Waikiki, Oahu Hawaii (map)
Departing from New Zealand we hadn’t yet decided if we were ready to pack it up and head home, but we did know after camping in the great outdoors and moving daily all through Australia and New Zealand we did want to take a break and slow down. Surprisingly we found the airfare to Hawaii to run about the same price as much closer flights and if we decided to head back home afterwards it was cheaper to make the pit-stop versus flying direct.
Our next hurdle to make our month long Hawaiian vacation a reality was finding a place to stay that wouldn’t break our $100 a day budget. Thanks to some last minute help from David Rogers a local agent who referred us to Jeanne Hearn at Tropical Hawaii Realty they set us up in a great affordable place to stay at the Waikiki Rosalei building. For only $65 a night (cheaper than a hostel dorm room), we had a two room apartment with full kitchen, bath, internet, A/C, and cable TV to call home for a month; SCORE!
With accommodations behind us and some $35 a day spending money we got to researching on how to make our stay in Hawaii a memorable one! (more to come)