Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The NEW 2012 Kauai Trailblazer

Now available on Amazon.com, the fifth edition of Kauai Trailblazer: where to hike, snorkel, bike, paddle, surf has something new, a cover in blazing color. The predominent image of the mysterious Kalalau Valley beckons adventure travelers to come hiking or enjoy the view from the ridge.

This top-selling guide is packed with updated activities, dozens of fresh photos, and a special Trailblazer Kids chapter for families headed to Hawaii's adventure island.

What's inside:

119 hikes and strolls to mountain ridges, tropical gardens, beaches, jungles, coves, reefs, historic landmarks and ancient ruins, swamps, craters, forests, coastal bluffs and tide pools, towns, canyons, waterfalls and river valleys.

68 beaches, including 22 reachable only by trail.

42 snorkeling pools, both the island favorites and hidden coves.

61 mountain bike rides along forest, coastal, and countryside trails.

27 kayaking waters: 13 rivers and streams, 14 bays and lagoons.

36 surfing spots, including the best places to watch.

10 maps and 175 photographs including a new four-page color insert.

Driving Tours, featuring heiaus, wildlife sanctuaries, cultural and historical sites,tourist attractions and natural wonders.

Resource Links to recreational outfitters, stables, golf courses, camping, transportation, accommodations, local-style eats and shops.

Appendices of Hawaiian words, place names, movie locations, hula performances, farmer's markets, weather, flora, history.

Signed copies can be purchased by e-mail at trailblazertravelbooks@gmail.com