On this island we are surrounded by a variety of beaches.
Ala Moana and Waikiki offer beaches for swimming, sun tanning,
or a boy/girl watch. The Leeward coast offers spots to bodyboard
and the North Shore offers great surf spots. Transportation
on the city busses is only $2 roundtrip with a transfer, if
you don’t already own a monthly bus pass. Remember people
pay thousands of dollars to come to Hawai‘i and enjoy
our beaches, and they are yours for just the cost of a bus
ride to your desired location.
Hungry? Shop at your local supermarkets they have weekly specials
that will save you money when you buy and prepare your own
snacks and meals. Some of them, Safeway and Foodland, put the
weekly newspaper specials on a bulletin board for customer
convenience. Saving money here will allow you to splurge on
an evening outing with your friends or significant other.
Are you tired of getting a tan and just want to sit and be
entertained? I’ve got you covered! What about the movies?
Too expensive you say? Not if you go to matinees. Check out
Wallace theaters in Kailua and Restaurant Row offering 50 cent
movies before 6 p.m. and $1 thereafter for the evening showings.
There are a variety of titles to choose from. The savings from
preparing your meals can be used here to buy a popcorn and
drink combo. Better yet, eat before you go to the movies and
just pack a candy bar for a snack. Your only expense will be
bus fare and admission. Three movies for a $1.50. That’s
We’ve covered outings, meals, and transportation. All
that’s missing is you. Don’t get tied down with
what you don’t have, but rather flip that attitude and
see what you can do with what resources you do have. Only you
can make your spring break the best it can possibly be, so
have fun and enjoy a week of no classes, homework, or deadlines.
Remember to keep your HPU student ID in your wallet while on
your outings because many places offer college students discounted
fares and admission.
In the next issue we will be playing tourist during spring
break on a budget and provide bus schedules to the different