If you didn’t hear the live broadcast, we were featured on Frommers Travel show Sunday. You can listen to the interview here. It’s at the beginning of the broadcast. Arthur and Pauline produce a savvy two-hour national weekly radio show heard in 100 markets.
Arthur and I discussed:
- Summer and Christmas vacation strategies.
- Finding the cheapest airfares.
- Getting the best accommodation deals.
- Where car rentals fit into your planning.
Extended interview on Frommers website:
After recording the interview, Arthur asked me to provide their listeners and readers with our best Hawaii tips which we did not have time to cover on the show. This can be viewed on Arthur’s blog and includes:
- Negotiating your hotel deal.
- Ancillary accommodation fees. These can quickly ruin your good deal, so make sure you check in advance about things like resort and gym fees, late check-out charges, wi-fi, cleaning fees (vacation rentals), and more. One Hawaii 4-star hotel told me they charged higher fees for Priceline guests.
- Important car rental tips. Be careful about lack of availability at peak times.
- Packing to save money.
Lastly, Arthur’s recent book, Ask Arthur Frommer: And Travel Better, Cheaper, Smarter, is one I thoroughly enjoyed. It covers multiple destinations and reflects his 50+ years as the travel guru. Here’s the Amazon link.
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Hi! your program on NPR woke me up from my nap. Logged into your web page and booked a flight to Kaua’i. We are staying in the northland in mid March. My question is, If I have only three day to do something, where and what? just curious! Great Interview! We come from ND and we loved our last visit. Our ages-50s,we enjoyed visiting with locals, down to earth. Thanks for your web site!!! Keep up the good work…
Let’s get the less appealing parts out of the way first. March is typically rainy. I’ll keep my fingers crossed though. It has been an unusually dry winter thus far. But do have a few things in mind to do, just in case it rains. Also, winter swells make north shore beaches mostly unswimmable, so you may need to head east or south, just depending. Lastly, a bridge is being replaced between Lihue and Kapaa, so be prepared for significant traffic delays in that area.
I’d suggest starting with the guidebook Kauai Revealed. That will give you a great overview. Most libraries should have it. Thereafter, please get back to us with your thoughts, questions, concerns. I’m sure you’ll have a great time.