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    • ask someone who know the road about the destination I want to go

      Hawaii (State of) Jul 7, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      How can i go to the Iolani Palace from Pearl Harbor by public traffic,such as bus or Waikiki Trolley.I hope someone could tell me quickly,i'm in hurry.Thank you very much

    • Hawaii Aloha Travel

      Hawaii (State of) Jul 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Has anyone used this company for their travel plans? How were they to deal with?  Have any issues? 

      I have only ever used a travel agent that I can go to and sit down with.

      We like to rent a condo with full kitchen and washer/dryer in unit and it sounds like they only use hotels for reservations.  I don't know if this is factual though.


    • Accommodation outside of Waikiki

      Honolulu Jul 8, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Hi, can you suggest some places to stay outside of Waikiki? There are four of us travelling and we are looking for a 2 bed apartment with kitchen, close to beach and dining but a bit quieter than Waikiki. Thanks.

    • waikiki accommodation

      Waikiki Jun 29, 2014 at 5:42 AM

      best value for money "ocean front" accommodation in waikiki

    • Something new in Oahu

      Oahu Jul 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      My boyfriend and I have been to Oahu at least a dozen times and have hit all of the major attractions. We are looking for a new adventure to try. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • Luau at Honolulu

      Honolulu Jul 17, 2014 at 2:00 AM

      Hi, Any recommendations for a fun Luau? Is Hula dance a part of the Luau?? We do not want to spend an entire day at the Luau, like at the PCC. We will be staying at the Hilton Village. Heard they have one too. Is it good, or how good is it?? Please suggest.



    • Help with luau

      Maui Jul 3, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      What is the best luau in Maui?

    • looking for a great place for dinner in Poipu area

      Kauai Jun 25, 2014 at 1:35 AM

      Hi! Our family will be going to Kauai this Saturday and I'm looking for a place to go have a nice dinner on Sunday night. We are staying in Poipu. We are 4 adults and two recent high school graduates (17&18), so places geared toward families with young kids are not preferred (not on vacation, sorry!). We already have the luau experience scheduled for Monday; just looking for suggestions on a casual BUT memorable place to go that's not going to break the bank either. We are open to mostly all types of cuisine. Some place to also celebrate Mom's birthday (67)?

    • Honeymoon in Hawaii

      Hawaii, Island of Jun 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      Planning a honeymoon in Hawaii in December. Any recommendations? Which islands are best? Best restaurants? Best hotels? Best beaches? Things to do?

      6 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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      Which part of Kona best to stay?

      Kailua-Kona May 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM

      I plan 3 days in the Kona area (before flying back to europe).
      Which part of the Kona area are best to stay, knowing that I am a solo traveller, do not like resorts and malls, but would like to experience a cosy atmosphere with small reataurants and bars?
      Thanks for your advice!

      7 Answers May 24, 2014 at 5:47 AM
    • Restaurants on Big Island

      Hawaii (Big Island) May 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM

      Is there a restaurant on the Big island similar to Mama's fish house (on Maui)? I'm looking for good ambience & food. Kona side preferred.

      2 Answers May 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM
    • Volcano House

      Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Apr 24, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      Is VolcanoHouse still a good place to stay? Anyone stayed there and had thoughts as to whether the added cost is worthwile? Thanks for the help.

      5 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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      Driving around the Big Island, Hawaii.

      Hawaii (Big Island) Apr 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      I am going to either Hilo or Kona next month for a week to eight days and will be renting a car while there. The purpose of my trip is to take in all that I can and also since I am considering moving there I will also looking at apartments.
      How is the island for getting around in a series of day trips using either Hilo or Kona as the base?

      5 Answers Apr 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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      Place to live?

      Hilo Apr 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

      I am visiting here in May to explore the possibility of living there permanently for a few years. I know there is more rain on this side of the island and it is windier also danger of tsunamis. From my research I believe that the rain is mainly in the late night hours and early morning. Is this mostly true? I know apartment rentals are also less pricey than the western side. I would appreciate any and all input, thoughts and ideas. I will also be checking out the western side.
      Thank you,

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM
    • Kona/Hilo, Hawaii

      Hilo Apr 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      I'm wondering if I"m able to fit all of this in, in one day. I'll be staying in Kona but would like to drive the Hamakua Coast, 4 mile scenic route and see Akaka Falls. I also would like to see Hiilawe Falls and Waipi'o Valley. Last stop would be Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Black Sand Beach. I know it's 2 hr drive from Kona to Hilo. Any information would be great.

