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Hawaii travel news: Pearl Harbor ticket distribution changes, Hawaiian Air Sweepstakes & more

Hawaii travel news: Pearl Harbor ticket distribution changes, Hawaiian Air Sweepstakes & more

Pearl Harbor – We just recently learned that the traditional first-come, first-served ticket distribution program has been discontinued at Pearl Harbor National Memorial. To visit the USS Arizona Memorial, you must reserve your ticket/time at www.recreation.gov. There is a fee of $1 per ticket to participate in the USS Arizona Memorial program. Their ticket distribution […]

New entrance fees required at many Hawaii state parks effective April 19, 2021

New entrance fees required at many Hawaii state parks effective April 19, 2021

Iao Valley State Park In the last couple of years, fees to visit Hawaii state parks have gone up considerably. Many that used to be free for everyone to visit now have a fee for both parking and entry. These fees are required for non-residents only as Hawaii state residents are exempt. It was only […]

What It's Like to Travel to Hawaii Right Now | Tips for visiting a busy Hawaii in 2021

What It's Like to Travel to Hawaii Right Now | Tips for visiting a busy Hawaii in 2021

Traveling to Hawaii has just made a step-change. A vaccine passport program is starting and the islands are starting to get crowded again. Here is your April 2021 update from two Maui residents who island-hop. What is it like to travel to #Hawaii right now? What is open? Is there enough to do on your […]

KAUAI TRAVEL GUIDE | Best Things to do in Kauai, Hawaii

KAUAI TRAVEL GUIDE | Best Things to do in Kauai, Hawaii

KAUAI, HAWAII – These are my recommendations for best things to do in Kauai, Hawaii: https://tourist2townie.com/travel-deeper/best-things-to-do-in-kauai-hawaii/ – This past December, I took my mother on a 10-day adventure to Kauai, Hawaii! I planned a packed itinerary to explore as much of the Hawaiian island possible; from Kapa’a and Poipu to the Napali Coast and Waimea […]

Hawaii travel news: Maui to begin second test. Governor sets provision in place for vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-testing and quarantine.

Hawaii travel news: Maui to begin second test. Governor sets provision in place for vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-testing and quarantine.

Maui to begin requiring second test for arriving trans-Pacific travelers. Maui County received approval to require a second COVID-19 test for all trans-Pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program. The exact implementation date is not yet know, but is expected to be towards the end of April. The second test will be a rapid […]

Hawaii travel news: April 7, 2021

Hawaii travel news: April 7, 2021

– Kauai rejoined the state of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program on Monday. A second test after arriving on Kauai is not mandatory, but it is encouraged. Visitors who voluntarily take a second COVID-19 test 72 hours after arrival will receive a Kokua Kauai Card for special discounts and deals on the island. – Despite some […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Cactus in Hawaii

Aloha Friday Photo: Cactus in Hawaii

Mahalo to Jan Elle for sharing this colorful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. It’s a little bit unusual to see cacti in Hawaii as they are not native to these islands. The cacti in Jan’s photo appear to be thriving in this dry microclimate. We believe Jan took this photo at Koko Crater […]

This is no joke – rental cars are scarce and outrageously expensive in Hawaii and beyond

This is no joke - rental cars are scarce and outrageously expensive in Hawaii and beyond

Today is April Fool’s Day and normally we post a silly joke, but unfortunately, this post is no joke. As more travelers are coming to Hawaii, they’re discovering that rental cars are scarce and outrageously expensive. How expensive are rental cars now? According to a KHON segment, which we’ve embedded at the bottom of this […]

Hawaii travel news: New Hawaii vacation satisfaction survey results; Maui mayor has harsh words for visitors + more

Hawaii travel news: New Hawaii vacation satisfaction survey results; Maui mayor has harsh words for visitors + more

* The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) commissioned a second survey to gauge overall trip satisfaction under the new Safe Travels program. (You can review our coverage of the first survey here.) In the latest survey, 82% rated their trip as “excellent.” That result was down by 3% compared to the previous survey. You can review […]

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