If you stand in front of the hotel looking at the water and turn right, walk past Duke’s Restaurant and turn the corner uphill towards the bridge. Just before the bridge on the right hand side of the walk is a T shirt souvenir shop, walk straight through it and you ‘ll be at the back of the Hut. Two stories high with a crows nest dining spot upstairs. Walk around to the front and order a local favorite the Loco Moco of rice, egg, hamburg and brown gravy. Or another favorite is the Ono Fish Sandwich, with onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Ono is a mild fish and their biggest seller. No need for a tuxedo, tie or even shoes here. Just have a good meal at a reasonable price and enjoy the local show. And of course the ever present chickens.
Vertigo for the Frugal Guy
It started yesterday. Every time I change positions from horizontal to sitting up or standing the room starts spinning. It happened once before while in Seattle, but I attributed that to just getting off a cruise ship after 5 weeks.
For those that have not had the experience it is very unsettling and limiting. Katy has to help me move around and keep me from changing my point of focus too drastically. It is great being married to a nurse. For the next couple days I have to sit by the pool in the shade, handling email, having my meals brought to me, hunting for travel deals.
Somebody has got to do it, right? I just hope it clears before I have to drive home.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49