Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope that you enjoy your day. I look forward to this time of the year. Absolutely the most perfect time of the year especially after a very eventful year. Got an opportunity to check a major destination off of my bucket list, Hawaii. Here is one of the best videos from that trip: youtube.com/shorts/3s1jIVh5VdI

I love the beautiful contrast between the blue water and the black sand. It is just magnificent!๐Ÿ˜„ What an excellent location to spend your time. I highly recommend visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. You will not only see beautiful beaches like the one of the video, but also waterfalls and mountains ๐Ÿ”.

Hawaii is a must see for anyone that needs a vacation from the ordinary. Out of all the destinations that I have visited, Hawaii is the very best!๐Ÿ˜„ I look back at these pictures and I am amazed still. I know that you will be amazed! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Waterfall Chaser๐Ÿ˜Ž!

How I love chasing waterfalls! I am on a personal mission to see as many as I possibly can. Here is one that I saw recently that I wanted to share with you: youtube.com/shorts/OQCe3I9QvOk

Such a beautiful scene๐Ÿ˜ป. Hard to believe that I got this close to one. In Akaka State Park in Hawaii, there are two: Akaka Falls (this one) and Kalua Falls. They are so incredible to see in person. You will be completely blown away by the beauty!

Before going to this park, I had never seen a waterfall before other than in videos posted online. I was determined that this would be the trip that I would have this experience. I looked up the directions from my hotel room and made the trek to boldly go where I had never gone before ๐Ÿ˜‚.

What I did not realize at the time is how mountainous the Big Island of Hawaii is. As I got to higher elevations, my ears were popping and the road seemed more and more winding. When I saw the “Watch out for falling rocks” signs, uh ๐Ÿ™„ I got a little nervous ๐Ÿ˜ฌ.

Thankfully ๐Ÿ˜…, I did not encounter any falling rocks ๐Ÿชจ along the way but I captured some unbelievable views from within the park. It was a dream come true! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Cozumel Ocean Views๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคฉโค๏ธ

How I love beautiful Cozumel! If you have never been, you need to do yourself a favor and go๐Ÿ˜€. It is so very beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ- here is a preview: youtube.com/shorts/PV_npUBmcBo

Hope that you like the view! The beautiful area that you see in the video is called the Dolphin Discovery. In this area, as the name implies, you can discover the dolphins that are in the ocean. You could even swim with the dolphins ๐Ÿฌ, which is so very cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

In addition to swimming and discovering the dolphins, you can shop, discover sea lions and even hang out at the beach. I did as much as you can do on a 6 hour cruise excursion. It was such an incredible place to experience so many different things.

As I mentioned, this was a cruise excursion but I really would like to go back when I had more time to explore. Can you believe that they can have tequila tasting there? Absolutely missed the opportunity to partake in this but I will make sure to have more time next time ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Hope that you enjoy the video and will also plan to visit the island of Cozumel some time in the future.

Beautiful Garden Viewsโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love beautiful landscapes as well as amazing destinations. When I visited Waikoloa Village, this is a glimpse of what I saw: youtube.com/shorts/ePkyt7Voyc8

It is a wonderful place for sure to visit. Would you believe that this view was captured at the Hilton Waikoloa Village? It is truly amazing for sure. I cannot wait to go back there. These views are extraordinary as well as other views that I captured at the hotel. There were so many views that I captured while traveling around the Big Island.

From my positive experience, I am looking for additional trips to other islands of Hawaii. If you have seen any of my previous posts, you know all too well that I really enjoyed my time there. It was a definite dream come true and I was so thankful to have the chance to visit. Hope that you will have an opportunity to visit as well!๐Ÿ˜€

Easy Vibes for the Weekend๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Happy weekend to you! Made it through another week to see a magnificent day. I wanted to share a magnificent day that I had on a black sand beach in Hawaii called Punalu’u beach. If you have never seen a black sand beach before or even if you have, take a look at this beautiful one: youtube.com/shorts/CTDX2HnDhlk

Before visiting on this day, I had never seen a black sand beach. I had heard about them but have never set foot on one. As you can see, it is very beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ป. Furthermore, the sand is so cool to touch unlike white sand beaches which tend to be hot as the temperature rises outside.

This particular day was not sunny but overcast. This turned out to be the calm before the storm because within a few minutes, the rain ๐ŸŒง poured down in buckets ๐Ÿ˜‚. I had actually planned on visiting Mount Kilauea, about 40 minutes away, but due to the rainstorm, I decided to head back to the hotel.

I look forward to visiting this beautiful , beach again in the future but until then I will hang on to these magnificent memories. Hope that you enjoy the video! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lovely Views from Costa Maya๐Ÿคฉ!

