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Hawaii Vacations: The Truth on the Ultimate Vacation Destination

Hawaii vacations are among the best ways to get away and experience your own taste of paradise. With an array of tropical colors accompanying its beautiful vegetation, diverse wildlife and exotic weather conditions, Hawaii is an experience like no other. While finding the time and money to plan such a trip can be a challenge in itself for many people, in the end it may be just the thing you need. If you are ready to plan your next getaway and you’ve thought about Hawaii as your next destination, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right place for you, getting the right information might help make your decision a little easier. Keeping reading to learn some important facts, as well as some myths about Hawaiian vacations.

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MYTH: Hula dancing is only for women.

While many unfamiliar with Hawaii, may be familiar with the stereotype image of women in hula skirts, the fact is that it isn’t just for women. Expect to see men also hula dancing, just as they did in ancient times to prepare for battle.

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FACT: Gas is expensive.

One thing you may want to consider on your trip is the cost of gasoline. In Hawaii, gasoline is a more expensive commodity. You may end up paying nearly twice as much at the pump compared to everywhere else in the States.

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FACT: Speed limits are lower.

While you may want to zoom your car through the jungle hillsides, that may not be the best decision. In Hawaii, speed limits tend to be lower in comparison to other places. As a tourist, this may ultimately be frustrating, as you try to rush from destination to destination in order to make the most of your time.

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FACT: Hawaiian Holidays bring celebration.

Holidays such as Kamehameha Day on June 11 exist to honor Hawaii’s most famous monarchs. There may be a variety of festivals on such occasions that will enhance your Hawaiian experience.

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MYTH: You need to stay away from Oahu to avoid other tourists.

The north side of the island or east of Honolulu, there are plenty of places to avoid heavily tourist populated areas for a more peaceful and relaxing trip to the island of Oahu. Try the small town of Kailua. Don't make it too obvious that you're a tourist, though. Locals want Kailua to avoid becoming the next Waikiki.

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MYTH: It doesn’t snow in Hawaii.

Hawaii’s climate is actually quite diverse. On Hawaii’s biggest island there are actually places with enough snow, such as Mauna Kea, that you can ski or snowboard. While it might not be quite what you expect to see on the brochure you picked up, it’s there.

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MYTH: It is too expensive to go to any island other than Oahu.

While flights to Oahu tend to be cheaper, there are plenty of ways to save in order to get to Hawaii’s other islands. You can find vacation packages online to help you save quite a bit from websites like Expedia or TripAdvisor.

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FACT: The waters of Hawaii are more dangerous on the week of a full moon.

Because you’ll likely be looking to at least soak your feet in the warm waters of Hawaii, you’ll want to plan your trip accordingly. During the week of the full moon, jellyfish come near the shoreline by the thousands, creating a potentially unpleasant vacation experience.