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Hawaiian Customs: 10 Dos and Don’ts for Visiting Hawaii



 

It’s 85 degrees, the sun is shining, and the ocean breeze carries just a hint of coconut-scented sunscreen. It’s true that there’s never a bad day in paradise, but that doesn’t mean a slip up in etiquette or a misstep in planning can’t cloud what would otherwise be the perfect trip. However, with these 10 dos and don’ts, you’ll be well on your way to understanding the local culture, and ensuring the Hawaiian vacation of a lifetime.




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Topics: Hawaii, Travel Tips


Christmas in Hawaii: Holiday Traditions in the Sun




Since ancient times, rituals and merrymaking help us warm the chill of the holiday season with our closest family and friends. But have you ever wondered how the holidays are celebrated in tropical climates? Most of us associate Christmas and Hanukkah with a roaring fire and a thick blanket of snow. In places like Hawaii, people find the Christmas spirit as easily on the beach as mainlanders do gathered around the hearth. Here are some of the unique traditions celebrated during the holidays in the Hawaiian Islands.




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Topics: Hawaii


What You Should Expect When Visiting Pearl Harbor




Don’t visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu without making a stop at Pearl Harbor. During a trip with YMT Vacation’s Best of Hawaii Four-Island Tour, you will be able to tour this National Memorial. While here, you can explore the history behind the base during World War II, when it was the victim of a surprise attack on December 7, 1941.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Hawaii, Travel Tips


National Parks with the Best Wildlife Viewing




National Parks are the best place to see wildlife in America. They offer protected habitats for wild animals to roam freely. Visitors can observe wildlife as they live and interact with each other in their natural environment.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Hawaii


Things To Do Near Waikiki Beach, Hawaii




Waikiki has one of the most renowned beaches in the world. As the epicenter of tourism in Oahu, there were close to 6 million visitors last year. Waikiki offers the perfect blend of urban energy with a laid-back vibe.

Guided tours to the island typically include Waikiki beach as a “must-visit” location on their itineraries. There is plenty to do on beautiful Waikiki Beach: swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and dining. Even though the beach is amazing, there are still plenty of incredible things to do and see at Waikiki.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Hawaii


Unique Aspects of Hawaiian Culture



Visitors to Hawaii get to enjoy its immense natural beauty, tropical climate, and endless opportunities for beachside relaxation. But guests are also granted a first-hand look at the vibrant culture that’s shaped these distant islands into one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Since it is an American state, travelers may not feel that they need to prepare themselves for culture shock when visiting Hawaii, but there are significant differences in daily life and customs. Get ready for a vacation to paradise by learning about these unique aspects of Hawaii’s distinct culture:




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Topics: Americas, Hawaii


Tee Up: 10 Tips for Golfing in Maui




With postcard worthy views and year-round warm weather, the Hawaiian island of Maui is the perfect escape — especially for golfers. Here are the top things every golfer should know when playing in Maui:




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Topics: Hawaii


Hawaii Vacation Packages: Multi-Island Options



If you’re passionate about guided travel, then you’re sure to enjoy a Hawaii multi-island vacation with YMT. We have a variety of island-hopping tours that are absolutely perfect for guests who want to see and feel what makes each island so distinct. Do you prefer the excitement and abundant entertainment of Oahu? The easygoing charm of the Big Island of Hawaii? The serenity of Kauai, the “Garden Isle”? Or Maui’s unique blend of historic appeal and breathtaking nature?

Whether this is your first or tenth visit to the islands, you are in for a major treat by joining us on a guided tour, the best way to see more of Hawaii.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Hawaii


Best Places To Visit In 2019



Whether you’re chasing the sun, searching for fall foliage, or looking for your own winter wonderland, seasonal travel opens up a world of vacation possibilities… literally! Not only can you enjoy the best climate for your desired activities, you can also avoid crowds and make the most of your budget. Here’s a guide to the best places to visit in 2019 by season:




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Topics: Americas, Cuba, Europe, Hawaii, US National Parks


Which Hawaiian Island is best for you



Hawaii is a daisy chain of islands stretched out across the Pacific Ocean, and because no two are exactly alike, knowing which one to visit can set the tone for your entire vacation. Here’s how to select the Hawaiian island that’s just right for you and your travel companions:




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Topics: Hawaii