Happy Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸ½πŸ!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope that you enjoy your day. I look forward to this time of the year. Absolutely the most perfect time of the year especially after a very eventful year. Got an opportunity to check a major destination off of my bucket list, Hawaii. Here is one of the best videos from that trip: youtube.com/shorts/3s1jIVh5VdI

I love the beautiful contrast between the blue water and the black sand. It is just magnificent!πŸ˜„ What an excellent location to spend your time. I highly recommend visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. You will not only see beautiful beaches like the one of the video, but also waterfalls and mountains πŸ”.

Hawaii is a must see for anyone that needs a vacation from the ordinary. Out of all the destinations that I have visited, Hawaii is the very best!πŸ˜„ I look back at these pictures and I am amazed still. I know that you will be amazed! πŸ˜ƒ

Waterfall Chaser😎!

How I love chasing waterfalls! I am on a personal mission to see as many as I possibly can. Here is one that I saw recently that I wanted to share with you: youtube.com/shorts/OQCe3I9QvOk

Such a beautiful scene😻. Hard to believe that I got this close to one. In Akaka State Park in Hawaii, there are two: Akaka Falls (this one) and Kalua Falls. They are so incredible to see in person. You will be completely blown away by the beauty!

Before going to this park, I had never seen a waterfall before other than in videos posted online. I was determined that this would be the trip that I would have this experience. I looked up the directions from my hotel room and made the trek to boldly go where I had never gone before πŸ˜‚.

What I did not realize at the time is how mountainous the Big Island of Hawaii is. As I got to higher elevations, my ears were popping and the road seemed more and more winding. When I saw the “Watch out for falling rocks” signs, uh πŸ™„ I got a little nervous 😬.

Thankfully πŸ˜…, I did not encounter any falling rocks πŸͺ¨ along the way but I captured some unbelievable views from within the park. It was a dream come true! πŸ˜ƒ

Paradise Found – Black Sand Beach πŸ– πŸ˜ŽπŸ–

If you have never seen a black sand beach before, take a look at this beauty: youtube.com/shorts/DuYuHBMULK8

I love the great contrast between the sand and the blue waterπŸ˜ƒ. What a spectacular day it was to be there also. I was particularly grateful on this day because on my previous visit to this beach, it was raining cats and dogs πŸ˜‚. I had no other choice but to leave because the weather was so bad.

On my trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I was looking forward to having this experience. I could not wait to experience this for myself. The sand was so cool to the touch, if it was possible to take some of the sand back to me, I would have, just as a great souvenir!

After going to my first black sand beach, I am now looking for opportunities to go to other black sand beaches! They are so beautiful and an awesome wonder. I will need to visit the Big Island again to see if I can visit a green sand beach πŸ–. Imagine how cool that would be!

Beautiful Garden Views❀️😊

I love beautiful landscapes as well as amazing destinations. When I visited Waikoloa Village, this is a glimpse of what I saw: youtube.com/shorts/ePkyt7Voyc8

It is a wonderful place for sure to visit. Would you believe that this view was captured at the Hilton Waikoloa Village? It is truly amazing for sure. I cannot wait to go back there. These views are extraordinary as well as other views that I captured at the hotel. There were so many views that I captured while traveling around the Big Island.

From my positive experience, I am looking for additional trips to other islands of Hawaii. If you have seen any of my previous posts, you know all too well that I really enjoyed my time there. It was a definite dream come true and I was so thankful to have the chance to visit. Hope that you will have an opportunity to visit as well!πŸ˜€

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea 🌊 😎!

Vitamin Sea helps me be me!πŸ˜€Nothing else like it for sure. If you cannot be near it 24/7, memories of being near the ocean adequately suffices πŸ˜‚. Here is a video of cruising near the coast of the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii: youtube.com/shorts/026Ud8YYfF4

That water is a perfect color of blue. It is so very inviting. There are times that I wish I can teleport to different parts of the world 🌎. Maybe this technology will exist one of these days but in the meantime, imagination will do.

This particular video was captured in the downtown area of the Big Island. Down in this area of town is where the Iron Man Competition is held. Competitors also train in this area of town. Pretty cool huh πŸ€”?

As you can see, this was a picture perfect day to be out and about. I was living out a childhood dream that I had so many years ago to set foot on the island of Hawaii. I was certainly not disappointed and I look forward to visiting more Hawaiian Islands as I continue my travels.

Easy Vibes for the WeekendπŸ˜ƒ!

Happy weekend to you! Made it through another week to see a magnificent day. I wanted to share a magnificent day that I had on a black sand beach in Hawaii called Punalu’u beach. If you have never seen a black sand beach before or even if you have, take a look at this beautiful one: youtube.com/shorts/CTDX2HnDhlk

Before visiting on this day, I had never seen a black sand beach. I had heard about them but have never set foot on one. As you can see, it is very beautiful 😻. Furthermore, the sand is so cool to touch unlike white sand beaches which tend to be hot as the temperature rises outside.

