I’ve travelled to Hawaii twice, now. Both times, I’ve flown.
The first time I went to Hawaii, we lived in Nebraska. It wasn’t exactly the middle of nowhere, but you could see the middle from our place. Normally, flying anywhere meant driving to a major airport - either Omaha or usually Kansas City.
This time, we had a family emergency and had to get to Honolulu pronto. So we took a commuter plane from Kearney, Nebraska to Denver. From Denver, we flew to Los Angeles and changed planes. From L.A. we continued to Honolulu. Elapsed time by the clock, about 8 hours. Real time, more like 13.
The second time we went to Hawaii, we lived in Florida and the airport was only 40 miles away. We flew from Fort Myers to Houston, Texas. In Houston, we changed planes for a long, non-stop flight to Honolulu. Again, the clock time was about 6 hours. Real time, more like 12.
Both times, we arrived exhausted and jet-lagged...
If you have time, there’s a better way. Don’t just go to Hawaii to vacation, vacation TO Hawaii.
Take a cruise, board a luxury ship and cruise to Hawaii. The trip takes about 2 days from the west coast of the USA, and you arrive rested and refreshed (if you can stay out of the disco!).
Counting the commuting time, plane changing, luggage hauling, taxi catching and so on, the amount of real time spent is about the same.
If you choose to begin your Hawaii cruise at a mainland port, you’ll board the ship somewhere between Vancouver, Canada and Ensenada, Mexico. You’ll check into your cabin, then enjoy a buffet lunch while you wait for your luggage to arrive at your cabin. You’ll unpack once, then relax and enjoy until it’s time to disembark and head home.
I can tell you this - next time we go on a Hawaiian vacation, we’ll vacation to Hawaii and enjoy the cruise to Hawaii as well as the final destination.
Hawaii Travel. In a word or two It will be a fun time when I make my trip out to Hawaii for a vacation. Hawaii can be thought of as a destination but I tend to think of it as a fantasy dream. For years I have been seeing commercials and print about the beautiful islands. But what could I do with no money? not much. Well I finally saved up enough money to make my Hawaii travel a real Hawaiian vacation and I will be traveling first class. What a way to start a vacation, flying first class in a double-hulled 757. I think I will be able to wear my high heels considering how much leg room is available in first class. What to do? Where to visit? What sites to see? What activities to participate? These are all apart of the complicated decisions that stress a newbie traveler such as myself.
The Hawaiian Islands boast over 100 islands that provide the tourist with sports, relaxation options, and a new outlook on life. So, a Hawaii cruise vacation can be considered to be a dream cruise where you will be pampered from dawn to dusk with the hospitability of the Hawaiian people. With its tropical latitude, the Hawaii cruise vacation tends to take you to a heavenly state. The eastern part of Hawaii has more of rainfall, while the western part is more of a dry land. However, there is snow in some areas of the Big Island where the localities love skiing and snowboarding.