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

“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