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Offline spacecanada

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Hawaii
« on: June 08, 2017, 03:01:48 PM »
We are going to Disney's Aulani resort on Oahu for a week in October.  We have several reservations made at the Disney restaurants and am wondering if anyone here has other suggestions, knows what might be safe, or things to look out for?  (Macadamia nuts are everywhere!)

I just found out that some leis are made from nuts.

General Hawaii travel tips and suggestions welcome too.  The last time were there was 2005.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline hezzier

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 06:19:25 PM »
Bring your own snorkel.
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DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

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Offline spacecanada

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 07:53:17 PM »
Bring your own snorkel.
You bet!  We bought some at Walmart in Maui on our previous trip.  My face is a weird shape and regular adult snorkel gear gives me a big bruise between my eyebrows, but the kids set we bought doesn't.  Cannot wait to snorkel in the lagoon and the private reef at Aulani.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 03:26:03 PM »
I've been to Oahu a bunch but have spent most of the time on the north shore - I like the less touristy places

I like Haleiwa a lot.  There is a great soap shop there - The Soap Cellar - all handmade stuff (she wasn't great about understanding questions about cross contamination the last time I was there though)

For food we mostly did our own as we get condos with kitchens

we go to the farmers markets

mac nuts are everywhere - peanuts not so much

we done snorkel trips on boats = and have been pleasantly surprised that the boat people = Capitan and crew are usually really well versed in anaphylaxis

Hawaii time - it's all on Hawaii time


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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 04:06:56 PM »
Looking forward to hearing more...a friend just asked if we would be interested in renting a house with them next year for vacation. 

Location recommendations welcome!
DS (12 yrs) TN
DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 06:55:21 PM »
I am really curious about local farmers markets and where to find them - any tips for searching ahead of time?  Costco and Walmart are on our grocery list now, but if we can get some local produce first that would be ideal. 

Hezz - our friends rent a condo in Kaua'i every year and love it.  I can send you a link if you like.  Most condos are private rental groups and co-ops.
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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 09:16:51 AM »
Here's a list of Farmer's Markets...probably need to do some research to make sure they still exist, some will have their own websites

https://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?lat=20.8&lon=-157.2&scale=5&st=13&ty=1
DS (12 yrs) TN
DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 09:01:44 AM »
Thank you, hezz!  I will do some research later this summer, closer to our trip.  Yay! 
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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 12:16:35 PM »
Space every place we've stayed has included the local market day/times in their welcome books/material

Hez - I've been to every island.....what do you want to know?  :)

I always book on vbro which I think is now home away - I read tons of reviews and don't read any reviews written by honeymooners, vow renewals or the like - the love everything!

Think about beach access - traffic - the islands all have one major road around them - except Kauai - traffic is an issue

my favs are the north shore of Oahu and Maui - in Maui Keihe (?) is nice and affordable

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 08:46:42 PM »
Don't have dates yet, will have to wait for our DH's to bid for their vacations.  But when things slow down this summer will start browsing locations.  I haven't talked with my friend again to see what they want yet either. 
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DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

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Re: Hawaii
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 11:53:11 AM »
its hard to find a place to balance people needs - although I'm usually dealing with an elderly woman and a young boy and DH - so I watch for access/steps - road crossing etc.

anyway it's fun but stressful to search and I've noticed in Hawaii especially they don't update their calendars very often - and  if there are surfing events things can get booked up - so you are best to reach out to a few of them