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Travel Tips for Hawaii?

Postby sparklegem » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:42 pm

Any suggestions for a mid-century modern enthusiast's trip to Hawaii?

Have not decided on which island(s) yet. Was really thinking of Cuba but can not come up with a good enough reason to get us in (legally). Hoping to appreciate some mid-century modern architecture, buy and see some kitchy stuff, visit some tikis and relax on a perfect beach.

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:47 pm

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Postby sparklegem » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:48 pm

Thank you for all the links! That house on the lave flow is interesting/scary!

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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:13 am

also check tiki central - there are tons of great travel tips there.

please post here what you find!!!have a great trip.
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Postby sparklegem » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:01 pm

Thank you; I have searched TC and did find a few good tips. I am not sure if we will go this year. We might wait for the vog to pass.

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Postby nichols » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:49 pm

From ModCommer John English:


"Oahu would have the most variety of Modern architecture, both resort/hotel in Waikiki and in Honolulu, as well as good commercial bank buildings, some left over roadside, government buildings, apartments and houses. The best Modern architecture on the other islands will mostly likely be the resort/hotel buildings. I can’t say much about Maui as I have not been there to speak of. Kauai has some good motel stuff but my favorite stuff is on the Big Island. The old Hilton in Kona (now the …hmmm…forgetting the name is fantastic. Built in 1969-71 it has recently been restored according to Naomi and Sven, although I can’t speak to the quality of the restoration. There is some fun stuff in Hilo too. "

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Postby sparklegem » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:15 am

Our plans have been placed on hold, but next time that we visit the Islands, Coco Palms is at the top of our list.

Thank you for alll the help!

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Postby scowsa » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:02 pm

Two things to add to this in case someone does a future search on Hawaii

Photos from Ohau
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12898"

plus Oct '08 Dwell has an article on Honolulu modernism.
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Postby Futura Girl » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:35 pm

okay - since this has links to all the other threads - let's make this the official "let's go to hawaii" thread.

if you find links to other good sources, please post 'em here!

like this great site:
http://www.coco-palms.com/
and the story behind it:
http://retardzone.com/2008/01/08/hawaii ... abandoned/
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Re: Travel Tips for Hawaii?

Postby elina30 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am

sparklegem wrote:Any suggestions for a mid-century modern enthusiast's trip to Hawaii?

Have not decided on which island(s) yet. Was really thinking of Cuba but can not come up with a good enough reason to get us in (legally). Hoping to appreciate some mid-century modern architecture, buy and see some kitchy stuff, visit some tikis and relax on a perfect beach.


I suggest you to visit either Honolulu and Oahu. As, these are the best among all the islands.

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Re: Travel Tips for Hawaii?

Postby LanaDelroy10 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:43 am

My biggest tip for staying in Hawaii is to NOT stay at a resort. Unless you're made of money, your money will go farther if you rent a condo and spend that money on amazing food, massages, and so on rather than the cost of the pricey resort.
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