This particular day was not sunny but overcast. This turned out to be the calm before the storm because within a few minutes, the rain 🌧 poured down in buckets πŸ˜‚. I had actually planned on visiting Mount Kilauea, about 40 minutes away, but due to the rainstorm, I decided to head back to the hotel.

I look forward to visiting this beautiful , beach again in the future but until then I will hang on to these magnificent memories. Hope that you enjoy the video! πŸ˜€

Best View – Hardest Climb πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

As the old adage goes: “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – it is most certainly the case for today’s video, which I have posted here: youtube.com/shorts/uH4yARD52-0

It is a short, beautiful capture of the courtyard of the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. Lovely manicured landscape and beautiful flowers πŸ’ in addition to lush vegetation. Looks like paradise to me!πŸ˜ƒ Never in my wildest dreams, could I have envisioned such a place.

You may ask the question, “Did you have to climb anything to see this view?”. There was not a physical structure that needed to be climbed to see this. The mountains that had to be climbed were fear, doubt and despair brought about by the pandemic of 2020.

This particular Hawaii trip had to be postponed a number of times in 2020 before it was actually taken in 2021. I was very anxious over this trip because it represented the first one that I would take after lockdown and quarantine. I am so glad to report that it was one of the best trips that I have ever taken and it was one of the safest ones also.πŸ˜€πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

So yes, sometimes the best views do come after the hardest climb. Certainly the hardest climb that I have ever endured!

Views for Days and Nights β˜€οΈ 🌝

Sometimes when you are feeling just a little creative, you start editing pictures and video to more accurately capture the beautiful moment that is appearing before your eyes. I felt that way when I captured the following video: youtube.com/shorts/PwwbjIln_eQ

When you are not accustomed to views like these on a daily or nightly basis, creativity takes over πŸ˜‚. It is for that reason that I never take for granted the opportunity to travel because it is definitely a luxury. Nothing makes me feel more closer to myself and to the world.

This particular beauty was captured from the balcony of the Hilton Waikoloa Village- Ocean Tower. What a wonderful stay this was. I will always remember it because I was awaken by the birds πŸ¦… chirping every morning πŸ˜ƒ which was pretty cool. No matter where I have traveled before in the world 🌎, that has never been my experience.

I hope that you enjoy the above video and that you have a great day! πŸ˜ƒ

Ticket 🎟 to ParadiseπŸŒ΄πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

There is a great, really old song (1977) called “Two tickets to paradise” by Eddie Money. If you were offered one ticket to paradise, where would you go? I want to share my idea of paradise on earth and it is captured in the following video: youtube.com/shorts/MPyXreLlBCo

Isn’t it lovely πŸ₯°? I must admit, before this trip, Hawaii had been #1 on my bucket list since I was a kid. I have always wanted to go and experience the feeling of being in paradise. As a kid, you don’t have any idea of how or when this will happen, but you just “don’t stop believing” (title of another great song πŸŽ΅πŸ˜€) that it will happen one day.

Sometimes dreams do come true and the perfect alignment of time, resources and ability opens up the opportunity to discover and experience a place that you have never been before but have always wanted to go.

This particular day, as captured perfectly by the video, was a perfect day to experience the wonderful Hawaiian weather and its amazing tropical 🐠 🌴 views. If you can believe it, those views were from the beach at the hotel πŸ˜ƒ.Looks like views taken from a particular excursion but they are not.

Get that one or two tickets 🎟 to paradise, wherever that may be (Bali, Bora Bora, New York, London etc.) You absolutely deserve it and it is calling your name.πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ™Œ

Cheers to a New Week😊😎!

Cheers to a new week! Hope that your Monday is going well. My Monday is going incredible so far. It is a great day to be alive but really, that is any day πŸ˜‚. I experienced one of those great days in the video that I have included here. Check out the link: youtube.com/shorts/IGCpLXlSMlA

Hope that you enjoyed watching the video. The grounds of the Fairmont Orchid was just gorgeous! I visited the Fairmont Orchid for the first time ever on this trip and it was such an unbelievable experience. I would definitely do so again.

The hotel is just humongous. We walked for days, it seemed, just to get to our room. There are several towers at this hotel so you have to do a lot of walking and using the elevators. As you walk from building to building, you observe the magnificent beauty that is found around every corner of this phenomenal hotel.

Truly one of the best luxury resorts that I have ever stayed in. The service is just top notch and the rooms are some of the most spacious that I have ever been in. I definitely give this beautiful place, two thumbs up for the attention to detail that is to be found there to every aspect of luxury.