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Honolulu Museum Of Art First Wednesdays Free Day

We have been waiting for the first Wednesday of the month to come around for the last 3 weeks. Why? – because this is the one day of the month when the Museum is free, and we are travel bloggers so we like to do things for free 🙂 The timing of our visit was

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Swimming with Turtles in Oahu, Hawaii

There is so much to love about Oahu. It has great beaches and a rugged beautiful landscape, yet the convenience of good shops and restaurants. The weather is mostly fabulous and the temperature averages a very pleasant 85F in the summer (78F in winter) so it’s never cold. The island has such a relaxed vibe

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There are five London tube tickets available. London tube tickets are based on a zone system. As a tourist, you will mostly only need Zone 1, except for getting to/from Heathrow airport. For taking the tube from/to the airport, go to the tube station counter and request an “extension” to any pass you have to

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Photo is of Waimea Bay, May 2013. These are the things that have surprised us during our first two weeks in Hawaii. 1. A lot of Hawaiians sound like Canadians. What’s up with that? 2. The longer we’re here the less it feels like we’re in America. A friend who lives here said “Hawaii looks

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MONDAYS Kings Village, Corner of Prince Edward St and Kaiulani Ave. 4pm to 9pm This is extremely central – it’s in the middle of central Waikiki. It also has a pretty good selection of fruit, including nice local mangoes (2.99/lb ouch!) Tip: The market is in a small central area plus spills out both sides

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40 Tips for Traveling in the US on the Cheap

1. Search for a car rental on sites that include the insurance in the rate (usually UK based). This is generally much cheaper than paying separately for the rental plus the insurances, and most non-US travelers won’t be covered for liability or damage to the rental vehicle through their travel insurance or credit card. I’ve

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Lanikai is Hawaii’s best beach (IMHO!) Here are some awesome shots from our road trip yesterday. Lanikai is only a short drive from Waikiki (not nearly as far as going all the way up to the North Shore). There is a Wholefoods supermarket at nearby Kailua, which you’ll drive past on the way there. It’s

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We’ve moved in! Today we moved into our sublet in the Ala Moana neighborhood of Oahu. We’re around 6-7 minutes walk from Wal-mart and around 10-12 minutes walk from the Ala Moana Centre Mall (the biggest mall in the Hawaii and a confusing labyrinth of mess!). The beach is a 15-20 minutes walk (maybe less)

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We move into our apartment sublet today, so I thought I’d post a copy of the sublet agreement I’ve been using as a template the last few years. This is my base one and it just gets modified each year. Notes – The first five times I sublet apartments we didn’t use a written agreement