3 Things Every Hawaii First Timer Needs to Know (plus 3 common MISTAKES to avoid)

3 Things Every Hawaii First Timer Needs to Know (plus 3 common MISTAKES to avoid)

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First time to Hawaii can feel overwhelming so let two local residents help you out with 3 must-know tips for your first trip to Hawaii plus 3 mistakes we see first-timers make over and over and over again.

We have loved visiting and now living in Hawaii. After our numerous trips and answering lots of questions from the community, we see first-timers making the same mistakes over and over again. We hope this video helps guide you through your Hawaii vacation planning. We are here to help with honest advice. We want you to stay safe, travel sustainably to Hawaii, and come back for a second trip.

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Oahu vs Maui: https://thehawaiivacationguide.com/oahu-vs-maui/
Maui vs Kauai for Honeymoon: https://thehawaiivacationguide.com/maui-vs-kauai-pick-the-perfect-island-for-your-honeymoon/

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Hawaii First Time Guide
00:00 Intro
01:06 #1 Vibe by Island: Best Hawaiian island for...
04:51 #2 Define Your Hawaii Bucket List Items
07:37 #3 Book Tours and Restaurants Early
08:32 3 Mistakes to Avoid for Your First Trip to Hawaii

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Which Hawaiian Island Should You Visit - https://youtu.be/2mIYF41vnhw
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