Traveling alone can be an amazing journey of self-discovery. Hawaii is a place of such beauty it would be nearly impossible to visit without finding answers you’re searching for. Here’s a few tips on how to see Hawaii on your own.
Hawaii on your own
Hawaii is a great choice for taking a solo vacation. Beautiful natural scenery, diversity of cultures, and a wealth of sights to see make Hawaii one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. While it may seem like no problem to travel alone, here are some helpful ideas you may want to consider to maximize your trip.
Have safety in numbers while still traveling alone
If you are apprehensive about safety while traveling alone, taking tours or doing activities with groups is a wise consideration. For example, if you are not a strong swimmer but are dying to go snorkeling in Hawaii, you should probably go on a snorkeling tour instead of renting equipment and braving the water on your own.
Snorkeling tours will provide you with safety gear, instruction, and a group of people who can help you in case of an emergency. It’s also a great way to meet people and strike up conversation. If you can, find someone to swim with and use “The Buddy System.”
Take a tour in Hawaii on your own first
If you’re wanting to explore the island’s most scenic spots, then taking a tour when you first arrive is a great idea. Not only will you learn the incredible histories behind Hawaii’s most beautiful sites, you will gain a feel for the island and find places to return to and visit on your own.
The familiarity you gain from visiting somewhere on tour first can be quite valuable. You will learn about the place from an expert local guide, and you’ll be able to find it again with no problems.
Use online resources to learn about the places you want to go
Another benefit to finding places to return to on tour is you will be familiar with where it is, and an idea of it’s amenities and you will have time to research it on sites like Foursquare or online travel guides.
We have an amazing Hawaii travel guide featuring information on nearly 200 of Hawaii’s most popular, natural, historic, and commercial landmarks. Be sure to check it out to help plan out the places you want to see while visiting Hawaii on your own.
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