Evening in Na Pali😎🏝🌞!

What a wonderful evening in Na Pali πŸ˜ƒ! Absolutely the best sail expedition that I have ever been on. Take a look at this magnificent view: youtube.com/shorts/Q65gP5kpoys

It is so incredibly beautiful 🀩- almost looks like a clip from a movie πŸŽ₯. Must admit that I was pretty excited to try out the cinematic photography mode on my iPhone 13πŸ˜ƒ! This video adequately captures the magnificent views that I experienced while on this beautiful sunset cruise 🚒.

Absolutely jaw dropping views from onboard this beautiful catamaran! Must admit that this is the first time that I have actually had a catamaran experience. It was incredible and I would certainly sail on another one again. I have cruised aboard humongous cruise liners many times but never a catamaranπŸ˜ƒ!

The best views by far are on the front of the catamaranπŸ˜ƒ. It can also, unfortunately, be the wettest part of the ship also! Make sure to take caution ⚠️ as the boat is moving faster because you will most certainly get wet πŸ˜‚.

Enjoy the video and check back for more travel adventures of the exciting kind here on this blogπŸ˜ƒπŸ!

Living on the EdgeπŸ˜ŽπŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄!

Living on the edge has never felt better πŸ˜€! Taking a trip to an unbelievable place is definitely rewarding and provides a respite from normal life. I have attached a link to a video that was captured from onboard a catamaran as the crew and I are sailing ⛡️ along the coast of Kauai: youtube.com/shorts/hfCorsdWvIk

It just so happened to be a beautiful day and a spectacular one for sailing ⛡️. Even during an almost 6 hour tour, it just did not seem long enough. Just wanted to experience more whale 🐳 and dolphin 🐬 watching, in addition to taking in more views and vibes of the ocean and mountains from the boat πŸ›₯ tour.

It has been said that you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. There is lot of truth in that statement. You only get one chance at life without the ability to do it over again. Vacation always reminds me of the importance of stopping to smell the roses 🌹, as you walk the path of life.

Attempting to get to the edge of the catamaran was tricky, because all of the water made the deck slippery. Thankfully πŸ˜… I did not get dangerously close to the edge to capture the views. My goal on vacation, is to make sure that all the fun 🀩 is accomplished without the danger ⛔️ πŸ˜‚. Arrive alive and leave better than you came!

Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will plan to vacation here or somewhere else this year. Especially with things looking a whole lot better on the travel front from a Covid 19 perspective πŸ˜€! Happy sails and trails πŸ˜ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ‘‹!

Sailing on the Na Pali CoastπŸ˜Žβ›΅οΈπŸβ˜€οΈ!

Until visiting Kauai this month, I had never been on a subset catamaran tour. Full disclosure, I had never been on a catamaran ever πŸ˜‚! I have seen rich celebrities, on tv, aboard these but have never had the experience. If you ever sail on one of these boats, the best views are in the front. You can see why, by viewing this video: youtube.com/shorts/cFN1IrzTijQ

Spectacular views indeed and I am thankful for the experience! Part of traveling for me, is trying something new. That being said, I am not afraid to open myself up to brand new experiences. I was greatly rewarded for my courage because the Na Pali Sunset Cruise in Kauai was just what the doctor ordered.πŸ˜ƒ

It was by far the best cruise that I have taken to date. If you have followed this blog, you know how much of a cruiser I am. I could possibly work for the cruise industry at this point in time πŸ˜‚. I truly love being on the water πŸ’¦ as often as possible. In fact, most of the excursions, on trips that I have taken, involved water in some way, shape or form.

This particular excursion, as the name implies, is 6 hour in duration and one of the only ways to view the Na Pali Coast. On land, it would take forever, by air, it would be expensive etc. Seeing the dolphins and whales are worth the price of the tour alone! The bonus views are the mountains that looks like you’re in Jurassic Park and the beautiful water πŸ’¦.

Hope that you enjoy the video and will make your plans to go to Kauai and take this tour! You will thank me later πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ

Jump In – Water Feels Great πŸ’¦ 😊!

