If you're spending a ton of money on a Hawaiian vacation, make sure it's the one you want. No Worries Hawaii has a simple-but-ingenuous self-test that matches who you are and what you want with what each island has to offer. Listed are 38 top reasons people go to Hawaii (resort beaches, beginner snorkeling, cultural sites, tropical trails, golf, whale-watching, volcanoes, biking, etc.) and asks: Is this something to "gotta have," "would be nice," or "don't care." The results of the test tell you which island is best.
The specific Top 5 and Top 20 for each category (wild beaches, historic sites, snorkeling lagoons, etc.) are listed, for the state and for each island. Of course, every island has beaches, trails, and surfing, and so on, but certain islands excel in particular categories.
Once you select an island, it's time to pick out a locale (luxury resort, country cottage, mid-range beach condo, quaint town, beach cottage, etc.). No Worries Hawaii gives the atmosperic details on what each area is like—and which areas you may wish to avoid. Once you've picked a specific locale, you can select from hundreds of hand-picked options to find a place to stay in that locale.
No Worries Hawaii has many money-saving and time-saving tips on how to enact your vacation—depending on your "vacation style" and who you are traveling with. The books tells you how to save on tours (sailing, helicopters, zip lines, snorkeling, sightseeing), and which tours give you a bang for the buck. You'll also want to pay attention to the safety tips in NWH, which literally can be a lifesaver for you and your family.
No Worries Hawaii is a companion guide to the Trailblazer series, which includes a book for each islands. The authors have been traveling to Hawaii for more than 30 years, and have distilled their experiences into this photo-rich, comprehensive planning guide.