Cruising the Na Pali Sea๐Ÿ˜Žโ›ต๏ธ๐ŸŒด!

How I absolutely love cruising๐Ÿ˜ƒ! There is nothing like being out in the water and just hearing the beautiful sound of the waves. It is so much of a freeing feeling – takes you away from the day to day routine which shackles us all at times. I saw some of the most magnificent views that I have ever seen during my trip to Kauai. They are truly incredible: youtube.com/shorts/NGDGVS_cguE

Absolutely breathtaking views along the Na Pali Coast in Hanalei. This Na Pail Subset Cruise was booked on Trip Advisor and ladies and gentlemen, it was worth the price of admission. I guarantee you, the views that you will see onboard are just jaw dropping ๐Ÿ˜†.

I have seen beauty in many forms as I have traveled, I was left speechless to describe what I was seeing as we sailed along the Na Pail Sea ๐ŸŒŠ. It was almost otherworldly views to me as I took the tour. If the views were not enough, we encountered whales and dolphins, which I had never experienced before. Toward the end of the tour, the crew provides a delicious dinner – the perfect end to a wonderful day at sea.

I highly recommend this tour! You will thoroughly enjoy seeing all the beauty that the Na Pali Coast has to offer ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

TGIF – Letโ€™s Dance๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ!

Friday is here – hooray to the end of the week!๐Ÿ˜ƒ Hope that you had a great week so far and that you are having a Fantastic Friday. Something about Fridays that really gets you in the dancing mood! I am reminded of the last cruise ๐Ÿšข that I took, that had me in a dancing mood. Here is a snippet of that wonderful time: youtube.com/shorts/Z9rmuT0Ouws

Sort of gets you moving – I love that great song ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ˜ƒ. We were on our way to the Western Caribbean and as you can tell, we were just a tad bit excited ๐Ÿ˜‚. Of course seeing the number of people all together, it goes without saying that these were pre-pandemic times. Sailing as I understand it, has resumed at ports. It is fully expected with the decline in Covid cases recently, that cruising will come back in a huge way.

This particular cruise took me to Costa Maya, Belize and lastly to Cozumel. My blog contains a number of videos from all of these places. Feel free to take a step through some of my previous posts to see great, original videos that you will not find anywhere else.

If you are traveling to either of the locations that I have listed above, you are sure to have an amazing time. When you are cruising to these different ports of call, you are given some hours (5 – 6) to take in the experience of the location and then it is time to get back on the ship ๐Ÿšข to cruise to another location. It is fun ๐Ÿคฉ and you are certainly left wanting even more time onshore.

Hope that you enjoyed the video above and that you will make your plans to travel sometime in the near future.

The view is incredible ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ปโค๏ธโค๏ธ!

No matter where I travel in the world, I love and appreciate nature views๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Thankfully, as a traveler, I experience nature on a regular basis. This is an incredible view that I could not help but share: youtube.com/shorts/g8PnBjJMvs0

Everything captured in these views are absolutely incredible. The weather was just perfect and adds to the magnificence of this shot. You almost want to dive into the water to cool off ๐Ÿ˜‚.

This video is courtesy of the state of Texas which has many beautiful places to visit, especially if you are an avid outdoorsman. Lots of nature trails and beautiful landscapes to hike. Nature Photography abounds in this state. Texas also has its share of State Parks to visit especially with Spring Break coming up in many states.

I encourage you all to visit the beautiful state of Texas. Along with its wonderful nature and parks, Texas also has beautiful Gulf Coast beaches!๐Ÿ˜ƒ They are located in South Padre Island, Corpus Christie, Galveston etc. As you are making your vacation plans for 2022, please consider taking a vacation deep in the heart โค๏ธ of Texas!

Siesta Key Beach ๐Ÿ– Vibes๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ–

If you have never been to Siesta Key Beach ๐Ÿ–, please make your plan to visit! This beach was voted the #1 beach in the USA in 2020, and #11 in the world ๐ŸŒŽ by TripAdvisor๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Feel free to take a look at this beautiful location: youtube.com/shorts/_ZLZFybKm-c

The beach is amazing ๐Ÿ˜ป! Although I have only visited once, I really enjoyed this particular beach ๐Ÿ–. I have been to several beaches in Florida (Miami, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach etc. but this is by far the best beach ๐Ÿ– in Florida. I am sure that you will enjoy this beach also.

Where is this beach – you might ask? It is located in Siesta Key, Florida – centrally located near Tampa and Sarasota. These cities are some of the most beautiful ones in the state of Florida. I was completely blown away by the beauty of these cities. Sarasota is one of the top retirement destinations in Florida.๐Ÿ˜Š When you visit Sarasota, you will absolutely see why ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

The beach is very pristine and quite family friendly also! If you are looking for a wonderful beach to visit for Spring Break or for the Summer, this is your place!