      6 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 2:39 AM
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      Budget place to stay in Hilo

      Hilo Feb 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM


      I (37 years old, single traveler) will be traveling to Hilo in May. I am looking for a nice budget (no hostel) place to stay.
      Can anyone recommend me?


      4 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM
    • Quilt shops on Hawaii Island

      Kealakekua Dec 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      Where may I buy Hawaiian fabric to make a quilt (on the Big Island)?

    • Mauna Kea

      Hawaii (Big Island) Dec 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Hello. We will be on the Big Island during Christmas week. We are planning to take a tour to Mauna Kea. Can you suggest a good tour company we should use? Paradise Safaris Inc. seems to have good reviews but we would like to hear your experience.


      5 Answers Dec 30, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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      Weather around the island

      Hawaii (Big Island) Nov 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      I'm looking for advice as to whether to stay near Kailua-Kona or if I want to go north a bit to Waikoloa instead of Kailua-Kona. Wiakoloa was only recommended Nov-Dec in the Lonely Planet guide and I have no idea why. It seems like Waikoloa has more white sand beach/resorts in that area, so it seemed nice.

      I'm planning on going a week in either June, July, or August. And spending 4 days on NW side Kona area, and 4 days in SE Hilo area near Volcano or Pohoa near the shore. Last trip to Hawaii, my family went to Maui and we really liked the Kaanapali area. But we didn't like Kihei as it was hotter. My family members are unfortunately allergic to the sun (not kidding) and broke out in bad skin rashes in Kihei from the heat. So I'm trying to find a spot that is beautiful, hopefully ocean views, but where heat won't be a problem.

      Any advice you can give is great. At least Volcano, HI should be cool because of the elevation!


      1 Answer Nov 25, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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      Things To See & Do

      Hawaii (Big Island) Oct 23, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      We are going to Hawaii in Jan 2014 for 11 days. Just wondering what is the best things to See & Do?
      We would like to go & see the usual attractions, We are just wondering who is the best tour company to do this with?
      Is the Go Oahu Card worth purchasing ?
      Also we want to go over to the Big Island & see the Volcano Park & hopefully Lava flowing in a day trip ...Thoughts ?

      Thanking you in advance for your response

      Helen & Tracey

      5 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM
    • Cuts from lava rock

      Kailua-Kona Oct 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      My wife fell when we were in Kailua Kona and cut her self (more like a puncture) on lava rock and it is quite infected any suggestions besides neosporene

      6 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM
    • Snorkeling on the Big Island

      Hawaii, Island of Oct 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Hi, We are staying on the Big Island for two weeks. One week near Hilo and the other near Kona. We are avid snorkelers and are looking for good sites on both sides of the Island that are usually nice during the middle of October. We plan to hit the obvious places outlined in many guides, however there are some spots tourists are not aware of that are excellent. Can you help me locate these places. Much Thanks!

      5 Answers Oct 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM
    • Kauai, Maui, Big Island

      Hawaii (Big Island) Sep 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      We are a family of five (2 adults, 16, 14, 11 year old kids). We are just starting to research our trip Planning on two weeks (at least) end of June/beginning of July. We hope to go to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Given that time frame, how many days per island would you recommend? We will be flying from Canada. Do you recommend a island/airport to fly into and out of? Will do inter-island flights between. For Kauai, areas of interest are Waimea Canyon, Na Pali Coast, Wailua Falls, Fern Grotto and Hanakapiai Beach...sorry if spelling these wrong!!! Maui we are interested in Road to Hana, Haleakala Volcano and Pipiwai Trail. Lastly, the Big Island, sites include staying in Hilo and doing the waterfalls (Akaka Falls and more), Hawaii Volcano National Park then over to Kona area for snorkelling. I realized the spots listed are areas highlighted in other posts and not sure if we can do all that, plus want to rest and relax, but thought I would write the "wish list". Most interested in thoughts people have on number of days per island to give us snap shot of these three islands. THANKS!!!!!

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM
    • Radiation and water contamination

      Hawaii (Big Island) Sep 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Where can i find out if the water in Hawaii is contaminated with radiation and/or how bad is it?

