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Congratulations! You’re engaged and looking for the perfect Honeymoon destination. There’s just one problem: You don’t have your passport, and there isn’t enough time to get one! Well, I have a suggestion for you: Oahu, Hawaii!
Hi! My name is April Dupree, and I’m a Travel Planner. I’m here to provide you with information about Oahu so that you’ll know if it’s the right destination for you and your soon-to-be spouse. This tropical paradise that is a part of the United States of America, might just be the tropical paradise you’ve been dreaming of!
Hawaii does not participate in Daylight Savings time, so if you travel from March to November, there is a 5-hour difference between Oahu and those of us located in Middle Tennessee. However, if you travel from November to March, there is only a 4-hour difference. 4 hours or 5 hours is still a big enough difference to mess with your internal clock, so be sure to have plenty of time to rest up and enjoy your stay.
Oahu might be an island and seem “small”, but it is home to 1.017 Million people! They speak English, Hawaiian, and Pidgin. The currency used in Hawaii is the American Dollar, which isn’t a surprise since Hawaii is an American State. Due to that, American citizens do not need a passport to travel there. However, you might want to note a couple of popular phrases that are used in Hawaii so you don’t feel like a foreigner. “Aloha” is used for “Hello” and “Goodbye”. “Mahalo” means “Thank you”. “Ohana” means “Family,” and “Keiki” means “Child or Children”
Best time to Travel
Oahu has great weather all year, but the best months are early April, May, September, and early October. These are often referred to as the “Shoulder Months.” June through November is hurricane season, and though hurricanes are rare around Hawaii, they aren’t impossible. 
Where to Stay
Rooms are least expensive from April-May and August-November, which are in-line with the best time to travel. Waikiki is the most popular location to stay in Oahu, and because of that, it has the most hotels to choose from. Waikiki is Oahu’s central tourist hub, and because of that, it might be too crowded for some. It is the largest city on Oahu located beachfront of the Pacific Ocean. If you want to choose a less crowded tourist area, you might consider staying on the North Shore around Turtle Bay and Haleiwa.
What to do
There is so much to do on Oahu! You could spend a week there and only scratch the surface of this beautiful Island. The main landmark people tend to want to see in Oahu is Pearl Harbor. If you had a history class in elementary school in the United States, Pearl Harbor is a story you were taught and learned. It is surreal to visit it first hand and something that everyone should do if they are in Honolulu. Oahu is also home to the Dole Plantation, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and film locations for movies such as Jurassic Park and shows such as Lost. And I haven’t even mentioned surfing, sea life, or Diamond Head! Check out all of the options HERE with my affiliate excursion partners, Project Expedition.
If you remember me talking about the time difference earlier on in this article, you might have a good idea of what I’m going to suggest. I would suggest at least 7 nights, but 9 nights would be ideal. You’ll have two travel days, at the beginning and at the end, so I wouldn’t count those as “valuable Honeymoon” days. Once you arrive on the Island you’ll want to have time to acclimate yourself before heading off and enjoying the sights. Allowing between 5 and 8 full days to immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the Island is totally worth it. This might be a once-in-a-lifetime trip; make sure you’re spending your time enjoying it and not rushing through it.
 Are you ready to book your Honeymoon to Hawaii or have more questions? Feel free to reach out to me! or 615-345-6663 Ext 739. I’m available in person (if you reside in the middle TN area), on the phone, via email, or Zoom. I do not charge a planning fee, as the vendors I use already include a commission in their pricing, whether you use my services or not.
I hope wherever this life takes you, You Enjoy Every Moment!

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