I have found my new place to go, I love Hawaii! From starting my trip in Vancouver B.C. and finishing in Waikiki, Hawaii it was all amazing. Everything worked out. No real plans except for one day in which I had a plan, didn’t do it but I did have one. The day after my relaxing day at the beach, I was supposed to take a surfing lesson but when I woke up after my relaxing day I think I was too burnt out from hanging on the beach. Instead of getting up around 6:30/7:00 I slept in to 9:00 and ended up hiking from the hotel to Diamondhead. Wow what a view and it only cost a buck. Go to my gallery and see a couple of pictures.
I’m not into taking loads of pictures while traveling. It’s hard to show people what you really see in a picture, I think it is better to see it for yourself. For instance if you see mountains or beaches, just google the area and see what good pictures the pros have. It is nice to have pictures of the people you get to meet that way in a few years from now I can look at them again and wonder how those people are doing and maybe even email them.
The hotel I stayed at gave me a better deal than what I was first quoted. I ended up getting it for $160.00 for two night taxes and all and they quoted me $89.00 a night plus taxes. Maybe because I gave them my TravelCheapWithPete.com card Sand Villa Hotel, thanks guys.
People that I have met around the world always say to me, that I am a lucky guy and I will admit that I am very fortunate that I can travel the way I do. But anyone can do the same thing if that’s what they really want. I was talking to a guy on a bench in Waikiki the other day and it sounded to me that he wants to travel just like most people do. He is about 70 and still running the family farm in Alberta. I told him to sell it and enjoy life and he said that he wants to keep the farm for the family. The thing is that they have nothing to do with the farm right now. I think if we were to ever actually ask our children what they thought about us enjoying life until we die or sitting on our asses or maybe even still working until we die that they would tell us to go and enjoy! So that is why I have come into your life to try and share and help with my experiences TravelCheapWithPete.com This way you can get away and enjoy life for cheap and still have money for you and your children later. Everyone needs a vacation away from work and the routines of life. Like they say (JUST DO IT) and just ask your children if they want the farm or the business that you built. Life is not all about work it’s about living it too.
I did not go to Costa Rica today as I had posted on Monday. I could have gone for $199.00 plus tax. One of the reasons is that it is back to being warm in Calgary on the plus side of zero unlike last week when I heard it was minus -30 while I was enjoying Hawaii.
Another tip I have is get an unlocked phone. I used AT&T in Hawaii and got 250 minutes for only $10.00 to call Canada. If someone called or texted me it would cost me 10 to 25 cents even if it was local. I paid an addition $10.00 for that service plus got a sim card with that and that paid for any other charges that would accrue like local calls sending or receiving and texting.
Travelling food tip time, these are some things that I like to have while on my journeys. I really like fruit and veggies and peanut butter and as the Americans say (jelly) I say jam sandwiches because they are easy to put together and you can eat it anywhere like on a bus, plane, boat or even a train.
Cheers, till next trip,