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I’m not a person who has ever traveled solo, but I always wanted to. So when I was invited to go on a trip with my family and friends, I decided it would be a great opportunity to try out this solo-travel thing. Sure enough, it was! Here are some things that made my first vacation in Hawaii unforgettable:


How to get to the airport:

Woman at the airport during vacation in Hawaii
  • You can either drive or take a taxi. If you want to drive, use Google Maps and make sure you know where the airport is located before arriving. Make sure your car has plenty of gas so that you don’t have any problems on the road. If taking a taxi, call one an hour before your flight departs so that they know exactly when to pick you up!
  • When arriving at the airport:
  • You should have already gotten your boarding pass online or through an agent at home. If not, go up to any counter and show them proof of purchase for your trip (e-ticket confirmation). They’ll be able to help with anything from getting new tickets or having someone else’s bags delivered directly home as soon as possible! The best part about flying solo is being able to talk directly with airline employees, having no one else’s opinion get in between us while deciding like these here today!

Vacation in Hawaii

It’s easy to meet locals and make friends in Hawaii. You make your own schedule, travel at your own pace and do things you wouldn’t normally do with others. Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people and get out of your comfort zone. It can be a challenge but also rewarding in so many ways!

Volcano National Park

One of my favorite things about Hawaii is how easy it is to get from place to place. You’re never more than a few hours away from big cities like Honolulu, Hilo or Kailua-Kona. This makes it a great location if you want to get off the beaten path and see some sights but don’t want to go too far out of the way.

Volcano National Park is one of these places that’s close enough to civilization for convenience but still offers wonderful scenery, wildlife and adventure for those looking for an outdoor experience without leaving civilization completely behind (if such a thing even exists).

The park is located on the southeast side of Big Island. To reach it by car, take Highway 19 south from Kailua-Kona into Pahoa town then turn left onto Highway 130 which leads to Volcano Village at its end point where you’ll find yourself surrounded by majestic mountains and scenic views just minutes after entering Volcano National Park itself!

Snorkeling in Hilo

Snorkeling Underwater during vacation in Hawaii

I had a fantastic time in Hilo. I went snorkeling at the Hilo Bay Beach Park, which is located just east of downtown. It was my first time snorkeling, so I wasn’t sure what to expect!

Luckily for me, my guide was an experienced snorkeler, and she gave me great tips on how to get started with the sport of diving underwater. We could see many colorful fish and a turtle that swam by our group while we were there!

I would definitely recommend this trip if you enjoy seeing beautiful animals and scenery while also enjoying yourself in nature!

A Day in Kona

There is so much to see during a vacation in Hawaii. The best way to get your bearings is by hiking Diamond Head Crater. It’s a short hike that provides a view of the entire town—you’ll see Ali’i Drive, the ocean and Kailua Pier.

After you’ve taken in the sights of this beautiful place, spend some time exploring downtown Kona on foot. Stroll through historic Hulihee Palace and check out local art at Big Island Candies before taking a dip at King’s Pond Beach Park or watching surfers at Kanaha Beach Park. For dinner or lunch, head back into town and stop by Mama’s Fish House or Merriman’s Market Cafe for an amazing meal prepared with fresh-caught seafood from the local fish markets nearby.

Hawaii is breathtaking, and traveling solo can be a great way to explore.

Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit, and traveling solo can be a great way to explore the state. There are many reasons why consider traveling alone. You can meet new people, try new things, do things you wouldn’t normally do, make your own schedule, and do what you want to do. When I went on vacation with my husband for our first time together in Hawaii there was so much we wanted to see and experience that we ended up staying out late every night because we were both too tired from sightseeing all day long!


Traveling solo is a great way to explore the world, and a vacation in Hawaii is an incredible place to start. The islands offer a wide variety of experiences, from urban Honolulu to rural Hilo and everything in between. You’ll never be bored if you’re willing to try something new. Whether it’s taking an Instagram-worthy picture at Diamond Head Crater or spending a day snorkeling in Hilo Bay, there’s plenty of things for solo travelers to do on Oahu island!