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Things to Know When Traveling to Hawaii

Though it may not be the most stressful or challenging thing you will do, traveling to a new place can be very tough. From the time change to the culture shock, there can be a lot of mystery surrounding a vacation to a far off destination. Despite the fact that Hawaii is part of the United States of America, there is a big adjustment that comes with traveling to the islands, and there are questions that you will have prior to setting off for the isolated islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

We encounter questions all the time pertaining to traveling to Hawaii and what is needed, what travelers need to know, and what to do once the plane has landed and the vacation officially begins. We’ve come up with a list that will get you started, and can act as an aid of sorts while preparing for your visit.

Q: How likely is it that I will need a jacket or something warm?
A: This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions. There is a very high probability that you will be just fine if you don’t bring something to throw on at night. During Hawaiian winters, there is an increase in rain, which cools the islands off. You might need something at night, especially if it has rained a lot. Occasionally, the summer temperature will cool off, but there isn't a huge need for cold weather gear. Bring a light jacket or sweatshirt, and you will probably be fine.

Q: Are you allowed to ship pineapples back to the Mainland?
A: You can ship pineapples back home and the Dole Pineapple Plantation has pre-packaged fruit ready to ship!

Q: Do I need to bring a passport on my trip?
A: Since Hawaii is a US state, if you are traveling domestically, the answer is no. If you are traveling internationally, the answer is yes.

Q: How far in advance should I book my activities?
A: Timing is everything, and the closer travel comes, the more urgent your booking needs become. We always advise to book as far in advance as you are able. This ensures that you will get to pick the dates that you want for your activities, and can best plan your days out.

Q: Which Island is the best to visit?
A: Really, it depends on your interests. Each island has its own charm and character, and all offer amazing things to do and see. The more research that you do, the more you will discover about each island, and will be able to make the choice that is best for you.

Q: Do I have to rent a car?
A: Some visitors choose to, some choose not to. Parking in Hawaii can be limited, especially throughout Waikiki. Hotels charge upwards of $20 per day to park, so many choose to rely on their tours and activities to get them around, and will take a cab, The Bus, or ride share if there is somewhere they want to go. A good idea is to rent a car for a day following a tour around the island, so you know exactly where you want to go.

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