Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Islands Islands

Sometime around 70 million years ago a cataclysmic rupture occurred in the Earth’s mantle, deep below the crust. A hot spot of liquid rock blasted through the Pacific plate like a giant cutting torch, forcing magma to the surface off the coast of Russia, forming the Emperor Seamounts. As the tectonic plate moved slowly over …
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Best resorts in Hawaii

Best Resorts in Hawaii

Your search for the best resorts in Hawaii is over. We’ve personally visited all the resorts, and these ones are a real gem compared to the rest. In this post, we share the best resorts in Hawaii, according to each island. Big Island Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa This resort is best described as sophisticated, …
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Things to do on the Big Island

Things to do on the Big Island

We work hard to recommend the best spots to spend your precious vacation time. We’ve spent years exploring the Big Island to reveal breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, the Kilauea Volcano and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. In …
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Hawaii Vacation

Hawaii Vacation

Your Hawaii vacation starts with choosing where you want to stay and deciding how you’ll get around. Depending on the island you’re on, you have a number of options available. The rental car prices in Hawai‘i can be (but aren’t always) cheaper than almost anywhere else in the country, and the competition is ferocious. And …
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Things to do in Hawaii

Things to do in hawaii

If relaxing by the ocean is not your ideal vacation, we’ve reviewed hundreds of adventures just for you. Each of our guidebooks has an Adventures section that will satisfy even the hardest to please adrenaline junkies. The adventures described below are for the serious adventurer. They can be experiences of a lifetime. We are assuming …
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What Readers Have to Say

“My husband and I just returned from 12 days in Kauai. We drove the island bottom to top, with the Ultimate Guide as our source of all wisdom, and we are full of praise, both for the island and for the book. You never steered us wrong… We travel a lot, and know all the major guidebooks well. We love the fact that you, unlike the folk at Lonely Planet for example, have real opinions and you are not afraid to share them….and you are usually right. Thank you, and keep on telling travelers why Kauai is so great.”

- C. Thibault, WA