Having Fun & Staying Safe

We have spent years finding the best spots to recommend you spend your valuable vacation time (and steering you away from the worst), and we also want to do our best to help you keep your ‘okole out of trouble. Though Hawai‘i can be idyllic, please remember this isn’t a theme park—its nature. Mother nature is hard, …
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Local Culture & You

O‘ahu, (Waikiki and Honolulu in particular) is the only place in Hawai‘i with that big city feel. The diverse population has made for a cultural stew. The aloha spirit is alive and well though it’s not on display as much here. It’s easy to get caught up in Waikiki’s hustle and bustle. Things here move …
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Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

The extraordinary remoteness of the Hawaiian Islands has given rise to unique life that can be found nowhere else on the planet. The native wildlife is under constant threat from a variety of sources (both natural and manmade). Knowing how best to enjoy all that Hawai‘i has to offer while staying ecologically sensitive is important …
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What Readers Have to Say

“We purchased “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” before we left and used it to plan our trip…At three of the B&Bs, there was a copy of the book available and some of the first words from the innkeepers were “Take a look at that book as it is really good.” We of course had brought ours with us and used it every day. Your guidebook was right on the mark in everything from roads and sights to activities and restaurants (I’m sitting here right now wishing I had a malasada from Tex Drive-In.) Thank you for helping us have a fantastic vacation!”

- S. & P. Metcalf