About GoUS Hawaii

Learn about our Purpose, Mission, Goals and Team

GuideofUS Hawaii ('Hawaii Guide') was developed to provide Hawaii visitors with everything they’ll need to create the perfect Hawaii trip. Since 2002, our Hawaii website has assisted millions of visitors in the process of planning and booking the Hawaiian vacation of their dreams.

GuideofUS Hawaii is operated by GuideofUS, publishers of America's Travel Network, in partnership with GuideofUS Media, a national travel media-marketing group. We create genuinely resourceful and shareable travel media and complement the creative content with intelligent marketing for local business services. This website is dedicated to being the one-stop resource for all things Hawaii. Our team is committed to assisting visitors with what we refer to as ‘the three essential steps’: to Plan, to Book, and ultimately – to Go!

Our Mission

GuideofUS Hawaii's mission is to provide Hawaii visitors with pertinent travel information about viable and sustainable attractions, thereby promoting conscientious services and contributing value to the local community so that the islands of Hawaii nei will endure as a place to authentically experience for generations to come. 

Our Objectives

To Provide: information we feel necessary to empower Hawaii visitors with the best possible experiences. 
To Promote: local business and destinations within Hawaii.
To Preserve: the ideals and customs of Hawaii so that future generations can equally experience the beauty of the islands.

Our Company & Services

Hawaii Guide

We sincerely believe we are Hawaii’s most complete travel website; providing an abundance of information on the most amazing places found within the Hawaiian Islands. Our GuideofUS Hawaii experts want to authentically show you the best activities and accommodations, all of the incredible things to see and do, and ultimately make your visit to the state of Hawaii the journey of a lifetime. When you're ready to book, our Hawaii experts are always here to help you craft the perfect itinerary.

GuideofUS Hawaii is a privately held organization with a binary focus of assisting Hawaii visitors in the process of planning and researching their trip while also developing and maintaining marketing campaigns for local business owners within the state of Hawaii.

GuideofUS Hawaii offers future travelers unsurpassed ease in organizing and booking their ideal Hawaiian vacation: from activity reservations to luxury accommodations, dining to horseback riding, leis to luaus, and anything you can think of pertaining to the Hawaiian Islands. Our proprietary 'Guidescore' ranking algorithm also aids visitors in selecting the top tours, attractions, and lodging.

GuideofUS Hawaii helps promote and advertise local businesses by assisting with content syndication, destination marketing efforts, display advertising, cost per event campaigns, tourism-related research, automated marketing, and highly targeted lead generation.

A key goal of GuideofUS Hawaii's exclusive 'Guidelink' system is to accurately refer and guide potential visitors to the most optimal choice of activities, tours and accommodations. This is achieved through significant analytical research, perpetual analysis of visitor demographics, and a determined company focus of studying the Hawaii travel industry and market year round.

Our Story

GuideofUS was founded in the summer of 2000, by John C. Derrick. Today, through the continued development of our website, guidebooks, email campaigns, and media packages, GuideofUS Hawaii has a dedicated team of Hawaii Guide experts that assists millions of Hawaii travelers annually.  GuideofUS Hawaii works with a large and diverse assortment of local businesses and vendors throughout the islands, as well as a variety of accommodation and activity providers.

We recognize that we are each truly blessed to be here, to exist in a pono way, and to serve both the visitors of this website and the Hawaiian community we represent. Our sincerest mahalo for your support!

Supporting Sustainable Tourism

As a perpetual part of our mission, a portion of our earnings is regularly provided through sponsorships to local Hawaii charities aiding in cultural and environmental causes within the Hawaiian Islands.


As always, we genuinely welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions. Email us at [email protected]

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