Kalahari Hotels and Resorts are an absolute dream 🀩! If you have followed my blog, you already know how beautiful it is. There is something to do for the whole family and it is a lot cheaper than Universal Studios and Disney 😊. Check out this ginormous wading pool: youtube.com/shorts/fcacCAxz83k

In posting this video, I can see myself right here wading in that water πŸ’¦. Hopefully you can see yourself there also. Cannot overstate how much I enjoyed my experience there at the park. The indoor water park is worth the price of admission alone!😎

The video above highlights just one of the indoor attractions that Kalahari has there. In recent years, Kalahari Hotels and Resorts have popped up in various parts of the USA. If I am not mistaken, there is at least a couple that are located elsewhere in the world.

The Kalahari experience that I have captured is from the fairly new water park in Round Rock, Texas. Not only was the water park top notch but so was the beautiful hotel 🏨. I would definitely encourage anyone, as you are making plans for Spring Break or even Summer travel, to check out Kalahari. You will be so glad that you did πŸ˜ƒ!

GameTime Fun at Kalahari πŸ€©πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ!

Who doesn’t like a great arcade? I saw the biggest one that I have ever seen at Kalahari Hotels & Resorts. It was such a phenomenal time playing the various games there. Here is a video that shows how massive this arcade room was: youtube.com/shorts/m0vNv4t65Xg

I have always been an avid gamer!πŸ˜€So as you might imagine, I spent quite a bit of time in this place! Kalahari had all of the latest games, and on top of that, they also had some high quality restaurants there also! These restaurants were conveniently located in the arcade area and also as you are walking to the arcade area.

Spending time in the arcade was amazing but if you are seeking water park adventures, you can walk through the arcade to get to the indoor water parkπŸ˜ƒ! Can it possibly get any better than this? The convenience factor was just amazing! I spent a lot of time in the water park alsoπŸ˜„.

I encourage you all to visit this beautiful place, where there is something to do for the whole family! Kalahari Hotel and Resorts are located throughout the United States. Make your plan to visit the one nearest you.

The view is incredible 😳😻❀️❀️!

No matter where I travel in the world, I love and appreciate nature viewsπŸ˜ƒ! Thankfully, as a traveler, I experience nature on a regular basis. This is an incredible view that I could not help but share: youtube.com/shorts/g8PnBjJMvs0

Everything captured in these views are absolutely incredible. The weather was just perfect and adds to the magnificence of this shot. You almost want to dive into the water to cool off πŸ˜‚.

This video is courtesy of the state of Texas which has many beautiful places to visit, especially if you are an avid outdoorsman. Lots of nature trails and beautiful landscapes to hike. Nature Photography abounds in this state. Texas also has its share of State Parks to visit especially with Spring Break coming up in many states.

I encourage you all to visit the beautiful state of Texas. Along with its wonderful nature and parks, Texas also has beautiful Gulf Coast beaches!πŸ˜ƒ They are located in South Padre Island, Corpus Christie, Galveston etc. As you are making your vacation plans for 2022, please consider taking a vacation deep in the heart ❀️ of Texas!

Just Like That – Atlantis Vibes😎🏝😎🏝!

Sometimes in life, making decisions require a leap of faith. I totally had to take a leap of faith while visiting Atlantis! If you have not been there before, there is a 60 foot water slide called the Leap of Faith – which requires courage and faith to experience it πŸ˜‚. Here is a quick video that shows my experience on the Leap of Faith: youtube.com/shorts/xJRUsR5-L5U

In an effort of full transparency, I look back at the photos captured and I am still amazed that I took this experience head on πŸ˜‚. I remember it being such a thrill ride and so exciting at the same time. Not sure that I have had an experience in my life that comes close to the excitement that I felt on this ride. I would highly recommend taking on this experience, if you have an opportunity to visit some time in the future.

In addition to the Leap of Faith Water Slide, there are so many other water slides and pools that you can experience. It should be noted that not all of the slides are the 60 foot variety but there are smaller slides there. If lazy rivers are appealing, there are a number of those that are located in Atlantis.

