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http://cellularisrael.com

From a screenshot goes around seems that they already notified their customers:
Why didn't they notify a year ago?

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It was highly recommended from a few friends. I also wouldn't mind some relaxing beach time!
While Maui is a blast, many people enjoy Kauai even more. It's more serene and much less commercial.
I suggest you skim some trip reports on Maui and Kauai, decide which intrigues you more, and spend your whole trip there. Mix activities with beach/pool time and you will have a dream vacation.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
I know most people here go to Hawaii/Maui with packed itineraries, but if you have some time, walking around the shops on Front St. in Lahaina is very nice.
+1, and The Banyan Tree park is super cool

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 26, 2016, 05:48:25 PM »
No, I know some are into it but I really don't see the value in it, nor have the patience. Have enough regular photos from this trip to cherish for a long long time BH.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 26, 2016, 04:08:25 AM »
Any idea what prices are like?
Company agent in lobby didn't mention anything about free photo. Photoshoot is "complimentary" - i.e. $500 cheapest package to get actual photos (even digital)

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 26, 2016, 02:40:34 AM »
Nike running shoes good enough for hikes in the 1-3 mile range that are not too difficult?
Will get very muddy and waterlogged if you hike through streams, but doable.

I highly recommend ~$30 amphibious sneakers from amazon, best purchase i made for the trip. They are handling everything that we put them through (a LOT!), with nary a scratch to show for it.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 26, 2016, 02:30:05 AM »
Southern waters are typically calm in the winter. Always check the forecast though.
Just spent a week in Poipu. The waves at all the southern beaches were nothing less than monstrous. Skilled local surfboarders were getting knocked over like dominoes.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Hawaii Toaster Oven Thread
« on: December 25, 2016, 05:28:25 AM »
Yes, I'll PM you

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:01:00 AM »
Thanks all for your helpful suggestions.

If we'll view Haleakala sunrise from White Hill - Pakaoao, we should still park in Upper Visitor Center, or is there a closer lot?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:49:19 PM »
Just realized this is the end part of your trip so time diff should not be a factor. RTH is very tiring regardless.....
Agreed, I think I will cancel. Was the only night available, but doesn't make sense to stay up.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:42:05 PM »
Very smart suggestions, thanks!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:11:51 PM »
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Dan and all the TR posters whose detailed descriptions of their trips were an enormous help in planning our 11-day trip next week to Kauai & Maui.

If anyone here can have a quick look at our planned itinerary and suggest any improvements I'd greatly appreciate it! (Kauai portion posted in Kauai thread)

Maui:   Sunrise ~7:00am, Sunset ~5:52 pm

Sun:   
•   11a Land in OGG from LIH
•   Lava Fields hike near La Perouse bay to Keawanku Beach (unnamed beach)

Mon:    
•   Sunrise on Haleakala (Leave hotel by 4:30am, 1h 45m drive)- wear full winter gear down coat etc - arrive at Upper Visitor Center 40 min before sunrise.
•   After sunrise, choose a hike (White Hill trail, Sliding Sands trail, Summit), back down to Upper Visitor Center for Shacharis + bkfst
•   Stop at Leleiwi Overlook on drive back down mtn.
•   Drive to West Maui
•   Olivine Pools (swim)
•   Two-Tiered Tide Pools of Honolua
•   Acid War Zone 30 min hike to the Nakalele Blowhole (Light Beacon, “Alien Landscape”, stay clear of the blowhole)
•   Return through “easy way up to hghwy and walk .5 mi
•   Dragon’s Teeth
•   Return to Hotel, sunset, dinner

