A lot of our best discoveries on the Big Island were helped along by one guidebook in particular: Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed - we found it a little more frank than most other guidebooks and more up to date as well, thanks to their online updates which can be viewed at

The rev. Cheryl Pascual, who performed our wedding ceremony and was most helpful in all kinds of ways besides, has a website - in case you're considering something along her lines, we highly recommend her!

To see where lava has latest been reported flowing, check out the US Geological Survey site at