1. K/T's detailed pages and organization make it easy to find beautiful and serene places to call your own for a while. The rural eye-candy at Hanalei Organic Park, for instance, is a one-minute drive from the hubbub of a similar view at a paved turnout on the highway across from the Princeille Shopping Center.
2. You'll find all the better-known attractions, like Opaeka'a Falls and nearby Kamikola Village, which has been featured by Hollywood flicks.
3. You will find all true adventure-lands, like the trans-Kauai jungle trek on the Powerline Trail, that are not packed with tourists, like other (fabulous) trails in Waimea Canyon and the Kalalau Trail. All the choices are here.
4. Dying is not high on anyone's vacation to-do list, and yet someone does almost weekly somewhere in Hawaii while trying to have fun. Kauai Trailblazer is packed with safety tips—and not blanket statements about safety, but the specific hazards associated with the trail or beach you are visiting.
5. K/T is full of places to go and things to do that give you luxury for free. Airfare, rental car, and a nice place to call a temorary home are givens for a good vacation, but you don't have to blow a ton of extra bucks to get a peak experience from Hawaii.
Trailblazer guides for the Islands are essential gear for the curious and active traveler.