Chasing Waterfalls in the Aloha State!!πŸ˜€πŸ™Œ

The song says to not go chasing waterfalls but to stick the rivers and the lakes that you are used to. I did not take this advice but decided that I would go chase waterfalls anyway because there are so many pretty ones in Hawaii. πŸ˜‚ I had fun exploring this particular one (Kahuna Falls)youtube.com/shorts/r5MAo76VCrw

It was certainly a magnificent one, and I will never forget the experience as long as I live. It was a rainy day that day but I was not deterred but was rather determined to take the mountainous trek to see my first ever waterfall πŸ˜ƒ.

It was as if we were walking through a rainforest. I could not believe the beauty of the green forest along with the beautiful rivers and streams that were encountered during the hike to Kahuna Falls.

The experience left me with a lifetime of memories, beholding the beauty of a waterfall and experiencing the thin air of the hiking in a mountain that was several thousands of feet in elevation.

Hope that you enjoy the experience captured in this video. Stay safe and healthy 😷 πŸ™Œ

Some of my best paths in life have always led to the beach πŸ– 😻🏝

There is just something about the beach that provides an automatic relaxation feel.😎 We visit once or many times and cannot wait to visit again. Whether it is the sound of the rushing waves, sand between your toes, or the beautiful sky above, being at the beach gives you the peace within that we desperately long for!

One of the beaches that I visited recently was the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach in Hawaii. First time that I have ever seen black sand on a beach but it was quite cool to the touch on a hot day, like the one captured on the video below. Black sand contains minerals that does not allow if to get hot like white sand. I was able to pick up the sand and look at the beautiful crystals that were on full display.

It was quite a beautiful beach – as you will see below. Cannot wait to visit this beach or any beach, for that matter, πŸ– again! πŸ˜‚ youtube.com/watch

Another Day in Hawaiian 🌺 Paradise 🌞 πŸ– 🌴

Just another day in paradise as the old adage says – and truly this was. This was the reason why I got into traveling in the first place – to see this marvelous world that we live in! It doesn’t matter where you go, travel has a way of instantly making you speechless and a storyteller all at the same time πŸ˜€!

Such as was the case with beautiful Hawaii – the first trip since the start of the pandemic 😷! This bucket list travel destination clearly stands as number one out of all the various locations that I have visited.

One of the reasons for that is captured in the following video that I have shared below. It was taken at the Hilton Waikoloa Village located on the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii! I hope that you enjoy 😊!

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Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations 😎 πŸ–πŸŒ΄

Since vaccines are being rolled out now to almost everyone, there is a renewed optimism about life getting back to normal very soon. I certainly experienced this optimism while traveling to Hawaii two weeks ago. Planes were packed, airports were packed and I saw a great number of people at the resorts that I visited.

What a true quote! Even during the difficult roads of 2020, we truly never know what destinations are around the corner.πŸ˜ƒ Hawaii was my first trip of 2021 and it was such a dream destination. It had been the number one location on my list for many years, but, of course, it costs a small fortune to be able to go. Thankfully, I was able to book this trip at a serious discount on last year – prior to COVID vaccines being rolled out!

One of the resorts was the KingsLand’ – Waikoloa Village Resort in Hawaii. This resort was wonderful- it is now a timeshare community with spacious condominiums. This resort looked packed to capacity and it had some of the most amazing views.

One of these views that I would like to share is attached below. You can quickly get a great idea of the lush accommodations that are there onsite from the video. I was thoroughly impressed and it exceeded my expectations!