In a perfect world, film critic Leonard Maltin would be on a plane to Hawaii. Recalling a bumper sticker he once saw, the critic explains “the worst day on Maui is better than the best day on the mainland.”

Travel + Leisure, the National Media Partner of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, caught up with the Maltin on the red carpet, where he shared his love for the island and the famous person he’d like to kick back with. Have a watch.