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Moon Big Island of Hawai’i

Including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Seventh Edition, July 2012
Pages: 380

Price: $17.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381091

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381138

Expert traveler Bree Kessler covers the best sights and adventures that the Big Island has to offer, from soaking up the sun on Kona’s iconic white sand beaches to sampling local delicacies at Hilo’s popular farmer’s market. Kessler also offers one-of-a-kind trip ideas, including Eat Your Way Around the Island, Big Island on a Budget, and Just Leave Me at the Beach—an itinerary for travelers who want to spend their entire vacation relaxing on the sand. Brimming with details on checking out the sea turtles at Punalu’u Beach County Park, tidepooling in Pahoa, and venturing up Saddle Road for the spectacular views at the Mauna Kea observatory, Moon Big Island of Hawai’i gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Big Island Hawai’i

Enjoy the very best of Big Island of Hawai’i with these itineraries:
    • Best of the Big Island
    • Best Beaches
    • Best Cultural and Historical Sites
    • Best Outdoor Adventures
    • Best Finds for Foodies
    • Best for Honeymooners
Explore what Big Island of Hawai’i has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Kona
    • Kohala
    • Ka’u
    • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Volcano Village
    • Puna
    • Hilo and Around
    • Hamakua Coast, Waimwea, and the Saddle Road

Bree Kessler has always been a traveler. She’s lived in India and Honduras, worked in Thailand, volunteered with the National Park Service in northern Alaska, and traveled extensively throughout Latin America.

Her first visit to the Big Island of Hawai‘i was as a summer volunteer, picking pineapples on an organic farm. This experience sparked her interest in urban agriculture and ultimately environmental psychology-the study of how people and places interact with one another. She is currently earning a PhD in this field at the City University of New York.

Bree has taught courses on a variety of topics at Hunter College, the University of Hawai‘i-Hilo, and the School for International Training. Outside of academia, she has a second career as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in publications such as Honolulu Magazine, Edible Hawaiian Islands, Women’s Adventure, and Wine Enthusiast. Although there are certainly more travels ahead of her, she always returns to Hawai‘i and her true vocation: exploring her island home and sharing its spirit of aloha. Read more from Bree on her website