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Driving and Discovering Hawaii: Oahu, Honolulu and Waikiki Paperback – Sep 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Montgomery Ewing Pub (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963682881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963682888
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 22.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,486,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Los Angeles Times writer and photographer Sullivan has assembled a breathtaking compilation of photographs of Oahu's secluded beaches, valleys, waterfalls, and scenic vistas. He took the pictures and wrote the text for this guide, which indicates the exact spot where his pictures were taken using easy-to-read color maps so that amateurs can take a wonderfully centered, picturesque photo. Shopping hounds and serious history buffs won't be interested in this guide, but hikers, biking enthusiasts, photographers, and individuals looking for "hidden Hawaii" will want to take this on their next trip. A similar guide to Maui and Molokai is in the works, to be followed by guides of Kauai and the Big Island. A unique addition to Hawaii's travel guides; recommended for travel and fine arts photography collections.
Kevin M. Roddy, Univ. of Hawai'i at Hilo Lib.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Jeremy Harris, Mayor Of Honolulu: "Driving & Discovering Oahu" captures the timeless essence of our island, from its sheer cliffs, to its secluded valleys, to its cascading waterfalls. The images and text in this guide capture both the spirit and beauty of our land so effectively that it is used by the City of Honolulu's Film office to portray our island's beauty to [film and TV] production companies worldwide."

Chicago Sun Times: "The best [Hawaii] guidebook on the market."

Los Angeles Times: "I'd be surprised if there is a hidden byway or corner of beach or town that Sullivan has not revealed here --even on the leeward side of the island, which remains relatively unknown to visitors."

Honolulu Advertiser: "Driving & Discovering Oahu pin-points the entire island, area by area, map by map. Parts of Oahu neglected in other guidebooks are not neglected here. ...keep a copy of Driving & Discovering Oahu under the front seat..."

Honolulu Star-Bulletin: "Because so many of us tend to take our island for granted, it has taken an L.A.-based author and photographer to paint a flattering portrait of an Oahu locals rarely see as we drive to and from work. The book focuses on natural wonders -- beach parks, camping sites and hiking trails --but you need not be an outdoors type to appreciate the wonders and accessibility of Waimanalo plant nurseries and the barely populated beaches from Mokuleia to Kaena Point. Either way, exploring by eyes or on foot doesn't cost much and we are certainly in need of cheap entertainment these days. You may be surprised that you live in such a beautiful place."

San Diego Union-Tribune: "Visitors contemplating a driving trip around Oahu will greatly enhance the journey by packing along a guidebook, Driving & Discovering Oahu by Richard Sullivan... The text is fresh and insightful and the photo tips are of tremendous value to anyone wondering where to stop for the best views in unfamiliar territory."

Orange County Register(CA): "A must read is Richard Sullivan's Driving & Discovering Oahu, the best guidebook on the market." "...this book provides no-brainer directions to myriad secret spots. The book's coolest feature is its "Photo Finder": Each photo, taken by the author at the spot identified in the text, is numbered, with its location indicated on a corresponding map."

San Jose Mercury (CA) "The best Hawaii guidebook available."

Oregonian(OR): "Now, all of Hawaii is available to visitors -- the deserted beaches, the hidden waterfalls, the sights and sounds of the real Hawaii. And Richard Sullivan has just made it easier to know where to go to see all this." -- Reviews

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HASH(0x97bc3bf4) out of 5 stars Fun & useful! Perfect island road safari. Jan. 26 2005
By Evin - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a fun guide to some great spots on the island of Oahu. We used the accurate maps in favor of a more detailed, but bulky, road map. It was like having a friend with us who was pointing out neat routes and points of interest. It really made our trip interesting and allowed us to take full advantage of having a car. Even after the trip, we enjoy looking up where we visited and sharing the details with friends.

I recommend this as part of your travel kit for Oahu. Most guides are too general to Hawaii or too specific to Honolulu, but this one focuses so nicely on the entire island of Oahu and the highlights! It was also nice to use when we decided to have Hawaii movie night since the book notes where movies were filmed.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97b91b04) out of 5 stars The best book I've seen about Oahu. June 3 1997
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
In researching travel books about the island of Oahu for an upcoming vacation, I found this publication to be outstanding. I checked out several titles from the public libraries, tried to plan a one week itinerary, and found myself confused and unsure of what we would be doing until I picked up Driving & Discovering Oahu by Richard Sullivan. It was just what I needed! He divides the island into manageable sections, includes pertinent maps, bus info, and sightseeing musts, all amidst breathtaking photographs. This is a real gem!

Debbie Somchay
HASH(0x97c71150) out of 5 stars Excellent! Sept. 10 1997
By Benson C. Look - Published on
Format: Paperback
I was born and raised on Oahu. Had to move to California for work. On a recent trip home, I discovered this book. It updated me on how to find everything and a few places I didn't even know exisited. I outlined the best ways to get there too. It is an excellent resource to tour the islands and a wonderful keepsake reminder of where I came from