Whether you’re a Boomer, GenX or Millennial, chances are good that you have a travel bucket list. Likely too, Hawaii is at or near the the top of your places to go according to many studies. AARP reports that, for example half of all Baby Boomers have a bucket list, and of those, almost all include travel. Millennials and GenXers are even more likely to have travel bucket lists.
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, a top bucket travel list destination, for significantly less money.
How do you save on a Hawaii vacation?
You scored cheap flights to Hawaii, and 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 Hawaii home exchange if you live in an area with high travel demand.
- Stay in a vacation rental and split the costs with friends and family. Plus, have your own kitchen and more space too.
- Check activity and restaurant websites for deals. Sometimes you save with online booking or visiting on a certain day or time.
- When visiting Honolulu, try the Go Oahu card. Read how we saved $123 each using it in Honolulu while having a blast.
- Call a hotel directly if you find a lower rate elsewhere.
- Read our 2018/2019 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.
When destination is most everything, 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.