I got the most helpful information from posts on the Internet from people who have been there and took the time to comment. If you just read the Resort or the Cruise Line propaganda, you don't get a real picture of it. Also, for the people who have been there, if they went to a certain place, they tend to decide that is THE only place to go :) So that wasn't a lot of help either, or they had gone so long ago and things have changed. In fact, in perspective now, I think things have changed a lot since some of the comments were posted. The recession had not hit and tourism was booming in Hawaii and then the bottom fell out. And for those of you who do not know (me included) there is no industry in Hawaii, except tourism. They have no manufacturing that they export and they no longer export sugar or fruit. All of that is sold to Islanders and tourists. So if tourism isn't working, Hawaii is hurting very bad.
Penny is just pacing around curious as to what is happening and deep sighing. Penny is clueless