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The 50th and only isolated state of the USA. Nicknamed The Aloha State.

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Bringing Chia seeds for personal consumption into Hawaii?

Can I bring chia seeds in my checked luggage to Hawaii for my personal consumption? The rules that I have read say that passion fruit and seeds are not allowed. This does not describe if it is only ...
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Can I travel to Hawaii while on my 90 day ESTA?

I’m booked to travel to Hawaii in about two weeks. I know that it is one of the 50 states but am I allowed to travel on an airplane? I’m here till September, but will traveling overseas affect my ESTA?...
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Can rice be brought into Hawaii?

I bought 10lb of rice at a local grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona and wish to take it to Honolulu, Hawaii. The rice is well packed and sealed. It's a variety of rice I get in my home country and is ...
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US Customs and connection time

We originally booked a flight from Lufthansa from Lyon (France) to Honolulu with a connection at Vancouver Airport. But our flight from Vancouver to Honolulu has been cancelled and replace by 2 ...
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Can I leave the Honolulu airport during a 12-hour layover?

Further to my question Will I clear customs in Honolulu or LAX?, If we have a 12-hour layover in Honolulu, are we able to arrive, get bags, clear customs, then re-check our luggage and then leave the ...
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Honolulu to Mainland. Do I need to show my passport/visa again?

Honolulu is my port of entry. Went outside to explore the island overnight. Now I need go to the mainland (san francisco) which I have the ticket and boarding pass already. Do I need to go again to ...
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Does Kapalua Airport (JHM) have a TSA checkpoint?

I took a plane from Kapalua Airport (JHM) to Honolulu (HNL) on 2019-01-27. I didn't go though the TSA at JHM. I wonder whether the absence of TSA is due to the current US shutdown. Does Kapalua ...
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Taking an Emotional Support dog on an overnight trip to Hawaii [duplicate]

I have a tiny budget for a mini-vacation this year in December. I would like to arrive in Honolulu HNL at around 7 AM on Day 1 and fly back around 11pm on Day 2. Basically ~40 hours in Hawaii. I fly ...
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Can I bring my dog from the mainland U.S. to Hawaii?

I would like to bring my Chihuahua to Hawaii. She is microchipped, vaccinated for rabies, and licensed in California. Can I bring her to Hawaii? Does any airline allow in-cabin pets on flights to ...
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Are there popular but poorly paved roads on Big Island which require an SUV? [closed]

My grandparents will drive only on roads recommended in printed travel guides; they'll ask the rental car company if Waipio Valley Road and the road to the top of Mauna Kea are sanctioned. 9. Re: Car ...
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Is there no direct straight road from Wailea to Route 37?

My grandparents' hotel is in Wailea, but they fancy driving the Southern Road to Hana. Is Google Maps beneath correct? Must they truly waste gasoline and time to drive the circuitous meandering loop?...
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How could I get a crew job to get to Hawaii?

I'm looking for options to get from the US mainland to Hawaii and I thought doing crew work on a boat/ship/yacht might be an option. How would I go about doing this?
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Rent a car or Uber/Lyft in Hawaii? [closed]

I am going to visit Hawaii (O'ahu) for the first time and am debating between using Uber/Lyft or just renting a car to travel from Honolulu to the beaches on the north side. It seems like the prices ...
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Lower Altitude Observatory on Hawai'i?

We want to go stargazing on the Hawai'i Big Island but we're a little worried about altitude sickness (we have some near-senior citizens in our group). All of the observatories I could find are on ...
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Vegan dining options on Maui

Are any vegan dining options on the island of Maui? I suspect the vast majority of restaurants focus on seafood or something of that sort, but I wanted to see if any locals knew of some hidden vegan ...
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Can I take coffee that has been used and resealed?

I am going to Honolulu and then travel to a few places in America. Are you allowed to take coffee and use it at each destination, instead of having to buy some at each place?
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Bringing Homemade Trail Mix to Hawaii Given Food Import Restrictions

Because I have hungry, snacky, picky-eater kids, I make homemade trail mix ahead of every vacation. Aside from the obligatory candy, it generally contains almonds, peanuts, cashews, raisins, and ...
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Traveling conveniences in Maui

I'm traveling to Maui and I wanted to inquire about how difficult it is travel in Maui if it will take a while to travel from place to place. I am going to go there and would like to stay in hotel ...
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Is it possible to drive to Hawaii?

I know there aren't any roads across the Pacific, obviously. But is there any possible way to drive a car to Hawaii? Let's say you were attempting to drive to all 50 states in the U.S., is there a ...
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Would it be legal/practical for a US citizen/resident to register in Hawaii to obtain the kama'aina discounts?

I'm planning a two week trip to Hawaii with a friend who is a Green Card holder. I know that theoretically he could change his residency to Hawaii, which would allow him to obtain a Hawaiian state ID/...
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Inter-island flights in Hawaii: Lower 48 ticketing model or bus model?

