Tropical 🌴 Vibes for the Weekend 😍❀️πŸ”₯

Tropical vibes are the best vibes 😊! I love traveling to tropical places and experiencing tropical adventuresπŸ˜ƒ. For me, I could retire on a tropical island somewhere and live happily ever after. That’s my retirement plan for sure πŸ˜‚. The toughest thing for me will be figuring out which tropical island that I would like to retire on.

If there is ever one island that stands out in my mind, it would be the beautiful island of Kauai, which absolutely took my breath awayπŸ˜ƒ. I have never seen an island as beautiful as I saw visiting Kauai. To say that it is the number one travel location that I have ever visited, is spot on. Here is just a glimpse of the type of beauty that you will see there:

The video above, captures some of the Smith Fern Grotto, which is a must see when visiting Kauai. If you are a lover of all things tropical, look no further than the Smith Fern Grotto. In order to get here, you have to take a 15-20 minute boat ride and walk through a small forest to get there!

Sounds like an adventure for sure and you are sure to enjoy the sights and the sounds of visiting this beautiful place. Hope that you will make your plans soon to visit.

Cruising is Fun 🀩!

Cruising is fun especially when you are on a magnificent vacation of your dreams πŸ˜ƒ. I am an avid cruiser and I love being out on the deep blue sea. Nothing quite beats being out on the deep blue sea with the wind blowing in your face. Here is a short clip of me having fun:

Keeping my balance was the goal here and thankfully πŸ˜… I succeeded πŸ˜‚. It was a little on the slippery side and of course, the boat was moving pretty fast πŸ˜ƒ. Mission accomplished and the picture captures the wonderful excitement that I was feeling at the time.

The wonderful things about visiting the Napali Coast is observing the beautiful ocean and the gorgeous mountains. You travel for views like these and you are rewarded accordingly πŸ˜‚. There is just something so very peaceful about cruising that makes you forget about the rest of the world 🌎.

Out there, everything feels right even if in reality, it is not.πŸ˜ƒ Travel affords you the opportunity to take a break from the regular and mundaneness that we often experience during the course of life. We could all use a break from time to time. The key to taking a vacation is to plan for a vacation! My planning usually takes place months in advance in order to get the cheapest price available. I definitely encourage everyone to do the same!πŸ˜ƒ

Bad Guy Vibes-Hawaii Style🌺😎!

Nothing like a great performanceπŸ˜ƒ! Especially when it involves fire πŸ”₯. I did not know that I was a fan of fire shows until I saw my first fire show in Hawaii. If you have never been to one of these shows, do yourself a favor and sign up for one. I was very fortunate to have this performance at the hotel that I was staying in. Here is just a glimpse of that performance:

This guy is just talentedπŸ˜ƒ! I shudder to think how many times he might have gotten burned doing this πŸ˜‚ but he has perfected his trade πŸ˜ƒ. The name of the fire show is called the Ahi Uila Fire Show and it can be booked from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kauai. Hawaii.

I really had an awesome timeπŸ˜ƒ. This was so much of a great, rich experience πŸ˜ƒ. Turns out that these type of shows are a part of the luau experience and is heavily integrated into the Hawaiian 🌺 culture.

If you would like to see more of this phenomenal fire show, I have additional blog posts and videos that I have recently posted. If you enjoy this one, you will surely enjoy the other blog posts as well.

Living My Best LifeπŸ˜ŽπŸŒΊβ›΅οΈβ›΅οΈ!

Living my best life is always the goal ! Traveling to exciting places and seeing a whole new world 🌎, makes living life worthwhile πŸ˜€. After visiting one location, I look forward to visiting another, soon thereafter! Here is just a glimpse of the fun that I had:

As you can tell, these families were having a total blast πŸ’₯! I was enjoying all of the whale 🐳 and dolphin 🐬 watching. This was a cruise of a lifetime. I have never been on a more exciting cruise 🚒 in my life.

This is the first time I had been on a whale and dolphin watching cruise. It was just totally amazing 🀩! I have been on many cruises before (check out my blog to see more) πŸ˜‚, but this cruise 🚒 was absolutely superb.

Kauai can be characterized as just superb also πŸ˜€. Trust me, if you visit this beautiful location, you will not want to go home πŸ˜‚. I wanted to become a resident after visiting for less than a week. It is such an easy going place, the main highway has a speed limit of 25 miles per hour πŸ˜‚. Cannot get any more easy going than that!

Just Cruising-Hawaii Style😎🌴🌴🌊!

Nothing like cruising on a catamaran- soaking in all of nature’s beautiful views😎! The more exotic the location, the more impressive the views are. If you have followed this blog for some time, you realize that cruising is one of my favorite pass times πŸ˜‚. By far, this has been one of the best cruises that I have ever taken:

This video is so incredible 😍! I enjoyed this whole experience to the fullest. The experience was one that I will never forget. Hope that you enjoy it and that you will book this excursion should you ever vacation in Kauai.

After having visited the Big Island of Hawaii on last year, I was thoroughly impressed! As I am writing this blog post now, I am still impressed. The combination of waterfalls, beaches, mountains (skiing takes place there – unbelievable) and the only active volcano on the Hawaiian 🌺 islands (Kilauea), is hard to beat on any island.

Kauai blew all of my expectations out of the water πŸ’¦. It was such a relaxing trip and the views are second to none 🀩! The otherworldly views are like none that I have ever seen. It is no wonder that Jurassic Park movies were filmed here. I feel like I need to watch each of them again to see all the beautiful scenery that I can now name after seeing the island on vacation.

