From the Back Cover
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
About the Author
Rick Carroll, author of many Hawaii books, is the creator of the bestselling Hawaiis Best Spooky Tales Series. A former daily journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle, Carroll wrote award-winning travel and feature stories about Hawaii and the Pacific for the Honolulu Advertiser and United Press International. He is contributing editor to Hawaii Magazine.His new book, Madame Pele True Encounters with Hawaiis Fire Goddess, celebrates Peles 20-year tantrum at Kilauea Volcano, the worlds longest continuous eruption, still underway. 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, San Jose Mercury-News, and UPI 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. They are the authors of this extensively revised and rewritten third edition of the Unofficial Guide to Hawaii. Betty ShimaBukuro, who updated the dining chapter for this edition, is the food editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, a job that encompasses everything from good home cooking, to mom-and-pop ethnic restaurants, to the finest in Hawaii Regional Cuisine. After a long journalism career that has included a dozen different news beats, she considers this to be the best gig in town.
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