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

“I just want to thank you for the great books that you provide to all my clients. I am a top producing travel agent with the Automobile Club of Southern California and I tell all my clients about your books. They are the greatest tools in the world when traveling to Hawaii… your books have guided so many of my clients to places they would of never known about.”

- J. Pasillas, CA