Hawaii. So, I’ll share my best three tips for minimizing those money drainers while living in luxury. 1. ... Read More »

7 Tips to Avoid a Sunburn on Your Hawaii Vacation

What’s the one souvenir from Hawaii that you want to avoid?  A sunburn!  Due to the Hawaiian Island’s proximity to the equator, the suns rays are much stronger that what you might experience at home.  (Unless of course, your home is also near the equator.)  And, isn’t it miserable to get a sunburn on vacation?! You do need to take even more ... Read More »

Check Hawaii Beach Conditions Before You Go

A new Hawaii Beach Safety web site has just been launched that provides up to date beach conditions and warnings across the major beaches of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, and Kauai.  The web site focuses on beach safety by indicating the current shoreline and offshore cautions and dangers.  You can also find the wind conditions and weather forecast.  It is updated multiple times daily. The web site could be ... Read More »

Souvenirs from Hawaii

I’ve just finished reading this very humorous look at souvenir shopping for friends and family.  I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at this excerpt:  Whatever made me think my tough-talking Teamster dad would enjoy sipping his Folgers from a commemorative Prince Charles and Lady Di engagement coffee cup? And what possessed me to consider my best friend, Pam, when ... Read More »

Man gets attacked by land-shark, nearly loses wallet

If you are planning to go to Hawaii for the first time, you should probably be warned that you may likely meet a nice person offering you free stuff and the only thing that you have to do is listen to a 90 minute presentation.  In this interesting article, Jim Benning details his experience at a time-share presentation in Hawaii.  For his ... Read More »

Sunset Dining in Hawaii (6 Secret Tips)

Catching a Hawaii sunset is a must to do on your Hawaii vacation. As sunset normally falls around dinnertime, why not make plans to enjoy a great dinner while watching sunset? Today, we’re sharing our best secrets for a wonderful sunset dinner in Hawaii. 1.  Make a reservation and get to the restaurant early. Restaurants in Hawaii seat their customers ... Read More »

Some Secrets for Your Trip to Hawaii

The Arizona Daily Star asked their readers to share their thoughts about some of the undiscovered aspects of Hawaii. I’m always looking for great things to do and see that are off the beaten path and I found some great tid bits in this article.  Be sure and read the comments as well as there is some further updates and advice. ... Read More »

Advice on Choosing a Safe Helicopter Tour

If you are considering a sight seeing tour by helicopter in Hawaii and are concerned about the safety of the tour, be sure to do your research before you hop onto one of the whirly birds. Here is some valuable advice I found in this article: The NTSB maintains an online database ( with accident information searchable by state ... Read More »

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