Do the inter-island flights in Hawaii use a ticketing model like the lower 48 states (purchasing far in advance is massively cheaper, high fees to change tickets) or a "bus model" like the inter-...
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Travel to Hawaii for first time from Kansas, USA [closed]

I am living in Kansas city. I have only heard about Hawaii, never actually went there. Planning a vacation for 3-4 weeks. I want to experience all the best things about Hawaii. I don't care what other ...
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Fairmont Orchid Gold room or Mauna Lani Bay Oceanfront room? [closed]

I can't decide which would be more enjoyable and worth the money for our anniversary and babymoon trip to the big island of Hawaii in a few weeks. The gold part of the resort seems like you're treated ...
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Shark Cage Diving: What are the shark populations like in April at Oahu, Hawaii? [closed]

In the spirit of Shark Week, I wish to ask a shark-travel question for an upcoming trip. I am hoping to do some shark cage diving while on a vacation to Hawaii next April, and I was wondering which ...
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How to see hula dance in Hawaii [closed]

I'm planning to go to Hawaii and I want to see the famous hula dance. Someone know where can I go?
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Getting from Honolulu to Mauna Kea

I'm lining up a few days in Honolulu next month. While there are things on that island that I want to see (Pearl Harbour etc), I'd really love to get to Mauna Kea as well. Wikitravel's Honololu ...
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Is it legal to light and send off sky lanterns on the beaches of Hawaii?

My family is traveling to Hawaii, specifically, Oahu next spring, and we wanted to do activities that included the entire family. We have always wanted to release sky lanterns into the sky because it ...
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Getting outside of touristy activities in Hawaii [closed]

My wife and I have the opportunity to visit Hawaii for two weeks this May. We were considering visiting the islands of O'ahu, Maui, and Hawai'i. I've been able to find a lot of cool touristy ...
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Can I take beef jerky in my carry-on?

I am flying from Seattle to Hilo, Hawaii next week and would like to take some homemade beef jerky in a vacuum-sealed bag. Can I take it in my carry-on with Hawaiian Airlines?
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Detailed map of Hawaii Big Island showing paved roads

I am looking for a detailed map (much more detail than, say, here) of the Hawaii Big Island, that will show which roads are paved and which are not. This is to determine where I will be able to get to ...
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NZ to USA do we collect luggage at Hawaii transit stop?

We're looking at flights from NZ to San Diego in October. One of the options has a 3.5 hours stop in Hawaii (I suspect also change of planes) before flying to on San Diego. Do we collect and re-...
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How to get to Mythbusters' duct tape island

After watching the Duct tape island episode of the MythBusters show I was totally in love with that uninhabited island. They say it is in Hawaii but no more details. Whats the name of that island? ...
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Is it cheaper to book a hotel online or at the desk? [closed]

I am (hopefully) going to Hawaii next year (planning on going in May). I am going to stay there for 4 weeks and I would like to travel to all the islands (or most of them). The problem is that I don'...
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Whole week camping on O'ahu (Hawaii) possible?

I am planning to go on a two week camping trip to O'ahu. However, it seems that all camping areas are 3-day or 5-day only, i.e, you cannot stay there for two full weeks. Camping always starts at ...
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Fastest way to obtain a China tourism visa in Hawaii?

I am in Honolulu and want to quickly get a tourism visa for mainland China. What are my options? I would prefer to avoid flying to Los Angeles/Hong Kong or similar. Nationality: New Zealand
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Antigua Visa Application from Hawaii for Chinese Citizen

We have a Chinese citizen (national and resident) visiting Hawaii on a tourism visa. What would be the best way for them to go about applying for a visa to visit Antigua whilst they are in Hawaii? Is ...
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Accommodation, sights and food in Maui

I just booked a flight for Maui from 20th October to 7th of November. I am interested in hearing tips related to Maui. I know I can grab Lonely Planet for that, but first I'd like to hear some first ...
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What options are available for hunting feral boar on Hawaii?

I am visiting Kauai shortly and am interested in boar hunting while there. So far I have applied for my Hunter's Education Exemption and have mapped several locations that allow for bow hunting. ...
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Stopovers between Hawaii, Conus and back [closed]

I would like to fly from Hawaii and make short stopovers of 2-3 days each in San Diego or Phoenix, St. Louis and Burlington, VT or Montreal. What would be the cheapest way to do this, utilizing ...
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car at Kahului: Is there a shuttle to the 40 Hana location?

When searching for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, I get 2 locations: 40 Hana HWY Kahului, HI 96732-2105 Kahului ARPT Kahului, HI 96732 I know the second one is the official airport location, but it is not ...
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What kind of weather can I expect in Maui in October?

My boyfriend and I are spending a week in Maui at the end of October through beginning of November. I was wondering what the general weather and water temperature is like. I tend to get cold easily ...
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Things to do in Wailea, Maui when you don't have a car

My boyfriend and I are trying to conserve money while on vacation in Maui and weren't planning on renting a car. Are there things to do in Wailea that are walking distance (or bus transportation)?
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How safe are vacation rentals by owners in Hawaii (Big Island)?

I am going to be traveling to Hawaii (Big Island) and I plan to stay for about a week. I will be going with a group of between 4-8 people and I was looking to find a cheaper way to figure out lodging ...
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Is there a free walking tour in Honolulu?

I've seen mentions that some hotels sponsor a free walking tour, but can't find any actual details on it. Does one exist? Ideally I'd like to see the old buildings - the palace and so on, but even ...
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What are the most diverse places to go snorkeling in Hawaii for fish and coral?

I'm thinking Oahu and Big Island specifically, but if you have strong recommendations for snorkeling on other Hawaiian islands, I'll try to make my way over to those ones too! For me, diversity is ...
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How to go on a submarine tour?

I know some companies in Hawaii and grand cayman give you 45 min submarine tours for $400 Is there a way to get a more authentic experience, like being on a sub for an entire weekend? Or do you ...