No Worries Hawaii: A Vacation Planning Guide for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island

No Worries Hawaii: A Vacation Planning Guide for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island

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by Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout
     
 

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Half of Hawaii's 8 million yearly tourists are first-timers, often unsure of which island to visit, where to stay, and what to choose to do from among hundreds of attractions, parks, and beaches.

NO WORRIES HAWAII, a companion book to the Sprout's adventure guides for each of the islands, comes to the rescue.

Readers first take an "armchair voyage," in

Overview

Half of Hawaii's 8 million yearly tourists are first-timers, often unsure of which island to visit, where to stay, and what to choose to do from among hundreds of attractions, parks, and beaches.

NO WORRIES HAWAII, a companion book to the Sprout's adventure guides for each of the islands, comes to the rescue.

Readers first take an "armchair voyage," in which they visualize the type of vacation they'd like to have, what their interests are, and what type of surroundings they'd prefer. These likings are matched with what Hawaii has to offer. A clever but simple self-test allows readers to sort through Hawaii's assets-beaches, nightlife, trails, gardens, attractions, cultural sites, surfing, snorkeling-36 categories in all, to determine which are important and which island is best.

In the second part of NO WORRIES HAWAII, readers take their decisions from part one and receive all the practical and money-saving advice needed to book a vacation that makes the armchair voyage become a real one. Included also is a complete list of what to pack.

The third part of the book is full of tips on what to do-and what not to do-after arriving in the islands. Readers will deplane as kama'aina (locals), having the benefit the Sprout's 20 years of exploration. Sections include how to plan days to maximize fun and avoid hassle, finding free entertainment, and other cost-cutting options. Readers are advised on how to, and whether to, book tours (snorkeling, sailing, helicopter, horseback, etc.). The book's safety tips are a literal lifesaver, and the everyday advice on driving, hiking, and beach-going essential for a smooth vacation.

The meat of NO WORRIES HAWAII is its Best Of section,a listing of Hawaii's top things to see and do-rainforest hikes, snorkeling coves, walk-around beach towns, surfing spots, museums, places to watch surfers, mountain bike trails, botanical gardens, peak hikes, cultural sites, luxury resorts, volcano hikes, bird-watching forests, waterfalls, remote beaches, family beach parks, and more. Taken together, the 50 categories neatly sum up the best of Hawaii. Readers can use these listings as a reference when they get to their chosen island.

NO WORRIES HAWAII is beautifully designed, complimented by more than 100 color photographs, and written concisely and with humor, making it as fun to read as it is useful.

Editorial Reviews

P. Spagnolo
Most comprehensive planning tool for your Hawaiian vacation. These authors have explored every nook and cranny of the islands.
Bob Whistler
A necessity for first time visitors. Loaded with advice and travel tips, an itinerary planner, has it all. Makes you want to hop on a jet and go.
Guide to the Guides - G. Hayes
A planning guide without peer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967007298
Publisher:
Diamond Valley Company
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.08(w) x 6.18(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Jerry and Janine Sprout have been exploring the American West for 20 years and sharing their experiences in the Trailblazer Travel Book series: Kauai Trailblazer, Maui Trailblazer, Oahu Trailblazer, Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer, No Worries Hawaii, Golden Gate Trailblazer (San Francisco and Marin), Alpine Sierra Trailblazer and No Worries Paris.

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No Worries Hawaii: A Vacation Planning Guide for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
jacktanz More than 1 year ago
No Worries Hawaii streamlined our itinerary planning. Whether to pick Kauai, Maui, Oahu or the Big Island was a big question mark this time. Reading through the pages we got a real feel for each island. Maps and photos got us oriented so well and outdoor outing possibillities all according to island made it clear all there was to do. There's no other guide like it. We saved time and frustration and also loved the instant immersion into all things Hawaii. dive in!
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They researched it and we were the benefactors of all their experience in Hawaii. It's a real beauty on the Nook with so many good sections on the highlights for every island. It can be used as a bucket list source and their test for getting to the nitty gritty of what your expectations of Hawaii are proved so valuable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As first time visitors to Hawaii we really appreciated the self-test. Really got us off on the right foot. Loved the way it is organized.  We also like all the safety tips and practical advice. The trip (to Kauai and Big Island) was awesome.
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