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Huggo's on the Rocks

Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 5 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Day 5 Last night we met two young girls, that set up a tent on ...

Beach Tree Bar & Grill

Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 6 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Day 6 We take in our complimentary Aloha (continental) Breakfast from Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel and head down to the Kona Boys Beach Shack located on the beach in Kailua-Kona in front of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel to rent paddle boards this morning and check out the bay. From this location Kona Boys [...]

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Huggo's on the Rocks

Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 5 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Day 5 Last night we met two young girls, that set up a tent on the beach in front of where we’ve parked. They been working as interns on a coffee farm in exchange for room and board. 5 days a week they would weed whack, clean or pick coffee in exchange for room and [...]

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Whittington Beach Park

Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 4 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Day 4 Sunrise, a cup of Kona Hawaiian Coffee ocean-side and its an early start. There is a restaurant I want to try so we’re going to grab breakfast about 3 miles down the road. In just a few minutes we come to the small town of Naalehu (means “the volcanic ashes” in Hawaiian.) It [...]

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my Hawaiian substantive needs

Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 3 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Day 3 a cup of coffee, a Spam musubi (a popular snack food in Hawaii composed a slice of grilled Spam atop of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori dried seaweed) and we set out for Volcano National Park a can’t miss here on the Big Island. Arriving at the park and paying [...]

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Akaka Falls

Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 2 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Day 2 heading south 11 miles north from Hilo off Route 19 at the end of Hawaii Route 220 is Akaka Falls, a 422 feet tall waterfall which is over twice the height of Niagara Falls. ʻAkaka in the Hawaiian language means “A rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale”. The accessible portion of [...]

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Happy Campers in Hawaii DAY 1 – Choosing 4 Wheels over 4 Stars

Looking for an unique way to explore Hawaii away from the tourist traps and “normal” Hawaii vacation rentals and resorts? How about a VW Camper rental for the week? Happy Campers Hawaii is a privately owned family operated business on the Big Island providing a fleet of restored 85′-91′ VW Westfalia, a pop-top camper conversion [...]

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Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach

Don the Beachcomber – Tiki Bar History

While doing some tippling research for my up coming trip to Hawaii, I’d discovered “Don the Beachcomber” in Huntington Beach. I had stop in to have a few cocktails and pupus (appetizers). I absolutely loved this place, potent rum cocktails in a tropically decorated bar with seashell lanterns, carved tikis, indoor waterfall, palapas, coconut shells [...]

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Cruiser Art

What inspires you to travel?

What inspires you to travel? How do you choose your next adventure? Is it a book you’ve read, a movie that you saw, or perhaps a picture that caught your eye on Pinterest? I’m continually seeking adventurous and unique travel experiences to add to my travel bucket list. Inspired by music, travel blogs, social media, [...]

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airplane

Picking a Frequent Flyer Program

Being a budget traveler, when it comes to flights I always pick the best value. I define value as the desirability of the flight, in respect of its property such as cost or convenience; duration, layover, departure and arrival time. I consider all these as they can indirectly affect the overall cost of your trip. [...]

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