Friday, November 18, 2011

From the Big Apple to the Big Pineapple

New Yorkers: start making Hawaii vacation plans for June. Hawaiian Airlines is touching down in your city. A 294-seat Airbus A330-20 will make the ten hour flight. Check out the discounted fare promotion....$212 one way....a steal!

This fare gets you to Oahu and Waikiki Beach, pictured here. From this airborne view, you can see that Diamond Head, the iconic dormant volcano that lords over the resort strip, is indeed a crater and not just the jagged ridge that can be seen from the beach.

To get to the other islands—Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii—you'll need to make a connection in Honolulu. In order to figure out which island is best for you, and everything else needed to plan a Hawaiian vacation, take a look at No Worries Hawaii, a planning guide for all the islands. If possible, give yourself at least two weeks in Hawaii, the minimum time needed to let aloha work its magic on a New York state of mind.