Hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a great weekend as well! 😀🙌 Not sure if you can relate to this video or not but I sure can 😂. Take a look: youtube.com/shorts/92KrMvafck8
Can you relate to this after Thanksgiving feeling? I sure can. Nothing else like the effects of a very appetizing Thanksgiving meal 🥘 and the tasty leftovers on the weekend. Sort of puts you in a very lazy mood.
This video was taken at the Houston Zoo during a recent vacation. I have never seen an animal this relaxed 😎. He is clearly relaxing and enjoying the day. Not sure how much he ate that day but maybe 🤔 it was an equivalent of a Thanksgiving dinner 😂!
As the Thanksgiving holiday comes to an end, I hope that you enjoyed your holiday and that you enjoyed the weekend in its entirety! 😀
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 😂.
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 🙄 I got a little nervous 😬.
Thankfully 😅, I did not encounter any falling rocks 🪨 along the way but I captured some unbelievable views from within the park. It was a dream come true! 😃
Sky views are the best views😊! Especially when you see sights like this:youtube.com/shorts/zmd-fLimBvY
Lake Dallas looks amazing from high above! Certainly something to behold for sure. A day in the air is just absolute happiness for me.😃 This particular day was nice and clear which made for a great time to capture this video.
Of course as we all know, not all sky views are worth capturing 😂. I have spent a great deal of my airtime, in the past, not capturing these beautiful views. The inability to travel on last year, changed my perspective totally. I used to take these magical moments for granted, but now I no longer do.
I believe that I am not alone. This past weekend, while traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, I boarded a plane ✈️ in which every window seat was taken! 😃That has never happened in my travels before but it happened on that flight. Perhaps the pandemic has changed a lot of folks viewing habits.
Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will check back early and often for more travel adventures 😃🙌!
How I love beautiful Cozumel! If you have never been, you need to do yourself a favor and go😀. It is so very beautiful 🤩- 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 🐬, which is so very cool 😎.
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 😂.
Hope that you enjoy the video and will also plan to visit the island of Cozumel some time in the future.
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 water😃. 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 😂. 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 🏖. Imagine how cool that would be!
Totally love cruise vibes and great music 😃. 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 Ship🚢. 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 😂. You owe it to yourself for all of the hard work during the course of the year!
Lions, tigers and bears – oh my 😀! How I love the zoo. It does not matter where it is, I always find myself going to the zoo as a part of my travel experience😀If you have not been in a while or even if you have, check out this video, you will enjoy it: youtube.com/shorts/_-SQBhiflss
Pretty cool vibes 😎. I had to capture this moment, the giraffe and ostriches were just having too much fun 🤩. You rarely see these type of moments when you are visiting the zoo. They all found a fun way to pass the time.
Animals are just so amazing anyways. The more you are around them, the more that you understand that they are a lot like humans. I am an animal lover and love to see all sorts of animals, whether at zoos, on safaris, you name it.
Hope that you enjoyed the video😊. You will see a few of these videos sprinkled here and there on this blog. Variety, after all, is the spice of life 😂.
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!😀
Hold on to your hat! Such an incredible ride aboard the tour boat on the Belize River. It is totally a ride for the ages and I have captured it here: youtube.com/shorts/FBgp6AzNU7g
This ride was very cool 😎. I must say that my tour of the Belize River was not this fast for the entire ride. There were times in which the tour boat operator was required by law to go fast along the river and times in which he could go slow. These fast times were at the highest speed that I had experienced during a boat 🚤 tour.
The actual duration of the tour was an incredible 6 hours 😳. Hard to believe huh?🤔. It was still so fantastic. A wonderful opportunity to experience all of the sights and sounds of Belize and the tour included a very tasty lunch at the Iguana 🦎 Stop restaurant which I highly recommend.
Belize was on my bucket list and I am so thankful to be able to check it off my list. If you have never been to Belize, please plan a visit. You will enjoy all that Belize has to offer.
Vitamin Sea helps me be me!😀Nothing else like it for sure. If you cannot be near it 24/7, memories of being near the ocean adequately suffices 😂. 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 🤔?
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.