Aloha, here we come.

In one week Mi Amor and I shall be off to Hawaii, checking off one more place on our bucket lists.

How is it possible to go to Oahu for less than $200 total for two people?
This is how we’re doing it.

When we went to California last spring break, we were coming back on a layover in Minneapolis and our flight was overbooked by one seat. Mi Amor and I stayed behind and since no one else volunteered they had no choice but to take us both. (muahahhahaha)
We got vouchers through the airline and stayed in Minneapolis for the afternoon with my cousins who live there (how perfect!).

We wanted to use these vouchers this spring break and of course, go somewhere warm we hadn’t been. Off to SkyScanner to search for the best flight deals to warm places.
Hawaii, hmm, okay sounds AWESOME… even though my parents are taking my brother, his wife, Mi Amor and I to Turtle Bay the end of April to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary, we’d have a TOTALLY different experience.

SO, now that we found out flying into Honolulu would be cheapest, how would we stay there for free?
Helpx.net my friends, yes yes.
This is a safe and secure website where hosts upload profiles, pictures, and whatnot, while help-exchangers do the same. We created a profile for $29 that lasts 2 years. We searched local hosts on Oahu and were accepted by an organic farm on the south side by Koko Head!
We are going to be working with a family who has established an organic farm and frequents farmers markets. We will stay there and eat there in exchange for us working 30 hours. ((HECK YES!))

Can you imagine what a fantastic experience it’ll be getting to be a part of the community?

Mi Amor and I have watched documentaries and read the history on Hawaii to better prepare ourselves and its just simply amazing how much that will change our experience.

Keep up with us as I hope to log our daily adventures.

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12 thoughts on “Aloha, here we come.

  1. I lived on Oahu for the last five years and seeing that took time to research the history and everything makes me so happy. There are so many amazing cultural experiences there most people don’t know about because they stick to Waikiki. Let me know if you need any tips or recommendations. I love sharing the islands with others!

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