Disneyland-Aholic

Hi my name is Thalia and I am a self proclaimed Disneyland-aholic. From the time I was about 3, I started going to Disneyland AT LEAST once a year while I visited my uncle in California, I'm 28, so that's AT LEAST 25 times, did I mention I'm from Hawai'i? Oh and I've been a Disneyland Annual … Continue reading Disneyland-Aholic

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Picking Pumpkins — Waimanalo Pumpkin Patch

It's not fall until you've picked a pumpkin for Halloween. Am I right? It's pretty new thing here in Hawaii. There aren't very many self pick farms here in Hawaii, unlike our mainland counterparts, pumpkin patches have only been around for maaayybeee the last 10 or so years? I could totally be wrong, but I … Continue reading Picking Pumpkins — Waimanalo Pumpkin Patch

Island Life: Sea Life Park, Hawaii -- Inspirealoha.net

Island Life: Sea Life Park

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a few friends and took our kiddos to Sea Life Park. Sea Life Park has been around since I was a little girl. I've seen it go through some major changes over the years. I remember visiting Sea Life Park as a little girl. Prior to this visit, I … Continue reading Island Life: Sea Life Park

New York Stops: Central, Madison Square, and Battery Park

New York Stops: Central, Bryant, Madison, and Battery Parks

A few of the beautiful parks located throughout New York City

The Beaten Path: New York City Part Deux -- A first time experience in New York City

New York Stops: Grand Central Station

New York City, Grand Central Station, quick overview with pictures.

The Beaten Path: New York City Part Deux -- A first time experience in New York City

The Beaten Path: New York City Part Deux

A first timer's experience in New York City, what I did and how I did it.

Island Eats: Via Gelato

Ice cream is probably my dessert weakness. I've never really cared for pies, cakes, cookies, or cupcakes, but ice cream…I can never turn it down!  When I was pregnant, I swear I used it as an excuse to eat a bowl every night after dinner, for that I paid two fold.  I got gestational diabetes, … Continue reading Island Eats: Via Gelato

New York City Stops: Magnolia Bakery

I had honestly never heard of Magnolia Bakery until a friend of mine insisted that I go there and try the banana pudding.  When I went to New York recently, it was one of the first stops on my itinerary. Magnolia's started as a small bakery in the west village, and since has expanded to … Continue reading New York City Stops: Magnolia Bakery

The Beaten Path: 24 Hours in New York City

I'm a west coast girl through and through.  It's a short (short for Hawaiian's because it's the closest piece of land to Hawaii!) 4-5 hour flight, the weather is always nice, and the time difference is not very much; it feels like my second home!  I decided however, I would venture outside of my comfort … Continue reading The Beaten Path: 24 Hours in New York City

Halloween in Hawaii

Halloween in Hawaii

When I think of Halloween, I think of the movie "Hocus Pocus".  It's a pretty unrealistic expectation of what to expect for Halloween in Hawaii. For starters, it doesn't get dark until around 700, and by then we're hungrier than hungry. Next, it almost always, rains and if it doesn't rain it feels like a … Continue reading Halloween in Hawaii