Having Fun & Staying Safe

Maui is the activity hub of the islands. Think of something to do in Hawai‘i, chances are you can do it here. Jet skiing, horseback riding and snorkeling are only a few of the guided tours offered, and there are an endless number of things you can do on your own. This is where personal …
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Local Culture & You

Maui is a favorite vacation spot for local residents from other Hawaiian Islands (To coin a local phrase, Maui no ka oi!) You will find the aloha spirit is alive and well most everywhere here. (With a few exceptions—Wailua and Honokohau come to mind—which we mention in our driving tours.) People from all over the …
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Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

The Hawaiian Islands are unlike anyplace else in the world. The extraordinary remoteness made colonization by plants and animals just a chance occurrence over millions of years. These days, shipping and air travel has expedited the introduction of new life. That’s not a good thing. As a result, the native wildlife is under constant threat …
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What Readers Have to Say

“I’m sure that you’ve heard this a thousand times before, but I wanted to thank you for your fantastic book; a perfect blend of instruction, tips, and humor! My fiance and I just returned from 8 days on the Big island, in which we now need a vacation to recover from our vacation! We expected to lounge on the beach and relax; no, no, no. After purchasing your book (for the steal of a deal of under $15), we felt that we would be wasting time if we weren’t continuously hiking a trail, or discovering and spelunking one of the lava tubes. Your book is right on and a necessity for exploring the Big Island.”

- A. Vanderslik