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Planning Your Big Island Hawaii Fishing Trip

09.22.10

imageHave you recently decided that you would like to take a Big Island, Hawaii fishing trip? If you have, you are definitely not alone. While Hawaii is filled with destinations that are perfect for fishing, the Hawaiian Island of Big Island is referred to as one of the most popular.

When looking to make your Hawaii travel arrangements, for your Big Island fishing trip, you will want to start with your airline reservations. You will need to make reservations aboard a Hawaii airline. When doing so, you may want to examine online travel websites, particularly those that deal with Hawaii vacations. This enables you to eliminate much of the research and just find a flight that can get to your Big Island fishing destination.

In addition to making your Hawaii airline reservations, you will also need to make arrangements for your overnight accommodations. Although your first thought may be to book a stay at a traditional hotel or a vacation resort, you may want to take the time to examine Hawaii vacation rentals. Hawaii vacation rentals come in a number of different formats, including Hawaii villas, condos, homes, and apartment rentals. In fact, did you know that many Hawaii vacation rentals are considered beachfront rentals? Even if you are unable to book a stay at a Big Island beachfront rental, many Hawaii vacation rentals still provide you with ocean views.

Once you have officially booked your Hawaii travel plans, namely the reservations for your air travel and your overnight accommodations, you will want to shift your focus to the fishing aspect of your vacation. When planning a Big Island Hawaii fishing trip do you know that you have a number of different options, in terms of how you can fish? You do and a few of your options are briefly touched on below.

If you have a boating license or at least proof of a completed training course, you may be able to rent your own fishing boat or sail boat. This is an option that many tourists enjoy. Perhaps, the only downside to this approach is the trouble or the “red tape,” that you may have to go through. Most boat rental companies and boat owners will not just hand over the keys to their boats to anyone. With that in mind, if you are able to successfully rent a boat for your next Big Island fishing trip, you may enjoy the peace, quiet, and freedom that you have.

Another one of your options is to charter a boat. When you charter a boat, you will be passengers on the boat in question and have full use of it, but you will not be responsible for driving or navigating. Even when chartering a boat for your next Big Island fishing adventure, you have a number of different options. For example, you may be able to make reservations aboard a privately chartered fishing boat or a group chartered boat.

In keeping with chartering a fishing boat, if you are looking for peace, quiet, and relaxation, a private chartered fishing boat may be your best option. On the other hand, if you are more concerned with price, a group chartered boat may be your best option, as the rates tend to be a bit more affordable. You may also want to examine additional activities, such as snorkeling or scuba diving. Many Big Island boat chartering companies offer multiple activities aboard their vessels. This is great if you are traveling with your family or another couple, as everyone may gain access to an activity they enjoy.

Finally, it is important to examine supplies. Depending on your fishing supplies, you may be unable to bring them with you on your trip. You may need to rent instead. With that in mind, you may find that the cost of a chartered fishing boat included supplies, such as fishing poles. If not, you may want to rent fishing supplies for your whole trip and store your supplies in your Hawaii vacation rental. This will give you the opportunity to come and go fishing as you please, even if it isn’t aboard a boat.

Traveling Around the Hawaiian Islands

08.27.10

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Got your mind on that much deserved break? Would you like to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life? Why not go traveling around the Hawaiian Islands? Let me give you a brief tour around the famous Hawaiian Islands.
 
The Hawaiian Islands have everything that you could imagine a paradise would have. From its multicultural people with the aloha spirit to beautiful surroundings with warm, tranquil, sandy beaches merging with rain forests, heavenly waterfalls, and marvelous historical sites. There’s no place like Hawaii.
 
Hop around the Hawaiian Island chain and you will discover the beauty and uniqueness of each island. There are six major islands that you can easily visit in Hawaii…Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii, or the “Big Island.” Each island offers a distinct and extraordinary experience. We invite you to explore Hawaii and find the most unique island experience for you, your family, or your business group.
 
First, I’ll show you the majestic island of Kauai. Kauai is about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Kauai is often called the Garden Isle due to its everlasting beauty, comparable enough to the Garden of Eden.
 
Things to do in Kauai:
 

Traveling Around the Hawaiian Islands

08.21.10

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Got your mind on that much deserved break? Would you like to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life? Why not go traveling around the Hawaiian Islands? Let me give you a brief tour around the famous Hawaiian Islands.
 
The Hawaiian Islands have everything that you could imagine a paradise would have. From its multicultural people with the aloha spirit to beautiful surroundings with warm, tranquil, sandy beaches merging with rain forests, heavenly waterfalls, and marvelous historical sites. There’s no place like Hawaii.
 
Hop around the Hawaiian Island chain and you will discover the beauty and uniqueness of each island. There are six major islands that you can easily visit in Hawaii…Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii, or the “Big Island.” Each island offers a distinct and extraordinary experience. We invite you to explore Hawaii and find the most unique island experience for you, your family, or your business group.
 
First, I’ll show you the majestic island of Kauai. Kauai is about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Kauai is often called the Garden Isle due to its everlasting beauty, comparable enough to the Garden of Eden.
 
Things to do in Kauai:
 

Hawaii Travel Deals – Traveling Cheaply to the Hawaiian Islands

07.26.10

imagePlanning a family vacation this year? How about visiting the Hawaiian Islands? The cost can be rather expensive, but there are deals available out there so you can have some fun for less. Exhaust all your options to find the best deal.

