Having Fun & Staying Safe

We have spent years finding the best spots to recommend you spend your valuable vacation time (and steering you away from the worst), and we also want to do our best to help you keep your ‘okole out of trouble. Though Hawai‘i can be idyllic, please remember this isn’t a theme park—its nature. Mother nature is hard, …
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Local Culture & You

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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Being an Eco-Friendly Tourist

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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What Readers Have to Say

“First of all I would like to thank you for the best vacation I have enjoyed, ever! I am in the U.S. Navy, currently stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. After being stationed here for two and a half years, also taking multiple courses through Hawaii Pacific University I personally felt I knew a lot about the Hawaiian Islands. Boy was I wrong!!! Your guidebook was recommended to me from believe it or not – your competitors! Multiple people on Frommer’s Web site had placed a post that explains your book to be the best way to plan a trip to Hawaii. Your book was phenomenal! From the planning to being there to enjoying meals (My goodness the food!)… Overall your book was so helpful that I bought it for the island I live on!”

- M. Lewis, HI