Activities:-Venture out of touristy and overcrowded Honolulu, there are plenty of stunning views, private beaches, and fantastic hikes on Oahu but you need to leave the city behind and explore.Hike Diamond Head, Manoa Falls, or dozens of other hikes that you can read about in Oahu Revealed.Snorkel at crowded but beautiful Hanauma Bay or find your own secluded spot.H3.Banzai Pipeline.Kayaking to a “sunken island” off the leeward (east) coast is very neat (See Oahu revealed for full info on this and many other activities)Jetskiing up north on wild waves is a real treat. Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial, go early. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be there at 8am and you won’t have to wait around for hours. Also don’t bring any bags with you. Dole Plantation.-Helicopter tours are breathtaking, but they are better taken on other islands if possible. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 1: General Info And The Island Of Oahu
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Start this road early, try to leave your hotel by 7 in the morning so that you have time to make frequent stops to gawk at waterfalls, go on amazing hikes, and make it back so that you’re not driving on the road after dark. A convertible is perfect for this drive. Remember that the point of this drive isn’t to get to Hana, there’s nothing there! So don’t tailgate the car ahead of you and let the car behind you pass so you can drive slow and take in the heavenly scenery. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 3: Maui
Activities:Drive north. The scenic drive past Hanalei Valley on one lane bridges is just stunning. Don’t miss the wet and the dry caves along the way, regardless of whether Puff the Magic Dragon is around.-Take a helicopter ride. They’re not cheap, but it will be the highlight of your trip. The interior of Kauai is stunning but it’s extremely remote. The only way to see places like Waialeale, the rainiest place on this planet, is from the air. A helicopter ride will take you over the “Jurassic Park” falls and the jaw-dropping Na Pali coast. Some helicopter tours even land at Jurassic Park falls and allow you to hike into them. Other tours will whisk you away to the forbidden island of Niihau.-Waimea Canyon is nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, drive up slowly and take in the beautiful and changing scenery with the canyon on one side, and the sheer cliffs of Na Pali on the other. Come here early in the day before the clouds set in and block the … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 4: Kauai And Other General Tips.
Almost all hotels are located on the sunnier and warmer Kona side, though the very rainy Hilo side has more to do. When we honeymooned in Hawaii we rented a treehouse near the volcano using VRBO…it was awesome and is definitely the way to go if you want to stay on the Hilo/Volcano side as the hotels around Hilo are few and pitiful. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 2: The Big Island of Hawaii
-We had a 4.5 hour layover in Newark airport and I ordered food from “New Kosher Special,” a chinese restaurant in nearby Elizabeth, NJ. Lunch specials with fried rice are just $5.90 and I had them put the meals in hard plastic containers so they wouldn’t leak. Delivery requires a $40 minimum order, but is free. I ordered a bunch of meals and a few egg rolls to get to the $40 and went outside security to pick up the food at curbside. They only take cash. I gave the driver a $5 tip and he was so overjoyed by the tip (Do NJ’ers not normally tip delivery people?) he offered to give me a couple bottles of water, but I don’t think the TSA would have approved. The Sesame Chicken was outstanding, a downright bargain at $5.90 and I definitely recommend the place for anyone with a layover in Newark. … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
Rather than a cruise you NEED to take a helicopter ride of Kauai. If you’re going to splurge on one activity this is it. Everyone walks off the helicopter with a look of pure ecstasy. There’s just so much beauty here, and almost all of it can’t be seen except by air. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth