Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Hawaii Hiking Resources

Over the past few months, I’ve written about several free online hiking guides here at Go Visit Hawaii. Since those guides were scatter through the site, I thought it would be useful to consolidate all the hiking resources in one post. I plan to keep this post updated as I hear of new guides and helpful information. So, if you ... Read More »

6 Tips for Choosing a Hawaii Helicopter Tour

In my opinion, a helicopter tour is much more thrilling than any amusement park ride I’ve ridden. The views are beyond description and there is so much to see. A helicopter tour in Hawaii is an ideal way to see the islands’ cliffs, forests, volcanic shape, beaches and craters. One of the reasons I love Hawaii is the diversity of ... Read More »

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Hawaii Spa Treatment

Hawaii has many top rated spas and it is a great place to get some much deserved pampering.  If you do just a little bit of homework before you book your spa treatment, you can make sure to make the most out of it.  Here are seven tips for optimizing your pampering time. 1.  Know which spas are the best. Since ... Read More »

The Ultimate Checklist of What to Pack for Your Hawaii Vacation

After many visits to all the islands of Hawaii, I’ve become a bit of a pro for packing for Hawaii vacations. In this article, I wanted to share my best tips for what to pack for your Hawaii vacation. The Core Basics Casual wear for daytime sightseeing. For example, shorts and t-shirts are fine for day time wear. Ideally, we ... Read More »

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 »

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