How to stay within budget & move around
I tried to do travel it was a bit cumbersome but I needed to get back into the game, then I decided RV travel was good but now its not so going to start getting into the not so RV travel mode. I have a budget about $3k/month and some of you are able to travel in other countries for that much in 2 months.
I haven't really picked a starting point, its kinda hard to because I want to see friends and family and I want to see variety! My last trip to Hawaii was almost a total flop, I'd like to go for my birthday (as I have some airline credit I ended up not using and need to use it before it expires) but then I thought what if I could visit as many of the islands as I can? I'd have 6 weeks to do it and Hawaii isn't cheap (rightfully so) so I budgeted a worst case scenario of $4,200 for 3-3.5 weeks that's about 3 of the 6 Islands that doesn't include meals nor tours/sightseeing/transportation (other than airfare) it does include hostel, inter-island and hotels only.
Someone I asked who went to Hawaii recently said the more you move the more it costs you, which makes sense and I agree as I have noted that while RVing as well but it also would seem to me that staying put can be just as costly almost.
I actually prefer to travel at a pace I can handle, I can remember when in NYC I didn't leave the hostel until 10-12pm there was only 1 day I did leave before 10. I like to look up what there is, what I should do for that day, etc... sometimes I need to look up cost and/or directions of the attractions, etc (sure I can do this at night time and sometimes I do but I prefer to use my night time for getting on the internet and blogging, chatting, etc).
Anyway... all in all in general not just Hawaii how the heck are you supposed to make sure you can eat and have a roof over your head and still get around? Don't get me wrong, I am sure I am going to spend maybe 1-2 days every 3-4 days relaxing and doing nothing which doesn't cost anything really except to fill my belly and a roof with a bed.
The inter-island airfares aren't that bad as some claim it to be, its a lot better than what I can pay for 20 minutes more of flying time than they offer from my home airport
So what say you?
By making Lanai my last stop before going back to mainland, that works and I can do it in 30 days. $1,600 includes all inter-island and a combination of hostels and airbnb, the hotels in Hawaii are ridiculous
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