Having Fun & Staying Safe

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

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

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

“Last year we traveled to Kaua’i. I was using a new edition of the Frommer’s Kauai. Such a waste of money. The issue was so out of date that it actually became funny. When we would ask locals about a location/shop/restaurant we couldn’t find they had either never heard of it or it had been gone for years!… On the second to last day of our trip I picked up a book in the house we were renting. It was ‘The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook–Kauai Revealed.’ What a great book! I wish I had found it sooner!! I vowed to use your books on our next trips to the Islands. Thanks for putting out such an honest, well-researched product!”

- J. Saling