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Kealakekua Bay & Place of Refuge

When you get to the sea, hang a right to Napo‘opo‘o Beach Park. The stone structure you see in front of you at this southern end of Kealakekua Bay (A Real Gem) (at the end of the road) is Hiki-au Heiau. This was a luakini (a temple . . .

Waikiki Starlight Lu‘au

No amount of potted plants can hide the fact that this lu‘au is on top of a parking garage. The Hilton Hawaiian Village used to have their lu‘au down by the pool, but anyone from the beach could stroll up and watch. Now, six stories up, the ambiance . . .

Know Before You Go

Having Fun & Staying Safe

Some tips to help you enjoy your visit while staying safe and happy.

Local Culture & You

Learn what Aloha means and how to practice what we preach.

Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

Learn to minimize your impact while helping to protect this fragile ecosystem.

It’s Not Just a Guidebook, It’s a Love Affair

Welcome to our website. Our full-time job is pretty unusual. We hike the trails, ride the boats, eat in the restaurants, explore the reefs, and do the things we write about—and we do it all anonymously. No sifting through endless online reviews of a company, trying to form a consensus here. We do it all and compare them all to each other. We also explore every nook and cranny of the islands, looking for the coolest places to show you. Our method gives us the ability to tell it like it is in a way no one else can. We put in many long hours, and doing all these activities is a burdensome grind. But we do it for you, only for you. (Feel free to gag at this point.) Although we’ve just met, I promise that you will come to think of us as your trusted friends in the islands.

What Readers Have to Say

“My wife and I just completed a 10-day trip of The Big Island. Our third trip to Hawaii and our second time on Hawai’i, but our first with one of your guides. That book has to have been one of the best travel investments we’ve made! Thanks for making our trip an exciting voyage of discovery yet letting us do that in an efficient manner by telling us just what to see and what we could afford to skip. The accurate, descriptive, candid, and sometimes funny guide was our greatest resource and constant companion throughout the trip. Our copy returned home dog-eared, bent, folded, rained-on and dried-out, and looking exactly as a companion on such an adventure should! The book alone could tell our friends and families tons of stories about our trip. My wife mentioned that it was so decsriptive it would almost be interesting to read even if you weren’t traveling. But of course, after reading it, who could resist the urge to go?”

- J. & L. Brissette, NJ