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

“My husband and i just returned from a fabulous trip to Oahu and the Big Island, and we feel compelled to thank you for your “Ultimate Guidebooks”, which we found to be indispensable in our tour of these islands! I picked the books up on a whim prior to the trip and even before leaving, found myself fascinated by the tales they had to tell. They are so well written and enjoyable. Your honest and detailed (and funny!) approach to guiding us step-by-step on our way was so appreciated, from the “don’t bothers” to the “must see’s”. I will be purchasing the other island guidebooks soon as we hope to eventually return to visit other islands, and I will enjoy them just for the information and enjoyment of reading them until then.”

- T & R. Meredith