Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Maui Beachfinder

Maui has some of the most scenic and snorkel-friendly beaches in Hawaii.  After the long plane ride, check into your room and head for the beach.  The Maui Trailblazer guide lists and rates them all.

Clear directions and concise descriptions lead to all of Maui's well-known attractions, as well as to hidden discoveries that Trailblazer readers have come to expect.

137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale-watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins.

Among the 44 snorkeling spots are hike-to coves and the secret places that tour boats go.

Kayakers can pick from about 20 put-ins. Surfers can select from 38 beaches and decide whether to boogie, board, or body surf. 

The text is complimented by 10 maps and 240 photographs, including a four-page color insert.
Nine driving tours take readers to all the attractions, natural wonders, and historic sites.

A Resource Links section provides numbers for free visitor information and recreational outfitters, as well as hand-picked accommodations and local restaurants to suit every budget and taste bud.

A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity to suit your mood and the day. Appendices include free hula shows, farmer's markets, what to pack, climate, history, fauna, and a Hawaiian glossary.

This new and completely revised fourth edition for 2012 includes a Trailblazer Kids section for adventuring families.  Available at, barnes and noble, and