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If you're travelling more than about two months from now, you'll be able to do this. You'll need to get the dog vaccinated for rabies (even if her vaccination is up-to-date, the vet may advise a booster, to ensure that the immunity test comes back positive) and other things, wait several days, go back to the vet for the rabies immunity test, wait for the ...


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It turns out that there is a road, but you can't use it. See The Deal With Oprah Winfrey’s Private Maui Road for more details. And not just any road, either: Oprah’s road is concrete and asphalt 12 feet across. Goodfellow Brothers paved it in December 2010. The road stretches from the water tank at Kealakapu Road near Piilani Highway in Kihei to Keokoa, ...


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According to Wikitravel, unless your car is amphibious (like the Aquada), you'll need to get it freighted to Hawaii. Fortunately this seems fairly common, and a quick google search gives a few results, including this on Hawaii Car Shipping: According to them it usually takes three to four weeks, you will need a variety of paperwork and (of course) shipping ...


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From the files of "don't believe everything you see on TV (especially on Mythbusters)", we have... The Island that you've included the photo for is "Green Island", and is located just off Cairns in Australia. It is most certainly not an 'uninhabited island", and even has a Resort you can stay at for only $600+ per night! Fairly clearly that Island isn't ...


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From Hawaii Pet Passport & Import Regulations (not an official site so take it with a grain of salt), yes you can take your dog to Hawaii. However there seems to be quite stringent requirements both before and after arrival. Hawaii has a five-day or less program for bringing cats, dogs and ferrets into the state. The program is designed to allow ...


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If you switch Google Maps to topology view you'll see that where your arrow lies goes from sea level to 600 meters (2000 feet) in the distance of 5km That's a 12% incline for 5 kilometers. It's probably not too much of an issue going up that hill, but going down it you run the possibility of cooking your brakes over such a distance. Most people don't know ...


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Sky lanterns are banned in Hawaii. In July 2012, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law HB2113, a bill which imposed a total ban on aerial luminaries, including the ignition, possession, sale or use.


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The Navy does have programs that will allow journalists, community leaders, and other individuals to spend a great deal more time on a submarine than just a few minutes. However, these are not exactly common, and not for a week. For instance, in this story, educators from Chicago were able to spend a day on a fast attack sub. On the second day, the ...


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Maui is great for the first time Hawaii traveler, and gives a good dose of the adventure - the gorgeous scenery along with the famed hospitality, and staying for a few days, as you are, will serve you well. Lahaina is a good location to explore the island, plus it is relatively economical compared to Kapalua and the pricey Wailea. It also has a ton of ...


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happycow is a good resource for vegan and vegetarian food options when traveling. here's a link to hawaii... http://www.happycow.net/north_america/usa/hawaii/


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On the Kona side of Big Island, a lot of companies offer daily a trip to snorkel or SCUBA-dive with manta rays at night. I guess you can also just swim there and join the party if you're unwilling to pay, but I don't think that's simple or safe to do, especially as this is a night activity. I did a dive there recently and it was absolutely amazing, easily ...


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This does not make sense. Obtaining a Hawaii state ID requires a visit to a Driver Licensing Center with two proofs of residence. Your friend would need bank statements, lease, utility bill, etc... to prove their address (two of the documents shown at the bottom of this page). These are not documents a short-term visitor would hold. This process is meant for,...


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Hawaii has been a state of the United States since August 21, 1959. I am not well versed enough in the laws of the era to know whether you needed a passport before but for sure you didn't since that, now almost sixty years. Official source has this to say: Hawaii is a U.S. state and therefore passport documentation requirements for U.S. citizens and LPR's ...


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Maui Weather Is Very Localized Weather on Maui is very localized, so the average temperature doesn't really tell the whole story. Also, the rain tends to fall all at once like a flash food, so the quantity of rain isn't that relevant except for the windward shore (i.e. Hana) where it rains all the time. Key Aspects Determining the Weather You Will ...


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What sort of submarine are you looking for? travelscience.com lists 2 tour companies that offer deep-sea submarine expeditions to the titanic, bismark or black smokers. The advenbtures.ca tour is 12 days long and will set you back ~$60.000, but im not sure how much fun it would be in such a small can: AFAIK it takes ~2h to dive to the titanic, and 2h to ...


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You could always hit Molokini, off the island of Maui, which is a heavily traffic'ed snorkeling spot - great for spotting coral reefs. Plus the guided tours ensure that you are informed about what you see. Summers around Maui are great for whale spotting - though I seriously doubt you will get to swim alongside them :) If this is your first time in Hawaii, ...


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For topographic reasons, Hawaiian islands have ring roads, road and street networks supporting the cities, and maybe a few (often difficult) roads up or over the volcano. You can find more detailed maps (that indicate paved/unpaved) here, but I think all the roads to parks and beaches are on the less detailed ones you already linked to, or in @pnuts' ...


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Hawaii has special agriculture rules to protect the islands from pests and diseases that are present elsewhere. Here's the relevant information (I've omitted plant and animal rules) from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture on Traveling from the U.S. Mainland to Hawaii: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Agricultural items include all plants, plant parts, animals,...


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tl;dr: mainland. https://www.islandair.com/my-reservation All changes are subject to a ticket change fee and difference in fare. Charges are per segment and dependent on fare rules for ticket purchased. https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/legal/fare-rules-terms-and-conditions Interisland Web special fares are valid only for travel between Honolulu and ...


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A 4x4 is required to go into Waipio Valley. There is a police officer at the top of the road who will not let you drive down into the valley unless you're in a 4x4. The road is well paved but extremely steep. I would not want to attempt to drive it without a 4x4 anyway. The road to the Mauna Kea visitor information station (very high but not at the top) ...


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As you said, Hawaii is one of the 50 states. By flying from one of the other 49 to Hawaii, you are not leaving the US. Such flights to Hawaii are purely domestic. You are not going "overseas" from the perspective of US immigration law. Your ESTA will not be affected or even checked as you would not be passing through US immigration. As long as you have valid ...


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Short answer : No, they do not. Longer answer : The airport and 40 Hana Highway locations are separate locations - one serves the airport, and the other primarily serves the pier. The airport has a shuttle that runs from the airport to the airport location (which is actually a few hundred yards away from the airport). The 40 Hana location has a shuttle ...


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We recently took a trip to Hawaii and went to Hanauma Bay in Oahu. It was a lot of fun. What I liked was that it had several different sections to the bay. The farther you swim out, the more wildlife you will see. The water was rough when we went so we stayed in the area closest to the shore, but I still saw a turtle!


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While there's always an inherent possible risk with these types of sites (VBRO, AirBnb, even hostel websites) - for the most part, they work fine - otherwise they wouldn't work! Always look at any reviews on the property/owner - if any, and see if there have been any noted problems in the past. Perhaps Google the address or property as well, just to make ...


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Yes, since Honolulu is your first stop in the United States, that is where you need to collect your luggage, carry it through customs, and re-drop it for your onward flight. That's how it works for all international arrivals to any U.S. airport. The flight from Honolulu to San Diego is U.S. domestic.


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I was born and raised on Maui, and as we always say, Maui No Ka Oi! so my vote would be for Maui. Maui has amazing hiking oportunities, with the many trails of the Na Ala Hele trail system (hawaiitrails.org). The website runs really poorly for me, but the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has a great, if limited site for state sponsored hiking ...


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