Ever wondered why Hawaii always makes it into the lists of “top ten” vacation destinations? Actually, once you consider the facts, it’s not hard to understand why Hawaii is on the list of top ten vacation destinations. For one thing, this chain of islands in the Pacific features some beautiful beaches, stunning volcanoes, and clear oceans, as well as a cheerful atmosphere and some friendly, hospitable people.
There is an important added attraction which Hawaii offers. It is conveniently located in the United States. This is good news for those concerned with travel safety since it means that travel to and within Hawaii is often considered more secure. Nevertheless, it is still wise to consider several Hawaii travel tips that will make your Hawaii vacation even better and safer!
Packing For Hawaii
The weather in Hawaii is quite mixed, daytime is warm, and requires light clothing, shorts, swim wear, and light t-shirts, while evenings tend to be cooler. You should consider strategically packing clothes which can be worn in layers. By doing this you will be able to warm up, or cool down, as needed.
Remember that if you are visiting places such as the Haleakala National Park in Maui, or the Volcanoes National Park on the island Hawaii, then you will need to wear sturdy shoes, and dress appropriately for the cooler weather as the parks are at quite a high altitude.
And it goes without saying that you should bring sunscreen and bug spray when traveling to Hawaii, in order to prevent sun damage and diseases spread by mosquitoes.
Staying Safe in Hawaii
As with any popular tourist destination, remember not to leave your luggage unattended or store anything very valuable in the hotel safe, and do not carry large amounts of cash with you, as this may put you at risk of being targeted by pickpockets.
What about the Weather?
Hawaii is a tropical island, and like many other tropical areas, frequent natural disasters such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and windstorms, are common in the area. This is not a need for panic since the weather is always monitored closely. However, if a Civil Defense Warning is issued, you should monitor the radio and television closely, and follow travel tips and instructions provided by the Hawaii officials.
Enjoy Your Stay
A trip to Hawaii is guaranteed to be a memorable one. There are tantalizing sights and sounds that are sure to amaze you and the atmosphere is something you will remember long after you have left the sandy shores of Hawaii. If you pack for the location, and follow some basic safety advice, you will be sure to have a holiday to remember for all the right reasons.
Check out these Hawaii travel tips and see if you get excited like we did.
Are you a little adventurous? Do you enjoy a bargain when it comes to travel?
This is how we travel and it has always worked out great for us. Try it at your own risk, but if you love travel bargains, you’ll love the way this works.
We like to travel in the off season and see Hawaii when it isn’t so crowded. Off season travel has its benefits and drawbacks.
The weather isn’t always the most ideal, yet, it can be every bit as good as the peak season.
We’ve gone in peak season and had crummy weather and we’ve traveled in the off season and had great weather, it’s always a crap shoot any way so we take the chance.
Normally, we get awesome air travel rates in the off season to start of the trip.
We usually only book the first night or maybe the second and then we hit the streets and the hotel lobbies searching for the booklets, newspapers and coupon guide books.
Last time we did this, it was in January, right after the new year and everything was dead.
Hawaii was like a ghost town and we were able to find some of the most incredible deals you could imagine.
We got a flight to Oahu, with a three night stay in a luxury hotel complete with a rental car for just a little more than the normal price of the inter-island flight.
Another time, while on the island of Maui, we called a hotel on Oahu and asked for the price of a suite we had stayed in on a previous trip.
For the price of a normal room, we got a 2 bedroom penthouse suite overlooking Waikiki Beach and facing Diamond Head. This was a corner room with four 10 foot sliding glass doors so it was like having glass walls and you could see everything. It had every amenity and our kids almost went nuts using Jacuzzi tubs, making meals in the kitchen and sitting on the two verandas overlooking the beach. There was a special elevator that only went from the lobby level to the tenth floor.
These are just some of the Hawaii travel tips that we’ve accumulated. We think you might like traveling by the seat of your pants as much as we do. It gives us braging rights with the relatives also.
Next time you visit Hawaii, throw caution to the wind and give it a try. I’ll bet it will be the most exciting and value packed vacation you’ve ever experienced.