Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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 »

What to expect from your first time to a Hawaiian luau

Enjoying a Hawaiian luau is a great activity to plan into your vacation – especially for the first-time visitor. If you are considering a luau, we want to give you an idea of what to expect along with advice to help you make the most of your experience. How much does a luau cost? Though the cost of a luau ... Read More »

Exploring tidepools in Hawaii

At first glance, tidepools simply look like pockets of water in eroded lava rock, but there’s actually an abundance of marine life in tidepools. I took a guided tidepool exploration of Hulopoe Bay through Four Seasons Lanai Resort at Manele Bay last fall and was amazed by the thriving ecosystem in these small pools of water. One of the most important ... Read More »

Hawaii packing tips & tricks: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus

We recently tested Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on a trip to Oahu. This multi-functional product claims to smooth wrinkles, eliminate odors, and stop static. How did it work? We were impressed. Even though we roll our cloths for packing to optimize luggage space and to prevent wrinkles, wrinkles can’t be completely prevented. As a case in point, here’s a dress ... Read More »

What to know about a February vacation to Hawaii

When should you plan to visit Hawaii? Is February a good month for a Hawaii vacation? We’ll explore all the important factors — weather, crowds, hotel prices, and special events — to help you decide if February suits your needs and desires for a Hawaii vacation. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in February? Hawaii’s proximity to the equator keeps ... Read More »

What to know about a January vacation in Hawaii

Is January the perfect time for your Hawaii vacation? Let’s look at all the important factors — weather, costs, crowds and events — to help you decide. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in January? Hawaii’s weather is warm year round — even in the middle of winter. Hawaii’s weather is warm enough to allow tropical flowers and trees bloom ... Read More »

What to know about a December vacation in Hawaii

When considering a vacation to Hawaii for the month of December, choosing when to go greatly impacts both costs and crowds. The first few weeks are very quiet and relatively inexpensive, while the last week — including Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays — is a popular and expensive time. In this article, we’ll look into those details and others ... Read More »

Is November a good month for a Hawaii vacation?

If you are considering a Hawaii vacation in November, you may want to examine all the important factors, such as weather, costs, crowds and special events. We’ll look at each of those factors in detail to help you decide whether November is the best month for your visit to Hawaii. What’s the weather like in Hawaii in November? Hawaii’s weather ... Read More »

Hawaii rainfall chart by month and island

As we’ve been working through our detailed month-by-month series to help you choose the best month for you to visit Hawaii, weather is certainly an important factor. Many times, we’ve referenced Weather.com’s excellent database of Hawaii of rainfall averages, however simply listing a single month’s rainfall data point by island, didn’t provide enough context to our liking. To remedy this ... Read More »

Is October a good month to go to Hawaii?

When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation. What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October? After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average ... Read More »

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