Aloha

So much of the romanticized idea of Hawaiian paradise can be summed up in one word: aloha.  Those five little letters can conjure up images of tropical sunsets, sparkling beaches and hula dancers in the imaginations of people the world over.  Aloha has a variety of meanings and like most words and language, it has …
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Shark Tracker

Cue the “JAWS” music. People come to Hawai’i to enjoy a slice of paradise. Being a chain of islands means that if you’re visiting, chances are you’re going to spend some time in the ocean. Everyone who has spent any time in the water has had one word cross their mind at some point- “Shark”. …
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Time for Shave Ice

Summertime is perfect for shave ice. Or, if you’re on Hawai´i time, anytime is perfect for shave ice. If you’re unfamiliar, shave ice is finely shaved ice, topped with fruit flavored syrups, usually served in a cup and eaten with a spoon. This is just the basic, “meat and potatoes” shave ice model. A scoop …
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Song of the Humpbacks

Hawai‘i is paradise for more than just people. Migrating animals come here by air and sea to escape the cold winter weather. Humpback whales arrive every winter to the delight of pretty much everyone. Maui and its shallow channels between the offshore islands get the most action. After fattening up in their feeding grounds in …
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What Readers Have to Say

“I’m sure you hear this a lot by now but your book MADE our vacation! I took my son to the Big Island for his HS graduation gift. We are not the normal tourist that never leave the resort, we explored the entire island camping for 7 nights. Your book is the best, hands down for people like us. I do TONS of research onine befor planning a trip. The detailed info you have in your book is far better than anything I found online. We did a guided 4.5mil round trip lava flow hike…The rubber bottoms of my camera tripod melted, lol. We also explored the AMAZING emisine lava tube and did a couple boulder hopping waterfall hikes north of Hilo. We also hit several food spots you recommended and you were very accurate with those as well! I took some of the best pictures of my life and a lot of it’s because of your book!”

- M. Holcomb Jr.