Category Archive: Hawaii Guidebooks

When Mother Nature is a spoilsport, head for Poipu Beach on Kauai

Rain can put a damper on your Kauai vacation, but you can (almost) always find sunshine and blue skies on the arid south coast—at the resort strip of Poipu Beach. But Poipu is… Continue reading

The best of Hawaii on the cheap

The best things in life are free—or they cost a boatload of money. A trip to Hawaii is a prime example. You can spend a zillion bucks reserving a destination resort, booking tours,… Continue reading

Finding the lost beaches of north of Kona

The view flying into the Kona Airport is of a never-ending landscape of scorched black lava, often hazed by volcanic smog. It’s not anyone’s idea of paradise.  Post-apocalyptic is more like it. Wrong.… Continue reading

Why Waikiki? It’s Wacky, Relaxing, Affordable.

Ala Wai Canal on Oahu was dredged a hundred years ago, draining a swamp and setting the stage for the canyons of high-rise hotels, designer shops, and eateries that draws millions of sun-seekers… Continue reading

Trailblazers are Hawaii’s Trip Advisor

Keep it simple and do it right: Rather than sort through thousands of posts written by hundreds of people on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, pick up a Trailblazer guide. You will find… Continue reading

Maui News

The 2018 Edition of Maui Trailblazer is available now on Amazon.com (ISBN: 978-1976810145).  New York Times: “Many of the attractions on Maui are easy to find. But for off the beaten path, I… Continue reading

Oahu’s Maunawili Falls: A short trip to the ‘Heart of Darkness’

The 3-mile round-trip (375 feet of elevation) to Maunawili Falls may spec out as a cakewalk, but it walks more like a jungle trek a la Conrad’s novel, upon which the movie Apocalypse Now… Continue reading

Why do few visitors see one of the very best coasts in Hawaii?

Puna, the big nose of the Big Island that points east, is by any measure one of the best places to visit in the state, but not that many people see it since… Continue reading

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