Hope that you will make your plans to visit Kauai in the near future and that you will visit this blog, early and often, for more travel adventures😎!

Waimea Canyon Views-OMG🀩!

If you have never been to Waimea Canyon, run, not walk to visit πŸ˜‚! It is an incredible place and I got a chance to visit on last week. Here is a view from the lookout point, hope that you enjoy this as much as I did capturing

I have never been to the Grand Canyon but I have heard that it is a lot like this view but less colorful πŸ˜ƒ. This beautiful canyon is located on the beautiful island 🏝 of Kauai, Hawaii in the city of Waimea. The Waimea Canyon State Park has a lookout point and trails for hiking πŸ₯Ύ.

I don’t mind telling you that I have never seen views such as these in any of my previous travels before. I was completely blown away by the spectacular colors and the vastness of the canyon. Visiting Kauai, as I mentioned before in a previous post, was otherworldly, almost as if you were on a different planet altogether.

In order to get to the lookout point on the top of Waimea Canyon, you have to drive about an hour from the base of the canyon to reach the top. The elevation of the canyon is 3,400 feet and you totally feel it as you are going up the canyon and hiking on the trails.

Hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will follow this blog to see more travel adventures πŸ˜€!

Volcanic Views from HawaiiπŸ˜ŽπŸ–πŸ–

I cannot describe how otherworldly the views are near the Volcano State Park on the Big Island of Hawaii😊! At this location, you can observe the Chains of Crater Road, which essentially is tons of lava flows that have dried up down through the years and have created this beautiful view:

It really looks as if you are on a different planet 🌎 altogether! Other than seeing Mount Kilauea, and chasing the beautiful waterfalls there, this is one of the coolest views that I observed during my time on the island 🏝. As you can tell from the video, it is absolutely a lot to behold 🀩.

Just imagine standing there seeing, as far as the eye can see, these magnificent views. You can also hike around various trails when you are there. The beautiful views cannot be matched from any previous experience that I have had.

Hope that you enjoyed the video and that you plan on visiting Hawaii at some point in the futureπŸ˜ƒ! You will experience phenomenal views like the ones that I have seen.

OMG 😳 – Aloha Friday VibesπŸ˜ŽπŸπŸ–

Aloha Friday to you all! Hope that everyone had a wonderful week and that you are all looking forward, as I am, to the weekend.πŸ˜ƒ How I love the wonderful song 🎡 “Everybody’s working for the weekend”. So much truth is that song . Even more compelling is working for the next vacation πŸ˜‚! Here is a great example of how vacationing soothes the soul:

Hope that you enjoyed the video. This is Punalu’u Beach which is located in Kona, Hawaii. What instantly stands out is the black sand which is just magnificent! Very cool to the touch and so beautiful 🀩. On this particular day, these views were the calm before a big storm which would happen about 10 minutes later.

Matter of fact, the storm β›ˆ got so severe that I ended my trip there and headed back to the hotel 🏨. I had planned to visit the Kilauea Volcano which was about 30 minutes away. It was so disappointing at the time but thankfully I got a chance to visit this beach πŸ–, and the volcano, in sunnier weather later in the week.

With Spring Break right around the corner, I encourage everyone to book some time to get away from it all, whether in Hawaii or someplace close to home πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ!

Live Your LifeπŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ™Œ!

“Live Your Life” is a great motto for todayπŸ˜ƒ! We all want to make the most out of life because life is certainly so fleeting. We have become so much more aware of this fact, living in a pandemic world 🌎. The dilemma is determining what is most valuable in life: experiences or possessions or maybe both? I would love to have more possessions but experiences last a lot longer πŸ˜‚! Case in point, is this experience at a wonderful resort:

That was the view that I saw from my window, every morning that I walked out on the balcony. Absolutely perfect views for a wonderful hotel 🏨. This is the Ocean Tower located on the grounds of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. If you have followed this blog for some time, you would have noticed various videos from this balcony on previous posts.

I really appreciate beautiful experiences such as these. These experiences makes me want to have more experiences like these in the future. Alas, there is so many places and so little time 😊. Which means that prioritization is absolutely the key πŸ”‘.

There were years in which I did not travel because, unfortunately, I did not realize the importance of forward planning for the vacation. My planning would consist of waiting until close to the week that I wanted to go on vacation and then attempt to book travel. Of course, at that time, everything is very expensive and out of my price range. Only when I started to plan for vacation and booked travel arrangements months before, did I start going on vacation.

Hope that you enjoyed the video above and that you will check this blog, early and often, for new travel adventures! πŸ˜ƒ

Costa Rica Vibes πŸ˜ŽπŸ–πŸ–πŸ

Costa Rica is absolutely the island to visit πŸ˜ƒ! The views are exceptional and will literally take your breath away. If you have never been to Costa Rica, consider this travel destination on your list. Here is just a preview of the beautiful sights that you will see on this magnificent island:

Hope that you enjoyed the beautiful views. Island vibes have a way of taking you away from the routine and mundaneness of everyday life. That is why the mantra: Work. Vacation. Repeat. πŸ” should be practiced as much as possible to ensure balance in the crazy world in which we live in.

Costa Rica is one of those places that once you visit, you will want to visit again. So much to see and to do and so very little time to do these things. If you enjoy beaches, beautiful scenery, cliffs, hiking etc. you will definitely enjoy this beautiful paradise.

The vacation is reasonably priced especially considering Hawaii, Bali, Bahamas and other more pricier islands. As always, booking ahead 2-3 months or more will make a material difference!

Check back early and often on this blog for more travel adventures! Have a great dayπŸ˜€.