Oahu Island – Having Fun & Staying Safe

Parachuter gliding over a grass-covered suburb of Oahu.

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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Oahu Island – Local Culture & You

Rocky inlet of land filled with crystal clear water in Oahu, Hawaii.

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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Oahu Island – Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

Visitor on the rocky shores of an Oahu beach with waves splashing over.

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

“First, I will tell you that I feel a little guilty having used your book EVERY DAY of our vacation and through the planning process because it is a library copy, and, at this point, we totally owe you at least the price of the book or app. We have had a fantastic Maui vacation this last week, and much of it is thanks to you… Without your guidebook, we would have been like all the other Rubes passing right on by the most memorable views and moments on the island. Thank you for your exhaustive inventory of all that is Maui, allowing us to enjoy it as if we’d had a native to guide us…. Hopefully, we get to explore some of the other islands with you in our pocket some day”

- C. Stoddard