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There’s Still Time to Lei-a-Bear in Hawaii Next Month!

There is still time to book your Hawaiian vacation this Spring and enjoy the Aloha Spirit with one of the most culturally diverse group of Bears you will ever meet.

No need to dream of Bear Barbie-Land, where you wake up in your own perfect world like Lizzo sang about all last summer.  Just come to Honolulu instead

Lei-a-Bear, the annual Bear gathering of the Aloha Bears of Hawaii, will take place next month over Memorial Day (US) Weekend, May 23-27. In addition to many events at Bears Bars (all on Waikiki – on the beach), there will be an excursion to a private island for a private beach party AND a booze cruise just for the Bears. 

Run tickets are still available for purchase. And the host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, is on Kuhio Street, a main drag (just blocks from the beach). The hotel still has rooms available for roughly $225 a night, which is cheap for Waikiki. (Be sure to use the group code ABG when booking.)

And cruising around the internet, there are still some airline deals from the Mainland to Honolulu. You can click on the many links in this article to start your Island (Bear) Dream vacation.

If you have never been to Hawaii, you will want to go.  And if you have visited, you know why you want to return.

The Aloha Bears, true to the spirit of everything Bear World Magazine represents, is one of the most diverse Bear groups in the world.  You will automatically feel like ohana (family in Hawaiian).

I love everything about Hawaiian culture, and did you know there are countless LGBT Hawaiian artist? Kalani Pe’a is a queer artist from the big island and three-time Grammy winner who is true to his Hawaiian roots.  Here he is singing He Lei Aloha, a traditional island song. Have a listen.

If you have the time, you can island hop and see the offerings of the islands of Kauai (a geographic wonderland), the big island of Hawaii (more than just volcanos), Molokai (few tourists, pristine natural wonders) and even Maui, which has recently opened to tourists and really does want your dollars to help rebuild. 

Or you can just lay on the beach and ‘waste away again in Margaritaville’ like I do. (Jimmy Buffett, while alive, called transphobic bathroom laws stupid and bigoted.)

And no need for a grass skirt or coconut bra to enjoy this multi-pronged, multi-cultural event. But do bring an open mind and an open heart (and sunscreen).

And get ready to enjoy a great big serving of the Aloha Spirt.

Welcome to the Ohana.

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