The Cruise of the Snark - Jack London
Building his own schooner, London sails for Hawaii in the early 1900s with a quirky crew in this charming, humorous tale of adventure and misadventure.
Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing it in the Sandwich Islands - Mark Twain
Sent on assignment to write about Hawaii in the 1860s, his adventure included socializing with Hawaiian Royals, trying to surf, witnessing volcanic flows, and experiencing vibrant island culture.
No Footprints in the Sand: A Memoir of Kalaupapa - Henry Kalalahilimoku Nalaielua, Sally-Jo Keala-o-anuenue Bowman
At age 10, Nalaielua is diagnosed with Hansens disease—or leprosy—and sent away to live at a leprosy colony. Often cheerful, this is his memoir growing up exiled and isolated.
Six Months in the Sandwich Islands - Isabella Bird
Unusual for Victorian times, the adventurous Bird explored Hawaii in the 1870s by horse, foot, and water, and describing all she saw in beautiful detail.