Having Fun & Staying Safe

Cyclist traveling along a highway in Kauai giving a thumbs up to the photographer.

Having spent years finding the best spots to recommend for your precious vacation time (and steering you away from the worst), we also want to do our best to help you stay out of trouble. Though Hawai‘i seems idyllic, please remember that this isn’t Disneyland—it’s nature. Mother Nature is hard, slippery, sharp and unpredictable. Nature is …
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Local Culture & You

Local Hawaiian partaking in traditional fire dance.

Hawai‘i’s diverse population has made for an enviable cultural stew. (Melting pot seemed too cliché.) The aloha spirit is alive and well and akin to small town hospitality found on the mainland. After all, when you’re on an island, you are bound to run into the same folks, and being respectful of everyone’s differences is …
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Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

White tour boat filled with people in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by deep blue water.

The extraordinary remoteness of the Hawaiian Islands has given rise to unique life that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. That being said, the native wildlife is under constant threat from a variety of sources. Knowing how best to enjoy all that Hawai‘i has to offer while staying ecologically sensitive is important in …
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What Readers Have to Say

“My husband and I just got back from our week-long honeymoon to Kauai, and we have say thank you for writing this fabulous book. We were telling each other all week long that this book should be nicknamed the “Kauai Bible” because we never left our hotel room without it! All of your recommendations were awesome and right on target–from the “what to dos”, to the beaches, and restaurants–we were never disappointed! The maps were wonderful–we especially loved the mile markers on the maps, which really aided us in finding places. We just can’t say thank you enough.”

- Anna & Abraham, GA