May the 4th Be With You๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

May the fourth be with you on Star Wars Day๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Hope you are enjoying the day. Growing up as a young kid, I was an avid Star Wars fan! I used to have so many life saber battles with so many of my friends. Of course, we didn’t have actual life sabers but used to use wooden sticks instead ๐Ÿ˜‚! Those were the days for sure.

One of the best life experiences that I had was visiting NASA. I visited Cape Canaveral once and Johnson Space Center once. Here is a quick video from the Astronaut’s Gallery at Johnson Space Center: youtube.com/shorts/yQB93Xh0PZ8

Isn’t it just amazing? I love the starship vibes ๐Ÿ˜! NASA is by far the next best thing to going to space itself. Of course, Blue Origin and SpaceX is making space travel more within reach for everyone. As years go by, space travel will become more and more affordable.

Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will visit this blog early and often for more travel adventures ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Nature Views from Kauai ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Smith’s Grotto is definitely a must see ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! ! It is a wonderful place to visit during any Hawaiian ๐ŸŒบ adventure. This tour was absolutely one for the ages: youtube.com/shorts/28c-agNN3Qw

Hawaii, as you have seen from the videos that have been posted, is an absolute dream. On the video above, we are on a nature journey to see the infamous Smith Grotto!๐Ÿ˜ƒ Could not believe the absolute beautiful views that I was able to capture on the journey there.

In a later post on this blog, I will ensure that I post video exclusively from the Smith Grotto location. It is an absolute thing of beauty! I was so surprised to find out that so many people get married there!

Hope that you enjoyed the video above โค๏ธ! It was such a joy to visit this place and I am glad to be able to share it with everyone.

Cruising is Fun ๐Ÿคฉ!

Cruising is fun especially when you are on a magnificent vacation of your dreams ๐Ÿ˜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: youtube.com/shorts/1DUxPEV8eU0

Keeping my balance was the goal here and thankfully ๐Ÿ˜… I succeeded ๐Ÿ˜‚. It was a little on the slippery side and of course, the boat was moving pretty fast ๐Ÿ˜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 ๐Ÿ˜‚. There is just something so very peaceful about cruising that makes you forget about the rest of the world ๐ŸŒŽ.

Out there, everything feels right even if in reality, it is not.๐Ÿ˜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!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Weekend Hula Vibes๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ!

Hula Vibes are the best vibes. I got a chance to see this up close and personal at the Smith Family Luau in Kauai Hawaii๐Ÿ˜ƒ! This trip represented the first time that I had heard ever experienced the Luau experience and I loved it ๐Ÿ˜. Here is just a glimpse of what I saw during this very entertaining show: youtube.com/shorts/4VCXpbPVXKU

Hula Dancing is heavily integrated into the Hawaiian ๐ŸŒบ culture. So much so, that you could have the Luau experience at your hotel or at a different location (like this one) almost anywhere on the island. You literally have your pick of venues. Before visiting Hawaii, I was told by a friend of mine that you have to have the Luau experience at least once. I am certainly glad that I did!

It felt so very good to have checked this experience off the bucket list. When I first visited Hawaii on last year, mostly all of the Luaus were closed due to Covid. Since things are opening up, the Luaus are as well.

Hope that you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed seeing it๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Bad Guy Vibes-Hawaii Style๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Ž!

Nothing like a great performance๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Especially when it involves fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ. 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: youtube.com/shorts/E3U5e_Lz6Es

This guy is just talented๐Ÿ˜ƒ! I shudder to think how many times he might have gotten burned doing this ๐Ÿ˜‚ but he has perfected his trade ๐Ÿ˜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 time๐Ÿ˜ƒ. This was so much of a great, rich experience ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Turns out that these type of shows are a part of the luau experience and is heavily integrated into the Hawaiian ๐ŸŒบ 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.

Happy Earth Day ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Happy Earth Day to one and all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Hope that you enjoyed Earth Day and that you commit to doing something that helps our world to be a better place to live in. Only one Earth ๐ŸŒ so we have to take care of it. Speaking of the Earth, I have a special video using one of our planet’s elements, fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ. If you have never seen a fire show before, please take a look at this beautiful one: youtube.com/shorts/Ztgo9iUJBx8

Hope that you enjoyed it and also hope that you will have an opportunity to see one in person. It is certainly a sight to see for sure. I got an opportunity to see this gem at a hotel that I was staying in while visiting Kauai. I did not know what to expect but I can truly say that this exceeded my expectations.

The dancers were so extremely talented – to be as skilled as they were with all of the fire that they were handling was just superb! I hope that you enjoy the video and that you had an amazing Earth Day on yesterday and that you are having a wonderful weekend!

Na Pali Sea Adventures๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ƒโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธ!

