Whether you’re a Boomer, GenX or Millennial, chances are good that you have a travel bucket list. Likely too Hawaii is at the top of your places to go according to the AARP study just released.
Biggest barrier to Hawaii travel is money.
When asked what will hinder travel, 45% of respondents said that lack of money could be an issue. Another way we look at that is the cost of that bucket list trip. Therein is Beat of Hawaii’s “Raison D’Etre,” (reason for existing) which is to help you get to Hawaii, your bucket travel list destination, for significantly less money.
How do you save on a Hawaii vacation?
You scored one of our Hawaii travel deals, now you want to keep the savings going while you are here.
Also read our budget tips below and make comments. We’d love to hear your money crunching tips too.
- Consider a home exchange if you live in a tourist area with high demand.
- Stay in a vacation rental and split the costs with friends and family. Plus, you have your own kitchen too.
- Check activity and restaurant websites for deals. Sometimes you save with online booking or visiting on a certain day or time. How about 10% off at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
- Buy the Go Oahu card. Read how we saved $123 each using it in Honolulu recently.
- Call a hotel directly if you find a lower rate elsewhere.
- Read our 2017 discount Hawaii car rental guide. Recheck your rental car reservation closer to departure and see if the price has dropped.
50% of travel lists are created as a function of hitting a “certain age.”
Is it an age thing according to the study? 46% of Boomers have a travel bucket list while 58% of GenX and 74% of Millenials also maintain them. Boomers have on average 8 destinations in mind, GenX have 12 and Millenials 15.
Destination is most everything and Hawaii scores.
18% of those responding with a specific domestic destination chose Hawaii, which is 50% more than chose the next most popular domestic destination, Alaska.
“Almost half of all Bucket List Trips are focused on the destination overall, versus a specific activity or attraction at the destination.” – AARP
Here are just some of the ways we see Hawaii being on top of the list. Care to add to the list? Please do so below.
1. Great range of activities to suit all.
2. Warm weather year round and humidity.
3. Aloha spirit and friendly, happier-than-most people.
4. Nature’s beauty at every turn.
5. Fresh and unique food.
6. Abundant exercise opportunities.
7. Wildlife, from humpback whales to monk seals, birds and so much more.
8. Clean air and water.
9. Accessibility is easy (but long) from throughout the US on many airlines.
10. Simplicity of traveling domestically vs. international travel.