Top 5 Cheap Places to Visit on the Big Island

Top 5 cheap places to visit on the big islandThe Big Island, Hawaii, is the largest island in the Hawaiian Islands archipelago that continues to grow a little every day due to the lava flow from Kilauea (Interesting Fact: Big Island has grown by 500 acres since 1983 from the Kilauea volcano!). It has diverse climates where visitors can experience snow, go to the beach, and get stuck in a downpour all in the same day. My extended family has been slowly migrating to the Big Island so we have been coming here more frequently in the past couple of years. When we visit, we usually only come for the weekend or holidays because of work but we are still able to visit most of the places we want to see in only a couple of days. Read more

7 Budget Tips for a Kauai Weekend Getaway

7 Budget Tips for a Kauai Weekend GetawayEarlier this month, my husband and I went to Kauai for four days to support our friends who were competing in a basketball championship. We were planning to go to a neighbor island for our first year wedding anniversary last month but we decided to celebrate our anniversary with a Kauai trip with our friends. This was our first trip to Kauai and we weren’t disappointed. Even though many guidebooks and online articles provided a lot of information on beaches to go to, snorkeling spots, and hiking trails, we couldn’t really fit it into our itinerary because our schedule was centered around our tubing timeslot, dinner cruise schedule, and the basketball championship. It also rained on the last day of our trip so we spent the day packing and going on a mini food tour: Hamura Saimin for the lilikoi chiffon cake, Wailua Shave Ice for the lava flow shave ice, Fish Express for the spicy lobster poke, and Chicken in a Barrel for their tender bbq chicken and beef. Read more