Featured Revealed Reviews

Kona Brewing Co. & Brewpub

“ONO” Kona—A cool place to go for some tasty brew and a pizza or salad. Fifteen taps feature 11 or so different beers made there, as well as seasonal and guest beers. They range from the mild (Liliko‘i Wheat Ale) to the not-so-mild (Fire Rock Pale . . .

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.

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