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Dress for the Climate
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring flip-flops with you or plan to buy some when you arrive. See my Local Customs tip.
Pack clothing suitable for tropical weather. The young women in this photo, with their black stockings and high heeled shoes, were dressed as if they were in New York City, and they just looked silly. Plus, they must have been extremely uncomfortable. It was about 85 degrees F (29 C) in Honolulu that morning, with high humidity, and I was sweating in my sundress.
Honolulu is a very casual city. Muumuus and sundresses for women, and aloha shirts and khakis for men are acceptable attire almost everywhere.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget sunscreen, especially in the summer. The Hawaiian sun is stronger than you'd expect.
NO NEED FOR A LOT OF WARM CLOTHES !!!!!!
Luggage and bags: HONOLULU IS A PLACE YOU DON'T SEE A LOT OF SNOW COATS AND CAPS AND THAT SORT OF CLOTHES .....BUT YOU DO SEE A LOT OF SWIM WEAR AND A NEED FOR SUN SCREEN!!!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: SLIPPERS OR ALSO KNOWN AS "FLIP-FLOPS......A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF SHORTS FOR THE BEACH AND THE WARM WEATHER HERE... .. EVERY SO OFTEN YOU MAY NEED AN UMBRELLA !!!!!!!!!!! IT DOES RAIN.. .SOMETIMES A LOT wETOHHH HHHHH!!!!!!!!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: BANDAGES FOR THE%c SUNBURNED FEET AND PLENTY OF LOTION TO COOL THAT SUNBURN ON THE REST OF YOUR BODY .........
Photo Equipment: A good or great camera to use shooting those cool shots that only you can see here !!!!!!!!!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: PEOPLE LOVE TO CAMP OUT HERE.. AND IF THAT IS YOU COME ENJOY YOURSELF !!!!!!!
Miscellaneous: extra time to enjoy the cool places to see and experience here !!!!!!!
Be prepared, RAIN OR SHINE!!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops and tennis shoes are the obvious... DON'T FORGET AN UMBRELLA!!!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: This is the 2nd most expensive state in the US, after Alaska. Bring as much of these as you think you may need... or anything else.
Beware of the sun!
Luggage and bags: Pack at least two day's supply of clothing, all your meds, camera equipment and important documents in your carry-on, in fact everything you cannot afford to lose... it's a long trip and your main bags can get delayed.
Rolling bags are great, saves wear and tear on the muscles... but pack lightly, as there needs to be room in the case for your souvenir hula skirt!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: GOOD walking shoes are a must if you plan to travel to the Big Island to walk across lava flows, sensible footwear is essential.. it's like walking on glass splinters in some areas...
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Your own medicines for at least the whole of the stay and a few days afterwards in case you decide to prolong your holiday! Plenty of sunblock and moisturiser too.
Photo Equipment: Digital cameras are a must and bring a few spare memory sticks... you'lll take LOTS of pics... I took a video camera and used up about 4 hours worth of film... let's face it, it's the holiday of a lifetime and you may not get the chance to go again..
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You CAN camp on the beach and at the car parks... it's certainly warm enough to sleep out and makes for a really cheap holiday.
Miscellaneous: Watch out for the sun! it is intense and if you plan to spend all day on the beach and are a fragile wilting pale flower like myself, go for factor 325 or higher lol... the worse thing you can suffer on a beach holiday is sunburn.. it makes you feel miserable.
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Less is More!
Luggage and bags: Keep it simple!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In all honesty, you will not need as much as you might think. Being a woman, and not a light packer, I brought way too much! You just need a bathing suit or two, a sarong, a few tank tops and shorts, and that's basically it! A change of fancier clothes for dinners is a good idea as well.
Photo Equipment: Lots of film and an underwater camera for snorkelling!
Less is better...
Luggage and bags: Bring luggage that can be spotted and easy for you to know which is yours..tie a string that will be distinct for you and no one else.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to bring sunscreen, beach shoes(beach tends to be rough), light clothing and a hat.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring some of the first aid kit necessity bandages, Neosporine, and aloe vera (great for cooling light sun burns).
Photo Equipment: Make sure you bring film it gets very expensive to buy there/ Remember everything is brought in from the mainland.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring sunscreen for both children and adults. Coppertone seems to work well for children but read all labels or ask a doctor before you leave which would be best for you.
