on May 19, 2012
This guidebook was exactly what we were looking for before we travel to the Big Island of Hawaii. The information given regarding beaches and interesting local sites will be very useful to us. The author tries very hard to be humorous in his re-capping of the Island, but sometimes this falls flat and it really wasn't needed as it's a guidebook, not a jokebook. However reading past the attempted humor a reader will be pleased to find a huge amount of fascinating information which I'm sure will make a trip to the Big Island far more enjoyable.
on February 19, 2011
A friend, who has visited the Big Island many times, recommended this book and an excellent recommendation it was! I found the book useful both for getting a feel for an area on the island and for looking up a specific location or activity. The author writes in an easy and humorous style that makes the book enjoyable reading. If you only buy one book on the Big Island, you can't go wrong with this one.