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 had a great time, thanks in a large part to your books. They were my bible. I was so amazed at the accuracy, eg., at one of the beaches, if you go during the week you likely have it to yourself. We walked in and that is exactly what we had. I especially love the aerial views of the accommodations. And yes, I felt better after having tears in my eyes after do the helicopter ride with Jack Harter tours, that according to the book that was to be expected. Thanks for helping us have a great first trip to Hawaii, and I look forward to more great trips by using your guides.”

- D. & L. Larwood, Canada