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

by Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout

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Overview

Aloha awaits with NO WORRIES HAWAII!

Half of Hawaii's 8 million yearly tourists are first-timers, often unsure which island is best for them, where to stay, and what to choose to do among thousands of offerings. NO WORRIES HAWAII, a companion book to the Sprout's adventure guides, comes to the rescue .

No Worries is also useful for repeat visitors or locals looking for new adventures, who may not be sure of what’s available on other islands—or who want to find new places to explore.

Readers first take an Armchair Voyage, in which they nail down their vacation style (a scouting expedition, a romantic getaway, a solo or group adventure, invigorating, relaxing, healing). 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 in which island you'll be living the dream.

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. A review of different locales (beach cottages, high end resorts, budget condos, mountain inns, etc.) lets readers pick the best and find places they may want to avoid. (Specific accommodations for these locales are in the Wikiwiki Websites in the back of the book.) Included also is a complete list of what to pack and wear.

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 of the Sprout's 20-plus years of exploration.

Sections include how to plan days to maximize fun, save money, and avoid hassles, as well as car rental and accommodation money-savers. 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 are essential for getting the most fun out of every day.

The meat of NO WORRIES HAWAII is its Best Of section, a listing of Hawaii's top attractions: museums, rainforest dayhikes, snorkeling coves, walk-around beach towns, surfing spots, places to watch surfers, mountain bike trails, people-watching beaches, botanical gardens, short strolls to views, cultural sites, luxury resorts, volcano hikes, bird-watching forests, waterfalls, churches, remote beaches, family beach parks, golf courses, 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. The last section is the WIKIWIKI WEBSITES, containing links and phone numbers for all the hand-picked accommodations, attractions, visitors sites, and tour companions and outfitters.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148272526
Publisher: Diamond Valley Company
Publication date: 02/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 503,649
File size: 8 MB

About 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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