Finding Hidden Treasures in the Travel Guides

Whether you live in Honolulu or not, it’s always good to know where the Cheap Hotels are! If you don’t live here but intend to visit, the reasons for this are obvious. If you do live here, the various disasters that can and do happen, and the occasional need to do some termite tenting certainly make it beneficial to keep track of the current list of inexpensive places to stay!

What caught my attention was that this site has a blog of its own. I appreciated reading a post that talked about the Honolulu Academy of Arts and I wanted to slap myself for not knowing that the Academy does the once a month thing on the last Friday of the month! Considering all of the hype surrounding First Fridays and Third Thursdays in downtown Honolulu, you would think that I would have known better! Thirty lashes for me on that one!

In addition to my missing the obvious, I also discovered a couple of things included in their list of activities that I want to explore further! I’ll have to link back to them, as embarrassing as it is, to thank them for drawing my attention to some of these things.

For those of you who are writers and/or bloggers, they also have a Writer’s Network which you can join if you want to write about your city! Here’s what they list as the benefits of becoming part of their writing network:

  • Enjoy access to over 18 million visitors a year.
  • Make contact with other writers from your area and around the world.
  • Refer employers to professionally published examples of your writing.

Is it me or does this sound like another networking opportunity? You just never know where you’ll find hidden treasure!

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  • 1 Beat of Hawaii // Jan 18, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Evelyn, I think you’re right that they need writers. Their Hawaii blogs haven’t been updated since May 2007. What do you think about their Cheap offerings? I’ve never put the Halekulani in the “cheap” group. When I think of cheap Honolulu hotels the Central YMCA comes to mind near Ala Moana Shopping Center (starting at $37 a night) or the Royal Grove in Waikiki (rates beginning at $67 per night).

  • 2 Evelyn // Jan 18, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you for the comment, Rob. The Halekulani didn’t come up for me when I did a search with them. In fact, the highest rates were at the Hilton. The rest of the hotels were listing very low rates. The Pacific Beach, the Aqua Palms and the Ala Moana Hotels are all nice places to stay and the rates they give are pretty darn good considering what hotels cost in Hawaii. Of course it’s always good to know a little bit about the place you’re going to stay.

    There is no way I would ever stay at the YMCA and the Royal Grove is not a place I would like to spend money on either. To be fair, the Royal Grove may have improved since we moved a few miles out and away from Waikiki a few years ago but I would still be concerned about booking an unknown.

    You’re right about the writers though. 🙂 I think they would benefit tremendously from a little local input!

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