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Hawaiian palms

We're heading to Hawaii. Woohoo. I'm so glad to be planning a trip.

It happened so fast. It was just last weekend that I decided on a whim to check and see what the airfare was to Hawaii in early December. I suspect I probably got an email from Alaska or saw some alert. I pulled up Kayak and surprise! Airfare was just around $325 RT to Honolulu. Wow!

Next I pulled up VRBO to see what was available. I started looking at the low cost rentals and came across this studio on the windward side of Oahu. Okay... it is on the rainy 'rain forest' side but we like the jungle. I spoke with the owner on Wednesday and we had a great conversation. The owner also had another studio available on the North Shore in a former nursery but we decided to go with this studio. Hopefully it won't be too rainy. If it is - we'll see some great waterfalls - and we can drive to a sunnier location.

I'm excited. We have never been to Oahu and it will be fun to explore a new island. We're hoping it will be less expensive on Oahu than Maui. I've already found a couple of gardens to explore along with some hikes.

Comments (6)

Oh my, I'm incredibly jealous! I went twenty-two years ago. ;)

Barb Cabot:

Marta, what wonderful news!
Hawaii calling..yay!

I am really excited for you! What airline are you flying? Oahu is definitely less expensive than Maui but still more expensive than Washington. I am always in shock when I am in a supermarket on the mainland seeing how cheap everything is. We pay for shipping to Oahu and Maui pays for shipping to Oahu and then to Maui.

We are flying out on NW and returning on Alaska. We just missed getting the Alaska RT but Orbitz was able to get almost the same price by mixing the airlines. It ended up being about $70 cheaper per person.

Thanks for the information on prices. It is good to know the prices will be a little less expensive on Oahu. But I'm not expecting anything dramatic.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta! Congrats on finding great airfares. The studio looks fabulous and it has those gorgeous views of the Koolau mountains. Great choice.

It sounds like a really wonderful trip already. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

Sounds like a fun trip for you - I'm jealous! I can smell the plumeria already...

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