Category Archive: Hawaii Guidebooks

#LetHawaiiHappen with the Trailblazers

No worries! Take one of our Trailblazer guides along for an amazing ride through the Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island. They all have something special to offer… Continue reading

Free “outdoor classes” in Hawaii

You can spend a pile in Hawaii hiring guides to take you places. Or, pick up a Trailblazer guide before your trip and check out all the outdoor tours you can do for… Continue reading

Want beaches and reasonably priced resorts? Try Maui’s Kihei

Decades ago, southwest Maui was dubbed the “Gold Coast” by real estate copywriters, as a string of condos and resorts sprung up along the shoreline. To be honest, it seemed sort of tacky.… Continue reading

Sunny Oahu: Places to swim with the turtles and fishies

Hanauma Bay, not far south of Waikiki is by far the most-visited snorkeling venue in the Islands. But that doesn’t mean it’s a must-do. It can be crowded and the visiting protocol is… Continue reading

Lanikai: Hawaii’s Sexiest Beach?

Dreamy Lanikai Beach on Windward Oahu is pure eye candy, with cupcake islands just offshore silky sands. Flowering shrubs line the paths from an uber-cool beach cottage community. Don’t be surprised to see… Continue reading

Around Hawaii: Hear the sound of one hand clapping

Even among the devout, the thought of going to a church or temple while on vacation in Hawaii may seem like a downer. Think again. The Islands are dotted with spritually inspired,  knock-your-socks-off… Continue reading

The Big Island’s Place of Refuge: Escaping into Prison

South of Kailua-Kona, and at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay is is a mouthful of syllables known as Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Park, a.k.a., Place of Refuge. Though this is the most… Continue reading

Gear Up For Hawaii

  DAY PACK: Organize your daypack so that it can be used not only for hiking and beach use, but also as a “purse” that you can drag with you everywhere, thereby leaving… Continue reading