So, I was reading an article in The New York Times about online reviews. The title was “The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy.” It was about how reviews on Amazon.com and others are often faked reviews that authors and publishers actually pay for. Whole companies exist to seed reviews. [...]
About Andrew DoughtyAndrew Doughty is the best selling guidebook author in the U.S., with millions of books in print. He has written the Revealed series in Hawaii as well as Las Vegas Revealed.
What are the requirements for flying into and visiting Hawai‘i? A plane ticket, and that's it! On March 26, 2022 the governor dropped all restrictions, testing requirements, vaccine cards to show and the indoor mask mandate. You are one lucky traveler. You don't have to [...]
Kilauea Volcano Eruption - Until 2018 I would have said probably yes. Now, maybe yes and maybe no. It's started erupting in Kilauea Crater at Halema‘uma‘u at the end of September 2021, but who knows how long that will last. The truth is, I don’t know if you will get [...]
Your selection of where to stay is one of the more important decisions you’ll make in planning your Hawai‘i vacation. To some, it’s just a place to sleep and rather meaningless. To others, it’s the difference between a great vacation and a bad one.
When you think about Hawaiian agriculture, what comes to mind, probably pineapple, right? How about coffee. Hawaii is the only state in the United States that commercially produces coffee. Yup, it’s true, but the coffee produced here won’t be available from the drive thru window at McDonalds. Coffee has been [...]
Ok, so if you've been to a Lu‘au, you have most likely tried Kalua pork. In a traditional setting it takes days to prepare and requires a fire, lava rocks, banana stalks, chicken wire and a lot of other stuff you might not find in your local Whole Foods. Normally done in [...]
After the past two centuries of visitors bringing new plants and animals to this island paradise, we have had some hard lessons in how invasive species can affect a myriad of natural systems. State and county officials, numerous environmental agencies, non-profit conservation groups and Hawai´i residents alike are trying to [...]
Read about Hawaii while you drink like you're in Hawaii. We have guide books and apps for Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Find out where to get the best mai tais (besides your own), which hikes are must-dos and so so much more. . Go to any [...]
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Like learning about Hawaii? We have guide books and apps for Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Find out where to get the best mai tais, which hikes are must-dos and so so much more. . The hula evolved as a means of worship, later becoming a forum [...]