OMG ๐Ÿ˜ณ – Aloha Friday Vibes๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–

Aloha Friday to you all! Hope that everyone had a wonderful week and that you are all looking forward, as I am, to the weekend.๐Ÿ˜ƒ How I love the wonderful song ๐ŸŽต “Everybody’s working for the weekend”. So much truth is that song . Even more compelling is working for the next vacation ๐Ÿ˜‚! Here is a great example of how vacationing soothes the soul: youtube.com/shorts/KViwW32NtD8

Hope that you enjoyed the video. This is Punalu’u Beach which is located in Kona, Hawaii. What instantly stands out is the black sand which is just magnificent! Very cool to the touch and so beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ. On this particular day, these views were the calm before a big storm which would happen about 10 minutes later.

Matter of fact, the storm โ›ˆ got so severe that I ended my trip there and headed back to the hotel ๐Ÿจ. I had planned to visit the Kilauea Volcano which was about 30 minutes away. It was so disappointing at the time but thankfully I got a chance to visit this beach ๐Ÿ–, and the volcano, in sunnier weather later in the week.

With Spring Break right around the corner, I encourage everyone to book some time to get away from it all, whether in Hawaii or someplace close to home ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Come Through Today๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ”ฅ

How I love staying at beautiful resorts while on vacation ๐Ÿ˜Ž! Absolutely nothing like it. For me, I never compromise. I am not one of those folks in which it doesn’t matter where I lay my head. If you are one of those folks, I admire your opinion- we will agree to disagree. For me, I lump where I stay, into the overall relaxation experience. Waking up to an ocean view from my window along with immaculate views of the property, is almost the best thing to heaven๐Ÿ˜‚! Here is one of the best resorts that I have had the pleasure of staying at: youtube.com/shorts/tTO2kKHiXz8

The video above was taken on the grounds of the beautiful Hilton Los Cabos Resort. I had such a beautiful time there and you can see why! This is why, ladies and gentlemen, we work, vacation and repeat ๐Ÿ”. These views are spectacular and instantly takes you back to magnificent times when you watch the video or replay the memories in your mind.

If you have never visited the Los Cabos/Cabo San Lucas area, it is an amazing place to vacation. So much to do and so little time to do it. There are activities for the entire family. For the first time in my life, I rode a camel ๐Ÿช in Los Cabos๐Ÿ˜ณ! Of all the places, but it turns out that in addition to the beaches of Cabo, there is a desert ๐ŸŒต area called Wild Canyon. This area is amazing and a must see when you visit the area.

Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will add this part of Mexico to your future vacation plans๐Ÿ˜€!

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

Michael Jackson Vibes๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต

One of my favorite artists of all time is the King of Pop๐Ÿ˜€! His music still lives on, even though he is no longer with us. To my surprise, when I was visiting Jamaica, I was able to attend a concert at my hotel: Hilton Rose Hall. Here is a snippet of the performance: youtube.com/shorts/I_lqCaIU7rY

It was a great impersonation of Michael Jackson, down to the make up and dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพmoves. He was truly one of a kind but so was this hotel ๐Ÿจ! If you ever venture to Montego Bay, Jamaica, I highly recommend staying at this hotel. It has wonderful performances, like the one above, and it is luxury personified. It has all of the amenities that you would want and the best part, it is all inclusive.

This has been my only all inclusive experience throughout my travels. It is totally the way to go for sure. All of the food and drinks are included in the price of the hotel. Cannot get any better than that.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

If you would like to see the other Smooth Criminal performance that I captured from this concert, feel free to look at the previous posts in my blog. Have a great day!

New Years Vibes: Best Wishes๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž!

Happy 2022 to all of you๐Ÿ˜€! Wishing you all a safe and prosperous New Year. Thanks for following my blog and for the comments that I have received in 2021. I am certainly ready for more and more travel adventures in 2022 and I hope that you are as well. I have composed a recap of my Kalahari Resorts visit and I would like to share it with you: youtube.com/shorts/0bXFikwSCkI

Hope that you enjoyed the video. Kalahari, both the beautiful resort and the indoor water park, greatly exceeded my expectations!๐Ÿ˜ƒ If you have never been, hopefully you will take a trip in this new year. The one that I visited, opened up in November 2020 and it is located in Round Rock, Texas. There are other locations here in the USA so there should be one near where you live.

Did I mentioned that it is indoors ๐Ÿ˜‚? Which means that you can experience the whole water park experience in the climate control confines of the indoors, no matter what the weather may be outdoors. Perfect escape from the frigid cold weather that you may be experiencing in other parts of the USA or otherwise.

Wishing you and your families all the best that this New Year has to offer and I encourage each of you to work, vacation and repeat as often as you can this year!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ

Paradise Found – Black Sand Beach ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ–

If you have never seen a black sand beach before, take a look at this beauty: youtube.com/shorts/DuYuHBMULK8

I love the great contrast between the sand and the blue water๐Ÿ˜ƒ. What a spectacular day it was to be there also. I was particularly grateful on this day because on my previous visit to this beach, it was raining cats and dogs ๐Ÿ˜‚. I had no other choice but to leave because the weather was so bad.

On my trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I was looking forward to having this experience. I could not wait to experience this for myself. The sand was so cool to the touch, if it was possible to take some of the sand back to me, I would have, just as a great souvenir!

After going to my first black sand beach, I am now looking for opportunities to go to other black sand beaches! They are so beautiful and an awesome wonder. I will need to visit the Big Island again to see if I can visit a green sand beach ๐Ÿ–. Imagine how cool that would be!