Rum & Reggae's HAWAI'I
by Jonathan Runge
paperback, 480 pages
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Had enough of those tired old guidebooks from those big companies? You know the ones we mean. The ones that gush about how wonderful a place is when in fact it's a dump. The ones that give you no idea whose voice or opinions are being used (maybe somebody's great-grandmother), produced by publishing machines that crank out scores of travel books every year. How could anyone at those huge corporations possibly have a handle on it all? Well, we've had enough! Look out, world, here comes Rum & Reggae Guidebooks - Travel with an opinion.
We made headlines with Rum & Reggae's Caribbean and now we've set our sights on Hawai'i. Written entirely by travel provocateur Jonathan Runge, Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i is a total revision, update, and expansion of his acclaimed first book on the Aloha State, Hot on Hawai'i, published in 1989. Following the format of the highly popular Rum & Reggae's Caribbean, this book goes above and beyond ordinary travel guides. It's opinionated, irreverent, funny, and informative. Geared toward the more sophisticated and savvy traveler of any age who avidly avoids the tourist swarms, Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i is indispensable for those in search of the real Hawai'i, beyond Don Ho and the T-shirt shops of Lahaina and Waikiki.
Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i is the only book you'll need for your trip. Everything you need to know is in these pages. We provide the inside scoop on every island, every worthwhile place to see (and which ones to avoid), as well as the 411 on accommodations, restaurants, nightlife, activities, and more. And we give you the freedom and flexibility to make discoveries all your own. If we like something, you'll know it. If we don't, duck! We wish we'd had this book when we did our research. We would have had a lot more fun!
First published in 1989 as Hot On Hawaii, The Insider's Guide to the Aloha State, this acclaimed and highly praised guide to Hawaii has finally been revised, expanded and updated. Following the format of the popular and renowned Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000, Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i is the next book in the Rum & Reggae series. Opinionated, irreverent, funny and very informative, Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i is a step above and beyond ordinary travel books on the Aloha State. Geared toward the more sophisticated traveler of all ages who avidly avoids the tourist swarms, this book is indispensable to finding the real Hawai'i beyond Don Ho and the t-shirt shops of Lahaina and Waikiki. Geared toward the North American market, Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i provides the basics for headache-free travel and the inside scoop on happening places, activities, accommodations, restaurants, nightlife and more. Nothing escapes Jonathan's critical and savvy eye. If he likes something, you'll read about it. If he doesn't, duck! Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i is a must for the discerning traveler to the Land of Aloha.
- Comprehensive and critical island-by-island guide to the Aloha State with a focus on cool activities as well as where to stay, eat, go out, etc.
- Follows the format and tone of Rum & Reggae's Caribbean.
- Opinionated, irreverent, and entertaining, this book is actually fun and easy to read.
- Provides all the information needed for the adventurous, informed, and off-the-beaten path traveler
- Professional and handy maps of each island
- Latest information from Hawaii (more up-to-date at press time than larger, corporate guidebooks)
- rumreggae.com supports and updates the book with a monthly Hawai'i newsletter.
|JONATHAN RUNGE is the author of 18 travel books: Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2007), Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2006), Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica (2006); Rum & Reggae's Brazil (2005); Rum & Reggae's French Caribbean (2005); Rum & Reggae's Grenadines, Including St. Vincent and Grenada (2003); Rum &
Reggae's Virgin Islands (2003); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2002); Rum & Reggae's Jamaica (2002); Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2002); Rum & Reggae's Dominican Republic (2002); Rum & Reggae's Cuba (2002); Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i (2001); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000 (2000); Rum & Reggae: The Insider's Guide to the Caribbean (Villard Books, 1993); Hot on Hawai'i: The Definitive Guide to the Aloha State (St. Martin's Press, 1989); Rum & Reggae: What's Hot and What's Not in the Caribbean (St. Martin's Press, 1988); and Ski Party!: The Skier's Guide to the Good Life, co-authored with Steve Deschenes (St. Martin's Press, 1985). Jonathan has also written for Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Out, Skiing, Boston, and other magazines.