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Nov 20th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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let's do a new Hawaii countdown

It was a year ago that I started the last Hawaii countdown. So what do you say, let's have a new one for this holiday and winter season.

So all you Fodorite Hawaii travelers--Shout out your Hawaii plans and how far away your travel is.

I'll start--8 days til touchdown in Kona-on Thanksgiving day--for a 10 day vacation overlooking Kealakekua Bay. (Safeway and Walmart will be open so I should be able to get something for our Thanksgiving dinner--I'm thinking shrimp scampi and maitais.)

Can't wait to be sitting on the lanai sipping Kona coffee as the sun crests Mauna Loa and illuminates the south Kona coast!
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Nov 20th, 2013, 08:30 AM
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28 days today
Fly into Honolulu and spend 1 day in Waikiki - need a Honolulu Cookie fix and a Leonards's Malasada fix.
Then it's off to beautiful Kauai for 2 weeks.
I am listening to Makana Sons of Ni'ihau as I write this.
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Nov 20th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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42 days.....a few days on Oahu (YOU ARE WARNED) then off to the #ellhole of an island, Kauai, for continued research into why people would ever want to go there.
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Nov 20th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Love Izzy and his bros. Saw them in '77 or so - at the Waimanalo bowl - and I my wife and I seemed to be the only haoles in the place - but I had a good tan and was buffed then. Between songs - they were talking pidgeon to the crowd and during one haole joke - as I was walking up to the bathroom - I just laughed along - not sure if they were making fun of me.

We also buy fresh fish - many times Mahi Mahi - and make fish burgers for lunch/dinner.
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Nov 20th, 2013, 11:31 AM
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On Maui right now! Just had my breakfast on the lanai, looking out across the water to Molokai? Why have we stayed away so long? Loving it.
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Nov 20th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Tale of Two Siblings in Kauai: Part II

DH & I are going back to Kauai w/ my brother & K. We went this past May for DH & K's bday. This next trip will be for my brother's big 3-0 bday. We are going July 26-August 2.

247 days until I'm back on that red dirt!!!!!!
It's going to be a long winter/spring...!
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Nov 20th, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Four months to O'ahu and Maui.

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Nov 20th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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In the process right now of booking a 28 day cruise that starts from LA (San Pedro) and will go to all islands in Hawaii to French Polynesia Tahiti, Bora Bora, Morea) to both Samoas and back home to LA (NO FLYING, YAY!) Hawaii is about 338 days away as of today
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Nov 20th, 2013, 05:01 PM
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hpeabody, that sounds wonderful. I hope you will do a trip report; I would love to go to French Polynesia.
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Nov 21st, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Oh lord. They let him out.

Maui Wowee in 85 days
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Nov 21st, 2013, 01:08 PM
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MichelleY...NO FAIRRRRRRRRR.

hpeabody....on our bucket list.

wekewoody.... Friends don't let friends go to Maui!

tomsd....1877 or 1977? :-?
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Nov 21st, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Nov 21st, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Almost the Spirit!
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Nov 21st, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Have air fares booked to arrive at Honolulu airport on May 9th @014, leave again May 23rd 2014. What I am doing in between I have no idea. I have been reading a lot of old Fodors trip reports, Trip Advisor reports and all manner of other information. I am just confused now!!!
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Nov 22nd, 2013, 04:24 AM
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Whatever you decide to do with your 2 weeks in paradise, it will be wonderful. The islands are a magical place!
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Nov 22nd, 2013, 05:33 AM
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Nelsonian, your problem is a good one to have. Aloha.
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Nov 23rd, 2013, 02:56 AM
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Never thought our time would come but I can finally say 7 days and counting! 30 days of bliss, adventure and discovery on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai. Thank you to so many of you for your wonderful tips and reports....who needs a travel agent when we have Fodors!
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Nov 23rd, 2013, 08:56 AM
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29 days to liftoff for Kauai! So excited--DH and I have both been to Oahu, and he's been to Maui and the Big Island (both over 20 years ago, LOL!), but neither of us have been to Kauai. Would love tips and suggestions from seasoned Hawaii travel veterans! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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Nov 23rd, 2013, 09:12 AM
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"Would love tips and suggestions from seasoned Hawaii travel veterans!"

Here's a tip: Check your rental car for cockroaches.
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Nov 23rd, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Here's another: If you're there over the winter holiday, beware of a very large man with a gray goatee, wearing a Pittsburg Steelers baseball cap, carrying a bottle of Malbec, riding a yellow cruiser bicycle on the bike path in Kapa'a. He might even have an orange Fodor's bag slung over his shoulder.
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