Cozumel Ocean Views๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคฉโค๏ธ

How I love beautiful Cozumel! If you have never been, you need to do yourself a favor and go๐Ÿ˜€. It is so very beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ- here is a preview: youtube.com/shorts/PV_npUBmcBo

Hope that you like the view! The beautiful area that you see in the video is called the Dolphin Discovery. In this area, as the name implies, you can discover the dolphins that are in the ocean. You could even swim with the dolphins ๐Ÿฌ, which is so very cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

In addition to swimming and discovering the dolphins, you can shop, discover sea lions and even hang out at the beach. I did as much as you can do on a 6 hour cruise excursion. It was such an incredible place to experience so many different things.

As I mentioned, this was a cruise excursion but I really would like to go back when I had more time to explore. Can you believe that they can have tequila tasting there? Absolutely missed the opportunity to partake in this but I will make sure to have more time next time ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Hope that you enjoy the video and will also plan to visit the island of Cozumel some time in the future.

24k Cruise Views from Carnival๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Totally love cruise vibes and great music ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Nothing else like it. I am reminded of good times and great vibes onboard a cruise to the Western Caribbean. Wanted to share these views, they were incredible: youtube.com/shorts/0gweasHuMrQ

This view is from the Lido Deck onboard the Carnival Cruise Ship๐Ÿšข. Back in pre-pandemic times, this is what the atmosphere looked like. During the time we currently live in, it looks too crowded but certainly hard to believe that this was normal at one time.

To be completely honest, I would like to sail again when the times captured in the video return. No doubt, the industry is doing all that it can to keep people safe now, but pre-pandemic times, in my opinion, provided the most fun because you could interact with the most people.

Hopefully those times will return soon but in the meantime, there are other adventures to explore. Definitely encourage everyone to works, vacation and repeat, especially during the holidays. Does not matter where you go, just go ๐Ÿ˜‚. You owe it to yourself for all of the hard work during the course of the year!

Weekend Paradise๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆˆ

Who doesn’t love a weekend paradise? Everyone does because it provides a break from the mundane. Any day that you can spend time away from it all, is time well spent ๐Ÿ˜†. Here is one of my favorite weekend getaways: youtube.com/shorts/nbUi5W-jxV0

This video was taken from the balcony of my hotel room at the Hilton Los Cabos resort. What a view this is. One of my best that I have captured. I love beautiful beaches, in fact, when I am looking at where to go for vacation, 9 out of 10 times, I will choose a tropical location.

I used to visit amusement parks for vacation. I quickly found out that this is not a great idea. I came back home more tired than when I left ๐Ÿ˜‚. I had to quickly redefine my expectations of what a vacation should be.

First and foremost, it should be relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Ž. Next, I have to experience the location that I am visiting via tours, beach life, and other excursions. This place provided so many amenities and access to excursions via the concierge desk. During this trip, I went sailing along the Sea of Cortez, camel back riding and zip lining.

Find your beach and go๐Ÿ˜Ž. You will be so glad that you did ๐Ÿ˜†

Living on a Prayer ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜€!

One of my favorite 80s songs is “Living on a Prayer”. It has a way of getting you going when you are stuck in neutral to start the day ๐Ÿ˜‚. Here is this great song live as it is performed on a cruise ship enroute to the USA from Cozumel: youtube.com/shorts/UEi7YSXt4mo

This performance was electric and I was glad to be a part of it. Always helps in the enjoyment of it when one of your favorite songs is being performed! This 80s Party ๐ŸŽ‰ will always be one of my favorite memories from the wonderful entertainment that I experienced onboard this Carnival Cruise.

As I have said before in previous posts, I definitely encourage you all to take at least one cruise ๐Ÿšข within your lifetime. You will not regret it, you will come back with a different perspective on travel. It certainly enlightens the travel experience when you visit various locations on a single voyage. These are destinations that you would have to visit separately on an airplane.

I hope that you enjoy the video – it was a wonderful experience ๐Ÿ˜€!

Dance Vibes for a Tuesday๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ!

Nothing like a fun trip! ๐Ÿ˜Š If it contains dancing, you have a party ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰. Here is a dance party for the ages – enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š: youtube.com/shorts/BZVkppOhrq4

This was one of the best times that I had on a cruise. The video above captures the dance party which was a part of the sail away celebration. I am assuming other cruise lines have pre-sail festivities also. It was a great send off to say the least. ๐Ÿ˜‚

In the video, it looks very weird to have so many people concentrated in one place. This was the way we use to interact on a cruise prior to the pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท. Hoping that these times come back soon.

Hope that you enjoy the video and happy sailing to you all in the future.

Lovely Views from Costa Maya๐Ÿคฉ!

