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Re-Thinking Egypt

April 24th, 2011 at 11:19 am

Recently I uncovered some very negative reviews of the tour company I was thinking of using for our Egypt trip next summer. They gave me pause. I had chosen this particular company because of the reasonable price and a recommendation from a friend of a friend.

I have spoken with my son about it, and he now says he would rather go to Hawaii anyway. My next step is to talk it over with my cousin (she is out of state attending a wedding this weekend). I have been pricing air, hotel, and car rental packages. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this trip would cost quite a bit less than the planned Egypt trip.

Anyone been to Hawaii? Have any tips to share? Things to see?

5 Responses to “Re-Thinking Egypt”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    I don't think you'd want to commit to going to Egypt until things settle down anyway....it ain't over yet.


  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh yes, that is another reason! We had picked Egypt and started saving about 2 years ago, before the current unrest.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I have been to Ohau and Maui. Went to Ohau MANY years ago so no tips other than I have heard it is extremely crowded now unless you are on the North Shore. Maui is just beautiful. We went for a week and our girls loved it more than Disney World. We did a snorkel tour, a luau, the road to Hana, Haleakela, and they also have a small aquarium that was perfect for an afternoon. Checked out the many beautiful beaches (took a picnic and planted ourselves on the beach and did some boogie boarding), shopping in Lahina and swimming at the condo. Very restful and wonderful vacation. My parents have been to all of the islands and Maui is their favorite.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Hawaii is so affordable from California. Egypt is in a whole other price realm!

    I LOVE Hawaii. Probably nowhere else I rather go. I have been to Oahu and Kauai. Oahu is a little more touristy, but I still stand by that I think it is a wonderful introduction to Hawaii. It is where I fell in love with Hawaii.

    Kauai is just amazing. Some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Lots of hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, active type stuff there. Though you can just sit on the beach and probably enjoy yourself just as much. More of their beaches were dangerous so less beach swimming, and snorkeling was hit and miss due to the weather.

    The snorkeling was better in Oahu, actually. In Oahu I remember more great restaurants, and more swimmable beaches. Most tourists don't seem to be aware of all the beautiful hikes though - we did several. Crowded Waikiki is just one small piece of a very beautiful island. The Polynesian cultural center is great (esp. with kids), and I think a luau is a must the first time.

  5. -Jerry- Says:

    My sister went to university in Hawaii and she loves it there. Like the poster above, I think there is no place else that she would rather be! (She has to slum it in San Diego now, but it doesn't lead to too much hardship... Smile ) I have also heard that the PCC is excellent. She worked as an interpreter there during school and had the insurance of a nice job to help pay for school. It isn't cheap, Hawaii, but I would imagine that it is currently cheaper and safer than the Middle East at the moment...

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