Having Fun & Staying Safe

Maui is the activity hub of the islands. Think of something to do in Hawai‘i, chances are you can do it here. Jet skiing, horseback riding and snorkeling are only a few of the guided tours offered, and there are an endless number of things you can do on your own. This is where personal …
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Local Culture & You

Maui is a favorite vacation spot for local residents from other Hawaiian Islands (To coin a local phrase, Maui no ka oi!) You will find the aloha spirit is alive and well most everywhere here. (With a few exceptions—Wailua and Honokohau come to mind—which we mention in our driving tours.) People from all over the …
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Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

The Hawaiian Islands are unlike anyplace else in the world. The extraordinary remoteness made colonization by plants and animals just a chance occurrence over millions of years. These days, shipping and air travel has expedited the introduction of new life. That’s not a good thing. As a result, the native wildlife is under constant threat …
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What Readers Have to Say

“We just returned from a week long vacation on the Big Island. Before we take any vacation, we always search for a guidebook. This time we had the good fortune to find Big Island Revealed, 3rd edition. Of all the books that we have used on our travels, this one was the very best. We used it every day for restaurants, side trips and directions. The maps were wonderful. The book is well written, funny and always honest. (This is not always the case with guidebooks). We traveled the whole island and the book never steered us wrong.”

- L Schleis & B. Steen, MN