Today we offer up some Hawaii vacation tips which are answers from our podcast and Facebook listeners.

Serena wanted to know if she needed to rent a car in Hawaii. This is a very common question that we receive. With the exception of the Oahu it’s recommended that you rent a car on all the islands. The reason for this is that there is no public transportation and taxis and shuttles are extremely expensive. So having a car is really the only way to get around. Enjoying the outdoors and exploring the islands is what makes coming to Hawaii so special so you really don’t want to limit your activities to just a hotel.

Madeline wanted to know which of the Hawaiian Islands was the most visited. The island of Oahu is the most visited of all the Hawaiian Islands. It’s the most populated with nearly 1,000,000 people. If your idea is a relaxing vacation without any people around you probably won’t rule out Waikiki. It should be noted that there are some places outside of Waikiki, for example up on the North Shore, which are not as populated.

David, a new podcast listener, wanted to know if it makes sense to do a two-week itinerary which includes a seven day Hawaii Cruise and then combining it with a land package on a Oahu for three days and then over to Maui for four days. He and his wife discovered that when they recently took a cruise across the Pacific on the Rhapsody of the seas, they didn’t get to spend enough time here in the islands. I actually hear this comment a lot and that’s what I recommend folks go on the seven-day round-trip sale which leaves from Honolulu every Saturday. We discussed this question and give him some advice.

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