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

Beautiful Day – Beautiful People πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈ

There is absolutely nothing like a beautiful sunshine to get a a beautiful day started. Combine that with beautiful people and it makes for an unbelievably beautiful day πŸ˜‚. One of those unbelievably beautiful days was captured in the following video. Take a look: youtube.com/shorts/cLbu_PRsVjY

The Chankanaab Beach Park on the island of Cozumel, Mexico is an absolute must see. This Beach Park combines the beach (of course), swimming with the dolphins 🐬, entertainment, shopping, tequila tasting etc. It has so many activities that it is almost impossible to do everything in one day! You have to come back the next day in order to take in the whole experience.

An amazing cruise across the Western Caribbean, took me to Cozumel and I booked the Chankanaab experience which was worth every bit of the price. I would most certainly visit this place again but likely would take a stand-alone trip in order to get the full experience.

This is a place designed for everyone 😊! There a something to do whatever your age. I have found that I enjoy places like these now more than ever. Should your travel plans take you to Cozumel, feel free to take in this experience. You will be so glad that you did!

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.

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!

Girl on Fire πŸ”₯- Acrobat Circus Vibes!

I love going to the circus 🀑! Something about being under the big top that makes you feel like a kid again. I recently visited the UniverSoul Circus and what a great time that I had. The trapeze artist and acrobats were unbelievable. Check out this video 😱- I was holding my breath every step of the way: youtube.com/shorts/yguSWmaL3WY

I still get some chills looking at this.πŸ˜€ It really shows just how talented these circus artists are. Do not think that I could ever do this but I am so thankful that there are folks that can. Makes you wonder the amount of time that it must have taken in order to practice this over and over again.

If you ever get a chance to see the UniverSoul Circus (or any circus for that matter) in person, please do so. It is so much fun for every member of the family. πŸ˜ƒ

HumpDay Dance πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸΎVibesπŸ˜€

There is absolutely nothing like seeing kids dancing and having a great time.😊 I captured just a moment when I was on a Carnival Cruise sailing to the Western Caribbean. If you could use a smile on today, feel free to check this out: youtube.com/shorts/_AHOS_ttypM

It certainly put a big smile on my face 😁! Hope it did for you as well. If you like this type of fun, Carnival specializes in these dance sessions during dinner time. There is usually at least one for every night. So if dancing is your thing, get ready to dance into the night.

Hard to believe that this much fun can be a part of the dinner entertainment but it most certainly is. I remember the first time that i experienced this, I was totally shocked. The waiters and waitresses suddenly stop what they are doing ,once the music starts, and then breaks into a well choreographed dance routine πŸ˜‚! That gets everyone else dancing and before long, the restaurant breaks into a dance party. πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸΎ

Hope that you get to experience one of these dance parties in the near future. Until then, take a look at other blog post videos that I have captured on this site.

Carnival Cruise into a new weekπŸ˜ŽπŸ–πŸ•ΊπŸΎ

Have you ever seen a cruise ship? If you have never been on a cruise or it has been a while, take a look at this video of the Port of Cozumel: youtube.com/shorts/_-r2pSrIviQ

As you can see, they are massive πŸ˜‚! It makes you seriously wonder, how are they able to float on the water? It is an amazing phenomenon. Especially when you take into account the weight of the ship and the weight of hundreds of people that are on the ship.

Carnival Cruises does a phenomenal of making the cruise experience so enjoyable. I was, for along time, a person that did not want to take a cruise. I seriously could not fathom why anyone would want to do it. I could not see how it could be fun in any way.

Boy was I wrong..it was an experience like none other. After the first cruise, I was hooked and I have been cruising ever since🀩! Truly the most fun that you can have on a vacation is taking a cruise. There is something for everyone and you are left with a lifetime of memories.

Kalahari Resort View – Fun VibesπŸ˜ƒ

Just thought I would post a picture of the balcony view from my hotel room when I stayed on-site at Kalahari Resorts. What a view: youtube.com/shorts/VOYdMqSj8r8

One of the nicest places that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Not only were the views of the grounds superb but the waterpark was second to none. In my mind, the beauty is combining a hotel and a waterpark all in one. You either have one or the other but not both.

Kalahari has been successfully able to combine them both and that is where the magic happens πŸ˜‚. On this particular day, I had just arrived and as is my customary m.o., I took a look at the view. I saw a magnificent courtyard where people could take a break and enjoy the great outdoors. Did I mention that live music is part of the attraction as well?

Live music is a part of the festivities at night. The bands are cool and play nothing but the hits! I look forward to another trip to Kalahari. It should be as fun next time as it was this time!