Having Fun & Staying Safe

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

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

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

“I just got back from a two week stay on the Big Island and Kauai. I’m happy to say that I ran across your books on the second day of my trip while browsing in the Border’s bookstore in Kailua. I bought both books and immediately read them literally from cover to cover. It’s no exaggeration to say that they saved my trip. I would not have visited half of the areas on the islands were it not for your guides. I was even amazing my “local” friends with some of the facts about Hawaiian history I learned about in the books they did not even know, and they have lived there for many years. By the way, the adventures and dining guide sections were particulary appreciated as were the very precise maps… Needless to say, I have already recommended your books to several people.”

- L. Liwanag, FL