We’re taking a family vacation this week on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. We love the relaxed atmosphere here and even Mrs. RB40 is considering a move to Hawaii after we fully retire. Of course, everything is more expensive, but that’s the price you pay to live in paradise.
Anyway, we are just taking it easy on this trip. We have a total of 8 people including a 3 year old and a 1 year old so we can’t really do much hiking or other strenuous activities. Actually, it’s been great so far because everyone really needed a relaxing vacation.
Also, keeping with our frugal theme. We rented a townhouse for about $200/day. Eating lunch out and then cooking dinner at the rental home can save quite a bit of money. Here are a couple of places we tried so far.
The number 1 restaurant in the US according to Yelp! Poke is cubed raw Yellow Fin tuna mixed with condiments such as sea salt, seaweed, and green onion. At Da Poke Shack, you can choose from a variety of poke and side dishes to go with white or brown rice. They buy fresh tuna every morning so the tuna is never frozen. Good stuff if you like sashimi or fish carpaccio.
We had the braised short ribs, bento box (pictured below), the special chicken (forgot the name), braised oxtail stew, and the foot long spam musubi. Not much vegetables, but that’s why we cook dinner at home.
That’s it for now. It’s been a great vacation so far and hopefully we’ll see a sea turtle at some point. We saw some dolphins when we went snorkeling this morning so that was pretty awesome.
Disclosure: I have some Yelp stocks.