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Oahu & Big Island Trip Report – June 2012

Time for a family trip report!

Cast:

Myself, Steve, my sister, and our parents.

My parents and my sister have only been to Oahu before, and not for many years. Steve and I had already been to Oahu and Big Island so we were pretty excited to share our favorite places with them.

Background:

We took advantage of fantastic flight deals because Hawaiian Airlines had just launched new round-trip flights from New York’s JFK direct to Honolulu. I think we paid around $400 per person! We stayed in Oahu for 4 nights and the Big Island for 6 nights during June of 2012. We flew inter-island on Hawaiian air as well.

On Oahu, we stayed at the Hyatt Place Waikiki which was able to give me a great rate on 2 rooms, booked directly with them online.
On Kona, we all stayed together in a 3-br townhouse/condo at the Hali’i Kai on the Kohala coast booked via VRBO.com

On Oahu – our car rental was 20 bucks a day via priceline, on the Big Island, our minivan rental was free via Thank You points…a huge savings! For more information on traveling to Hawaii in style on a budget, click here.

Originally this trip report was posted on Fodors.com Hawaii travel forums, I’ve adapted it for this blog, complete with pictures. All pictures were taken by us with either a Panasonic-GF1, a Blackberry Bold, or a Canon point-and-shoot, unless otherwise noted.

Our family trip! Think this was the only picture of all of us.

Days 1 & 2: Arriving in HNL, Circle tour of the island

Day 3: KCC Farmer’s Market, Waikiki

Day 4: Pearl Harbor, Aloha Swap Meet, Izakaya Nonbei

Day 5: Traveling to the Big Island

Day 6: Hawaiian Style Cafe, Hali’i Kai, Holy’s Bakery

Day 7: Traveling to Hilo, Malasadas, Waterfalls, Strawberry Mochi

Day 8: Kona Coffee Farms, Painted Church, Sam Choy’s

Day 9: Visiting Volcanos National Park

Day 10: Relaxation, Kailua Kona, Roy’s

Epilogue



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October 23, 2013 - 10:44 pm

Eva Lee - Hi, your blog is fantastic, from your photos now I can see what you are explaining especially the food. Keep the updates coming and have a great holiday.

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