Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Renting a condo vs hotel for your Hawaii vacation

As you are considering accommodation options for your Hawaii vacation, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of your choices. Should you stay in a hotel or would a vacation rental be a better selection? In today’s article, we’ll look at some of the top aspects to consider. We are going to use the term condo interchangeably with vacation ... Read More »

What you need to wear and bring for sightseeing in Hawaii

There are few things more exciting than getting out and about for a day of sightseeing in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s a day filled with amazing views and memorable experiences. After many, many days of sightseeing in Hawaii, we’ve determined the best clothes to wear and the best supplies to bring. Besides a car or tour bus, sightseeing in Hawaii ... Read More »

How to choose the best Hawaii hotel, condo or villa

After you’ve chosen which Hawaiian island(s) you want to visit, one of the next major decisions is choosing where to stay. Though the selection process can be daunting, if you follow our tips, it will make the process easier. In this guide, we’ll primarily focus on hotels, however many of the same factors to consider for a hotel also apply ... Read More »

Where are the best accommodations and places to stay for family vacations in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands are a fantastic place to take family vacation with many beautiful beaches, cultural activities and adventures to enjoy. As many people are turning their thoughts to the annual family vacation, we wanted to provide some suggestions for the best places in Hawaii for families to stay. Our first recommendation for families is to find accommodations that have ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: November 12, 2015

* Hawaiian Airlines has a special sale on airfare starting at $378 roundtrip. The sale is for travel on Monday through Thursday between January 11 and March 16, 2016, which coincides with the peak of humpback whale season. For this sale, you must book by November 13, 2015.  Here’s a screenshot of the fare sale routes: * Four Seasons hotels ... Read More »

Sharks in Hawaii

Shark sightings and bites have been on the uptick in Hawaii recently. On Sunday, an 8 to 10-foot tiger shark was spotted from Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. Last week, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the leg by a shark off Makaha. Thankfully, he survived and doesn’t have any permanent damage to his leg. Thus far in 2015, there have ... Read More »

What do you do with your luggage on the day you fly home?

What do you do with your luggage when you have a significant time gap between when you check out of your Hawaii accomodations and when your flight departs? We touched on this tricky topic in our Oahu itinerary post, but we thought that this challenge is worthy of its own discussion. From our many trips to the Hawaiian Islands, we ... Read More »

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