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How to Travel Hawaii Ridiculously Cheap! Budget Travel Tips
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Comment section filled with bums using Mickey D's free WiFi to surf YouTube wanting to know the best way to be a bum in Hawaii...hahaha...trust me there are are plenty of bums on the islands already...they don't need anymore... Remember, this guy says he lived there for 6 months before so he has an understanding of what it's like on the islands but if you've never been good luck because you'll most likely be fucked trying to figure it out on your own and the "locals" won't help you regardless of what this dude says especially if they see that you're trying to bum it while you're there... trust me when I tell you there's more homeless people there than people that live in homes with jobs trying to scrape by...
How much did he say the Polynesian hostel was a night. I played it 3 times I can’t understand him. If it’s 23 dollars a night that’s 690 a month you might as well get an apartment but I’m looking at it from the aspect of living there
Yes, $23 per night. You could probably find an apartment for around the same price or even cheaper, but that's living there and not traveling. I was only staying in Honolulu for a few days. So that's about the cheapest accommodation you'll find in Hawaii for short term.
Gabe, thanks for the info! Just bought a ticket for November 2018, gonna solo it! If you could give more info on Kauai that would be helpful, and where do you keep your personal items when swimming or away from camp?
Excellent. Here are some more of my videos from Kauai:
As for where I keep my stuff, I take all my most important things such as cell phone, laptop, camera, etc. with me while I'm exploring during the day. Then I leave the rest in my tent such as clothes, big backpack, sleeping bag, etc., and just hope for the best. So far so good. Have an awesome time in Hawaii.
Glad you enjoyed. Some people like camping though, especially in Hawaii, good place for it. By the way I also have videos about Paris:
And Rome: https://www.youtube.com/user/gabejedmo/search?query=Rome
I’m from Australia looking to travel to Hawaii. I’m very adventurous and love cliff jumping and surfing and just the ocean in general. What’s a good place in Hawaii to go to for an ocean\fun loving adrenaline junkie?
Basically pick any island, they will all do the trick in that regard. The four main islands are Oahu (where Honolulu is), Kauai (where this video was filmed), Maui and the Big Island. They're all amazing and have tons of adventure opportunities. Just do a bit of research on each one to get an idea which one sounds the best, and if possible try to go to more than one. You can fly cheaply between the islands.
common sense video...anyone should know camping and hitch hiking are cheap. NO DUH, THE BUS. WHERE IS THE SECRET IMFORMATION WE ALL DONT KNOW...YOU ONLY SAID WHAT WE ALL KNOW ALREADY. MY 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER KNOWS WHAT YOU JUST SAID. COMMON SENSE DUDE, ALL COMMON SENSE.
I've camped all across the lower 48 and I've never come across $3 camping with restrooms and showers included.Common sense is knowing stuff like if you climb a tree and let go,your going to fall.Common sense isn't knowing you can go to Hawaii and camp on a spectacular beech front for $3 a night with restrooms and showers included.There's no way you just know this stuff out of thin air like knowing common sense info.The bus is only $2 for lords sake too? Who knew camping and public transportation on a tropical island would be far cheaper than on America's mainland? I sure the hell didn't and I know for a fact neither you nor your daughter were born knowing this info like you were knowing common sense either lol.
Hey do you have any tips for camping on other islands? Thus far, it looks like they are all costing like $20 to $50 bucks, though I did find the $3 campsites on Kauai's beachfronts. Thanks for this vid man!
I haven't camped on any of the other islands yet. So I'm not sure about that. I checked out Maui once and thought there were cheaper campsites than that. I'm thinking of going back sometime this winter and seeing some of the other islands. If so I guess I'll have to make an updated video.
Not really, it's awesome there throughout the year. Basically it will depend on your luck with the weather. Winters are more likely to be wet and stormy, but weather can also be hot and sunny in the middle of winter. Summers will be more reliably sunny and warm. Winter is big wave season, summers they're much smaller.
