Lots of inside information and tips. I received the book a couple of days later. I own them all and I am glad I do. While effortlessly gliding through the refreshing waters snorkelers often spot flame angelfish, butterfly fish, lizard fish and other rarities. So for our vacation we visited both Kauai and Big Island and while I've discussed the Kauai guidebook, here are my thoughts about the guidebook for Big Island. There are several types of books that just don't work well in electronic format, one is cookbooks because the page layout is often lost and to that I will add travel books. They also reveal who's the worst and who to stay away from.
Plan your best vacation ever. That's how I found myself looking for this very unique rock that would tell me it's time to turn right until I reach this little suspended bridge surrounded by a bunch of bamboo trees. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. One big plus: the writer I don't feel like a big cheater and small cheaters are charming, right? Still, I will be taking the book along the next time I go to the Big Island. As a post note- I bought the Kindle version of this book but it was inconvenient so I grabbed a paperback copy. Now you can plan your best vacation—ever. What I did was used Frommer's to plan my trip and then referred to this book as a second source of info for the places I did choose to go.
When Andrew says this place, this activity or this hotel is 'A Real Gem', he means that it's an absolute must-see. Shows when you need 4 wheel drive. I was still hungry when we left. Please be respectful of traditions and nature. I'll use this book and others in the series! For some people this might actually work but I found it profoundly annoying.
The only negative comment I have is about the format I bought, I got the kindle version. One big plus: the writers of the book are real wise guys or wise gals. Andrew applies the old yet powerful less is better concept perfectly. This book is really hard to read. Maps are way more accurate then the one we bought. Reading this feels like talking with a friend.
I honestly feel like it would be impossible to say enough good things about the book. He also took the majority of the stunning pictures found in the 300+ pages. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This is a great book with all the information you will ever need to make a great vacation. The result is this comprehensive, humorous and easy-to-read full color guide that will lead you to more adventures than any other book. Bestselling author Doughty reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, an active volcano, and more to help travelers plan their best vacation. You end up finding your way to the 'real gems' very easily.
When planning an important trip on a budget, frank advice is difficult to attain. The Big Island book is as good as I would expect based on my experience with the Kauai book. Some of the activities included are beach, adventures, lava viewing, hiking, eating and sleeping. So don't hesitate to buy a copy of those titles as well to fully enjoy your trip to Oahu, Kauai or Big Island. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Information about particular activities or attractions seemed spread This awesome guidebook was indispensable during my five-day visit to the Big Island with my family.
The tone is personable, with jokes and asides, plus lots of practical knowledge you don't see elsewhere--like when the winds pick up, what side of the plane to sit on when flying into Kona and Hilo, where to eat, how to access remote black beaches, etc. No sifting through endless online reviews of a company, trying to form a consensus here. We purchased a book for each island we hope to visit and I am very glad we did. Likewise, the maps seemed to be all over the place and almost impossible to find the right one when I needed it. Because what I found, following Andrew's advice, were actually some of the most amazing Maui's natural treasures.
This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Big Island so exciting. Not every Big Island guidebook is and, really, who wants to look at black and white photos of Hawaii?!? It led us to an unforgettable hike in Volcanoes National Park and an almost surrealistic experience at a beautiful and secluded waterfall and swimming hole. A good example is the hikes. This one is an exception. But we do it for you, only for you.