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

“I am a big fan of your books! I bought my first book “Maui Revealed” in 2000. My husband and I have been going to the islands for several years, but it had been a while and we wanted some new ideas. We were also taking our children for the first time. We LOVED the book. Everything was explained so clearly an well. We used it again in 2002. We had all of our favorites marked. We also have let several friends borrow it for their trips, who loved the book and bought their own.”

- B. Koehler, CA