are just a few of my Hawaii travel tips, which you can use to make
your vacation or trip to the islands that much safer and more
1. Save money by booking a travel package.
You don't want to book your travel by using separate vendors
(i.e., an airline, a rental car company, and a resort hotel). You
will save much more money by ordering all three within a Hawaii travel
package. (I can certainly give you a good
price quote for this).
The Blue Sky travel packages are designed
to fit your independent spirit. We know you have your own ideas and
special needs, so we offer you complete flexibility in planning your
trip. You may choose:
- Special discounted airfares from most U.S. Cities
- Any length of stay on any number of islands
- Any departure day
- Transportation - rental cars or round trip transfers to your
Unlike restrictive travel packages you
often see, I can put together
a custom trip including only the features
that you want.
2. Be sure to select the "right" Hawaiian island for your
interests. If you go to an island or a resort that doesn't have
what you want (like good beaches), you may end up feeling short
changed. A great deal on the wrong island, is not something you want.
For more help on choosing the right island, take a look at the
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Hawaii Airfare Travel Tips
1. Be sure to book travel insurance
(cancellation waivers) to protect yourself against having to make
changes or if anything comes up to make you cancel your trip.
2. Never book directly with an airline.
You won't get as good of a deal booking directly; it will be much more
difficult to get travel insurance; and much worse if you have to make
changes to your ticket. Remember too, no airline will tell you about a
competitor who is offering a better deal.
3. Don't book through an Internet travel
site. Only use those sites to compare prices. If you book your
travel through them you will not be able to purchase insurance, you
cannot talk to a real person or get customer service, AND you might pay
4. Work with an independent travel agent who
specializes in offering travel packages for Hawaii. Most local
travel agencies specialize in volume tickets, so they don't spend any
time putting together discounted Hawaii travel packages. They also
don't know much about Hawaii, because they handle too many vacation
products. (I specialize in putting together only Hawaii travel
5. Whenever possible,
flight for arrival and departure during the middle of the week (on
a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). There is less traffic coming to
Hawaii on these dates, so the rates are usually better.
6. Know the best times
to fly to Hawaii. Of course, "the best" time depends on
you! The lowest air and hotel rates in Hawaii, usually run from
September through mid-December. High season (with higher rates) is
from December 15 to about April 15. You will find prices are up and
accommodations are harder to find during that period. If you do want
to come during high season, book early to guarantee availability.
Summer rates are usually higher, because children are out of school.
If you donít mind temperatures being a little higher than normal here
you can come then. For no extra cost to you, Iíll guide you into
getting the best possible flights to Hawaii.
7. Book your airfare as early as possible.
The less crowded an airplane is, the more likely you'll get a good
8. Pay for your air ticket quickly (but
only IF you have purchased the travel insurance). Even if you have a
hold on your tickets, the price can still go up until you actually pay for those
NOW With Your
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Hawaii Accommodations Tips
1. If you want lots of
service, stay at a hotel resort. The
larger resorts usually have better locations, bellhops to take your
bags up to your room, valets to park your car, concierge to book your
activities, room service, daily maid service and much more.
2. If you want to save money on accommodations,
stay in a vacation condo. It might surprise you to know
that a fully appointed condo with a full kitchen and separate living
room is usually much less expensive than one of the resort hotel rooms
on the beach. The vacation condos offer a lot more
room and home-like features for much less money.
3. Choose the "right side" of your Hawaiian
island. Remember, that each island's weather follows a specific
pattern. Usually the rain comes in to the
island from the north and eastern shores, so the south and west parts
of the island are drier. And remember too, the higher the elevation of
the cooler you will find it to be.
4. If you are getting married
or having a vow renewal you will want to choose
accommodations close to where your ceremony will take place. This is
important to reduce stress on your wedding day.
5. If you are getting married or having an
or vow renewal
celebration, make sure that you have one travel agent book
everyone's accommodations. This is important so that people won't
get lost going to the wedding, and that you will be able to control
how close everyone is to you. Parents may want everyone in the same
complex; wedding couples often want to have a little separation
between their lodging and the others in their party.
6. Get a travel agent who knows the
properties so that they are not dependent on the stars in the
listings. We've all stayed in properties that were highly
recommended, but which were miserable for us. That is one big reason
to talk to me: I know Hawaii.