The Unofficial Guide to Hawaii

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 30, 2010 - Travel - 512 pages
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  • Introductions to Hawaii's six main islands, highlighting the special character and appeal of each
  • Details and explanation of Hawaii's history, local customs and island styles
  • Candid opinions on the best and worst of Hawaii, including accommodations, beaches, restaurants, attractions, shows, clubs and shops.†
  • Practical information on getting around the islands and best places to golf, hike, dive, snorkel and surf
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PART ONE GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH HAWAII
39
PART TWO PLANNING YOUR VISIT
73
PART THREE ACCOMMODATIONS
99
PART FOUR ALOHA WELCOME TO HAWAII
173
PART FIVE GETTING AROUND
187
PART SIX EXCURSIONS
198
PART SEVEN ATTRACTIONS
221
PART EIGHT GREAT OUTDOORS
266
PART NINE DINING AND RESTAURANTS
349
PART TEN SHOPPING
435
PART ELEVEN ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE
451
ACCOMMODATIONS INDEX
461
RESTAURANT INDEX
465
SUBJECT INDEX
473
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About the author (2010)

Rick Carroll, AUTHOR OF MANY HAWAII BOOKS, is the creator of the best-selling "Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales" series and "Madame Pele: True Encounters with Hawaii's Fire Goddess." A former daily journalist at the "San Francisco Chronicle," Rick wrote award-winning travel and feature stories about Hawaii and the Pacific for the "Honolulu Advertiser" and United Press International. He is a contributing editor for "Hawaii" magazine, and his stories appear on the Internet at www..hawaii.rr.com. His new book, "IZ, Voice of a Nation: the Biography of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole," is now in national release.

Marcie Rasmussen Carroll, freelance travel writer and former communications director for the Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau, wrote political, environmental, and other news for the "San Francisco Chronicle," the "San Jose Mercury-News," and United Press International in Atlanta. She was a Journalism Fellow in Asian studies at University of Hawaii and in energy studies at Stanford University.
Together, the Carrolls, who moved to Windward Oahu in 1983, collected and edited the anthology "Travelers Tales Hawaii: True Stories of the Island Spirit," which one reviewer praised as "the best collection of contemporary Hawaii travel stories.

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