After our tour of Oahu on Friday, we only had two full days left in Hawaii and I was keen for some shopping. Dad and Matt had booked a Pearl Harbour tour on Saturday morning, so Mum and I took the opportunity to head over to Hawaii’s biggest shopping Centre – Ala Moana Center.

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New York to Hawaii

This morning we were up early to catch the 7.30am shuttle from our hotel to JFK. Our flight to Honolulu was at 10am and I wanted to make sure we had enough time to get through security. Checking in was really straight-forward using Hawaiian Airlines self-service check-in kiosk. We grabbed our boarding passes, tagged our bags and dropped them off at the bag-drop counter.

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Fun in America

It’s now less than 6 weeks until my brother and I are off on our American/Canadian adventure and it’s time to book some of the activities we are going to do outside of Contiki.

With only 2 days in New York City prior to the start of our Contiki, we are really limited as to what we’ll be able to do – especially as our first day in New York starts at 7.00am after two 9-hour flights! Yup, we land in New York at 7.00am and we wont be wasting any time in seeing as much as we can. To get from JFK Airport to our hotel in Chelsea, we’ve pre-booked a private car with Dial 7ย because it seemed easier than a taxi and we like to have a set fare. Everywhere on the web says don’t even bother with a shared shuttle in NYC so we are listening!

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