Featured Revealed Reviews

Kealakekua Bay & Place of Refuge

When you get to the sea, hang a right to Napo‘opo‘o Beach Park. The stone structure you see in front of you at this southern end of Kealakekua Bay (A Real Gem) (at the end of the road) is Hiki-au Heiau. This was a luakini (a temple . . .

Waikiki Starlight Lu‘au

No amount of potted plants can hide the fact that this lu‘au is on top of a parking garage. The Hilton Hawaiian Village used to have their lu‘au down by the pool, but anyone from the beach could stroll up and watch. Now, six stories up, the ambiance . . .

Know Before You Go

Having Fun & Staying Safe

Some tips to help you enjoy your visit while staying safe and happy.

Local Culture & You

Learn what Aloha means and how to practice what we preach.

Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

Learn to minimize your impact while helping to protect this fragile ecosystem.

It’s Not Just a Guidebook, It’s a Love Affair

Welcome to our website. Our full-time job is pretty unusual. We hike the trails, ride the boats, eat in the restaurants, explore the reefs, and do the things we write about—and we do it all anonymously. No sifting through endless online reviews of a company, trying to form a consensus here. We do it all and compare them all to each other. We also explore every nook and cranny of the islands, looking for the coolest places to show you. Our method gives us the ability to tell it like it is in a way no one else can. We put in many long hours, and doing all these activities is a burdensome grind. But we do it for you, only for you. (Feel free to gag at this point.) Although we’ve just met, I promise that you will come to think of us as your trusted friends in the islands.

What Readers Have to Say

“I am a travel agent and I am finally going to Hawaii for the first time in April. While its my job to know where to go, where to stay, and all the other minor details, I really don’t know that much about how Hawaii (thankfully my clients don’t know that!). Anyway, I bought the Oahu and Kauai books last week to look into the island activities in a bit more detail. I wanted something that wasn’t being sold to me–they way I would with a client! I have found your books to be incredible. You have answered many of my questions, and your unbiased reviews are so helpful to our decision making process. We’ve been able to put together our Oahu itinerary and are now working on Kauai as we are reading your book. I send a lot of clients to Hawaii and have not really been able to recommend a good guide book to them until now. Its also a great gift idea for me to give to a honeymooning client with their tickets. Not only is it easy to read, but its enjoyable too! I enjoy your sarcastic comments sprinkled here and there. Good Job!”

- S. Cerny