Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Nature lovers dream is what the enchanting island of Kauai is all about. During my time in Hawaii studying, I was practically dying to visit Kauai but did not get the chance to do so and I've regret it ever since. Back then getting reasonably priced kauai vacation packages was hard to come by since it was such a popular destination.

I spent most of my time in Oahu and visited Maui once when my mom came over to visit me. I still miss the easy going lifestyle and the wonderful feeling that every single day is a holiday in Hawaii. I stayed in an apartment with a few of my Malaysian university mates near Waikiki and since then, I've always dreamt of owning a piece of property in Hawaii preferably in one of the islands like Kauai.

No doubt getting a property on any island is always going to be dearer since available land is scarce. My Hawaiian friends always shared with me just how hard for them to buy their own property one day as compared to the US mainland. Nevertheless, having a vacation home in any part of Hawaii in itself would be a dream come true for Americans let alone us Asians.

On a separate note, I understand that travelling in and out of Hawaii have become quite a hassle these days with new security requirements and such. The following press release would give you a clearer picture of the situation:

KAUAI, HI--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 19, 2007 -- Recommendations by the 9/11 Commission have led to a new law that requires US citizens returning to the country by air to show a passport. As of 2006, only a quarter of the American public actually held a passport. Hawaiian Beach Rentals recently conducted an informal survey that projected a marked increase in domestic travel as a result of the new passport legislation.

In accordance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the passport requirement is a part of the states' and Homeland Security's Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Charles Koehl of Hawaiian Beach Rentals states, "Our staff recently conducted an informal survey of our customers. In light of the new passport regulations, more than half the customers questioned intend to make domestic travel arrangements as opposed to scheduling international travel. In fact, one of our customers who's spent her life traveling the south pacific told us that as long as her favorite Kauai condo is available, there's really no need to leave the US."

As early as January 1, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security expects to have similar passport requirements that apply to sea travel. Traveling to domestic destinations such as an all-inclusive Kauai vacation package will allow tourists to plan exotic, luxurious, and hassle-free vacations by air or sea without having to obtain a passport.

Mr. Koehl further says, "American travelers now find it easier to come to Hawaii than other international destinations, but still want a customized experience that only local people can help coordinate. Hawaiian Beach Rentals offers accommodations such as Kauai vacation rental homes, condos and hotels, as well as airfare and car rentals to customers wanting to travel to Hawaii. Our services include up to date local information about Hawaii and the ability for customers to quickly and easily pay for their vacation online via a secure payment process." Additional information and incredible color photos of domestic travel destinations in Hawaii are available online at Hawaiian Beach Rentals.


posted by Daryl W.T. Lau at 05:48 |