BUDS MESSAGE ME I GOT A CRAZY IDEA HOW YOU CAN MAKE MONEY TRAVELLING LIKE ...IMAGINE ME IM IN quebec right and i got no means to travel or the coin to do it ...like what if you got youre hands on a camera and just became a free lance photographer say poeple could random message you to go take pictures and footages of citys and beaches and mountain sites and all sorts like maybe charge a 20 buck subscription fee and then like a buck 50 for a custom picture or just take snap shots of all the different foot and souvenir kiosks and some of the people you meat along the way..i dont know if you have any climbing skills if you go anywhere austere or anything like that but it would be nuts if you had a bunch of followers on the internet who they can pay you for a basic form of journalism...i find youre work super interesting imagine more if someone could subsidize you as a drone pilot like working directly for dji Phantom or Something like that where you could just be payed to fly there drones around and take aerial shots of all the places youd visit
Please do not promote hitch hiking around our islands!! Its actually dangerous and some of you will get ur okole beat. Not everyone is nice to mainlanders. I still love your videos, but had to tell ur viewers about the dangers of hitch hiking in our home. Mahalo, Pua
I like the sound of camping, but how do you keep your valuables safe? (camera equipment/laptop/ etc) since a tent is not secure? Unlike a hotel or hostel that has lockboxes, when you are camping you are super vulnerable. What do you do to keep your things safe?
During the day I would go out with my valuables in my day pack that I carry with me. My laptop was really small, so it could go in my day pack as well as my camera, wallet, etc. Then I would only leave in my tent my big backpack, sleeping bag and clothes, and just hope for the best, and it worked out fine. Another option is to get a rental car and then you could leave your valuables in there.
Hey Gabe! Saw you are home! Enjoy your little break before your next adventure :) So I'm looking into Hawaii for maybe December or sometime next year. Watching your Hawaii travel videos and camping! You are too cool my friend :) your videos make me smile. Any suggestions on WHERE to go? I'm not sure which island to visit. My trip would only be a week long so I'd like to maybe learn to surf a bit with my 16 year old son, see the island of course and anything else in open to suggestion. I know there are several islands so I don't know how to narrow it down where to fly into and where to stay 🤔 any advise would be appreciated! Just got back from Belize, Grand Cayman, Roatan and Cozumel :)
hi Jennie, right on, that sounds like a pretty epic trip you just went on. As for Hawaii, I would suggest either Kauai or Maui. I've spent tons of time on Kauai so I can guarantee it will be an awesome time, tons to do, not too touristy, amazing beaches, nice variety of things to see. It would be my #1 suggestion. I haven't actually been to Maui yet but it sounds amazing as well and it is where I will go the next time I go to Hawaii. You might grab one of the "Hawaii Revealed" guidebooks for whichever island you decide to go to so that you have some good info on hand. So I would say, if in doubt go for Kauai, you can't go wrong, but you might look into Maui as well and see how it compares.
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Yea its weird like some beaches say no camping then there are bums living in tents all along the beach. Its seems like they are not to strict also people park their beater cars in the parking lot and never move them so towing appears none existent also.
Just found your channel. You seem like a really nice guy, so positive! I am thinking of going to Hawaii To do some travel videos and you have been very insightful :)
You got a sub from me. gunna go watch your other videos now.
Life's dangers start at the first second of conception actually looking at the big picture........ Just always use your noggin to make a plan that works than work your plan and hope for the best and change the plan when you notice it heading in the wrong direction..... AND don't forget the big picture since it will help you in the present more than you realize.....
Oh my God what a shit way to travel! Oh my God I'm 60 and back then that's when people would pick you up in a heartbeat! Nobody gives a shit about hitchhikers and won't pick them up unless they have a women with them. When they have a women with them they feel sorry or they really want to help! Trust me wasting your youth will fuck up your later years! Unless you have major people to support you which is family! Family always co-signs bullshit!
Gabriel Traveler I understand and I respect you for that. Just IMO I would never sacrifice so much of my comfort but then again I'm a female. There's much less for you to have to worry about. I need to make sure it's safe, there's Internet, I can have my laptop and be able to shower and rest my head. To me this feels like I'd be visiting beautiful countries only to camp.
Whenever I travel then everything fits into my backpack and my small day pack, so that I can carry everything with me at once. So if I'm changing beaches for example then I just carry everything with me to the new location. My tent is really compact so it doesn't take up much space. I don't travel in Asia, etc. with a tent and mattress though.
A camping mattress rolls up small and you can attach it to your backpack.Not quite sure what you mean though about "when traveling". DO you mean where to leave your stuff during the day while camping in Hawaii? Because I just leave everything in my tent except for my valuables such as cameras, laptop, wallet, etc., which I bring with me in my small day pack while exploring for the day.
I always bring a camping mattress, that's essential. Fortunately the beach parks have a grassy lawn, so that also helps. As for the rain getting in, depends on your tent but I have an awesome tent that's totally waterproof. It rained pretty hard in Hawaii and I stayed nice and dry.
