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More Travel Advice for Your Trip to Hawaii

Now that we are in the throes of winter and the harsh cold is starting to hit areas of the country, you’re likely going to need some advice for visiting Hawaii. Though our seasons do not change drastically, there are still some changes that the islands see, and being able to properly plan for the changes can be a challenge.

Figuring out what you’ll actually need in Hawaii and how to manage your suitcase before you get here is tough. In cold places like Boston or Chicago, you’ll need the appropriate attire prior to departure, but will have no use for it when you get here. And if you show up to the airport in shorts and an Aloha Shirt in the midst of a snowstorm, you may look like a crazy person.

Wear your winter clothes on the plane
When it is really cold outside, you need layers. However once you land, you’ll want to strip them off and get in your summer gear. Instead of trying to fit everything into your suitcase, wear your winter clothes on the flight home. Carry your jacket, and be ready for the crisp air once you land.

Be ready for rain
The Hawaiian version of snow is rain, and we get a lot of it in the fall and winter months. Check out the weather prior to arriving, and once you get here, plan to purchase a cheap poncho. You’ll get plenty of use out of it, and it is one less thing to pack.

Have an alternate plan
Speaking of rain, if you are planning to have days on the beach and time spent basking in the sun, make sure you have a backup plan. Rain rolls in quickly and tends to stick around at times. You’ll want to have alternate activities that you can turn to if you get rained out.

Head North
One of the most appealing things about winter travel in Hawaii is that the big waves roll in. North facing shores see massive surges and some of the biggest waves you will ever see.

Get out to sea
Sailing and cruising the open ocean is a very popular activity in Hawaii year round, but a very special treat comes around in the winter. Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii and can easily be spotted from shore. The best way to see these gentle giants is on a whale watching expedition. Book a tour early and keep your eyes peeled.

We hope that our travel advice helps you properly plan and pack for your trip to Hawaii. Heading to the middle of the Pacific Ocean with perfect weather is a wonderful escape during the harsh winter, and anything that we can do to make your trip easier is just part of what we do.

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