How to Afford and Plan a Hawaii Vacation

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A trip to Hawaii can be expensive, but it doesn't have to cost a fortune. The question "How much does a Hawaii vacation cost?" is rather vague.


When approaching the Island of Kaua'i, slowly descending towards the black tarmac surrounded by green fields, I couldn't believe it.

I made it. I made it to Hawaii. At 20 years old, without a regular job, after spending months away from home. 

Ever since I was a young girl, I've been fascinated by Hawai'i. I can't tell you why. I collected snippets, pictures, articles, consumed documentaries and books about this far away paradise.

For a German, Hawai'i is incredibly far away. I know it's the distance that intrigues me. But it isn't only that. There is so much more about Hawai't that fascinates me. But this is worth a whole 'nother story. 

I knew I'd travel there someday. But I had never thought that I would travel there by the age of twenty. I'd thought I would only be able to visit the Islands once I got a regular job, a steady salary, built a family.

In my head I thought I had to be 40 years old. Perhaps I believed I had to somehow first deserve the right to make my dream come true.

I also thought that I didn't have enough money. Money has always been and still is a topic I don't entirely feel comfortable with. 

Usually, a young girl doesn't have a lot of money. Especially not for taking a 4-week trip to Hawaii all by herself.

So I thought.

I was not sponsored by my parents, grandparents or any other individual who's fond of me.

Instead, this happened:

One day in the US, where I spent 12 months as an Au Pair, I had an epiphany. 

I thought: "I will never be closer to Hawaii than I am now. When I'm back in Germany, flights will be more expensive. This is my best chance to travel to Hawai'i."

After making the decision, I started planning. I researched, I calculated, educated, informed myself.

When I decided to visit Hawai'i, there was no money on my savings account, I didn't receive money from my (host) family. I started with what I had in that moment.

I prioritized my Hawaii trip over other things. After making the decision that I would travel to Hawaii, I didn't plan any other vacation. I didn't spend as much money on clothes or other desirable items anymore, until I raised all the money I needed for my Hawaii dream vacation.

The truth is this:

I'm not better than you. I'm not superior. I simply put strategies into place that allowed me to take massive action. 

I decided I wanted to travel to Hawaii.

Then I did everything I could to make it possible financially.

I didn't wonder *if* I could afford it or how much a Hawaii vacation would cost.

I asked myself *how* I could make this endeavour possible, searched for solutions, acted on them and figured out how much a Hawaii vacation will cost *for me*.

Ask yourself the question "How much does a Hawaii vacation cost for me?"

Ask this different question. Add these two little simple words, and the meaning of the question changes slightly.

Can you feel the change in meaning? Two things happened:

1. With the first question, you give up control and let the price "happen" to you. Whether or not you're going to embark on your personal Hawaii trip is still written in the stars.

2. With the second question, you take back control. You just made your Hawaii vacation a little more realistic by simply asking a different kind of question and changing perspective. It also adds a slight twist: What are you willing to sacrifice, give up on, or put more effort into, in order to make your Hawaii dream become reality?

The cost of travelling to Hawaii is highly individual. It all depends on your personal standards and preferences, what activities you plan on doing, how long you'll be staying, and much more.

I want you to succeed and to be happy, not frustrated. That's why I've put together a document for you: The How to Make Your Hawaii Dream Come True (Financially) - Guide. It contains:

  • The 5 Step D.R.E.A.M. Principle (which you'll learn more about within the PDF)
  • Money saving tips
  • Tips to strenghten your mindset

By following all the steps of the D.R.E.A.M. Principle, you'll:

  1. Get your momentum going by taking immense action
  2. Start planning your dream Hawaii vacation without even realizing it
  3. Determine the exact cost of *your personal* Hawaii vacation
  4. Calculate your individual required budget 
  5. Establish a savings plan
  6. Figure out additional ways to save or make more money


    Click on the image to download your copy now or drop your details in the form below:

     A simple guide on how to afford and plan the costs for a Hawaii vacation


    But since you're here, I don't want to leave you hanging and give you a specific answer to your question about the costs of a Hawaii vacation. Here is an easy to remember rule of thumb:

    Costs for a Hawaii vacation: 1 week = 1.000 $ (rule of thumb)

    Please be aware that it's only meant to give you a slight idea of what to expect. Your individual costs can be lower, higher or much higher than suggested.


    As a final takeaway I want you to remember this, if nothing else:

    Affording and planning your Hawaii vacation is a matter of defining exactly what you want, deciding to take persistent committed action in planning and excuting required steps, taking good care of your money, and keeping a positive attitude towards yourself.

    Don't forget to download your free "How to Make Your Hawaii Dream Come True (Financially)" now!

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