20 years ago, I spent two semesters at the University of Hawaii on Oahu. I have always wanted to go back, but excuses kept getting in the way. My biggest excuse, I just don't have the time and it is not cost effective to go for anything less than 10 days. But really, what is so cost effective about vacation, the point is to have fun... It is not the quantity, but the quality, so throwing caution to the wind and perhaps, good judgment, my partner and I went to Hawaii last week for the long weekend. And... IT WAS AWESOME!