Before going on a Carnival Cruise to Costa Maya, I had never heard of Costa Maya ๐Ÿ˜‚. I heard of Cabo, Cozumel, Cancun etc. but never Costa Maya. I am so glad that I visited this beautiful place. The video that I am about to share was captured on the deck of a Carnival Cruise before I was about to disembark the ship to go onshore: youtube.com/shorts/j9lcWJh513I

From this video, you can clearly see how colossal cruise ships really are. They are massive ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! You are looking at a Royal Caribbean cruise liner๐Ÿšข and a much smaller boat. This still wows me that these ginormous cruise ships are able to float on the water. Seems like with the phenomenal weight of the ship, it should not be able to do so.

The water is such a perfect shade of blue๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I have not seen such blue water ๐Ÿ’ฆ in my previous travels. Almost want to dive in for a swim ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ.

As part of my excursion in Costa Maya, I visited the Lost Mayan Kingdom Water Park. This was such a cool place to visit. I will share more videos that I captured while in the park in later posts. It is an absolute must see for sure. If your travels include a visit to Costa Maya, it is well worth a visit!

Havana Vibes

Nothing like experiencing the peace and calmness that the early morning brings. There is perhaps not a better time to hear the sounds of the rushing waters of the beach ๐Ÿ– or to hear the birds chirping at dawn. I captured one of these type of mornings here in this video: youtube.com/shorts/6o08AMJH0-o

Every morning should start like this ๐Ÿ˜‚. Maybe this will be the reality for me during retirement but in the meantime, I am glad to have captured this poolside moment. This moment was captured around 6:30am one beautiful morning during my vacation. As you can see, I was the only one there so it was a perfect time to capture the stillness of the day.

If you have followed this blog, you realize that I really, really love tropical destinations ๐Ÿ˜Žโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ! This has been the best shot that I have ever taken in a tropical ๐ŸŒด location! I am definitely in awe from this video each time I watch it.

I hope that you enjoy this video and that you will check this blog for other travel adventures in the near future!

Canโ€™t Stop This Feeling๐Ÿ˜Š

Had to share this awesome video that I came across while I was looking through my archives. Certainly a great one to get you going to start the week: youtube.com/shorts/gaFUHo5E3XI

Dinner cruises are just next level on Carnival! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™ŒI could not believe the awesome choreography lessons that has to take place just to be able to perform in this manner. The first time that I experienced it, I was just blown away. I was determined to capture it on the next cruise that I took, which is this one.

Even though this particular video was taken during Pre-Covid times, it is a great pick me up for the day and an awesome memory of life as it was before the pandemic.

I look forward to this great feeling retuning again, hopefully very soon ๐Ÿ˜€! In the meantime, enjoy the vibes that are captured in the video above.

Cover me in Sunshine๐ŸŒž

Happy New Week to all ๐Ÿ˜Š! Hope that you had a wonderful October and that your November will be equally enjoyable. One thing about tropical locations, they are rarely affected by the seasons. They are covered in sunshine, year round. If you are a lover of sunshine and tropical ๐Ÿ–locations, you will definitely appreciate this beautiful video: youtube.com/shorts/oCyqKR6w6Lk

Wonderful beach vibes for sure. I have always envisioned retirement from a coastline like this. Being covered in sunshine in a tropical location such as Cozumel, would certainly make life so enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜€.

In the above video, you are seeing the view from my beach chair. I remember the feeling of the wind blowing and the sounds of children and adults enjoying this beautiful day. Nothing else like getting sun and having fun at the beach ๐Ÿ–.

In all of my travels, I have never come across a beach that I did not like. They are always beautiful and always provide much needed calm and relaxation. Something about the sky above and the sand beneath that gives you peace within ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ!

Vitamin Sea Mood๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž

Vitamin Sea helps me be me!๐Ÿ˜ŽMy favorite paths in life have always led to the beach ๐Ÿ. Here is one of my favorite beaches to explore, right in the heart of Cozumel Mexico: youtube.com/shorts/iZ1FywFxlYI

Such an amazing place to visit! I really love this place. If you have read any of my previous posts, you already know that Chankanaab is one of my favorite places. One of the things to realize when you visit Mexico is that depending where you are, not all of the beaches are swimmable beaches. The one that I have captured above is one of those.

As you can see from the video, the weather was absolutely perfect. We are very thankful for this weather now since we are now in the midst of the fall season. Great thing about visiting island locations is that the weather seems perfect all the time ๐Ÿ˜‚. That is why the phrase “snowbirds” is so popular during the fall and the winter.

I encourage you to “find your beach ๐Ÿ–” wherever that may be, particularly during the fall and winter seasons. Not too late to join the snow bird ๐Ÿฆ… club.