The Literary Guidebook to Hawai‘i
In the Footsteps of Mark Twain, Jack London,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Isabella Bird,
and Other Travel Writers
Press, Maui, HI, 2020, ebook.
This unique “then and now” guidebook provides a wormhole to the past, allowing you to discover how these places have changed over time and how they’ve remained the same. It is a travel book, a book of Hawaiian history, and a guidebook all rolled into one, much of which is written by the world’s best authors.
Millions of visitors come from
all over the world to see Hawai‘i, but unless they
read this book, none of them get to experience it in
this depth. Each writer provides their own unique
insights into the sites’ beauty and history. Many of
the selections were written at a time when they had
to rely on verbal descriptions to convey the essence
of the place. Trying to describe Hawai‘i taxed their
abilities to the max. The result is some amazingly
ethereal descriptions that are truly impressive to