I have been to a lot of places, visited quite a bit of countries and done a lot of things😊 while traveling. I regard visiting the Na Pali Coast as the #1 most beautiful trips that that I have ever taken. The views were just breathtaking and left you speechless 😶. You are left in awe and wonder when looking at the magnificent blue water with the incredible backdrop of mountainous terrain. It is no wonder in my mind, why a famous travel quote was penned, “Travel leaves you speechless and you become a storyteller at the same time”. Here is one of the views that I experienced while on this voyage: youtube.com/shorts/ZAJOY2-j4Ik
Isn’t it just lovely? If you can believe it, this was just the start of the trip 😂. There were so many more sights to see and they were even more incredible than this one. If you are curious, I invite you to explore some previous posts that I have wrote about on this blog. I was in shock and awe when I set sail and started to see how incredibly beautiful the views were.
I have often heard it mentioned that sometimes we are so busy making a living that we forget to make a life. I truly believe in this and I challenge myself to be more about making a life. Life is so much more worth living when you have some enjoyment (travel or otherwise) interwoven in the fabric of day to day life. This trip was a fantastic way that I chose to make a life and have a new experience. I sincerely cannot wait to return to Kauai and take this magnificent voyage again! 😊
Chasing waterfalls is a passion of mine 😂! I saw my first waterfall and I have been hooked on waterfalls ever since. In fact, this video shows the first waterfall (Kahuna Falls) that I have ever hiked to and it is a beauty: youtube.com/shorts/Osa-p5p4fA0
Hope that you enjoyed the video😃! As you can tell from the video, it was not a very sunny day 😂. Actually it was raining 🌧 a lot on that day, so it was a wet hike to Kahuna Falls. Thankfully the hike wasn’t very far. I parked on the outside of the park, paid the fee and entered the park. The place where this waterfall is located is called the Akaka State Park located in Hilo, Hawaii.
Hilo is located on the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii. From my hotel 🏨, it took about an hour and 30 minutes 😀to get to Akaka Falls State Park. It was so well worth the drive😃! It was such an incredible experience and certainly one that I definitely recommend to any tourist visiting the island.
If you love waterfalls and would love to see one on an excursion, I suggest seeking out waterfalls that may be close to where you live, or take a trip, like I did, to see one for yourself 😎. I am a believer of exploring the world 🌎 and all of its beauty. Waterfalls are certainly unlike anything else on earth 🌍!
How I love chasing waterfalls 😍! Made popular by the 90s group, TLC – chasing waterfalls has been on folks minds ever since then. I have always wanted to see them for the first time, up close and personal, just to see what all of the hype is about. Boy, was I very happy that I did – the view was amazing:. youtube.com/shorts/oXI7-2IIItE
This sight was just phenomenal🤩. I could not believe my own eyes. Such a wonderful sight. If you haven’t seen a waterfall, make sure you plan to do so. It could be as massive as this one or even smaller than the one above. The great thing about Hawaii is that waterfalls abound almost on every single island 🏝.
This particular one is called Akaka Falls and it is located in the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. Hilo is at a higher elevation than the rest of the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii, so get ready for mountain elevation. The air tends to be a lot thinner in the mountains 🏔 as I discovered when hiking to see this waterfall 😂. I was panting a lot – since I was not accustomed to higher elevations.
It was an adventure that I would absolutely do again. I always love to see new places and experience new things. Certainly some the great opportunities that travel affords you!
Tropical vibes are the best vibes 😊! I love traveling to tropical places and experiencing tropical adventures😃. For me, I could retire on a tropical island somewhere and live happily ever after. That’s my retirement plan for sure 😂. The toughest thing for me will be figuring out which tropical island that I would like to retire on.
If there is ever one island that stands out in my mind, it would be the beautiful island of Kauai, which absolutely took my breath away😃. I have never seen an island as beautiful as I saw visiting Kauai. To say that it is the number one travel location that I have ever visited, is spot on. Here is just a glimpse of the type of beauty that you will see there: youtube.com/shorts/90vPMdD89OI
The video above, captures some of the Smith Fern Grotto, which is a must see when visiting Kauai. If you are a lover of all things tropical, look no further than the Smith Fern Grotto. In order to get here, you have to take a 15-20 minute boat ride and walk through a small forest to get there!
Sounds like an adventure for sure and you are sure to enjoy the sights and the sounds of visiting this beautiful place. Hope that you will make your plans soon to visit.
Cruising is fun especially when you are on a magnificent vacation of your dreams 😃. 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 😅 I succeeded 😂. It was a little on the slippery side and of course, the boat was moving pretty fast 😃. 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 😂. There is just something so very peaceful about cruising that makes you forget about the rest of the world 🌎.
