Have you always dreamt about a vacation in the beautiful islands of Hawaii but felt that’s all it could be, a dream? Most people believe that Hawaii is very expensive and that to go, you need a bucket load of money. I’m here to let you know that with a little planning and some insider information, a trip to the Aloha State is not necessarily an expensive one. The truth is, Hawaii can be a very expensive place to visit, just as any other destination can be! If you are looking for the 5 star experience in every thing that you do, well yes, you might be looking at a severed arm and leg for price!! Having said that, these islands have so much to offer and the real truth of the matter is that you CAN have the vacation of a lifetime, even on a budget! Here are 5 tips that can help save you money when traveling to Hawaii. Accommodation can be affordable! There are so many price choices available, you will be amazed! Pick up some brochures from your local travel agent and have a look at what’s there. Go online and check out www.tripadvisor.com. If you’ve not been there, one of the many things that you will find is unbiased reviews of the hotels written by guests that have stayed in the hotels. You will even find that some of the more expensive hotels are actually rated less than some of the affordable ones, so it’s well worth a look and a bit of your time! Check out our favorite places to book! Don’t be shy, ask for an upgrade! You’d be surprised at how easy it is to get upgraded and you might just get a bigger and better room for the same price you were just about to pay! You’ll never know unless you take the chance and ask, you’ve got nothing to lose, only a better room to gain! Thinking about renting a car? Well if you’re going to be visiting Oahu, they have a fantastic bus system. Check out www.thebus.org. You will find that all of the popular tourist attractions are available by bus which can save you money and let you sit back to enjoy the ride rather than dealing with the congested traffic! If you are looking to get yourself around we recommend you check out Bring your own Snorkel Gear! Bring your own snorkels, fins and masks. These are relatively inexpensive to buy and while they are inexpensive to rent at most beaches, if you are going to say 3 beaches a day spending an average of $15, when you times that by the length of your stay, it can really add up! Buy a Frommer’s Guide! Buying Frommer’s “Hawaii from $80 a day” will provide you with a wealth of valuable information. Also be sure to check out “The EntertainmentBook,” which gives you discounts on everything from dining, attractions and shopping. You will make the price of the book back within your first day or 2 on the islands! You can buy it here Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit and you can have the vacation of a life time, even on a budget. I hope this helps you to be able to realize your dream of visiting these spectacular islands. Happy Travels!