Hawaii Travel Tips & Guide

Is it Safe to Travel to Hawaii during a Volcanic Eruption?

Is It Safe to Travel to Hawaii Any Time Soon? For the most part, the answer to the question of is it safe to travel to Hawaii during a volcanic eruption is yes. This may not sound totally reassuring, especially in light of the recent media buzz about it. But the 1.4 million people who live and work in Hawaii are mostly unaffected by the volcanic eruption. What’s amazing is that the volcano has been continuously erupting since 1983. Many […]

Poke in Hawaii

Poke in Hawaii

More than ever before, the Hawaiian raw fish dish, poke, is reaching heights of trendiness it’s never seen before. In this blog, we attempt to answer the following questions about poke in Hawaii: What is poke? Where can you find poke in Hawaii? Why is poke so popular today? How can you make poke at home? What Is Poke? Poke is pronounced as a two syllable word. So unless you won’t mind strange looks from locals, don’t pronounce as a […]

Using Airline Miles to Travel to Hawaii

How to Use Airline Miles to Travel to Hawaii For many, a trip to Hawaii is their dream destination. If you like relaxing on pristine beaches, breathing in clean fresh air or enjoying the verdant tropical scenery, then Hawaii is for you. So how can you get there in the least expensive way possible? The most obvious way is to use airline miles. But what is the best ways to use your frequent flyer points to get to Hawaii? But […]

Hurricane Season in Hawaii

A picture of the beach during hurricane season in Hawaii.

Traveling During Hurricane Season in Hawaii Wondering about hurricane season in Hawaii? You may occasionally see network news about a hurricane heading towards the Hawaiian Islands. As a result, you could be wondering if it’s safe to travel to Hawaii during such times. Obviously, when one sees this on the news, it does put a damper on planning a trip to Hawaii. No one can ever guarantee that a trip to Hawaii, let alone anywhere else in the world, will […]

Oahu, Honolulu and Waikiki

What’s the Difference Between Oahu, Honolulu and Waikiki? Some may be confused as to the difference between Oahu, Honolulu and Waikiki. This may be especially true for first time visitors to Hawaii. Apparently, there must be something to this. This is because you can see many questions on this subject on travel websites and blogs. Some even confuse Oahu with the Big Island of Hawaii. We’re not sure why there is this confusion, but it is there. So, the purpose […]

Planning a Trip to Hawaii

Secrets to Planning a Trip to Hawaii There are many aspects to planning a trip to Hawaii. Good trip planning can be keys to enjoyable vacations anywhere you go. And Hawaii is no different. We breakdown trip planning to Hawaii in three general categories. First and foremost is figuring out how to get there and how much will it cost. The second is where will you stay and what types of accommodations will suite you. The third is what you want […]

Hawaii Packages

Hawaii packages are some of the most convenient and affordable ways to vacation in Hawaii. Typically, these packages include all of the most important components of a vacation. Such things include airfare, hotel accommodations and a car rental. In many cases, these Hawaii travel packages also include a variety of extras. A free night’s stay, complimentary breakfast and a room upgrade are examples. Our Hawaii Packages At Panda Travel ®, we offer a wide variety of Hawaii packages suitable for […]

Where to Buy Fresh Fish in Honolulu

Places to Buy Fresh Fish in Honolulu If you wanted to buy fresh fish in Honolulu, where would you go? If you’re a visitor, most likely you’d go to a restaurant in Waikiki. Or maybe you’d frequent one of the more prominent eating establishment in town, like Roy’s, Alan Wong’s or Chai’s. But what if you want to get fresh fish and prepare it on your own? If so, we suggest you check out some of the places below. Oahu […]

Visiting Honolulu

Visiting Honolulu on a Tight Schedule? Visiting Honolulu is always a great thing to do, regardless of the time of year. But what if you only have a few days to visit Hawaii’s capital city? Well fortunately, Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu is not that large a place. So given 2 or 3 days, you can probably see a lot. All you need is a rental car, a good an updated GPS and some advanced research. Plan for […]

Mom and Pop Places in Honolulu

Mom and pop places in Honolulu.

Favorite Mom and Pop Places in Honolulu Many places throughout America have mom and pop places that are popular among local residents. Hawaii is no different. What’s different about Hawaii is that, in many instances, you can’t find places like these anywhere else in the country. Despite their unremarkable outward appearances, these establishments serve outstanding food and snacks at very reasonable prices. In fact, many of these mom and pop outlets have high ratings on consumer review websites, such as […]

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