Hawaii Travel Secrets - How To Enjoy Paradise On A Budget
Ask just about anyone where they would like to go on their next vacation and the first words out of their mouths are usually "I would love to go to Hawaii". However they often quickly follow it with, "but I´ll never be able to afford to go there because it´s so darn expensive."
Sure, it´s certainly possible to spend thousands of dollars a day vacationing in Hawaii. But if you know just a handful of Hawaii travel secrets you can have an awesome vacation for little more than the cost of a trip to any other part of the world.
We´re talking about a vacation your friends will envy - a Hawaii vacation that you will remember fondly for years to come. Read this article to discover some tricks of the travel trade along with some of the things "locals" do to save big money while having the times of their lives.
How to Save Money on Your Accommodations
One of the most expensive parts of any vacation is the cost of your accommodations. Did you know that you can rent a nice sized condo or a home in Hawaii often for less than the cost of a hotel room? I´ve done both and have saved literally hundreds of dollars per night. Use your favorite search engine to search for "Hawaii condo rentals" and you can find beautiful condos that start at less than one hundred dollars per night.
If you prefer to stay in a hotel, make sure to smile and ask for a free upgrade as soon as you check in. You´ll be surprised at how easy it can be to get an upgrade in Hawaii if you have the right attitude.
Remember, Hawaii is the "Aloha State". Aloha not only means "hello" and "goodbye". It also means love, peace and compassion. So don´t be shy. Ask if there´s a free upgrade available and you could be very pleasantly surprised.
How to Save Money When You Eat Out
A number of my closest friends were born and raised in Hawaii. Every time we go out to eat they first look through their Entertainment Book to see where we can go for a great meal at a discount.
They found their Entertainment books online. It can take a couple of weeks for delivery, so make sure you order yours well before your vacation.
The Hawaii Entertainment Book cost less than thirty dollars. You´ll be able to save that much the first time you eat out.
Another thing you´ll want to do for some of your meals would be to get a plate lunch at a Kau Kau wagon. A big plate full of food costs less than ten dollars at one of these mobile take-out restaurants.
Plate lunches usually include an entrée - it could be chicken, seafood, pork, beef, or some local specialty - along with "two scoop rice" and macaroni salad. Although plate lunches are quite "ono" (good tasting) they can also pack on the pounds, so you probably won´t want to enjoy plate lunches more than a couple of times during your vacation.
So the next time you´re planning your vacation use these Hawaii travel secrets and you can make paradise on earth your destination.
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