Several sites on the Internet are dedicated to offering travel deals to customers. Before you go to the airline websites, check out Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, and Expedia. These sites offer deals on airfare, hotel accommodations, and rental cars. When you decide on the dates for travel, plug them into the search parameters on each website to see what they have to make the trip less of a financial drain.

At Priceline.com, folks looking for good prices on their travel can bid on fares. Let them know what you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay. Continue to check back to the site for deals or have them email you when something comes up in your price range.

In addition to Priceline.com, shoppers can look for airfare and hotel deals at travel auctions. Travel actions allow customers to save money by outbidding other shoppers. You can check the listings for airfare and hotel packages, deals on rental cars, timeshares, B &B’s, and other trip particulars. You can come across deals from the simple to the very unique.

Each site has their rules about membership and bidding, so read the fine print. Some, like Luxury Link are free to join, but you must be a member in order to bid on travel deals. People that want a premium luxury accommodations and airfare for less can find it here.

There is more than one type of auction. In single auctions, the highest bidder is the one that wins the deal or whatever you are bidding for. Then there are Best Shot auctions. Here, more than one of the same item is up for bid. The winners are those that come in with the highest bid. Then each bidder that wins pays the lowest of the winning bids.

A Dutch auction is similar to the Best Shot auction. When more than one of the same item is up for bid, the two highest winners get the items but only pay the lowest price of the day for that item. This means that the winner who bid the lowest price sets the price for both winners.

Travel auctions are worth looking into but be careful. If the deal sounds or looks to good to be true on paper, it probably is. There are many unscrupulous people out there who want your money. Read the fine print so you don’t’ get taken for a ride by a cheat.

Hotels on the islands can be pretty expensive. If price is not the object but amenities, here are some suggestions for hotels to check out. On the island of Maui, there is the Grand Wailea hotel. This establishment is not for people without deep pockets. The prices start at $575 per night and can run as high as $3,200. For a modest hotel with great service, go to the Mana Kai hotel or the Napili Surf. The former runs around $133 per night, while the latter offers rooms for $94 a night.

Prices on Kauai are in the same range and higher for premium accommodations. The Princeville Resort will serve you with style for a mere $565 to $5,500. The Hyatt is a bit more reasonable with rooms starting at $430. For families, the Kaua’i Palms Hotel has rooms for $65 a night. Perfect for those who don’t want to break the bank with their hotel bill.

The Big Island has some great choices for those travelers. Choose from the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with prices starting at $306 a night. There is a private beach as a perk of your stay. The Royal Kona Resort offers rooms near the shopping district for $85 a night. To save money, vacationers can always book a hotel room on one Hawaiian Island and island hop for day trips.

Hawaii Travel Deals – Traveling Cheaply to the Hawaiian Islands

04.03.10

imagePlanning a family vacation this year? How about visiting the Hawaiian Islands? The cost can be rather expensive, but there are deals available out there so you can have some fun for less. Exhaust all your options to find the best deal.

Several sites on the Internet are dedicated to offering travel deals to customers. Before you go to the airline websites, check out Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, and Expedia. These sites offer deals on airfare, hotel accommodations, and rental cars. When you decide on the dates for travel, plug them into the search parameters on each website to see what they have to make the trip less of a financial drain.

At Priceline.com, folks looking for good prices on their travel can bid on fares. Let them know what you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay. Continue to check back to the site for deals or have them email you when something comes up in your price range.

In addition to Priceline.com, shoppers can look for airfare and hotel deals at travel auctions. Travel actions allow customers to save money by outbidding other shoppers. You can check the listings for airfare and hotel packages, deals on rental cars, timeshares, B &B’s, and other trip particulars. You can come across deals from the simple to the very unique.

Each site has their rules about membership and bidding, so read the fine print. Some, like Luxury Link are free to join, but you must be a member in order to bid on travel deals. People that want a premium luxury accommodations and airfare for less can find it here.

There is more than one type of auction. In single auctions, the highest bidder is the one that wins the deal or whatever you are bidding for. Then there are Best Shot auctions. Here, more than one of the same item is up for bid. The winners are those that come in with the highest bid. Then each bidder that wins pays the lowest of the winning bids.

A Dutch auction is similar to the Best Shot auction. When more than one of the same item is up for bid, the two highest winners get the items but only pay the lowest price of the day for that item. This means that the winner who bid the lowest price sets the price for both winners.

Travel auctions are worth looking into but be careful. If the deal sounds or looks to good to be true on paper, it probably is. There are many unscrupulous people out there who want your money. Read the fine print so you don’t’ get taken for a ride by a cheat.

Hotels on the islands can be pretty expensive. If price is not the object but amenities, here are some suggestions for hotels to check out. On the island of Maui, there is the Grand Wailea hotel. This establishment is not for people without deep pockets. The prices start at $575 per night and can run as high as $3,200. For a modest hotel with great service, go to the Mana Kai hotel or the Napili Surf. The former runs around $133 per night, while the latter offers rooms for $94 a night.

Prices on Kauai are in the same range and higher for premium accommodations. The Princeville Resort will serve you with style for a mere $565 to $5,500. The Hyatt is a bit more reasonable with rooms starting at $430. For families, the Kaua’i Palms Hotel has rooms for $65 a night. Perfect for those who don’t want to break the bank with their hotel bill.

The Big Island has some great choices for those travelers. Choose from the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with prices starting at $306 a night. There is a private beach as a perk of your stay. The Royal Kona Resort offers rooms near the shopping district for $85 a night. To save money, vacationers can always book a hotel room on one Hawaiian Island and island hop for day trips.