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Old April 6th, 2004, 06:45 PM
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Oops! You are the original poster. Sorry. If you take the "xt" out of
my addy, and email me, I'll be happy to send you some info on Mexico's
Caribbean coast. B/C.


No problem.

Well... one thing that did attract me to taking my nephew to hawaii
was as something of a history lesson as well.... i.e. seeing Pearl
harbor and the Arizona memorial
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Old April 6th, 2004, 08:29 PM
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Pearl Harbor is a nice historical place to visit




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Old April 6th, 2004, 09:28 PM
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Oahu is the most expensive
island. You can find more moderately priced motels on the other islands.
There are many moderately priced family-style restauarants all over.


OK.... well I thought Id stay on Oahu.... but take an island hopper
plane to another island just for the day.

I want my nephew to see the Pearl Harbor and the Arizona memorial....
one reason I thought abt staying on Oahu

While Oahu is the most expensive for most lodging, it is certainly not the
most expensive for other things, such as gasoline, which is much cheaper on
Oahu. KM
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Old April 7th, 2004, 05:35 AM
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ATA is not TWA. see www.ata.com

Can't recall seeing any scooters on the neighbor islands but they probably
have them. No bus systems to speak of, though.



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Airfare alone to another island will run you about $150 per person

roundtrip
and you will need to rent a car, plus spend hours in the airport for a

25-60
minute flight.


Ahh.... so no bus transportation on the other islands huh? Nothing at
all? Cant even rent a couple of scooters?

Consider a Pleasant Hawaii package as some other poster has suggested


Looked at their web age but they don't have any plans leaving from St
Louis. Closest one they have is from Chicago.

If you want to make your own air arrangements, look into ATA; they're
advertising some pretty good prices here in Hawaii. Pleasant Hawaii uses
ATA. Delta may still have a direct flight fromSt. Louis, and would
eliminate spending a lot of time in transit.


What is ATA? And yes TWA did have direct flights from st louis at one
time. Oh wait a minute.... TWA doesn't exist anymore do they? Are
they now called ATA?

If you like Asian cuisine (Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Thai) you'll have

no
problem eating cheaply and well at a lot of whole in the walls. If

you're
meat and potatoes, you're kind of stuck with fast foods for cheap eats.


Good idea!



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Old April 9th, 2004, 06:30 PM
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No bus systems?




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Old April 10th, 2004, 04:06 AM
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well?




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Old April 10th, 2004, 04:32 AM
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No bus systems?


The only island with a public bus system of any consequence is Oahu. KM
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Old April 10th, 2004, 04:21 PM
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thanks for that info, plan on visiting this summer




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Old April 11th, 2004, 09:27 AM
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thanks for that info, plan on visiting this summer


You're welcome, but, you should include a portion of the post you're
responding to so that your reply makes sense. Most of us don't see the posts
we've already read and we don't necessarily ever view them in the order they
are displayed on your screen. KM
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visit NASA, play games, read jokes, send greeting cards & connect
to CNN news, NBA, the White House, Academy Awards or learn all
about Hawaii, Israel and mo http://keith.martin.home.att.net/


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Old April 13th, 2004, 06:46 AM
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We did a frugal Oahu trip in 1999 from Fl with great success.

Got a package from Pleasant Hawaiin Holidays that included car, hotel,
and airfare from San Francisco for 7 nights in July for about $450pp.
We stayed at the Aston Island Colony Hotel about 4 blocks from the
beach, but, on the canal. Had great views of Diamond Head, city, canal,
and the beach. Rooftop pool, laundry, restaurant (didn't use though).
Room was had an efficiency kitchenette with a fridge, stove top,
microwave, bath, bedroom, and balcony. We could walk to everything
easily and had younger kids along. There are a lot of fast food and
cheap food in Waikki and lots of inexpensive things to do (along with
some expensive things if you are so inclined). We really did not need
the car as there was good bus service.

We purchased our own air to San Francisco for $150 pp and enjoyed a week
there prior to leaving on our Hawaiian Package just because we had the
time.

Reseach Oahu and Waikii and be informed of all the free and/or cheap
activities such as the weekly Kodak Hula show, free entertainment in the
Marketplace, hiking Diamond Head, swimming, Pearl Harbor, etc. With
some research you can pull this trip off very nicely for under $2000.

 




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