Before going on a Carnival Cruise to Costa Maya, I had never heard of Costa Maya ๐Ÿ˜‚. I heard of Cabo, Cozumel, Cancun etc. but never Costa Maya. I am so glad that I visited this beautiful place. The video that I am about to share was captured on the deck of a Carnival Cruise before I was about to disembark the ship to go onshore: youtube.com/shorts/j9lcWJh513I

From this video, you can clearly see how colossal cruise ships really are. They are massive ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! You are looking at a Royal Caribbean cruise liner๐Ÿšข and a much smaller boat. This still wows me that these ginormous cruise ships are able to float on the water. Seems like with the phenomenal weight of the ship, it should not be able to do so.

The water is such a perfect shade of blue๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I have not seen such blue water ๐Ÿ’ฆ in my previous travels. Almost want to dive in for a swim ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ.

As part of my excursion in Costa Maya, I visited the Lost Mayan Kingdom Water Park. This was such a cool place to visit. I will share more videos that I captured while in the park in later posts. It is an absolute must see for sure. If your travels include a visit to Costa Maya, it is well worth a visit!

Canโ€™t Stop This Feeling๐Ÿ˜Š

Had to share this awesome video that I came across while I was looking through my archives. Certainly a great one to get you going to start the week: youtube.com/shorts/gaFUHo5E3XI

Dinner cruises are just next level on Carnival! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™ŒI could not believe the awesome choreography lessons that has to take place just to be able to perform in this manner. The first time that I experienced it, I was just blown away. I was determined to capture it on the next cruise that I took, which is this one.

Even though this particular video was taken during Pre-Covid times, it is a great pick me up for the day and an awesome memory of life as it was before the pandemic.

I look forward to this great feeling retuning again, hopefully very soon ๐Ÿ˜€! In the meantime, enjoy the vibes that are captured in the video above.

Cover me in Sunshine๐ŸŒž

Happy New Week to all ๐Ÿ˜Š! Hope that you had a wonderful October and that your November will be equally enjoyable. One thing about tropical locations, they are rarely affected by the seasons. They are covered in sunshine, year round. If you are a lover of sunshine and tropical ๐Ÿ–locations, you will definitely appreciate this beautiful video: youtube.com/shorts/oCyqKR6w6Lk

Wonderful beach vibes for sure. I have always envisioned retirement from a coastline like this. Being covered in sunshine in a tropical location such as Cozumel, would certainly make life so enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜€.

In the above video, you are seeing the view from my beach chair. I remember the feeling of the wind blowing and the sounds of children and adults enjoying this beautiful day. Nothing else like getting sun and having fun at the beach ๐Ÿ–.

In all of my travels, I have never come across a beach that I did not like. They are always beautiful and always provide much needed calm and relaxation. Something about the sky above and the sand beneath that gives you peace within ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ!

Vitamin Sea Mood๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž

Vitamin Sea helps me be me!๐Ÿ˜ŽMy favorite paths in life have always led to the beach ๐Ÿ. Here is one of my favorite beaches to explore, right in the heart of Cozumel Mexico: youtube.com/shorts/iZ1FywFxlYI

Such an amazing place to visit! I really love this place. If you have read any of my previous posts, you already know that Chankanaab is one of my favorite places. One of the things to realize when you visit Mexico is that depending where you are, not all of the beaches are swimmable beaches. The one that I have captured above is one of those.

As you can see from the video, the weather was absolutely perfect. We are very thankful for this weather now since we are now in the midst of the fall season. Great thing about visiting island locations is that the weather seems perfect all the time ๐Ÿ˜‚. That is why the phrase “snowbirds” is so popular during the fall and the winter.

I encourage you to “find your beach ๐Ÿ–” wherever that may be, particularly during the fall and winter seasons. Not too late to join the snow bird ๐Ÿฆ… club.

Best View – Hardest Climb ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

As the old adage goes: “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – it is most certainly the case for today’s video, which I have posted here: youtube.com/shorts/uH4yARD52-0

It is a short, beautiful capture of the courtyard of the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. Lovely manicured landscape and beautiful flowers ๐Ÿ’ in addition to lush vegetation. Looks like paradise to me!๐Ÿ˜ƒ Never in my wildest dreams, could I have envisioned such a place.

You may ask the question, “Did you have to climb anything to see this view?”. There was not a physical structure that needed to be climbed to see this. The mountains that had to be climbed were fear, doubt and despair brought about by the pandemic of 2020.

This particular Hawaii trip had to be postponed a number of times in 2020 before it was actually taken in 2021. I was very anxious over this trip because it represented the first one that I would take after lockdown and quarantine. I am so glad to report that it was one of the best trips that I have ever taken and it was one of the safest ones also.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

So yes, sometimes the best views do come after the hardest climb. Certainly the hardest climb that I have ever endured!