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chances are you’ll also find an IS­LAND TWIST ON AN OLD FA­VORITE. One com­mon de­nom­i­na­tor amongst many Val­ley Isle restau­rants is a great view. Sun­rise (cham­pagne brunch, any­one?) to sun­set, no mat­ter what your bud­get, you’ll be able to find an eatery that serves up great scenery. KA‘ANA­PALI BEACH HO­TEL TIKI TER­RACE RESTAURANT (808) 667-0124

89. PICK LUNCH FROM THE GAR­DEN

WEEKLY TOURS AT O‘O FARM in Kula are a fresh ex­pe­ri­ence. ON-SITE CHEFS cook, toss and season the pro­duce you hand­pick in the gar­den and serve them for lunch with LO­CALLY CAUGHT MEAT OR FISH. Bring your own bot­tle of wine for a to­tally gourmet de­light, or sip some FRESH-ROASTED MAUI COF­FEE from beans grown on the prop­erty. Tours run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, with PRI­VATE AND CUS­TOM­IZED TOURS also avail­able. O‘o Farm yields 300 to 400 pounds of fresh pro­duce weekly, which can be sam­pled at PA­CIFIC’O restaurant in La­haina.

90. BE AN “EASY RIDER”

You’ve dreamed about it since you were a kid: rid­ing the open road, wind in your face, not a care in the world. Or maybe two wheels is your cho­sen mode of trans­porta­tion wher­ever you go. Ei­ther way, Maui is sure to please

MO­TOR­CY­CLISTS— or even MOPED or SCOOTER RID­ERS. Stun­ning ocean­front views paired with the ma­jes­tic MAUI MOUN­TAINS make for thrilling vis­tas. The fresh air and stun­ning scenery found on the ride up to HALEAKALA is not-to-be­missed. Rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle and/ or scooter also makes it eas­ier to pull off to the side of the road when you want to watch surfers do their thing at Ho‘okipa. Just re­mem­ber to obey all traf­fic laws.

For those seek­ing a more tra­di­tional scenic pedal, rent­ing a stan­dard bi­cy­cle is a fun way to travel the Val­ley Isle. Lo­cal providers in­clude ALOHA BIKE TOURS (mauibike.com), HALEAKALA

BIKE COM­PANY (bike­maui.com), MAUI DOWN­HILL BI­CY­CLE SAFARIS

(mauid­own­hill.com), AD­VEN­TURE MAUI (ad­ven­ture­maui.com) and MAUI SUNRIDERS (mauisun­rid­ers. com). Out­fit­ters pro­vide equip­ment, var­i­ous bi­cy­cle rentals, trail maps and guided tours, among other ser­vices. Ask your concierge to point you to the near­est bike rental—and get go­ing!

91. GET INKED

Poly­ne­sians have dec­o­rated their bod­ies with TAT­TOOS for cen­turies. In Hawai‘i, tat­toos came in a va­ri­ety of de­signs and sym­bols, each hold­ing its own SIG­NIF­I­CANCE— so­cial stand­ing and rank, re­li­gious de­vo­tion, brav­ery in war, her­itage and rites of pas­sage. Even to this day, some tat­toos are still passed on from family mem­ber to family mem­ber. While the TAT­TOO­ING TRA­DI­TION both shocked and fas­ci­nated the Euro­pean ex­plor­ers who first en­coun­tered it in the early 1800s, it is now no longer an od­dity in West­ern cul­ture. In fact, in 2006, the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Academy of Der­ma­tol­ogy re­leased poll re­sults that showed 24 per­cent of Amer­i­cans be­tween ages 18 and 50 are tat­tooed. It helps that the tech­nique, pig­ments and artists have grown more so­phis­ti­cated over the years.

PHOTO: HAWAII TOURISM AUTHOR­ITY (HTA) / MAX WANGER LO­CA­TION: KULA

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