Trailblazing the Big Island of Hawaii


With its obscure roads and enormous size–nearly twice that of the rest of the Hawaiian Islands combined–the Big Island presents a challenge to adventure travelers who have limited time. The Hawaii The Big Island Trailblazer for 2013 comes to the rescue with clear driving and trail descriptions to all of nature’s all-stars, from the top of Mauna Kea to the shores of Kealakekua Bay. Presenting vivid maps and its easy-to-use format, Trailblazer is a personal tour guide that fits in your knapsack. Hikers, snorkelers, and surfers can zero in on all the island’s scenic masterpieces, as well as seek out the quiet wonders the Sprouts are known to discover.

You’ll find jungle valleys, blue lagoons, red-hot lava, hidden beaches, and starry nights on the tallest peak in the world. A separate map and listing shows bicyclists the island’s hottest single tracks, along with trans-island cycling routes. Several driving tours take you to the Big Island’s panoramas, but don’t neglect the local-style galleries and restaurants, coffee and macadamia farms, and cultural curiosities. Handpicked accommodations present campsites and rustic digs, plus choice B&B’s and resorts, both glitzy and budget. Hundreds of beautiful photographs illustrate a text rich with historical and cultural background. Reading Trailblazer gives you the feeling of being there, and then makes you want to get up and go! You’ll find it on, in print and ebook form or buy a signed copy direct from the publisher: