The Backpackers Guide
to Hawai’i by Stuart Ball. Recommended retail price $15.95, our price $14.50.
If you are looking at our website, and you’ve got this far, you are, by a process of self-selection, different from the run-of-the-mill tourist. Hawai’i has some superb backpacking if only you know where to look. Stuart Bell has been backpacking in Hawai’i for more than 20 years so he knows his walks. There are ten walks here, of differing length and difficulty. The shortest is only 12.2 miles (but Bell allows 2-3 days); the longest is 38.2 miles (Mauna Loa) with an allowance of 3-6 days. Please note that a few minor details may have changed since publication in 1996. Recommended. Soft cover, 130 pages.
Hawaii by Glenda
Bendure and Ned Friary. Recommended retail price $19.95, our price $18.75.
Hawai’i remains a magnet for visitors. While much of the place is spoiled by the excesses of tourism there is still much of value within these fascinating islands. Hawaii packs a lot of information, more than 60 local maps and excellent advice on where to visit and stay in its more than 600 pages. Downside: the flora and fauna section is a pathetic 3.5 pages, but that’s partly why we offer so many good books on Hawai’i’s natural history. Soft cover, 601 pages.
Hawaii: The Big Island:
Making the Most of Your Family Vacation by Dona Early & Christie Stilson.
Recommended retail price $ 15, our price $10.
The complete traveler’s reference and guide to the tropical island of Hawaii. Inside this family-friendly travel guide, you’ll find helpful information on:
¨ Getting to the Big Island of Hawaii, traveling with children, wedding and honeymoon planning, island transportation, weather and history.
¨ More than 160 hotels, condominiums, and bed & breakfasts, including descriptions, rental rates, facilities and toll-free numbers
¨ Over 270 restaurants, ranging from family cafes to luxury resort dining rooms
¨ Discovering the diverse recreational opportunities of the Big Island, including the best beaches and day trip destinations, cruises, horseback riding, fishing charters, golf, jet skiing, and much, much more
Each chapter features the authors’ personal recommendations and “best bets.” Soft cover, 308 pages.
Hawaii, The Big Island Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Bike, Drive by Jerry & Janine Sprout. ISBN 0967007259. Recommended retail price $15.95.
Aloha and welcome to the Big Island…
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Trailblazer takes you to all of the Big Island’s famous attractions, as well as its hidden spots. Nearly twice the size of the rest of Hawaii combined, the Big Island presents a challenge to adventure travelers with limited time. Trailblazer comes to the rescue with its trademark organization and clear directions for…
- 142 hikes and strolls: the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the
shores of Waipio Valley and Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,
rain forests and tropical gardens, waterfalls, petroglyph fields, and the Kona
- 71 snorkeling and swimming spots including remote hike-to specials
- 39 surfing spots: boards, bodyboarding, and body surfing
- 24 bike trails for adventure cyclists: mountain, coastal, forest, pasture
- 25 campgrounds and rustic cabin hideaways
Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer also includes …
- 9 maps and more than 200 photographs
- A Best Of section that lets you pick the right activity for the right day
- Resource Links with hand-0icked accommodations and restaurants, recreational outfitters, transportation, and visitor information
- Hawaiian culture and history
- Museums and a Big Island “Kids Only” section
- Driving tours to the Parker Ranch and Kohala Coast, Hilo and the Heritage Coast, and Kona coffee country
- Safety tips and trip-planning advice
Soft cover. 256 pages. Published in 2003.
Hikers Guide to the
Hawaiian Islands, The by Stuart Ball. Published by University of Hawai'i
Press. ISBN 0-8248-2223-4. Recommended retail price $19.95.
Written in the same accessible style and format as the highly successful The Hikers Guide to O'ahu, this volume is a detailed and fully illustrated guide to the best day hikes on the Big Island, Kaua'i, Maui and O'ahu. Each island is represented by an equally number of hikes, forty-four in all. Together they offer both resident and visitor alike the chance to explore some of Hawai'i's most spectacular scenery.
For each trip, the author provides detailed directions to the trailhead, a feature-by-feature description of the route, a topographic map keyed to the route description, and comments on common plants and animals, geological formations, historical sites, and other points of interest. Each hike is categorized by difficulty. Hiking tips, safety considerations, and a list of trail and camping information sources are included. Soft cover, 298 pages, published in 2000.
The Island of Oahu by J. D. Bisignani. Published by Moon Travel Handbooks.
ISBN 1-56691-128-1. Recommended retail price $14.95.