      6 Answers Sep 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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      Pearl Harbour

      Hawaii, Island of Sep 22, 2013 at 4:55 AM

      We will be in Honolulu next week and would like to visit Pearl Harbour. The tours only seem to take you to see the Arizona Memorial but my husband would like to see inside the Bowfin and visit the Missouri as well. We are too late to buy tickets on line and do not want to get there at 6am to buy tickets then wait a few hours to get in.
      I suppose we could take the cheapest tour we could find and just stay on after the visit to the Arizona Memorial and then make our own way back by bus.
      Any suggestions or comments?

      5 Answers Sep 22, 2013 at 8:47 PM
    • help me please!

      Hilo Sep 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Hello everybody. I´m Kenay from Colombia. I was looking for images of places to live and I found a suitable place. can someone helping me to know which activities people do in Hilo- Hawaii? and some information about economy, weather, universties, whatever information necesary to live there. thanks so much for your answers.

      2 Answers Nov 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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      Where to eat, and must-sees in Volcano

      Volcano Sep 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      We are staying at the Lotus Garden Cottages for 3 days before joining a group in Kona. We wanted to see this side of the island, never having been there before. We love to hike and explore - what are the "must-see" experiences that a local recommends? And where to eat? I have to admit I panicked a little when I booked first and then looked at restaurant options... :-/

    • Driving from Hilo to Waikola

      Hawaii (Big Island) Aug 12, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      My husband, 17 year old son and I will be staying in Hilo for 2 nights before we head over to the Kona side for the rest of our vacation. I would like to know what is the best route to take for our drive to Waikola. If you could also include suggestions for stops along the way that would be great.
      Many thanks - Jane

      5 Answers Aug 13, 2013 at 2:59 AM
    • Altitude sickness

      Hawaii (Big Island) Aug 4, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      My daughter is a normal, fit 14 year old. Will she be able to handle going past the Visitor centre?

      6 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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      The Best Luau ?

      Hawaii (Big Island) Jul 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      Hello Friends,

      My family are going to the Big Island in a week. We are looking for assistance in finding a Luau.

      Thanks Alex

      3 Answers Jul 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM
    • A email address for the zales jewellers shop in Hilo

      Hilo May 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Hi I am needing to contact someone one from the Zales jewellers shop there in Hilo. Email would be ideal as I'm from Australia and its easies to contact that way. If someone could help me out that would be amazing!!! Thank you so much Annah

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM
    • Can't decide - Captain Cook or Kailua Kona

      Hawaii (Big Island) May 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      We are trying to plan our first vacation in 6 years; first with our 3 year old son. We plan to stay one night near Volcano Park but would like a house the rest of the time where we can access a beach, food, etc. but that is still quiet and not so "touristy." Found a great house in Captain Cook that is available (we are going 10/27-11/3); looks great, large enough for us and the other couple +kid who might be coming as well. I have read several different forums and majority opinion is Kailua Kona & Kohala Coast for beach lovers. Any advice would be appreciated.
      Thanks much!

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2013 at 5:42 AM
    • One day of sightseeing on the Big Island

      Hawaii (Big Island) Apr 29, 2013 at 5:02 AM

      We are going to the Big Island at the end of May with a group from my husband's work. There is one day earmarked for exploring the island. We will be staying on the Kona Side (Four Seasons Hualalai) me plan this day! Sun up to sun down baby! We are also recommend stops along the way for can't miss Hawaiian treats!

      2 Answers May 15, 2013 at 1:13 AM
    • Bus tours $ ?

      Hilo Apr 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      I will be there in June 2013. I want to do my itineray with price of all activities. I want to do something everyday.

      2 Answers May 15, 2013 at 1:13 AM
    • Road from Kona to Hilo

      Hilo Apr 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      How good is the road from Kona to Hilo. It looks like a 3 hour drive time. I am flying to Kauai and can save money if I fly from Hilo. Is it worth the savings. Flights are $20 more and there is a $60 drop charge for the car. should I suck up the expense or drive to Hilo

      5 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM
    • HGVC Waikoloa Beach

      Hawaii (Big Island) Apr 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      Anyone been there ? We are going in 3 weeks with my 21 mo. old Grandson. Is it far from the water and main facilities of the Resort ? Any recommendations ?

      3 Answers Apr 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM
    • Green Sands Beach

      Kailua-Kona Mar 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      One review says its a 5 mile hike while another says a local will drive ... is there alwasy someone who will drive you there without making you broke?

      3 Answers May 15, 2013 at 1:13 AM
    • car rentals

      Kailua-Kona Mar 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      Is it cheaper to rent a car from the airport or in a downtown location in Kona? Also, has anyone used costco to rent a car and how does it compare to the other agencies. Thank you

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM