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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Honeymoons and destination wedding travel in Hawaii

Planning your honeymoon vacation or destination wedding travel should be fun!

Working with a locally based travel professional assures you the quality vacation you are looking for without the stress and time involved while trying to arrange things on your own.

Choosing your wedding consultant is the first step toward the wedding of your dreams. It is important to choose a coordinator that shares your vision of the wedding and can make that vision into a reality. Your wedding consultant should have an excellent reputation with both vendors and past clients, unique ideas and creativity to share. Looking for a travel professional with these same qualifications will make your romantic honeymoon "the vacation of a life time!”

Booking early allows you to lock-in the best promotional prices, as well as travel schedule that work best for you.

The most important step is to search for a travel professional that specializes in your desired destination! This means a travel agency who has taken the time to personally inspect local resorts, hotels, condominiums, and luxury villas with the needs of their clients in mind. Another benefit would be the local contacts with the property management where you will be staying. While we can never promise an upgrade based on our relationship with the property, we do promise they will note your reservation as a V.I.P. and that never hurts!

It is advisable that you plan at least six to twelve months prior to your honeymoon or destination wedding vacation. This allows your guests ample time to arrange their travel reservations and coordinate with your plans. It is customary for guests to pay their own travel costs for destination weddings, but many couples provide transportation for the wedding party, or host a special event for their guests other than the wedding itself.

It is important to take a few moments and detail what your “dream honeymoon or destination wedding travel” would entail. Are you an adventure traveler or looking for the laid back feeling of a tropical island getaway?
What about a 7-10 day cruise to the finest ports of call?

If you have a big wedding planned, try and schedule a day of relaxation before jetting off to your exotic honeymoon. This will help insure that you will arrive refreshed and ready to appreciate your “romantic holiday.”

While considering your travel plans, keep in mind the time of the year you will be traveling! For example, if you are having a summer wedding in the United States it will be winter in New Zealand and Australia.
Hawaii and Tahiti are among the top honeymoon and destination wedding locations. They also provide a wide range of resorts and activities. Some of the most popular activities or options would include; a luau, snorkel trip, a scenic helicopter flight over lush green valleys and cascading waterfalls, swimming with dolphins, a romantic dinner for two on the beach, or breakfast brought by canoe to your over the water bungalow.

When making travel arrangements with your travel specialist you will begin by working on air, room and transportation. As planning progresses further along, you can then discuss other possible reservation options such as activities, romance packages, honeymoon registry, dining reservations, “local” travel tips, etc.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu

Aloha from the sunny shores of Maui, Hawaii!
I just spent the last couple of days on the neighbor island of Oahu. While I was in Waikiki and Honolulu I was checking out hotels and great places to eat and shop.

Oahu offers world class luxury while still retaining the Polynesian flavor at value prices!

Fun things to do in Oahu(waikiki)
Visit Pearl Harbor
Honolulu zoo
Waikiki Aquarium
Polynesian Cultural Center
Ghost tours
Shangrila (Doris Duke estate)
Rent a car and drive out to the north shore to check out the waves!
Bishop Museum
Take a tour of the Iolani Place
Pet a dolphin

Great places to eat in Waikiki/Honolulu:
Food Court at Ala Moana Shopping center
Cheesecake Factory
Red Lion
Big City Diner
Yard House Waikiki

Here are a few of the hotels I visited and/or stayed at during my stay in Waikiki:

Aqua Hotels
Hyatt Waikiki
Marriott Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
Royal Hawaiian

If you have any questions or if you are interested in a travel package to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai or the island of Hawaii please contact us at Travel to Maui

We are a Hawaiian based travel agency.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Maui Brewers Festival

The 1st annual Maui Brewers Festival was held on Saturday May 30, 2009 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC).

Maui showed off her perfect weather on Saturday. Light tradewinds, lots of sun and around 85 for most of the day.

The highlights of the day would be the great music, wonderful food and samples of beers from Hawaii and around the world.

If you are interested in attending the Maui Brewers Festival in 2010 please contact Travel to Maui