The sea helps me be me ๐Ÿ˜‚! Cruising is quickly becoming a favorite past time for me. Once I return from a cruise, wherever it is, I soon make plans to embark on another adventure ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I spent the majority of my life not really cruising at all. It is really within the past 4 years that I have really started taking cruises. If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that there was a period of time that I questioned whether or not cruising could be fun. Which means that even if you have not taken cruises in the past, there are present and future opportunities to give it a try๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Admittedly, most of my cruise experiences have taken place aboard a Carnival Cruise ๐Ÿšข. So when I recently visited Kauai, I was not sure of what to expect onboard the Na Pali Coast Sunset Cruise. I had never been on a catamaran before, so I was not sure what the experience would be like. Wow, was I amazed from this experience! I have captured some of it here (hang on ๐Ÿ˜‚): youtube.com/shorts/Zn4zhPoex0A

Isn’t that just incredible? The catamaran was a little slippery so I had to make sure to balance myself while capturing these spectacular views. Views like these are why travel makes you speechless and a storyteller all at the same time. It was almost like an out of body experience ๐Ÿ˜‚- could not believe my own eyes ๐Ÿ‘€.

If you are looking for a wonderful trip just to get away from it all, this is the place to visit. I would go back here in a heartbeat ๐Ÿ’“. I had so much fun on the cruise and on the island ๐Ÿ as a whole. You will absolutely love the fun and the experiences that this beautiful location has to offer! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Whale Watching Adventures ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒบ!

Every once in a while, you get to experience things that you have never seen or done before in your life. I remember my first flight ever, my first international flight, my first job etc. One of the things that I love about travel is that for the most part, it is an opportunity for these type of things to happen. There is a whole world out there that most of us have only seen a fraction of but we are aspiring to see much more.

Ladies, gentlemen and kids – I was completely blown away from having my first whale watching experience. I sat there with my mouth open while within a few yards or so, there were whales frolicking about in the water ๐Ÿ˜‚! Thankfully, I captured this experience on my camera and here it is: youtube.com/shorts/3qHo8PXBQx8

Did you see that huge tail ๐Ÿ˜ณ? I was astounded ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and could not believe my own eyes ๐Ÿ‘€. This is totally stuff that you see on tv, but surely not with your own eyes ๐Ÿ‘€? Yes, I got to see with my own eyes these colossal creatures. If there is an experience that tops that, I have yet to see it.๐Ÿ˜Š

This expedition was part of the Na Pali Sunset Cruise excursion located in Kauai, Hawaii. If you are ever interested in booking this tour, please do so on Trip Advisor. As you cruise, you will experience wonderful sights (like these) and sounds that will take your breath away!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hula ๐ŸŒบVibes for Good Friday!

Happy Good Friday to one and all๐Ÿ˜ƒ! What a great Friday to be alive and what a wonderful end to another week. If you have ever visited a luau or even if you have not, you are sure to enjoy this video: youtube.com/shorts/L-s-neTrA-E

Hope that you liked this video! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was so amazing to be able to see this live and in person. The dancers were just so very talented. The great thing about visiting the beautiful island of Kauai is that they have luaus and fire shows virtually everywhere, especially since Covid restrictions are starting to get more relaxed ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

On this particular day, I was visiting the Coconut Marketplace in East Kauai, when I heard some beautiful music and I saw a crowd of people congregating around a stage in the center of the marketplace. Since I am very curious, I thought that I would follow the music ๐ŸŽถ. In doing so, I found these beautiful hula dancers and singers.

The music was so very beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ and of course the dancing was top notch also!๐Ÿ˜ƒ It was honestly just great to be outside and around other people again – mask free๐Ÿ˜ƒ! From visiting the island ๐Ÿ, I developed more of an appreciation for the people, food and the beautiful culture!

Feel free to visit this blog, early and often for more travel adventures! Looking forward to more and more travel days ahead.

Fun at Sea – Sail Away Vibes๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Nothing quite like a party ๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน๐Ÿ”ฅ! Amazing how having fun ๐Ÿคฉ never goes out of style ๐Ÿ˜‚. If anything, we want more and more opportunities to be able to enjoy and to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰. Truth is, that we spend so much time doing life that we rarely stop to smell the roses ๐ŸŒน and appreciate the life that we are living. I found a quote today that says, “Never be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”.

Indeed, life has so much more to offer than the regular mundane life of making a living, paying bills, repeat. There has to be fun found somewhere in the equation of life. Going out and seeing the rest of the world is one way to incorporate fun but just lounging on the patio, meeting with friends for dinner, having a fun weekend etc. allows the mind and body to recharge. Here is an excellent fun time that I just shared to YouTube – I hope that you enjoy: youtube.com/shorts/bsxFUjqJ9sc

Fun times indeed – I still remember it like it was yesterday๐Ÿ˜ƒ! We had so much fun on that day that I did not want it to stop ๐Ÿ˜‚. Alas, it had to and we were on our way to Costa Maya! On this cruise, we would not only visit Costa Maya but Belize and Cozumel as well.

Hope that you enjoy the video and most importantly, stop ๐Ÿ›‘ to smell the roses ๐ŸŒน that you earned and deserve๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!