Ah, Hawaii. A vacation paradise! Imagine clear tranquil
blue water, lying on a hammock (or a lounge chair, or a
beach towel), and enjoying the warm tropical sun and gentle
ocean breeze. And umbrella drinks of course, something nice
and fruity. What could be nicer and more relaxing?
Sound expensive? Well, it doesn't have to be anywhere
near as expensive as you thought. Let's check out
some tips on affordable family vacations, how to get
the lowest airline fares, and how to visit Hawaii without
draining your savings account!
First, you have to get there, so let's explore some
different ways you can find the lowest fares on your
You've probably heard of the discount air carriers such
as JetBlue and Southwest, and often you can find great
deals with these airlines. However, what you may not know
is the major airlines, due to problems of late such as
bankruptcy, are actually making an effort to undercut the
prices of some of the cheaper smaller carriers. So don't
automatically cross the larger companies off your list
right off the bat. Check their websites and see what kind
of deals they are offering.
I recommend checking with the larger online travel sites
such as Expedia and Travelocity, but don't assume that just
because you have checked there, all other travel sites will
offer the same airline fares. The lowest fares may be at
another site so check as many as possible. And of course,
as I mentioned, check the individual airline websites as
well. Fares are always changing, remember to try different
times of the day and different days too.
You can use a travel agent at a physical location (as
opposed to online) to help you look for deals on hotels,
rental cars, etc. Often they have package deals available
that can save you a bundle.
Scheduling your trip for the off season will help you
save money. The weather will still be gorgeous!
Find a travel message board and ask local residents to
give you some advice on the area you plan to visit. They
will know what hotels are the cheapest, where you can go to
eat for less money, and lots of fun and often free
activities. Forums like this are gold, do use them!
I hope you can use these tips to
find cheap vacation spots and have a
dream vacation to Hawaii.