Atlantis is very family friendly, there is truly something to do for the whole family. You will definitely enjoy your time there! πŸ˜ƒ

Atlantis on my mind 😎!

I remember when I visited Disney World as an adult, a number of years ago. I remember waiting for the bus to take me from my on-site hotel to Epcot Center. I was staying at the French Quarter Resort (excellent beignets BTW). While I was outside waiting on the shuttle bus, I saw that one of the folks waiting with me had on an Atlantis Water Adventure shirt. At the time, I had never heard of Atlantis but I was very intrigued that it was in The Bahamas, which is where I always wanted to visit. If you have never heard of this magnificent place, here is an introductory video of it: youtube.com/shorts/CnBBiTmtYMk

To my surprise, not only was it a water park but it had on-site hotels just like Disney. Five years after seeing that Atlantis shirt, I booked a trip to see the lost city of Atlantis πŸ˜‚. My oh my, was I blown away. Atlantis is a world of fun, contained on the beautiful island of Nassau. First tropical island that I had ever visited and since that time, it has held a special place in my heart.

Not sure if you have heard the tag line or the seen the hashtag #itsbetterinthebahamas, but I can confirm that whatever “it” is, it is truly better there. I had so much fun on the water rides and the hotels were the epitome of luxury. I stayed at the Beach Tower Hotel and it was wonderfully superb.

See why #itisbetterinthebahamas for yourself by booking a wonderful trip to Nassau. When I went, there was no such thing as Covid-19, so if you travel there now, follow all safety precautions in order to get the most out of your stay. I will share video of a humongous water slide (Leap of Faith) that I still can’t believe that I got on πŸ˜‚ in a later postπŸ˜€.

Taking a Bite of the Big Apple πŸŽπŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ!

If you have ever been to New York City, you realize why it is the #1 visited city in the USA. Tourists visit this city from all over the world 🌎. Perhaps no other city in America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, epitomizes the spirit of the country quite like New York City. I have included, in this post, one of my favorite memories of visiting this beautiful city and it is located here: youtube.com/shorts/MTx66PpjfLQ

The Times Square pictures were taken from my hotel room at The Marriott Marquis 🏨. For those who have not visited this hotel, this hotel is very popular during New Years Eve of every year. This is the location where the New Years Eve Ball drops to usher in a new year.

It is also located in the heart of the Broadway 🎭 Theatre district. If you are thinking of visiting Broadway, this is most certainly your hotel to stay. You are literally within walking distance to whatever show that you plan to seeπŸ˜ƒ. One of those shows that I was able to see was “Motown on Broadway”. As you might imagine, this show was amazing and the music 🎢 was superb!

Hope that you are having a great weekend and that you enjoy the video that I have linked above. New York City has so much to offer and despite visiting on several occasions to date, I would definitely love to go back and see even more! πŸ˜‚

Kauai-My Oh MyπŸ˜ŽπŸ–πŸ–

Kauai is truly heaven on earth 🌍! If you have never been, please consider traveling there in the future. It is one of the best Hawaiian Islands to visit. The views are so spectacular- it is a dream 😴. If you want just a small taste of what this island has to offer, take a look: youtube.com/shorts/Em40E-HRd_Y

The waterfalls are truly superbπŸ˜ƒ! If you have followed this blog, you know that I am indeed a waterfall chaser. I am Water Fall Chaser ESQπŸ˜‚! After seeing these natural wonders for the first time on last year (up close and personal) I am indeed hooked now πŸ˜ƒ. The experience is totally jaw dropping and you must see one to believe how majestic they truly are.

The canyons are such an amazing sight also. You will be totally blown away by the beautiful nature that is relatively untouched on this island and others. The Hawaiian Government does a great job of preserving the nature of Hawaii which makes it more and more beautiful. If you are looking to take a break from the concrete jungle of the USA mainland, look no further than Kauai – which is truly heaven on earthπŸ˜ƒπŸŒ!