Our family (me, wife, and 12 year old son) are planning a trip to Hawaii in August of 2014. The plan is to stay 10 nights on the islands. Right now I am thinking 5 nights on Oahu and 5 nights on another island, Maui perhaps.
This is a combination trip: part birthday for my wife, part 20th anniversary, part family vacation.
I am looking into VRBO for cottages/condos on each island. We prefer this to hotels so we can prepare healthy/reasonable breakfast/lunch, and then dine out for dinner each evening. We enjoy hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, and general island exploring. We always try to take in parks and nature tours when we visit islands.
All suggestions will be welcome.
We are avid Jeepers, so even mild 4x4 trails will be fun.
The Arizona memorial is a must-do for our son,and us to be honest.
I'm am saving now to lessen the impact, but would like suggestions on how early I should start booking lodging, flights, tours, etc...