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.

High Flying Acrobatics Weekend πŸ˜€

If you love the circus 🀑, check out the following video taken at the UniverSoul Circus: youtube.com/shorts/RRggIEmqzTc

These circus performers are just so very talented. It is indeed amazing what they do. They have nerves of steel and it is so exciting to watch. I remember just holding my breath watching these stunts.

I think about the countless number of hours, days, weeks, months and years that it takes to perfect this art. It takes an inordinate amount of discipline in the process also. This is entertainment at its absolute best.

This particular show was my first UniverSoul Circus that I had attended. I can most certainly say that it will not be my last. I was totally blown away by this aerial display and many others that I saw that night. I hope that you enjoy the video!πŸ˜ŽπŸ™Œ

Hello October and TGIF🀩!

Hello October😊 and Happy Friday to all. We are quickly rushing into the last quarter of the year and before you know it, 2022 will be here. In order to celebrate this, I want to share the party vibes (Pre-Covid) that I vividly remember from my last Carnival Cruise: youtube.com/shorts/MI5bseTBf0U Hope that you enjoy 😊!

These were the good old days for sure and I definitely miss them. The good news is that these times will return, we will experience them again! There are seasons in life that are experienced. They seem forever at the time but they come and go.

This particular video was recorded during dinner time on the cruise. This dance party happens on every Carnival Cruise. Most definitely, it looks different nowadays but it is fun nonetheless. The kids dancing πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΎin the video is what makes this video most enjoyable! I smile every time I view it.

Let the good times rollπŸ˜ƒ Happy Friday and Happy October πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Ocean Eyes – Tropical 🐠 🌴Mood

Ocean views are the best views by far 😎! Incredible sights and unbelievable sounds provide such a wonderful refuge from the everyday life routine that we all have grown accustomed to. If you need a great reminder of the peace and tranquillity that such a location can provide, look no further than this link: youtube.com/shorts/Npc3oB9xgHw

There is just something magical about getting your daily dose of vitamin sea that calms the mind and soothes the soulπŸ™Œ. It is your “serenity now” moment that provides peace within under the sky above.

It really doesn’t matter how many times that I have been to the beach, where the beach is located or when I have last visited the beach. It is always priority one to get back as soon as I can! My best paths in life, have led to the beach somewhere 🌴.

If you have followed this blog, you know this already and you have seen pictures and videos from beaches from various locations. As I continue to travel and even in times that I am not traveling, I will share posts such as these as personal investments in experiences, that have made my life so much richerπŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ!

Morning Paradise Views 🀩

Nothing like waking up to wonderful views in the morning. I love it especially when I travel and have a ocean view room. This particular scenic morning view is from Laupahoehoe Scenic Point. Take a look: youtube.com/shorts/pL4QZ1DXql0

Magnificent view for sure. This wasn’t even my final destination. I was just traveling on my way to Hilo, Hawaii, enroute to the Akaka Falls State Park, when I could not help but pull to the side of the road and take in this view.

I was glad that I did. This view was just breathtaking.πŸ˜ƒ It was so nice to see the beautiful vegetation in addition to the ocean views and hearing the birds singing all at the same time. Makes you really believe that there are pieces of heaven right here on earth 🌍!

Be sure to check out this place if you are traveling to Hilo or Kona on the Big Island. Such an amazing adventure! πŸ˜†

Volcano πŸŒ‹ Vent – Stand Back!

Coming in hot on a a Monday! Hope that you have a wonderful week. Wanted to take the time to share a cool experience that I had viewing a volcano vent for the first time outside of Mount Kilauea😊. If you would like to see more, please check out the video: youtube.com/shorts/gtO1DzPQElE

As you can see from the video, the steam form the volcano is coming in very hot πŸ₯΅ so you most definitely have to stand back! What you may or may not be able to tell from the video is that it is so very cold around the volcano. That is why we are dressed like we are with hoodies, jackets etc.

It is hard to believe that you can experience cold in Hawaii, but surprisingly you can. The Big Island of Hawaii, in addition to the beautiful beaches and warm weather, also has mountains and higher elevations which contributes to the colder weather. When you visit Hawaii, expect to pack shorts and also jackets and hoodies 😊. This is totally based upon the type of experience you are looking to have.

I like to take it all in, so I pack for the beach and for visiting the mountains and volcanoes. You only live once, so why not πŸ˜‚. Makes for a lifetime of memories that you can share which makes your experience so much richer.

Carnival Cruise (Pre-Covid): Dance πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΎ Vibes

If you are in need of fun vibes, look no further than this video, which was taken on a Carnival Cruise back in the good old days prior to the pandemic: youtube.com/shorts/8YMW4STq5ag

Hard to believe that there were times like these, but these times actually existedπŸ˜ƒ. My sincere hope is that these times return soon. It is always good to reflect on good times especially during not so good times.

This video is just plain fun 🀩! This was part of the sail away celebration that Carnival was having, as we prepared to set sail to the Western Caribbean. Little did we know at the time, how much fun we would have visiting Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel.

I encourage you, if you have not experienced a cruise or even if you have, to enjoy this type of experience once or again. Looking at this video, puts me mentally back on that ship, enjoying all of the sights and soundsπŸ˜ƒ

Shower Vibes – Kalahari 😎

Nothing quite refreshes like water😎A shower always gets you going to start the day. Check out these shower 🚿vibes courtesy of Kalahari Water Parks and Resorts: youtube.com/shorts/NjaumWqTvS4

I have only visited this resort once but I can most certainly tell you, it will not be the last time. As the summer season is ending, it is the perfect place to go to hang on to summer for just a little while longer.

It happens to be the only indoor waterpark in Texas. So you can literally visit even when summer has come to an end. The waterpark vibes are still in effect. No sun β˜€οΈ, no problem😊.

This Kalahari location opened November 2020 and on this particular day this past summer, it was packed with other fun seekers like myself. If you are a fellow fun seeker, you will enjoy this waterpark and resort!

Life is a Beach πŸ–πŸ˜ŽπŸ™Œ!

Life is totally a beach πŸ– or something like that πŸ˜‚! If you have never seen a black sand beach, here is is: youtube.com/watch

This particular beach is called Punalu’u Beach and it is located on the Big Island of Hawaii between the towns of Pahala and Naalehu in Kau.,If you have seen other blog posts of mine before, I have referenced this particular beach before. The cool thing about black sand is that it is very cool to the the touch. This is mainly due to the minerals that are found in the sand. Hard to believe that black sand is cooler to the touch than white sand πŸ˜ƒ

From the video you can tell that it was pretty windy outside. It was a great combination between the nice breeze and the warm (just right) temperature that we experienced on that day. Made for a wonderful day to be outside for sure!

Hopefully you will enjoy this video and as always, if your travel plans take you to the Big Island of Hawaii, make your plans to visit this beautiful beach. You will be glad that you did 😊

Views for days – All AboardπŸ˜ƒ!

If you never have been onboard a Carnival Cruise, feel free to take a (pre-pandemic) look at what it is like: youtube.com/shorts/Z3G45L80oDQ

Cruises are just so much fun😎 If you have never cruised before, do yourself a favor and do so, if only once! If you have cruised before, you know the feeling of relaxation that you get from being on a cruise. Unlike anything that I have personally experienced before.

On this particular cruise, we were our way to the Western Caribbean where we spent time in Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel. As you can see from the locations listed, a cruise enables you to see these beautiful locations all in one trip. Otherwise, you would have to book separate trips to each one.

Of course this was pre- pandemic 😷 so things would likely have changed since this time. I plan to cruise again next year and I am definitely looking forward to it. Hope to see you on a future trip!