Mainland Travel

Latest Developments at Disneyland

Checking Out the Latest Developments at Disneyland Some may not be aware that Disneyland is now officially called the Disneyland Resort. However, we suspect that almost everyone will still call the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland. The Disneyland Resort consists of the Disneyland Park that everyone knows and loves, the Disney California Adventure park, the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment complex, and the Disney hotels that are next to the parks. But the resort is ever evolving and expanding. […]

Hawaii Residents’ Perspectives on Disneyland vs. Disney World

Hawaii is one of the premier vacation destinations in the world. So where should people from Hawaii go for vacation when they already live in paradise? For Hawaii residents, it might be time to board a plane for fantastic family vacation at a Disney resort. But which one? Disneyland vs. Disney World, an inevitable debate arises when one has to choose between the two. We offer brief descriptions on the California and Florida parks, along with analysis to help you […]

Omiyage from the Mainland

Several years ago, Hawaii people traveling on the Mainland were purchasing and then hoarding jars of Speculoos Cookie Butter. And they were buying them as omiyage from the mainland for their friends and relatives back home in Hawaii. What’s Omiyage? So you ask, what’s omiayge? Omiyage is the Japanese custom of buying small gifts when traveling for your friends and relatives back home. Many people from Hawaii, having been influenced by a lot of things from Japan, have adopted this […]

2017 Las Vegas Developments

It’s no secret that the favorite travel destination of many Hawaii residents is Las Vegas. So much so, many islanders refer to Las Vegas as Hawaii’s Ninth Island. This is because there are eight major islands in Hawaii and Hawaii people treat Las Vegas as its ninth. Here are some 2017 Las Vegas developments that could be of interests to people traveling from Hawaii. 2017 Las Vegas Developments in Sports The most exciting sports development is the Oakland Raider’s move […]

The Grand Circle

The Grand Canyon

What’s The Grand Circle? Ever heard of “The Grand Circle?” If not, don’t feel so bad because not too many people that we know of have heard of it too. Actually, The Grand Circle could be one of of the best kept travel secrets in America. And your friendly Hawaii travel agent, Panda Travel ®, wants to let you in on it. Well, here it is: The Grand Circle is a string of national and tribal parks, historical places, recreation […]

Tips for Visiting Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort is a fun place to visit for kids of all ages. This is true even for kids who may be over 21, but are still young at heart. So even if you don’t have young kids anymore or never had them, rest assured that you will most likely still have a great time. Here are some tips for visiting Disneyland. They may be especially useful for people from Hawaii planning to visit the happiest place on Earth. […]

Taking the Road Less Traveled on Route 66

Planning to Travel on Route 66? Enjoy cruising on the mainland US? If so, why not travel on Route 66? Until the 1960s, Route 66 was the main thoroughfare from Chicago to Los Angeles. Because of this people nicknamed it the “Mother Road.” Places Connected by The Mother Road Route 66 once went through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. But the completion of Interstate 40 changed all of that. And once thriving […]

Traveling to The Grand Circle from Hawaii

Why not Try Traveling to the Grand Circle from Hawaii? Many people from Hawaii like to travel to the mainland for vacations. While living in paradise certainly has a lot to offer, after a while, there is nothing more for locals to see. This is because the islands are not that large geographically. So why not try something different and try traveling to the Grand Circle from Hawaii. What’s the Grand Circle and Where is It? So many people from […]

Travel to New York

About New York City New York City is known for being one of the most popular places in the world to vacation, drawing nearly 55 million visitors annually.  This energetic city offers endless entertainment, giving many reasons why New York should top your list in travel destinations. One of the greatest things about New York is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy your time there.  Tourists, who want to save their cash to splurge […]

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