Guide: Hawaii on a budget

FIRED UP: A Maui sunrise.

The perception of Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, as a destination for the rich is only partially true.

Aloha Oahu

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold?

Time travelling to Hawaii

Take a Hawaiian-style art walk

Gregory Smith, aka Westside Smitty, rocks in front of Aloha Spice Co. during Hanapepe's Art Night.

This art walk features Hawaiian guitar jammers lit by tiki torches and an electric-ukulele player.

Aloha Oahu

Waikiki beach looking toward Diamond Head.

Marty Sharpe experiences the "aloha-style" of Oahu, an island of many parts.

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

A Northern sea otter in Alaska.

Hawaii or Alaska? Which of these two outlying US states is better for a holiday at sea?

Time travelling to Hawaii

HAPPY NEW YEAR: Fireworks explode over Waikiki Beach to ring in the new year.

NZ has an unusual advantage for NYE: it's one of the few places where you get the chance to replay the occasion.

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