Fans Only: Smooth Criminal Vibes😎!

Few trips that I have taken have had epic performances. This is one of the best that I have come across:

I hope that you enjoyed this epic performance. It was so nicely done. If you have followed this blog, you already know, I am a big fan of Michael Jackson’s music.πŸ˜ƒIn particular, Smooth Criminal is one one of my personal favorites.

This performance was captured at the Coco Bongo Club in Punta Cana, which is located in the Dominican Republic πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄. One of the most beautiful places that you can travel to, highly recommend visiting. It is totally paradise on earth 🌍.

The impersonator did a fantastic job channeling the King of Pop. His music continues to live on throughout the world. Check back for more travel adventures πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒ!

24k Cruise Views from CarnivalπŸ€©πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Ž

Totally love cruise vibes and great music πŸ˜ƒ. Nothing else like it. I am reminded of good times and great vibes onboard a cruise to the Western Caribbean. Wanted to share these views, they were incredible:

This view is from the Lido Deck onboard the Carnival Cruise Ship🚒. Back in pre-pandemic times, this is what the atmosphere looked like. During the time we currently live in, it looks too crowded but certainly hard to believe that this was normal at one time.

To be completely honest, I would like to sail again when the times captured in the video return. No doubt, the industry is doing all that it can to keep people safe now, but pre-pandemic times, in my opinion, provided the most fun because you could interact with the most people.

Hopefully those times will return soon but in the meantime, there are other adventures to explore. Definitely encourage everyone to works, vacation and repeat, especially during the holidays. Does not matter where you go, just go πŸ˜‚. You owe it to yourself for all of the hard work during the course of the year!

Weekend Paradise😎🏝🦈

Who doesn’t love a weekend paradise? Everyone does because it provides a break from the mundane. Any day that you can spend time away from it all, is time well spent πŸ˜†. Here is one of my favorite weekend getaways:

This video was taken from the balcony of my hotel room at the Hilton Los Cabos resort. What a view this is. One of my best that I have captured. I love beautiful beaches, in fact, when I am looking at where to go for vacation, 9 out of 10 times, I will choose a tropical location.

I used to visit amusement parks for vacation. I quickly found out that this is not a great idea. I came back home more tired than when I left πŸ˜‚. I had to quickly redefine my expectations of what a vacation should be.

First and foremost, it should be relaxing 😎. Next, I have to experience the location that I am visiting via tours, beach life, and other excursions. This place provided so many amenities and access to excursions via the concierge desk. During this trip, I went sailing along the Sea of Cortez, camel back riding and zip lining.

Find your beach and go😎. You will be so glad that you did πŸ˜†

Can’t Stop This Feeling😊

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:

Dinner cruises are just next level on Carnival! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™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 πŸ˜€! In the meantime, enjoy the vibes that are captured in the video above.

Vitamin Sea Mood😎🌴🌞

Vitamin Sea helps me be me!😎My favorite paths in life have always led to the beach 🏝. Here is one of my favorite beaches to explore, right in the heart of Cozumel Mexico:

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 πŸ˜‚. That is why the phrase “snowbirds” is so popular during the fall and the winter.

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

Fun at Laguna Cozumel πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

Happy New Week to you😎. The weekend never seems to be long enough πŸ˜‚ Travel always take you away from the regular, ordinary and the mundane πŸ‘. Should your travel plans take you to Cozumel, I highly suggest visiting the Chankanaab Beach πŸ– Park. One of the beauties that this park has to offer is the Laguna Cozumel, which as you can see from the video, is just amazing :

You can take a wonderful walk around this Laguna and feel as as if you have discovered paradise. Cannot beat the beautiful views that this Laguna contains. You may ask the question, “is swimming allowed?”. Well, it is not allowed, there are a number of beaches that are located in Chankanaab where you could swim, snorkel etc.

