Today I am totally honored to bring you the author of the Ultimate Guidebook Series, Andrew Doughty, in a rare and completely candid interview. Andrew has created four truly amazing guidebooks, often referred to by travelers as the “Blue Bibles”, and for good reason… His series of travel guidebooks are by far the most popular on the islands, and are also some of the most popular travel books in the world.
I couldn’t think of a better success story for this show. Andy started with nothing but a desire to live a dream and make a life in Hawaii. With no experience writing travel books, no publishing skills, no map-making skills, no money, and only basic computer skills, he was able to turn that dream into reality through hard work, dedication, and a desire to put his readers first.
In this “can’t miss” episode, we discuss his background, the making of his first book, how he found so many of his hidden gems, some of the problems that can arise with massive success, and many other aspects of his books and these islands.
Andrew’s official website also contains a goldmine of information for anyone looking to book a hotel or condo on the island, you can find it at the following link: