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

“Love your books and have used them all on the islands! They are the best for “real” people!”

- K. Vita, WA