Out there, everything feels right even if in reality, it is not.😃 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!😃
Paradise has absolutely never looked better than the shores of Kauai!! If you have followed this blog for some time, you have seen the recent videos that I have taken from aboard the Na Pali Sunset Cruise 🚢. After many travels, there are few things that gets you excited and amazed all at once. There are also few things that make you in awe of what you are seeing. Well, ladies in gentlemen, this video and others taken that day, left me speechless 😶 and that is totally hard to do: youtube.com/shorts/1bIHv8-NN8g
Would have loved to be able to explore that coast just a little bit more. I was impressed seeing the beautiful mountains and the seas. Felt as if I was having an out of body experience. 😂 I would recommend taking this tour for anyone looking to have some fun on vacation in a very safe environment. Safety protocols were followed every step of the way and everyone went home safely after the cruise was over.
Cruising has always been a favorite past time for me. I was glad to have added this location to my list and I am looking forward to adding additional locations as I continue to travel. It goes totally without saying that this has been the best experience so far.
Hope that you are enjoying this blog and the beautiful videos that I am sharing. I look forward to sharing more in the near future 😀!
Living my best life is always the goal ! Traveling to exciting places and seeing a whole new world 🌎, makes living life worthwhile 😀. After visiting one location, I look forward to visiting another, soon thereafter! Here is just a glimpse of the fun that I had: youtube.com/shorts/tU3-ynUbwjY
As you can tell, these families were having a total blast 💥! I was enjoying all of the whale 🐳 and dolphin 🐬 watching. This was a cruise of a lifetime. I have never been on a more exciting cruise 🚢 in my life.
This is the first time I had been on a whale and dolphin watching cruise. It was just totally amazing 🤩! I have been on many cruises before (check out my blog to see more) 😂, but this cruise 🚢 was absolutely superb.
Kauai can be characterized as just superb also 😀. Trust me, if you visit this beautiful location, you will not want to go home 😂. I wanted to become a resident after visiting for less than a week. It is such an easy going place, the main highway has a speed limit of 25 miles per hour 😂. Cannot get any more easy going than that!
Nothing like cruising on a catamaran- soaking in all of nature’s beautiful views😎! The more exotic the location, the more impressive the views are. If you have followed this blog for some time, you realize that cruising is one of my favorite pass times 😂. By far, this has been one of the best cruises that I have ever taken: youtube.com/shorts/bd7PHD-f9cE
This video is so incredible 😍! I enjoyed this whole experience to the fullest. The experience was one that I will never forget. Hope that you enjoy it and that you will book this excursion should you ever vacation in Kauai.
After having visited the Big Island of Hawaii on last year, I was thoroughly impressed! As I am writing this blog post now, I am still impressed. The combination of waterfalls, beaches, mountains (skiing takes place there – unbelievable) and the only active volcano on the Hawaiian 🌺 islands (Kilauea), is hard to beat on any island.
Kauai blew all of my expectations out of the water 💦. It was such a relaxing trip and the views are second to none 🤩! The otherworldly views are like none that I have ever seen. It is no wonder that Jurassic Park movies were filmed here. I feel like I need to watch each of them again to see all the beautiful scenery that I can now name after seeing the island on vacation.
Hope that you will make your plans to visit Kauai in the near future and that you will visit this blog, early and often, for more travel adventures😎!
“Live Your Life” is a great motto for today😃! We all want to make the most out of life because life is certainly so fleeting. We have become so much more aware of this fact, living in a pandemic world 🌎. The dilemma is determining what is most valuable in life: experiences or possessions or maybe both? I would love to have more possessions but experiences last a lot longer 😂! Case in point, is this experience at a wonderful resort: youtube.com/shorts/TPzKKA8XmrU
That was the view that I saw from my window, every morning that I walked out on the balcony. Absolutely perfect views for a wonderful hotel 🏨. This is the Ocean Tower located on the grounds of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. If you have followed this blog for some time, you would have noticed various videos from this balcony on previous posts.
I really appreciate beautiful experiences such as these. These experiences makes me want to have more experiences like these in the future. Alas, there is so many places and so little time 😊. Which means that prioritization is absolutely the key 🔑.
There were years in which I did not travel because, unfortunately, I did not realize the importance of forward planning for the vacation. My planning would consist of waiting until close to the week that I wanted to go on vacation and then attempt to book travel. Of course, at that time, everything is very expensive and out of my price range. Only when I started to plan for vacation and booked travel arrangements months before, did I start going on vacation.
Hope that you enjoyed the video above and that you will check this blog, early and often, for new travel adventures! 😃
If you are ever visiting Kona, Hawaii, you have to visit the Volcano State Park to visit the only active volcano on the Hawaiian Islands, Kilauea. Located near The Volcano State Park, you will see outstanding views like these: youtube.com/shorts/cd2F9NFiLao
It is almost other worldly, seeing views like this. Most would probably think that this view would have been captured on another planet. Nope, captured exclusively on the island of Kona. It was an absolute awesome 😎 wonder to be standing there, seeing these type of views.
If you are interested in seeing what Kilauea looks like, I have captured this video in a previous blog post 😃. In order to get an up close and personal view of Kilauea, you have to fly in a helicopter 🚁 above it. On my trip, I stayed on land and captured what I could 😂. It is a small fortune to go on a helicopter excursion of Kilauea. Would be great to do this one day!
Hope that you enjoy the video above and that you have an amazing day 😃!