Miscellaneous: Don't bring too much. What you don't have you can always rent such as boards or what not. The less you bring the easier your trip will be.
Wrap Skirt & Sunscreen
Luggage and bags: One 'almost empty' case.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wrapskirt, Bikini, Slipons, Shorts, and T'shirts..
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your Medications, the rest you can buy here.
Photo Equipment: Bring your camera.. I found film was reasonably priced... Better still, bring your digital..
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Luggage and bags: I used a large roll bag
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress for the tropics. It's hot and you can be sunburned before you realize it.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A high SPF( sun protection factor) sunscreen and sunglasses with uv prtection
Photo Equipment: lots of film
Miscellaneous: Lots of money
Luggage and bags: Backpack of course! or a small duffel, plus surf bag if need be, though rentals are feasible.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Slippers, trunks, 1 pair nice pants, one good lookin' hawaiian shirt (which you should buy in hawaii of course) and a t-shirt if you feel like you need to ever cover yourself. And of course bring sunscreen! SPF the biggest number you can find!
Photo Equipment: I recomend zoom lens, macro zoom lens, at least. Hawaii is the most beautiful place i've ever been too, make good use of it.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: towel: not mandatory, but could be nice. PACK LIGH
Beware the stinky people!
Luggage and bags: a small backpack is always good so you can tote around a towel and bathing suit at all times.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget the sunblock and sunglasses!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Ummm... a really strong DEODERANT/ANTIPERSPIRANT!!! Hawaii is A LOT more humid than most people are used to which can cause some kickin' B.O. (walk around downtown, you'll see...err, smell what I mean!) Don't be one of these stinky folks!
Luggage and bags: I took my small rolling bag and a beach bag. If you plan to bring home stuff for your friends and family, take an extra bag with you......we had a time getting everything home.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack light, you can always wash. Have 2 bathing suits and a cover up. Be sure to have a beach towel and sunscreen with you. I ALSO liked using the Maui Babe Tan Accelerator. (another tip from LanikaiBabe:) Just apply it over your sunscreen and really does work:) Casual is really in here.....there is not too much dressing up, but if you like fine dining, bring the appropriate wear as there are some nice places to dine:). A jacket or sweatshirt would have been nice for cool evenings. (and yes, with the tradewinds, it can be a little on the cool side! I forgot mine and will never make that mistake again) We also brought our own snorkle gear.....it wasn't expensive to rent it there, but we already owned our own stuff!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring shampoo! The Pacific is SALTY and I had to wash my hair 3 times to get all the salt out!!! Bring soap powder, dryer sheets and quarters with you in a lock top bag if you plan to wash! It's a lot cheaper than buying it at the hotel laundromat, and this way you have everything with you. Another thing that we have just from our camping excursions that I brought along is one of those fold up hampers that you can get from Walmart or Kmart. I love this thing! It can be folded up and kept in your suitcase. When you get to your hotel, just open it up and VOLIA(!), you have a hamper! They even have one that has 3 sections that you can sort your stuff, but we have the one that has one compartment. I have a thing about taking my stuff home clean. I just think that it simplifies the unpacking process and also for me, the blues of actually coming back home:(
Photo Equipment: 35mm camera and video camera. Underwater camers if you want to take pictures in the ocean. Take plenty of film and cassettes to capture moments! I had my pictures developed at Long's Drugs in the Ala Moana Mall for $6.99 and I got double prints! That was cheaper than here in Maryland!!! I feel getting them developed there is a good thing so if something doesn't come out, you may have the chance to get another picture of it.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach towel, beach bag, sunscreen for sure.
Packing List - a camera for sure!
Luggage and bags: Well, I do not know what a penguin is doing in Hawaii?
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suit, sandles, and sunscreen.
Photo Equipment: Please see my travelogue for more info and pics. Mahalo!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, swimsuits, a few nice dresses for the ladies and polo shirts for the men (some restaurants require these), sandals.
Photo Equipment: Still camera and video camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunblock, sunblock, and more sunblock.
Miscellaneous: Gallon Zip-Lock bags. You'll need them to pack your wet swimsuits in when traveling between islands or traveling home.
Luggage and bags: No need to overpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring short pants, t-shirts, and sandals.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun screen and plenty of it.
Photo Equipment: 35 mm camera and plenty of film.
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