In order to do all of the activities included at this park, you really need about 2 days. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. Once you are there, time does not seem to stand still. On the contrary, it goes by so fast. There is a Dolphin Discovery, sea lion show. several beaches, tequila tasting, great restaurants, shopping etc. Almost too good to be true.

As you can see from the video above, it is just phenomenal. This was an excursion that I booked on my Carnival Cruise voyage to the Western Caribbean. With cruises, you only have a few hours on land before it is time to resume the sea voyage. I am glad that I was able to make this time count!

Waterfall Chaser 🀩!

I love chasing waterfalls! Anywhere a waterfall is located, I want to go see it. It is so nice and so peaceful looking at the beautiful water πŸ’¦. Perhaps not a more peaceful, serene scene than watching and hearing the sound of waterfalls. Here is one of those majestic beauties, on full display:

Doesn’t it look heavenly? πŸ˜ƒ I could go see this waterfall again. This is Kahuna Falls which is located in the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. It was so exciting hiking πŸ₯Ύ to this beautiful location. Rules of the park do not allow you to hike down to the waterfall but to observe it from a lookout point which is where I am standing while looking at this beautiful wonder of nature!

One thing to consider when visiting this park is that it is definitely at a higher mountain elevation. If you have not visited the mountains before, it takes a different type of conditioning – which you will notice as you hike there. I found myself huffing and puffing after hiking a short while.

I hope that you enjoy the above video. It gives you a glimpse of the beauty that is found there at the Akaka Falls State Park.

Caption This Beauty 🀩

Vitamin Sea helps me be meπŸ˜ƒ! There is truly nothing better than being out on the water, sailing to various destinations. Oh the places that you will go, if you venture out on a voyage. One of those voyages took place out on the Sea of Cortez sailing to the Window to the Pacific. I have captured part of that magnificent voyage here:

You may ask the question, what is the Window to the Pacific? Well, as the name implies, it is in fact an archway from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean. Pretty cool, huh πŸ€”?

I hope that you enjoy this video. It was such a cool experience – I would love to do it again. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ˜ƒ

Space Week Vibes 🌝 πŸ‘©β€πŸš€!

What a wonderful week for space exploration. Blue Origin made history this past week, taking the oldest astronaut (William Shatner [aka Captain Kirk] to space. Space has always been so fascinating to so many people. With the space race heating up between Blue Origin and Space X. They both are on a journey to take civilians to space.

As these companies get more mature, there will be opportunities for us all to take a voyage to outer space. In the meantime, NASA Space Centers are available here in the USA to satisfy our hunger for space. One such visit to one of those centers (particularly the moon section of the Johnson Space Center) is captured

As you can see, the moon ambiance was in full effectπŸ˜ƒ. It contained astronauts, moon craters, Lunar Rover Vehicles etc. You had the feeling that you were in space as you walked around the exhibit. As you can see from the video, there were quite a few people visiting the moon exhibit that day.

Hopefully you will take the opportunity to visit one of the NASA Space Centers. It is very family friendly and the kids will definitely enjoy the experience. I was hoping to experience a zero gravity room but alas we have not quite gotten to that point as of yet. πŸ˜‚

Views for Days and Nights β˜€οΈ 🌝

Sometimes when you are feeling just a little creative, you start editing pictures and video to more accurately capture the beautiful moment that is appearing before your eyes. I felt that way when I captured the following video:

When you are not accustomed to views like these on a daily or nightly basis, creativity takes over πŸ˜‚. It is for that reason that I never take for granted the opportunity to travel because it is definitely a luxury. Nothing makes me feel more closer to myself and to the world.

This particular beauty was captured from the balcony of the Hilton Waikoloa Village- Ocean Tower. What a wonderful stay this was. I will always remember it because I was awaken by the birds πŸ¦… chirping every morning πŸ˜ƒ which was pretty cool. No matter where I have traveled before in the world 🌎, that has never been my experience.

I hope that you enjoy the above video and that you have a great day! πŸ˜ƒ