Tropical ๐ŸŒด Vibes for the Weekend ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Tropical vibes are the best vibes ๐Ÿ˜Š! I love traveling to tropical places and experiencing tropical adventures๐Ÿ˜ƒ. For me, I could retire on a tropical island somewhere and live happily ever after. That’s my retirement plan for sure ๐Ÿ˜‚. 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 away๐Ÿ˜ƒ. 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 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

Sailing the Seas of Paradise โ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ

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 ๐Ÿšข. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ถ 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. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€!

Living My Best Life๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒบโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธ!

Living my best life is always the goal ! Traveling to exciting places and seeing a whole new world ๐ŸŒŽ, makes living life worthwhile ๐Ÿ˜€. 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 ๐Ÿ’ฅ! I was enjoying all of the whale ๐Ÿณ and dolphin ๐Ÿฌ watching. This was a cruise of a lifetime. I have never been on a more exciting cruise ๐Ÿšข in my life.

This is the first time I had been on a whale and dolphin watching cruise. It was just totally amazing ๐Ÿคฉ! I have been on many cruises before (check out my blog to see more) ๐Ÿ˜‚, but this cruise ๐Ÿšข was absolutely superb.

Kauai can be characterized as just superb also ๐Ÿ˜€. Trust me, if you visit this beautiful location, you will not want to go home ๐Ÿ˜‚. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚. Cannot get any more easy going than that!

Just Cruising-Hawaii Style๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ!

Nothing like cruising on a catamaran- soaking in all of nature’s beautiful views๐Ÿ˜Ž! 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚. 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 ๐Ÿ˜! 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 ๐ŸŒบ islands (Kilauea), is hard to beat on any island.

Kauai blew all of my expectations out of the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ. It was such a relaxing trip and the views are second to none ๐Ÿคฉ! 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 adventures๐Ÿ˜Ž!

Live Your Life๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ!

“Live Your Life” is a great motto for today๐Ÿ˜ƒ! 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 ๐ŸŒŽ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚! 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 ๐Ÿจ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š. Which means that prioritization is absolutely the key ๐Ÿ”‘.

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! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Volcanic views for days – OMG๐Ÿ˜†

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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž 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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. In order to get an up close and personal view of Kilauea, you have to fly in a helicopter ๐Ÿš above it. On my trip, I stayed on land and captured what I could ๐Ÿ˜‚. 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 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

For Infinity and Beyond ๐Ÿคฉ

Lovely views are made to be shared๐Ÿ˜ƒ! I appreciate every time that I have the opportunity to travel and see views that I have never seen before. Most trips that I have taken within the last few years, have been to tropical ๐ŸŒด locations. These trips have provided picture perfect views like this one: youtube.com/shorts/qkJuymFrSVA

It is so very lovely to be able to see this first hand. The beautiful colors of the rocks with the contrast of the beautiful water is just heavenly. Absolutely love travel from infinity and beyond ๐Ÿ˜‚. This breathtaking view is courtesy of Kona, Hawaii – which I had the pleasure of visiting.

Nothing quite like waking up in a place that you have never been. Since I am more of a morning person, I particularly love the early morning sunrises and the beautiful walks along the ocean shore. I truly believe that these early morning moments provide the start to a calm, still, peaceful day๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

Hope that you’ve enjoyed the video above and that you visit this blog, early and often, for new travel adventures!

Paradise Found-Omg๐Ÿ˜Ž!

Island views are the best views, bar none! ๐Ÿ˜Š My last few vacations have been to tropical locations. Here is one of the best beaches that I have ever visited: youtube.com/shorts/4cgoEGbEgxM

Hope that you appreciate the beauty of this spectacular video. The contrast of black sand and blue water is just exceptional. Looking at this video takes me instantly back to sitting on the beach ๐Ÿ–. Especially experiencing such a cool day at home on today.

This is definitely paradise and I am so glad that I found it on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was so very impressive and a must visit if you are looking for vacation options in 2022. If you are thinking of visiting the Big Island of Hawaii soon, be sure to check out other posts like these on my blog.