If only it was cheap getting to Hawaii. Talking £900 return flight from the UK. Was last there in September 2012 for 5 nights as part of a multi stop tour of the States. Flight from San Francisco to Honolulu cost me an extra £300 on my flight costs and staying at the cheapest hotel another £300. Was great fun but there is only so much you can do with only 4 days. Still managed to visit Kailua Bay beach, Honolulu aquarium and zoo, the Dole Planation and Waikiki beach. The bus helped to see the whole island though even if I didn't stop. Want to go back for a longer stay but am talking at least £1600 for two weeks plus spending money.
Oh cool, ha ha. Yeah that should work, the backpack I had at the time was about the same size. Can't guarantee it but it should be alright. That's awesome you're heading to Hawaii, have a blast.
Great. You can take a city bus right from the airport to the area by the hostel. However it depends on your luggage. You can't take large suitcases or huge backpacks, but I was able to take my medium-sized backpack on the bus. Otherwise I guess you'd have to take a taxi. Not sure if there might be shuttles.
I live on Oahu, Hawai'i. I've never backpacked here or anywhere but I think Hawai'i would be a good place to start. It's small, we're English speaking state (advantage if you're an english speaker), people are kind, the nature is great. I may go to another island and try this out
Hey Gabriel! Thanks for the tips :) I'm looking to go to Hawaii at the end of April & I was wondering if you have any more suggestions for Hostels to stay in. You mentioned the Polynesian, but are there any other ones that you've stayed in that you would recommend? Thanks!
hi Marisa, there are two hostels on Kauai, the Honuea Hostel and the Kauai Beach House, both of which are in the town of Kapaa. I'm sure there are more hostels on Oahu and certainly on Maui and the Big Island as well. Just try one of the hostel booking websites such as Hostelworld.com, or try Booking.com which has a larger selection of different places to stay. Have a great trip!
I know places take upkeep but seems abhorrent to have to pay to sleep outdoors. I hate all the nickel and dimming all the time, all the show your papers in today's u.n. conquered world. Needs to be no dog tags in or on us, our personal property like autos, etc.. Just tax interstate/international commerce and luxury goods to pay for gov. Only regulate chartered corporations that only get to exist for public projects or other needs, taco smell, wal-fart, shitdonald's, walt Disney and most other existing corporations are not serving public good, their only serving elite few to detriment of societies.
there's also the app couch surfing. friendly people willing to open their homes to you for free. This allowed me to stay in Maui for 2 1/2 weeks for under 1k, air fare included. it also opens up opportunities to meet some really awesome people; hosts and fellow couch surfers. 😊
I don't think there are age restrictions for hostels anymore, not that I've ever come across anyway. I think they used to be like that, and they also used to be called youth hostels but nowadays lots of types of people like to travel so it isn't restricted just to younger people.
@ 4:00 I picked up hitch hikers two different times in Maui. I would never do that on the mainland, but Hawaii has a different feel to it. One hitch hiker gave me banana bread from his stand when I dropped him off, and another gave conversation. A female friend told me she was hitchhiking in Oahu, and gang members picked her up. When she was dropped off a rival gang asked her what she was doing with that gang. She had to tell them that she did not know them, and she was just hitch hiking. Normally, Hawaii has a low crime rate, but there are always exceptions.
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One solution is "NILBOG". (Many other solutions are possible; this one has the advantage of spelling something interesting when reversed.) Each key opens a door while not closing any of the doors you have already opened.
Pushing the Mainentance button (M), will teleport you to caves underneath the castle. When you leave this area, it will open up a new door to the east of the entrance room.
At the very first intersection, to the right is a room. A chest in that room contains the candelabrum needed to solve quest 3.
Continuing down the corridor into the caverns, you will come to a room containing a chest in the middle of the room and a Spark spell containstly bashing down onto it. You can empty the chest by timing you steps correctly. Be careful, as the Spark spell seems to be a master level spark.
The next room and then north leads to where Angela is trapped. She will join your party automatically and you can return her to town to solve quest 6.
Further west and then back east, and then to the end of the passage is a teleporter that returns you to the room south of where you found Angela.
If you instead go further west is the lair of some cobras. You can find several cobra eggs scattered around this room.
To the south is the lair of the Queen of the Spiders. Kill her and you will find her heart. This will satisfy quest 4. There is also a teleporter here that will return you to the starting room.