US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than … [Read more...]

Oahu Vacation Tips

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If you plan on saying “Aloha” and traveling to Hawaii sometime in the near future, then you should certainly be looking forward to it. Known for surfing, snorkeling, sunshine and SPAM, the 50th state is near the top of the list of top vacation spots in the U.S. In addition to familiarizing yourself with all destinations that are included with the Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass, you may want to pick up a travel book or guide and do some light reading. If you don’t have the time, here are a few quick Oahu Vacation Tips that may help you out along the way – or at least make your trip a little bit more well-informed and hopefully a lot more fun! No matter whether you have or haven’t eaten SPAM before your trip to Oahu, it might not exactly be your first choice when it comes to … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Summer Vacation

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While a summer vacation may seem light years away—especially if you’re reading this from somewhere in the Northeast that’s still occasionally pummeled with snow—in just a few short months school will be wrapping up, the days will be long and sunny, and you’ll be wishing you started planning your summer vacation earlier! While planning ahead is a big part of preparing for an affordable and enjoyable summer vacation, it also gives you something to look forward to as you wait for winter to say its final adieu. A family summer vacation should be a relaxing, fun-filled time for bonding and re-energizing, but too often families find their vacations to be just as stressful, if not more so, than their daily routines. This can be due to lack of planning, chaotic itineraries, unhappy … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Hawaii 2014

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If you’re spending St. Patrick’s Day in Hawaii, it appears the luck of the Irish has already been bestowed upon you! And you’re about to get even luckier because if there’s one thing that Hawaiians do best, it’s show visitors a good time—especially when a holiday rolls around. The Irish down in Hawaii love St. Patrick’s Day, and there’s no better place to celebrate than among the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery and world-class Oahu attractions, complete with a tropical vibe and the friendly people of the island known as “The Gathering Place.”   The Parade The most popular St. Patrick’s Day even for visitors and locals of all ages is the Honolulu St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Friends of St. Patrick Society of Hawaii host this jovial parade which is in it’s … [Read more...]

School Vacation Travel Tips

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School vacations present a wonderful opportunity for kids to let loose, adults to cash in on some much needed relaxation, and for the whole family to get the bonding time that’s so hard to squeeze in this time of year. Plus, after a long winter, we can all use a getaway, whether its to the sandy beaches of Oahu or to the Big Apple to visit the New York attractions you know and love. This year, plan a family vacation that’s fun, affordable, and hassle-free for everyone. While this may seem like a challenge, you’d be surprised how fun the process can be when you stick to some pretty easy guidelines and use convenient attraction passes. Try implementing these travel tips on your next vacation for smooth sailing all the way through. Know your budget. It’s important to … [Read more...]

20th Annual Honolulu Festival

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Every March, the Islands of Hawaii come together for crafts, dancing, art demonstrations, educational programs, parades and games in a colorful three-day celebration of culture and harmony on Oahu. This festival is known as the Honolulu Festival, and it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 on March 7th through 9th. The peace-promoting event fosters understanding and cooperation between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, including representation from countries like Japan, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, and of course, the United States through Hawaii. Most programming is free to the public, so attending this globally significant event is easy for everyone. A visit to the Honolulu Festival is the perfect addition to any Hawaiian vacation. This year, the … [Read more...]

Oahu Attractions List

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A Hawaiian vacation to the island of Oahu is every bit as wonderful as it sounds, complete with some of the best beaches in the world, lush tropical scenery, and cultural and historical attractions. Oahu attractions are some of the best in the country and cover a wide range of interests. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, you'll find plenty of things to do in Oahu. If you're not familiar with all of Oahu's top attractions and tours, take a look at the 36 attractions available on an Oahu attractions pass.   Oahu Attractions List Polynesian Cultural Center Makani Catamaran USS Bowfin Museum Sea Life Park Paddle Boarding Oahu Snorkel Oahu North Shore Oahu Kayak Rental Battleship Missouri Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Oahu Island Tour USS Arizona … [Read more...]

Spring Break in Oahu

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How does Spring Break 2014: Hawaii sound? The spring fever will soon strike, and as always, the sun is warm and the water is an unbelievable blue in the Hawaiian Islands. The spring break season on Oahu is bustling with college students making the most of their week off by relaxing on the beach, sipping tropical cocktails, and adventuring in the rugged and beautiful Hawaiian countryside. It’s time to break out your swimsuit and flip flops again for the perfect spring kickoff vacation. From cruises to surfing lessons, Oahu attractions capture the spirit of the island! Go on an Adventure Perhaps all that time spent buried in books has you itching to get out and do something exciting or exceptional. Get your heart beat up and your senses exploding with an Oahu kayak rental on the … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Oahu

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If you don’t have plans locked in for this Valentine’s Day, you better get to work. However, if you’re lucky enough to be spending the most romantic day of the year in one of the most romantic places in the world, you’ve at least got plenty of options. Whether you’re keeping the fire going or sparking a new one, a fun Valentine’s Day date is a great way to show someone you care—and that you know how to have a good time! If your loved one likes the great outdoors, take her on a hike. If your honey can’t get enough Hawaiian culture and cuisine, a luau might really wow him. Either way, there are more than enough things to do in Oahu. Here are some ideas for romantic dates on the island known as “The Gathering Place.” The Outdoorsy Date If your date is more mud and … [Read more...]

Oahu Tourism Discounts

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Hawaii’s majestic scenery and tropical year-round weather make it a tourist’s dream come true—though we’re sure the natives don’t mind it either! On the Island of Oahu, you’ll find that everyone seems happy to be there and to show you some Hawaiian hospitality. It’s know wonder it’s known as “The Gathering Place.” While many travelers cite their budget as a reason not to go to Hawaii for vacation, it’s possible and even very doable to vacation in Hawaii without burning a hole in your wallet. You can start with Oahu tourism discounts for dozens of top Oahu attractions. From touristy Waikiki to the wild North Shore, you’ll have access to it all. Does kayaking the North Shore sound enthralling? What about snorkeling in Hanauma Bay? Feasting and dancing at a … [Read more...]