Our Contributing Editor Lindsay-Jean is headed to Maui and Oahu for vacation—a belated 10th-anniversary celebration—next week with her husband. One sun-loving vegetarian and one sun-avoiding red-headed omnivore are depending on your suggestions for how to make the most of their first trip to Hawaii. Is a luau a must-see event or an overrated tourist trap? Is the Road to Hana a trip to paradise or a scary, time-wasting drive?
Where should they go, eat, shop, sit, drink? Things of particular interest:
Hard-to-find, hidden, locals spots (yes, I know, every tourist asks for these—there are still some secret ones left though, right? I promise not to tell!)
Dive bars with killer views and posh bars with killer drinks
Farmers markets and local produce
Old stuff and thrift stores
Running routes and scenic hikes
Restaurants to capitalize on their temporarily child-free state
Local specialties not to be missed
Tell us your favorites in the comments below. Mahalo!