Big Island – Local Culture & You

Kula Country Farms in Kula, Hawaii.

Hawai‘i’s diverse population has made for (excuse the cliché, but it fits here) a cultural melting pot. The aloha spirit is abundant and akin to small town hospitality found on the mainland. After all, when on an island you are bound to run into the same folks and being respectful of everyone’s differences is a …
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Big Island – Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

Beach photograph of a Hawaiian sunset over the wavy ocean.

The Hawaiian Islands are incredibly remote, giving rise to unique life that can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. Unfortunately, the native wildlife is constantly under threat from a variety of sources, and knowing how best to enjoy all that Hawai‘i has to offer while staying ecologically sensitive is important in preserving it for the …
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Big Island – Having Fun & Staying Safe

Dozens of swimmers enjoying the warm water of Little Beach.

We’ve spent years finding the best spots to spend to recommend for your precious vacation time (and steering you away from the worst.)  We’ve certainly made a few enemies in the process, but we’ve done it to make your vacation unique and memorable as well as to keep you out of trouble. Though Hawai‘i can …
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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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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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What Readers Have to Say

“I am a tour guide here on the big island and I must say that your book is one of the best out there. A LOT of my material comes from it when telling guests about the island. In fact, I even pull the book out on occasion to help them find what they are looking for.”

- Aurthur, HI