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Lonely Planet Discover Hawaii the Big Island (Travel Guide) Paperback – September 1, 2011
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* the way this book is organized makes this a GREAT book to carry with you on your trip. I would hop in the car every day and head out in a different direction with this book, and refer to the sections in the book when I got there to help me decide what to do. I liked the info and the reviews, too.
This book IS three years old. I found a few items that were no longer accurate. For example, the book says to go to the Hilo tourism center to pick up a free historical walking tour of Hilo. Well, the people in the tourism office had no idea what I was talking about. And a few places I went, the book had inaccurate prices. But that happens in 3 years time. Other than that, all the info was the same.
I'll still use this book when I go back and do the Kona side of the island. Even being slightly out of date, I just loved the format, the pictures, and the info provided. I recently picked up a Maui book from another reputable travel guide company, because the Lonely Planet guide to Maui hasn't been updated since 2009, and I was completely disappointed in it. I honestly think I'd rather have dealt with 5 years out of date info in the Lonely Planet book.
We are going with a 2 year old and because of that it eliminates a lot of activities, I found the book was very useful in identifying some additional activities that we could do with young children. I'm looking forward to our trip and will be using this book as a guide throughout the entire time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little outdated, price wise, but it is a very useful guide...and I live in Hawai'i!Published 9 months ago by Eddie ALOHA RADIO
its ok. I expected more as other LP guides have been excellent. Just felt like this hits the big spots, but misses out on some really cool smaller things that made our vacation... Read morePublished 24 months ago by DM - Blue
A fantastic guide to the Big Island. We used it to find great diving, hiking, as well as eating/drinking..... it was extremely useful.Published on January 12, 2014 by Iris
I used this book to plan our entire vacation. The info is spot on, the varied suggestions are extremely helpful. I highly recommend it!Published on June 21, 2013 by Teacher's pet
If your going to the big island of Hawaii, just is the book to get, I used it every day.Published on June 8, 2013 by Richard A. Orthmann
This book provided me with valuable tips for getting to know the Big Island and led the way to many memorable adventures.Published on May 31, 2013 by Petunia
This book is a joke. Don't waste your time with this one, go with Hawaii Revealed instead. SO much better. Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Solomon
We bought this book for the families of our son and daughter for our forthcoming big family trip. We think it gives them good info to prepare themselves for what they want to do... Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by H. G. Schmelzer