Hawaii: Big Island

Hawaii: Big Island


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761527787
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: Hawaii, the Big Island Series
Edition description: 7TH
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

John Penisten is a Hawai'i-based journalist and photographer specializing in Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin. He lives on the Big Island with his wife and two daughters.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Why it's Called the Big Island
II. General Information
1. The Big Island's Best Bets
2. A History of Hawai'I
The Early Hawaiians
Hawai'i Revealed to the World
Hawai'i Under the Monarchy
Hawai'i in the Modern Era
3. County of Hawai'I
4. Hawaiian Language
Speaking Hawaiian
Hawaiian Glossary A Few Words About Pidgin English
5. Big Island Place Names
6. Getting There
Cruise Ships
Airline Service to Hawai'I
Inter-island Airlines
7. Onizuka Space Center - Kona-Keahole Airport
8. What to Pack
9. Traveling with Children
10. Travel Tips for the Physically Impaired
11. Senior Travel
Elderhostel Programs
12. Weddings and Honeymoons in Paradise
13. Hawai'i On the Internet
14. Helpful Information
15. Important Telephone Numbers
16. Getting Around
From the Airport
Local Bus Service
Limousine Service
Rental Cars, Vans, 4-Wheel Drives
Camper/RV Rentals
Motorcycle, Moped, Motorscooter Rentals
Bicycle Rentals
Driving on the Big Island
17. A Few Words About Fish and Other Seafood
18. Grocery Shopping
19. Special Big Island Products
20. Kona Coffee Mills/Plantations
21. Antiques
22. Art Galleries/Handicraft Shops
23. Bookstores
24. Theaters-Movies-Stage Productions
25. Self-Service Laundries
26. Annual Big Island Events
27. Big Island Environment
28. Big Island Weather
29. Tropical Photography
III. Where to Stay-What to See
1. Introduction
2. Accommodations Index
3. Bed & Breakfast Lodgings
4. Budget/Backpackers, Lodges and Hostels
5. Private Estates, Rental Homes, Villas
6. Long Term Stays
7. Military Recreation Center
8. Camping
9. North & South Kona Districts
An Introduction
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
10. South Kohala District
The Kohala Coast
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
11. South Hilo District
Hilo: A Look on the Bright Side
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
12. North Hilo/Hamakua Districts
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
13. North Kohala District
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
14. The Saddle Road Area
15. Puna District
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
16. Ka'u District
What to Do and See-Where to Shop
17. Rental Agents
IV. Restaurants
1. Introduction and Best Bets
2. Nightclubs, Lounge, Bar, and Entertainment
3. Alphabetical Index
4. Food Type Index
5. Drive-Ins and Plate Lunch Shops
6. Luaus / Hawaiian Dinner Shows
7. Dinner Cruises
8. North & South Kona
9. South Kohala
10. Hilo
11. North Hilo / Hamakua District
12. North Kohala District
13. Puna District
14. Ka'u District
V. Activities and Tours
1. Introduction
2. Best Bets
3. Ocean Activities: Beaches-Snorkeling
4. Water Safety
5. Beaches Best Bets
6. Beach Index
7. Beaches
South Kona Area
North Kona Area
South Kohala Area
North Kohala Area
Hamakua Area
North Hilo Area
South Hilo Area
Puna Area
Ka'u Area
8. Booking Agents and Representatives
9. Ocean Adventures, Sailing and Cruises, Glassbottom Boat Cruises, Whale Watching
10. Snorkeling and Diving Cruises
11. Dive Shops
12. Deep Sea Fishing
13. Surfing/Windsurfing
14. Parasailing
15. Kayaks-Hobie Cats
16. Land Activities
Booking Agents/Representatives
Land Tours
Bicycle Tours
Bicycle Rentals
Big Island Bike Trails
Motorcycle, Moped and ATV Adventures
Public Swimming Pools
Botanical Gardens
Snow Skiing
Horseback Riding-Trail Rides, Wagon Rides
Health and Fitness Centers
17. Air Tours
Small Plane Flightseeing
Helicopter Tours
VI. Hawaiiana Reading for Children
VII. Hawaiiana Reading for Adults
VIII. Index
IX. Ordering Information

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