Having Fun & Staying Safe

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Having spent years finding the best spots to recommend for your precious vacation time (and steering you away from the worst), we also want to do our best to help you stay out of trouble. Though Hawai‘i seems idyllic, please remember that this isn’t Disneyland—it’s nature. Mother Nature is hard, slippery, sharp and unpredictable. Nature is …
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Local Culture & You

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Hawai‘i’s diverse population has made for an enviable cultural stew. (Melting pot seemed too cliché.) The aloha spirit is alive and well and akin to small town hospitality found on the mainland. After all, when you’re on an island, you are bound to run into the same folks, and being respectful of everyone’s differences is …
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Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

A hiker stands at the end of a trail enjoying the fruits of her labors. Being prepared can help you reach the goal.

The extraordinary remoteness of the Hawaiian Islands has given rise to unique life that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. That being said, the native wildlife is under constant threat from a variety of sources. Knowing how best to enjoy all that Hawai‘i has to offer while staying ecologically sensitive is important in …
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What Readers Have to Say

“We bought your book in anticipation of our honeymoon to Kauai 2 weeks ago and we just returned. All I can say is WOW!!! First, we used the aerial pictures to find a hotel that was located close to a swimable beach… Then we used your detailed descriptions of restaurants to eat at many fine places during our stay… The detailed maps and descriptions of hikes helped us to find some beautiful locations with nearly no other tourists… Thanks again for your hard work and dedication. Ultimate Kauai is worth its weight in gold (well almost).”

- A. & G. Burrell