If you ever have the opportunity to go to any of the Hawaiian Islands, I urge you to pick up one of Wizard Publishing’s Hawaii guide books. My recommendation is based on my use of their guide to Kauai: The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, Kauai Revealed, by Andrew Doughty and Harriett Friedman.
This book is entertaining in its own right besides the fact that it is an invaluable guidebook to peruse both before and during your trip. The authors’ writing styles are witty, humorous, and engaging.
The book is broken up into categories: beaches, dining, lodging, activities, adventures AND it is broken up into areas of the island: North, East, South, and West. This makes it an easy to use reference book when you need to find something in a hurry. But don’t hurry through the book if you can help it because it is loaded with great information. You will find history, packing advise, reviews, fabulous photographs, and lots of exceptional maps. I can’t think of anything they left out. For information that doesn’t fit into the book, they have a website where you can access the latest, most updated information. You can also check out their books about the other Hawaiian Islands at their website.
After five trips to our favorite island, our copy is becoming a bit ragged, but we’re not finished with it yet! We are planning a trip for next year again, and will be pulling out our beautiful blue Kauai Revealed book to help us dream about and plan another perfect vacation.