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

“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