Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Advice for driving and parking in Waikiki Beach

We have received comments and questions from several readers who are concerned about driving and parking in Honolulu and more specifically, Honolulu’s tourist center — Waikiki Beach. Navigating Waikiki in a rental car can be intimidating for some folks. I think it all depends on your own driving experiences — if you regularly drive in New York City, Chicago or even ... Read More »

Is May a good month to vacation in Hawaii?

Is the month of May a good time to vacation in Hawaii? We’ll examine the details, but I’ll quickly cut to the chase and let you know that May is one of the best times to go to Hawaii. The weather is generally good, occupancy is down and costs are relatively inexpensive.  What’s the weather like in Hawaii in May? ... Read More »

Hawaii helicopter tours

Though we were terrified to take our first Hawaii helicopter tour when we visited Kauai for the first time in 2003, we ended up having a thrilling experience that far exceeded our expectations. Since then, we’ve taken three more helicopter tours in Hawaii and they’ve all been spectacular. We were recently asked for our advice on the best island and ... Read More »

Is April a good month to vacation in Hawaii?

Today, we examine whether April is a good month to visit Hawaii. Before we review the details, I want to reiterate that just about any time is a great time to plan a Hawaii vacation. I wouldn’t hesitate to hop on a plane to Hawaii any month of the year and April is no exception. We have visited Hawaii multiple ... Read More »

Is March a good time to visit Hawaii?

Today we’re taking a look at visiting Hawaii in March. We’ll review all the important information you need to help you choose when is the best time for you to vacation in Hawaii. Before we jump into the details about Hawaii in March, I want to say that just about anytime is a great time to visit Hawaii. The temperatures ... Read More »

What to prepare and plan before your Oahu vacation

As the excitement builds for your vacation to Oahu, your mind may be racing with thoughts of all the preparations you need to make. You have probably already chosen your accommodation, but have you decide what Oahu attractions you will see? Where will you dine?  How will you get around? Over the years we’ve written many articles that help you ... Read More »

Should I bring snorkel gear to Hawaii?

We are often asked if it’s a good idea to bring snorkel gear to Hawaii. Unless you already own good quality snorkel gear that you love and have the room to pack it in your luggage, you don’t really need to bring snorkel gear from home. With the cost of checked luggage, every inch of space in your baggage is very ... Read More »

What time is it in Hawaii?

While many of us in North America switched our clocks back an hour from daylight savings time this past weekend, Hawaii Time remained the same. Hawaii doesn’t observe daylight savings time. Here’s the time difference between Hawaii and North America depending on time zone and whether standard time or daylight savings time is being observed in your time zone. During ... Read More »

Long-haul flight tips to/from Hawaii: What to bring on the plane to make the flight pleasant

Boarding pass? Check. Government-issued photo identification? Check. Wallet? Check. Carry-on luggage? Check. What else do you need to bring onboard for your flights to and from Hawaii? We conclude our series on tips for making your flights to and from Hawaii as comfortable as possible with suggestions for what to bring with you on the flight. Use this list to ... Read More »

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