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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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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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The Best Guide for Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

The Best Guide for Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

Overview Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is a great hike for families, dog owners, casual hikers, large groups, bikers, or just people wanting to jog an incline. The path is incredibly friendly. As a hike however, in my opinion, it is fairly boring, with little challenge. There are plenty of side adventures though, including a beach you can walk to, hiking beyond the path to the pillboxes, being up close to the lighthouse, and hiking down to the tidepools. Directions The…

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5 Best Places for Instagram Selfies on Oahu, Hawaii

5 Best Places for Instagram Selfies on Oahu, Hawaii

At the request of my friends and due to the popularity of Instagram and showing off your travel photos to make your friends jealous, I present to you a list of FIVE Instagram-Worthy places in Oahu, Hawaii. These locations are considered unique, have a great backdrop, and are sure to get you likes on your Instagram, Snapchat, or your annual Christmas card to your grandparents.   1. Lanikai Pillboxes in Kailua Location: Windward Side I mention this short but amazing-view…

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Learn About Timeshare Rentals in Hawaii

Learn About Timeshare Rentals in Hawaii

When planning a trip to Hawaii, there are seemingly endless accommodation options to choose from. But one thing is for sure, the majority of these options are far from cheap. In fact, Hawaii is a pretty expensive place to travel and it can be daunting finding a cheap place to stay. Even when you consider buying a timeshare in Hawaii as a more affordable way to vacation each year, Hawaii timeshares are generally pricey because of their high-end resort amenities…

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The Best Guide for Kuilouou Ridge Trail

The Best Guide for Kuilouou Ridge Trail

Overview The Kuilouou Ridge Trail is a hike located in Hawaii Kai, the eastern edge of Honolulu. The hike is a bit longer than some of the other hikes on our hike list. The terrain is probably the most interesting part of this hike, as you will enter distinct areas. As you see from the above image, there is a lot of zig-zagging early on. This means the elevation gain is divided over a longer distance, meaning it is EASY….

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The Best Guide for the Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

The Best Guide for the Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

Overview The Lanikai Pillbox hike is one of the most popular hikes on Oahu! Not only is the area, Kailua, very popular with Japanese tourists, but there are many young tourists coming here to get a glimpse of the ridiculous view and take Instagram selfies (examples here). This hike is the best “value” hike — you hike a short period, but you get an amazing view. Also nice is that this hike is almost never muddy, since there is no…

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