*For Dummies Travel guides are the ultimate user-friendly trip planners, combining the broad appeal and time-tested features of the For Dummies series with up-to-the-minute advice and information from the experts at Frommer's. * Our authors make sure that you'll truly experience the spirit of aloha. With Hawaii for Dummies in hand, you'll kw where to find secluded beaches; the best outfitters to choose for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; and where to find the top galleries and shops. * Inside you'll also find extensive coverage of the best hotels for every budget; information on where to sip a mai tai or a cup of Kona Joe; and valuable advice on finding the best airfares and package deals. Whether you want to watch the fiery spectacle at the Big Island's volca, play a challenging round of golf, srkel with sea turtles, or simply kick back to watch the sunset, this guide will help you find your island paradise.
Cheryl Farr Leas may live on the mainland, but she s a Hawaii girl at heart. She fell in love with Diamond Head, aloha wear, and mai tais in 1994 and has had trouble staying away ever since. Whenever she s not in the islands, she and her husband, Rob, make their home in Phoenix, Arizona, where they love to hike the desert mountains with their German Shepherd, Caleb. Before embarking on a writing career, Cheryl served as senior editor at Macmillan Travel (now Wiley), where she edited the Frommer s Hawaii travel guides for the better part of the 1990s. John Rosenthal is a Contributing Editor at National Geographic Traveler and has written about destinations around the globe for publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He s also a regular contributor to Bing Travel. He makes his home in Santa Monica, California, but regularly requires a good dose of Hawaii whenever the Los Angeles traffic gets to be too much.