Category Archive: Hawaii Guidebooks

Kauai Trailblazer: Your personal tour guide

If you plan to get out and explore Kauai on vacation, pick up a copy and give it a good perusal before you leave home. The island’s top attractions (like the Kalalau Trail,… Continue reading

No Worries Hawaii: does all the work so you don’t have to

No Worries Hawaii is a vacation planning guide for all the islands. A self test lets you pick through things to do in the Islands (below is one of 38 categories), and gives… Continue reading

The Hawaii Big Island Spa where you won’t get soaked

How much would you pay to spend the day at a huge warm mineral springs under palm trees by the blue Pacific? At Ahalanui Warm Pond Park on the Puna Coast the answer… Continue reading

Hanalei Pier: Kauai’s walk down Hollywood Boulevard

This view of the Hanalei Pier is taken from the far end of the beach from the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville—which is across a river mouth from the beach of Hanalei Bay.… Continue reading

Kauai: beaching it

KAUA‘I Larsens Beach A short hike down from pasturelands leads to more than a mile of wild beach. Monk seals and shorebirds like the rough lava-and-coral reef, and backshore flora. Waiakalua Beach A… Continue reading

Hawaii Travel Tip No. 2: rental cars

Money Saver: Prices for rental cars fluctuate mysteriously. Call again before your vacation and you may well snag a better price. You can also often get a larger car, if you’re interested, for… Continue reading

Waimea Bay: Surfin’ U.S.A.

The shorebreak at Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore is killer. Surfers put on their big boy board shorts to ride waves memorialzied by that happy-go-lucky Beach Boys song. Specators lounge of the… Continue reading

Puna, thermal pool city

How much would you have to pay to luxuriate in a warm pool set beside the blue Pacific in a cocopalm grove? Zip. Ahalanui Warm Pond Park is a notable freebie. It’s found… Continue reading