In 'Moon handbooks Big Island of Hawaii', Robert Nielsen provides travelers with all the details they need to plan the perfect Island adventure. The Big Island of Hawaii is an island of superlatives. Double the size of all the islands combined, the Big Island is the state's youngest - just under a million years old. The island's diverse landscape possesses a wide variety of climate zones - from tropical to snow-capped alpine to lava desert to rain forest. Covering outdoor recreation activities, accommodations, dining, and more, 'Moon handbooks Big Island of Hawaii' will help travelers immerse themselves in the island's natural and cultural riches. Included are tips on exploring the spectacular Waipi'o Valley, discovering the 'Gold Coast' in Kailua-Kona on the island's west side, and hiking the immense Kilauea Caldera.