Kalahari Summer Adventure ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ!

Hello September ๐Ÿ˜! August went by so incredibly fast, I feel as though my head is spinning ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ. I feel optimistic about every new month and look forward to more and more adventures that the month is sure to bring. Kalahari Resorts is a favorite of mine, any month and any season. The resort itself is spectacular but Kalahari itself is known for its magnificent indoor water park which you can check out here: youtube.com/shorts/3wprjIW36eA

With the water park being indoors, you can have this great experience, year round๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Trust me, there is something for everyone at this phenomenal place. Both for the kids and the kids at heart โค๏ธ! In addition to the water park, there is an enormous arcade called TomFoolery, that is second to none. You will spend countless of hours in the arcade and the water park. When you are done, you can then experience the beautiful, lush accommodations of the resort itself.

Hope that you will make your plans to experience Kalahari for yourself ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! With the official end of summer coming closer and closer, outdoor water parks will be closing. Thankfully you can still feel the beautiful summer vibes, all year round!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Happy Motherโ€™s Dayโค๏ธโค๏ธ!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the true beautiful treasures of the world ๐ŸŒŽ. Having been blessed with a great mother, I can never underestimate the power of a mother’s influence on a life๐Ÿ˜Š. A mother’s love and affection can never be minimized.

One of the things that Mom (and Dad) passed on to me was the desire to travel to new locations. We used to take summer trips in the car to various locations. I remember how cool it was to see a new place that I had never seen before ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. It was almost as if I was in a different country. Here is a great video, that I had to share, which gave me the same vibe as when I was a kid: youtube.com/shorts/N3PPLNdQZH8

Hope that you enjoyed this video. This was the first video that I captured after landing in Hawaii. It was jaw dropping and will be forever burned in my mind. Little did I know how much adventure awaited me during this entire trip!

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

Waterfall Magic from Hawaii ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Akaka Falls State Park is as an absolute dream ๐Ÿ˜ด. After seeing so many posts down through the years about waterfalls, this park provided me the perfect opportunity to see waterfalls up close and personal. Here is the link to one of the best that Akaka Falls had to offer: youtube.com/shorts/kxw2xMDRT7k

It is just a magnificent waterfall for sure. The name of this one is Kahuna Falls, and it is a big kahuna ๐Ÿ˜‚! This particular day, I braved the very heavy rain ๐ŸŒง in order to see this beautiful sight. Once you park on-site, you have to hike the rest of the way to see the waterfalls.

As I have mentioned before in a previous post, the waterfalls are at higher elevations so it will certainly test your conditioning. I remember huffing and puffing ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ as I went from one waterfall to the other. I made it safely to both and was able to capture beautiful videos as a result.

The “Big Kahuna” was so beautiful and it is the smaller of the waterfalls that are located there. Feel free to check my previous posts for a look at the even bigger Kahuna – Akaka Falls. It is truly ginormous! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™Œ

Happy Holidays- Dance in the Rain ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ˜€!

There is an old saying that goes like this: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain”. This is so very true. We have storms in life that seem so overwhelming but we cannot lose hope๐Ÿ˜ƒ! We must learn the importance of dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพin the midst of the storm. Realizing that storms do not last always but as we see in rainstorms, they appear for a while and all of the sudden they are gone. I observed a storm in, of all places, Hawaii. The beauty of the storm at this beach, kept me continuing to capture this video: youtube.com/shorts/9CtrmGv8J3Q

Sometimes there can certainly be beauty in the storm โ›ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! As we see in the video, the raindrops are frequent and they are big. Yet the beauty of the water crashing along the shore is captivating. Even through the rain, this beach still continues to amaze me in this video.

This is the only black sand beach that I have visited as I have traveled. I certainly plan to seek out more to explore in the near future because I had so much fun visiting this one. 2022 may certainly provide an opportunity to visit another beach and who knows, maybe it could be a green sand beach, which I have heard so much about! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Christmas Vibes ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

Christmas is almost here! Just around the corner now- it is hard to believe ๐Ÿ˜Š. This video brings out all of the Christmas feels: youtube.com/shorts/qUObs_d3HjA

I love this time of the year, it is a time for giving and receivingโค๏ธ. As you walk around, the Christmas feeling is everywhere. I have seen more smiles than I have seen the entire year ๐Ÿ˜‚. Despite all that we all have been through, we set it aside and get ready to enjoy the holidays.

Absolutely the most wonderful time of the year and the most anticipated. I am enjoying the holidays already, spending time with family and friends. We are doing so in a safe and effective manner and definitely encourage others to do so.

Hope that you all are enjoying the holiday away and that you enjoy the video.

Ocean Eyes – Tropical ๐Ÿ  ๐ŸŒดMood

Ocean views are the best views by far ๐Ÿ˜Ž! 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 soul๐Ÿ™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 ๐ŸŒด.

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 richer๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ!

Chasing Waterfalls in Hilo Hawaii๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Take a look at the beautiful Akaka Falls in Hilo, Hawaii ๐Ÿ‘‰youtube.com/shorts/-HGxvG8xb_s

If you have never seen an up close version of a waterfall, feel free to check this video out! It is such an amazing wonder. I totally enjoyed the experience of visiting Akaka State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. One of the best sights that I have ever witnessed.

Hope that you enjoy the video. Feel free to leave a comment if you do – thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sailing โ›ต๏ธ on the High Seas of Cabo San Lucas ๐Ÿ˜€

If you have never been to Cabo San Lucas or even if you have, feel free to check out this video: youtube.com/shorts/DgcmgS7VI2s

This was quite an experience, taking a boat tour out to the beautiful waters of Cabo San Lucas. For me it was a dream come true. This trip was booked through Trip Advisor and what a magnificent trip it was.

The video shows a glimpse of Lovers Beach which is located right outside of the world famous Cabo San Lucas Arch! You will see more of the Arch in later posts. There is also a Divorce Beach nearby ๐Ÿ˜‚, which I thought was very funny!

The tour includes views of not just Lovers Beach ๐Ÿ– and the Arch but also other views (i.e. Neptune’s Finger, Pathway to the Pacific etc). If you love sailing, you will love this glass bottom boat tour!