Saturday, May 25, 2019

All About Our Vacation In #Hawaii: Our Jungle Jeep Tour At @KualoahHi

A few weeks ago I shared with everyone the details of our 9 hour flight to Hawaii. Today I am going to share with ya'll one of the fun activities that we did in Oahu. The most fun and adventurous tour we did in Oahu was visiting Kualoa Ranch! I highly recommend if you are on Oahu that you make time to visit. They offer a variety of tours including a 2 hour kayak tour around Chinaman's hat, 1 and 2 hour horseback tours, ATV tours, Farm to Table Tour, etc. We hope to visit again when we return to Hawaii. I'd love to try the ATV tour next time.



We are big fans of Jurassic Park and my kids were super excited to learn that it was filmed in Oahu. We booked the Jungle Jeep Tour at Kualoa Ranch which is where many movies and tv shows have been filmed. We enjoyed the Jungle Jeep Tour, it was probably one of the highlights of the kids vacation.



All About The Tour:
90 minutes Rainforest Tour
Tour movie sites including Jumanji and Kong Skull Island, Jurassic Valley 
Beautiful scenic views 
$47.95/adult $36.95/child

Look at the incredible view from the jeep of the famous Chinaman's Hat




Check out those dinosaur claw marks!!


My kids absolutely loved seeing the many movie sets, especially Jurassic World! Be sure to save time to check out the huge gift shop. My son purchased a Jurassic World tee shirt and my daughter purchased a beautiful hand carved stone turtle. 

Kuaoloa Ranch has an on site restaurant called Aunty Pat's Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and snacks until 6 pm. The buffet looked good and it is open daily from 10 am until 2 pm. 


I highly recommend a visit to Kualoa Ranch if you are visiting Oahu. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes in the gift shop :) It is great!




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Thursday, May 9, 2019

All About Our 9 Hour Flight To Hawaii on #UnitedAirlines


We recently traveled to Oahu Hawaii for spring break. We flew United Airlines out of Raleigh, NC and we had an hour layover in Houston, Texas. I had just enough time in the Houston airport to grab a Starbucks and a fruit cup before it was time to board the flight.  From Houston, Texas the flight to Oahu Hawaii was 9 hours!! The time also changed and we lost 6 hours since we were coming from the East Coast. I chose United Airlines because they were the best priced flights I could find. We really enjoyed flying United. We were able to each bring a carry on size bag on the flight plus a 'personal item' which was the kids backpacks. Overall the flight went fairly smooth. They no longer offer complimentary meals on flights to Hawaii, however they had meals available for purchase including snacks. They did give out complimentary pretzels and drinks.  To view the menu's for United Airlines visit the United Airlines website. They also gave out complimentary ear buds and a (new) soft blanket. 

It was so nice having our own tv screens! We were able to watch lots of movies and tv shows.


I ended up purchasing my kids their own "Classic Snack Box" which cost $10 and included:
Cheese spread
Crackers
Oreos (2)
Pretzel Crisp bag
Root Beer Float marshmallow (this was delicious!)
Salami
Twizzlers


They also sell a "Kids Snack Box" which costs $6 and includes: applesauce, beef stick, cheddar crackers, fruit snacks and graham snacks.

My kids watched two movies on the flight. I had packed them a lot of fun things to do in their backpacks to keep them busy. Check out my detailed packing list here. In addition to watching movies my kids also did some sticker activity books, played with Lego's, did some drawing, played on their Nintendo DS's and they never napped! UGH! The 9 hour flight went by somewhat fast up until the last hour. My kids started to get antsy so I took them to walk around the plane, we asked the flight attendants for an extra sprite and we walked the aisles for about ten minutes.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All About Our Visit To Sea Life Park #Hawaii

We visited Sea Life Park in Oahu, Hawaii. The park is located about 30 minutes outside of Waikiki. We had a rental car so we drove but if you do not have a car you can ride the bus. Parking cost $5. They have lockers available to rent. 

The kids had SO much fun seeing the beautiful turtles, dolphins, penguins, bird aviary, fish, sharks and the adorable sea lions

Honu means sea turtle in Hawaii



My kids loved the touch pool

Exploring underwater

Sea Life park offers many wonderful animal experiences that are available for an additional cost. Guests can swim with the dolphins, encounter a sea lion, feed a dolphin, etc.

Be sure to check out the Kolohe Kai Sea Lion show!

The bird aviary was so fun! The sticks are complimentary and allow guests to feed the birds up close


There are 2 fun playgrounds available for little one's

Be sure to save room for lunch! They have several great food options at Sea Life Park. Check out the various dining options here We had delicious hot dogs from Pinks Hollywood Hot Dogs. The pineapple hot dog was amazing! 

Ticket prices:
General Admission: $39.99 (13 and older) 
Junior Admission: $24.99 (3-12 years) 
Infants: Free (1 year to 2 years ) 






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