Tues:    
•   Road to Hana: Leave hotel by 7am. Lots of stops on front part:
•   Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees (side of the highway, mile 7)
•   Lower Puohokamoa Falls
•   Wahinepe'e (hike through bamboo forest, can skip - similar to Pipwai Trail, but may be too tired later for that)
•   Haipua'ena Falls (3 min hike)
•   Punalau Falls (hike on boulders, can skip)
•   Ching's Pond (3 min climb down to water, swim out to waterfall)
•   Halfway to Hana stand pit-stop
•   Spring-Fed Gusher (30 sec stop on roadside)
•   Upper Waikani Falls (aka Three Bears Falls). Can see from road, or hike closer to the falls. Careful not to illegally park.
•   Pua'a Ka'a State Park - restrooms, picnic tables - Hike to 2nd waterfall upstream crossing stream, swim
•   Hanawi Falls (view from road, walk up close)
•   Makapipi Falls (walk to bridge to view)
•   Nahiku Road (few miles-long road off of the RTH that ends with a waterfall and pond) Check signs at beginning to make sure not closed!
•   Wai'anapnapa State Park - Black Sand Beach - 5 min walk from parking lot
•   Hana Bay - Black sand beach, then Red sand beach, possible snorkeling
•   Unnamed Red Sand Beach - hike to it, maybe skip
•   Venus Pool (easy to overshoot)
•   Kanahuali'i Falls (hike in a stream to get to the secluded falls)
•   Wailua Falls (quick photo stop - can't go into the water)
•   Seven Sacred Pools/Oheo Gulch (Use receipt from Haleakala sunrise) - short trail to water - swimming may be closed - turn around to return
•   Pipiwai Trail (2-mile hike from 7SP, past banyan trees and a 200 ft waterfall, then through bamboo forrests to the the amazing 400-foot Waimoku Falls, takes 2 hrs)
•   4pm: Continue driving south to return via “backside” of RTH, partly unpaved, 3 hr drive, bring sunglasses
•   Quick stop by Alele Falls (can skip)

•   Evening: Downtown Lahaina, Warren and Annabelle’s magic/comedy show 8:15-11:30pm (Cancellation policy: 24 hours, maybe cancel bec. we'll be exhausted)


Wed:   
 •  7:30 am Snorkeling on Molokini w/ Four Winds (1 hr boat ea. Way, cancel until 24 hrs b4), Whale Watching
•   Afternoon: Chill by beach, snorkel
•   11:30p Flight home

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:11:33 PM »
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Dan and all the TR posters whose detailed descriptions of their trips were an enormous help in planning our 11-day trip next week to Kauai & Maui.

If anyone here can have a quick look at our planned itinerary and suggest any improvements I'd greatly appreciate it! (Maui portion posted in Maui thread)


Kauai:   Sunrise ~7:10 am, Sunset ~5:59 pm

Sun:   
•   6p Land in LIH, stop in WalMart

Mon:    
•   7:45a Leave to LIH airport. 8:15a - 10a Helicopter Tour (1 hr in air). Try for front seats
•   Afternoon: Explore resort grounds, Po’ipu Beach (5 min drive from GHK), Snorkeling
•   Spouting Horn (Just West of Po’ipu)

Tues:    
•   Waimea Canyon Drive up to the Canyon (very scenic, leave early in day).
•   Stop at Waimea Canyon Lookout (halfway up the mountain)
•   Skip the popular Kalalau Lookout and go 2 min further to the nicer Pu’u O Kila Lookout
•   Hiking (choose trail from book, Canyon Trail to Waipo’o Falls,1st half of the Po’omau Ditch Trail, etc)
•   Makaha Ridge road to view Na Pali
•   Drive to West shore, Swim in Queens Pond, Sunset in Polihale Beach

Wed:    
•   Leave early, Check weather first! 90 min drive to North shore - Princeville area
•   Queen's Bath (deadly to swim in winter!)
•   Continue west around the island to the Hanalei Bridge & Valley Lookout
•   Tunnels Beach
•   Ke’e Beach
•   Kalalau Trailhead up the road, hike until the Hanakapiai Beach, Wet/Dry caves

Thu:   
•   8:15a head out to Kayak the Wailua River with Kamokila Hawaiian Village to Fern Grotto and Secret Falls. (2-5 hours, start by 9:30am)
•   Wailua Falls, 'Opaeka'a Falls

Fri:    
•   Pool/Beach/Snorkel, Farmers Market, Shabbos preps

Shabbos in GHK

Sunday 10a   Flight to Maui

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Anyone able to advise if this smaller toaster will fit 2 POM meals, or should I go for this one?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: December 12, 2016, 03:07:28 AM »
Anyone able to advise if this smaller toaster will fit 2 POM meals, or should I go for this one?

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