We've just arrived home after a typical flight from Oahu to the East Coast on the mainland. Our trip was fantastic. I'll give a few details later after I've rested a bit but here are a few thoughts just off the top of my head:
1. Don't worry about your daytime wardrobe; wear your bathing suit and a sarong. Nighttime: suit yourself but keep it casually elegant. High heels are Not neccessary!
2. Don't worry about how you'll divide up your stay between islands. We stayed put for 10 days on Oahu and would have been perfectly happy to stay there another 10 days. Rent a car with a gps, get a towel, get inside tips from the bellmen, get lunch and get lost. It's all good.
3. Aloha is not just a greeting or a goodbye but rather an approach to life. It takes more than a short visit of 10 days to 'get it' but just being polite and respectful goes a long way toward enjoying the best of Hawaii (its residents).
4. Once is not enough and we hope to return to Hawaii.
More to follow once I'm rested and my apologies if this post rambles! Again, Mahalo for your help; it was invaluable.