Unofficial Guide to Hawaii

Unofficial Guide to Hawaii

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Unofficial Guide to Hawaii by Rick Carroll, Marcie Carroll

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
—Chicago Sun-Times

—The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide:

• Major hotels and resorts rated and ranked for value and quality of rooms—plus, proven strategies for getting the best rates

• More than 80 restaurants reviewed in detail and rated, with tips on Hawaii Regional Cuisine

• The inside story on the top attractions: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Haleakala National Park, and more

• A complete guide to exploring the islands, including the best beaches, scenic drives, and rain forest walks

• The best places to golf, hike, dive, snorkel, and surf

Sample Rating

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Appeal by Age Preschool Grade school Teens Young Adults Over 30 Seniors

About 30 miles from Hilo, traveling down Highway 11; # 808-985-6000; or

Admission $10/vehicle. Admission is good for 7 days. Hours The park is open 24 hours a day year-round; the Visitor Center is open daily, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. When to go Anytime; the best time of day to view eruption activity is after sunset. How much time to allow At least half a day. Author's rating .....; Hawaii's premier attraction. Don't expect up-close views of fountaining lava, however.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471763932
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/27/2006
Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #157
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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 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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