Moon Hawaiian Islands
By Kevin Whitton
First Edition, September 2014
Price: $24.99 USD
This full-color guide to the islands of Hawaii includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.
Longtime O’ahu resident Kevin Whitton shares the best ways to experience these beautiful islands, including O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, and the Big Island of Hawai’i, as well as side trips to Moloka’i and Lana’i. Hike the Diamond Head Summit Trail, catch a wave in Lahaina, watch the sun set over Ni’ihau from a beach on the West Side, and sample local delicacies at Hilo’s popular farmer’s market. Whitton includes unique trip ideas like One-Week Island Pairings and The Two-Week All-Island Trip, as well as information on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a wide range of travel budgets. Complete with details on everything from the best beaches and restaurants to when to go for whale watching, Moon Hawaiian Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Avid surfer and nature-lover Kevin Whitton has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Indonesia, and Australia. He’s volunteered as a trail guide in a private Costa Rican rainforest preserve and as a snowmobile guide in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. When confronted with the choice between living in the mountains and visiting the beach, or living at the beach and visiting the mountains, Kevin refused to choose, deciding to call O‘ahu home instead. Now when he waits for a wave at one of his favorite windward or North Shore surf breaks, he can gaze at the verdant mountains and revel in the best of both worlds.
Kevin is the author of the award-winning Green Hawai‘i: A Guide to a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Home and A Pocket Guide to Hawai‘i’s Botanical Gardens. He writes for Hawai‘i’s most notable regional publications, is active in the islands’ surf media, is the managing editor at Element Media, and is the co-founder and editor of GREEN: Hawai‘i’s Sustainable Living Magazine.