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September 2020 COVID19/Coronavirus Update

September 2020 COVID19/Coronavirus Update

Hi everyone! I hope you are all staying safe. It is getting near the end of the year and I was hoping to visit Hawaii for the holidays. I thought I would share some of the information I’ve received with you all.   Hawaii incoming visitors can skip the quarantine, with a negative test result In my last post, I mentioned that the 14-day quarantine for incoming visitors to Hawaii was expected to be lifted in August. That didn’t happen….

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Coronavirus/COVID19 Update for Hawaii

Coronavirus/COVID19 Update for Hawaii

Hello everyone, I can see that a lot of people are still visiting my blog in the middle of this pandemic. I’m glad you came to my site! I moved to Oregon for my new job in 2019, but I hope I can still help give travel advice for people who want to visit Hawaii. For those that are planning trips to Hawaii or have trips to get to Hawaii soon, unfortunately, you might have to cancel your trip because…

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Where Can I Find Cheap Flights to Hawaii?

Where Can I Find Cheap Flights to Hawaii?

Interested in Finding Cheap Flights to Hawaii? Friends and travelers, as someone who is frugal and truly believes “a penny saved is a penny earned,” I wanted to share some advice on finding cheap flights to Hawaii. Here are 7 great tips on how to find them! If you have tips, please share them in the comments to help other travelers! Before We Start: Know Hawaii’s Busy Seasons Busy Season in Hawaii is typically during June-July (when there is school…

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McDonald’s Hawaii: Special Menu Items EXPLAINED!

McDonald’s Hawaii: Special Menu Items EXPLAINED!

McDonald’s is an amazing, international fast-food chain. The restaurant is one of my favorites because it combines low cost and a variety of tastes. One of the greatest qualities of McDonald’s is that it is franchised and the flavor is standardized — a cheeseburger you eat in New York will taste the same as a cheeseburger you get in Moscow! What I like to do when traveling is to visit McDonald’s and then see what special menu items they have!…

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What the Heck is Spam Musubi!?

What the Heck is Spam Musubi!?

If you have ever visited a convenience store in Hawaii, chances are, you have probably seen this odd little concoction for about $1-$2: This beautiful, saran-wrapped gem is known as Spam Musubi (spam moo-soo-bee). Today, I will explain Spam Musubi, its long history, its roots in Hawaii, and its many uses.   The History of Spam Musubi Spam Musubi has its origins in Hawaii, during World War II. During that time, Hawaii was a territory of the United States (that’s…

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Uber Driving in Hawaii – Airport Pickup

Uber Driving in Hawaii – Airport Pickup

Here’s how to do Airport Pickups at HNL Honolulu Aiport (Daniel K Inouye International Airport) Doing airport pickups is very similar to normal Uber driving, however, there are some additional regulations with it. Believe it or not, Uber and Lyft airport pickups were once not allowed. 1. You will need to go into an airport pickup queue. If you choose to do airport pickups (might consider it if you do a lot of airport dropoffs), you need to tell your…

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Hawaiian Pineapple on Pizza and The Online Controversy

Hawaiian Pineapple on Pizza and The Online Controversy

The internet is an amazing and odd platform that is always bringing fresh and surprising ideas to us. While Facebook was first used as a way to connect with distant friends, it is now sometimes just an arena for sharing popular memes and entertaining material. None was more shocking to me than this video, which my friend posted in Novemeber 2018: How to eat a pineapple pizza Aside from it being a major waste of food (if you don’t like…

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Uber Driving in Hawaii – Frequently Asked Questions

Uber Driving in Hawaii – Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Uber driver approval process take? If you have all the documents ready and uploaded and you pass their background checks and have the necessary items, you could be approved and ready to be an Uber driver within the same day. But, they might reject some items (for example, your driver’s license might be too blurry so you need to send it again) so I would say it would typically take 2 days. Can I drive any…

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Uber Driving in Hawaii – Giving Rides Along the Way

Uber Driving in Hawaii – Giving Rides Along the Way

Where you planning to drive somewhere far away? Pick up a rider on-the-way and make some money with “Set A Destination”! Have you ever left a party, then someone who lives in your area asked for a ride, and then they gave you some gas money (hopefully) afterwards? The “Set a Destination” is kind of like that! “Set a Destination” is a fairly recent feature for Uber drivers. This allows you to tell the app where you plan to go…

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