Hawaii Planning...Where to Begin??

Old Feb 26th, 2009, 05:04 AM
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Hawaii Planning...Where to Begin??

My daughter graduates from high school at the end of May. I've been toying with the idea of a Hawaii trip to celebrate. I visited Maui and Kauai nine years ago for a honeymoon. I need major direction in where to begin planning. Since college is coming in the fall, this will need to be budget. I'm thinking a 10-12 day stay. The islands are open, as well as accommodations, etc. Where do I begin??

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Melanie
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 05:08 AM
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Kids grow up so fast these days!
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 05:16 AM
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No, not her father...different marriage. But, yes, they do grow up quickly. The only bright spot to that marriage was the trip to Hawaii! I'd been better off just taking my girls and NOT doing the wedding thing.

However...I'm still in desperate need of help. I really don't know where to begin.
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 05:26 AM
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Begin by getting some good guide books. I read one on each of the major islands as well as many TR's here before I made a selection.
Consider activities you want to do & go for the one that best suites.
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Fun, fun. We stayed in a condo in Maui and it was very reasonable http://www.mahinasurf.com/virtual_visit It is located in between Ka'anapali and Kapalua. It might be too quiet of an area for teens ?? There is great snorkling around the area. Ka'anapali has more action and great beach though not as much as Waikiki. I just love Maui.

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With that much time you could easily visit two islands. When I was a teenager I LOVED Oahu. Now Maui and the Big Island are my favorites. This board and guidebooks are a great place to start. I used to read about a half dozen guidebooks before each trip and could probably write one now. LOL!
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Lots of info including sites with free brochures for all islands:

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...trip-to-hi.cfm
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