Hawaii is always a popular
destination for visitors but there is very much more to Honolulu and the island
of Oahu than Waikiki. Join author Bisignani and his co-author Robert Nilsen
as they take you on a tour. (Sadly, Joe Bisignani passed away in 1997).
This handbook is a comprehensive introduction to the island's geography, history, people, culture, customs and art. In addition, you are given tips on where to dine and stay and a sampling of the wide variety of activities available to you in this visitors paradise. Soft cover, 328 pages. Published in 1999.
(62k)Kauai Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive by Jerry & Janine Sprout. ISBN0967007216,. Recommended retail price $15.95
Aloha and welcome to the Garden Isle…
A guide for families and outdoor extremists alike, Trailblazer covers all of the island with easy-to-follow directions and descriptions for:
- 119 hikes and strolls to mountain ridges, tropical gardens, beaches, jungles, coves, reefs, historic landmarks and ancient ruins, swamps, craters, forests, coastal bluffs and tide pools, towns, canyons, waterfalls and river valleys
- 68 beaches, including 22 reachable only by trail
- 42 snorkeling pools, both the island favorites and hidden coves
- 61 mountain bike rides along forest, coastal, and countryside trails
- 27 kayaking waters: 13 rivers and streams, 14 bays and lagoons
- 36 surfing spots
Kauai Trailblazer includes:
- 10 maps and 175 photographs
- 4 driving tours, featuring heiaus, wildlife sanctuaries, cultural and historical sites, tourist attractions and natural wonders
- Resource links to recreational outfitters, stables, golf courses, camping, transportation, accommodations, local-style eats and shops
- Appendices of Hawaiian words, place names, movie locations, hula performances, farmer’s markets, weather, flora, history and philosophy
Soft cover, 240 pages. Published in 2003.
Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive by Jerry & Janine Sprout. ISBN 0967007240. Recommended retail price $15.95.
Aloha and welcome to the Valley Isle…
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Trailblazer Covers all of Maui as well as Molokai and Lanai – the famous places and the hidden attractions. Clear directions and descriptions lead to:
- 137 hikes and strolls: tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava tubes, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, sapphire pools, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale watching, historic sites, and archeological ruins
- 44 snorkeling beaches and reefs, including hike-to coves and the secret places that the tour boats go
- 16 spots to kayak or canoe the coast
- 38 beaches for surfers, including board, body and boogie, plus the windsurfing and kite-boarding hot spots
- Day excursions to the outer islands of Molokai, Lanai and Molokini
Maui Trailblazer includes:
- 10 maps and more than 200 photographs
- 9 driving tours, with directions to natural wonders and cultural sites
- A Resource Links section with the numbers for accommodations, recreational outfitters, transportation, and visitor information
- A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity for the right day
- Appendices include free hula shows, luaus, farmer’s markets, what to pack, climate, history and fauna
Softcover, 240 pages. Published in 2003.
Maui and Lana’i: Making
the Most of Your Family Vacation by Dona Early & Christie Stilson. Recommended
retail price $ 15, our price $10.
The complete traveler’s reference and guide to the magical islands of Maui and Lana’i. Inside this family-friendly travel guide, you’ll find helpful information on:
¨ Visiting Maui and Lana’i, including tips on travel with children, wedding or honeymoon planning, special tips for seniors and the physically impaired
¨ More than 200 Maui and Lana’i hotels, condominiums, and bed and breakfast inns, including complete descriptions, rates, facilities, and toll-free numbers for each
¨ Over 350 restaurants with sample menus for all budgets
¨ More than 50 exceptional beaches
¨ Road and highway travel with fifteen updated, user-friendly maps
Each chapter features the authors’ personal recommendations and “best bets.” Soft cover, 496 pages.
Maui Handbook including
Molokai and Lanai by J.D. Bisignani. Published by Moon Travel Handbooks.
Recommended retail price $15.95, our price $15.
While most guidebooks cover only the best-known highlights, Maui Handbook unlocks the treasures of the “real” Maui. Discover for yourself why the locals in the Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau named it the “Best Guidebook” available.
The newly updated fifth edition includes:
· Details on the best places for swimming, snorkeling, sailing, sportfishing, surfing, diving and whalewatching
· Coverage of the seldom-visited islands of Molokai, Kahoolawe and Lanai
· Accommodations, eateries, shopping, tours
· Introduction to the fascinating flora and fauna, history and people of Maui
· 37 detailed maps.
Soft cover, 414 pages
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