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On this Sunday, October 17, 2021, Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce offers some helpful Hawaii packing tips for your next vacation.
Bruce says the COVID numbers in Hawaii are dropping and some gathering restrictions are being loosened. He also offers some insights about vaccination requirements at restaurants on Oahu.
Bruce moves on to the discussion about what to pack for a Hawaii vacation and mentions that he no longer gets sick when he travels and attributes it to people traveling smarter in the pandemic. “Try to pack less,” says Bruce.
Bruce says that few restaurants have dress codes, and that “one nice outfit” for men and women traveling to Hawaii on vacation. “In general, you don’t have to worry about packing fancy clothes.” What to pack depends on how long your stay will be. He notes that many condos have a washer/dryer, and to check with hotels about laundry policy.
Bring at least two pairs of shorts, Bruce says, and recommends slip-on shoes for flying. He also recommends bringing something to eat on the plane because food service and quality on flights “isn’t very good these days.”
Bruce also recommends bringing a jacket, especially if you plan to go to Mauna Kea on the Big Island. He also says to bring a hoodie, just in case of a cold snap. Bruce doesn’t think it will be a super rainy winter. He talks about packing swimsuits and recommends bringing two. Bruce also mentions picking up reef-walker shoes for the beach.
Bruce notes that hiking shoes will almost certainly get muddy, so don’t bother bringing hiking shoes you don’t want to get dirty. Other tips for cords and chargers for electronics are noted and Bruce says he sometimes forgets to pack a car charger. He also highly recommends bringing a spare pair of glasses just in case.
With his famous expertise, Bruce mentions other things like a waterproof bag and other items that might otherwise slip your mind when packing for your Hawaii vacation. And remember to leave room in your luggage for things to bring home from Hawaii!
Bruce also notes the Hawaii Aloha Travel condo in Waikiki that offers a special rate to podcast listeners. Give us a call!