We hoped to hike Kauai this summer. You peeps offered bountiful advice on volcanoes and topless drives along the coast. Made me hungry rehashing your huddle around pit-style hog roasts and fresh cuts of yellowfin tuna.
The plan was to fly from Des Moines to California, hang out on the west coast for a couple days, then arc over to Hawaii and fry our pasty Iowa flesh.
Flights between California and Hawaii are running $650+ roundtrip. More than we want to pay, so we're truncating and looking at only doing California.
A lot of B&P readers ping from the left coast, you're the #2 hit count after Iowa. 400 last month, I figure you'll offer better travel advice than what I can glean from Google: