The view is incredible 😳😻❀️❀️!

No matter where I travel in the world, I love and appreciate nature viewsπŸ˜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 πŸ˜‚.

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!πŸ˜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 ❀️ of Texas!

Belize Sights and Sounds 😎😎😻😻

Belize is such a beautiful place to visitπŸ˜ƒBy far, it is one of the best places that I have visited. Always a great feeling when you can get long time bucket list items checked off your list. Here is just a compilation of the sights and sounds of Belize: youtube.com/shorts/GNXW02RgTpg

Hopefully you enjoyed the video!πŸ˜ƒBelize was one of the stops while cruising along the Western Caribbean! Impressive trip all around especially the speed boat tour of the Belize River. If you ever go, please do the Belize River tour – you will be so glad you did!

I must admit, the Belize River tour isn’t always fast moving. In Belize πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ώ, there are spots along the river where you cannot go fast. While sailing along the river, you will see manatees, alligators 🐊, snakes 🐍 etc.

In addition to the tour, you can also visit the Belize Zoo, where you will see a lot of awesome animals. Thankfully this is part of the overall tour – which really adds to the value that this tour has!

All Aboard – Sail Away Party 🚒 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

If you have ever wondered about the type of entertainment that cruise ships have on board, look no further than this video:youtube.com/shorts/f4u6XOdNrgg

I remember this experience as if it were just yesterday πŸ˜ƒ. So much fun and so much eager anticipation of sailing to the Western Caribbean to visit Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel. I could hardly contain my excitement, just like kid, excitedly waiting for Christmas πŸŽ….

The video above is just a snippet of entertainment that we had on that day. Once you take a cruise, there is a myriad of things to do. Casinos are there, Broadway style performances also keep you entertained. Comedy shows are onboard along with miniature golf, basketball, swimming etc.

If you are wondering whether daycare and kid care facilities are there, the answer is yes πŸ™Œ. There are also adult only pools etc. if you prefer the all adult experiences. Food is there in absolute abundance: buffets, fine dining, fast food etc. it is almost like a airplane, hotel and restaurants all combined into one experience!

I will readily admit that I have not been cruising since the pandemic 😷 so I caution everyone to take all safety precautions to ensure that you get the most out of your experience. The video above is from pre-pandemic times so the experience would have changed since then. I am sure that the cruise lines will do all that is within their power to ensure a safe experience.

I look forward to sailing in the future and I encourage you all to cruise, especially if this is the first time or if you have cruised before. The experience is an excellent one and the memories will last a lifetime! πŸ˜ƒ

New Years Vibes: Best WishesπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ž!

Happy 2022 to all of youπŸ˜€! 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!πŸ˜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 πŸ˜‚? 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!πŸ˜€πŸ™Œ

Countdown to Christmas πŸŽ…!

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us 😊! Hard to believe that Christmas is getting closer. I am hoping that you all are enjoying Christmas Week. Wanted to share some great Christmas views that I captured while strolling around the neighborhood: youtube.com/shorts/fIIHDSJ6yNY

These decorations are truly next level! The beautiful attention to detail, clearly stands out for me. I have seen many decorations before but these are truly superb.

Christmas time just makes everyone happier. There are certainly some things to not be happy about: when you think of love ones that have passed away, omicron and delta variants etc. Universally, this is a time in which people are in a loving, giving and receiving mood all at once.

We also tend to take more days for vacations, which is the reason that these type of travel blogs provide insights into different places to go, what to do and where to stay. The Christmas spirit is alive and well which is why oftentimes it is the most anticipated time of the year.

Hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will check back early and often for future posts! Have a great dayπŸ˜€

Touch the sky viewsπŸ˜ƒ ✈️

Sky views are the best views😊! Especially when you see sights like this:youtube.com/shorts/zmd-fLimBvY

Lake Dallas looks amazing from high above! Certainly something to behold for sure. A day in the air is just absolute happiness for me.πŸ˜ƒ This particular day was nice and clear which made for a great time to capture this video.

Of course as we all know, not all sky views are worth capturing πŸ˜‚. I have spent a great deal of my airtime, in the past, not capturing these beautiful views. The inability to travel on last year, changed my perspective totally. I used to take these magical moments for granted, but now I no longer do.

I believe that I am not alone. This past weekend, while traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, I boarded a plane ✈️ in which every window seat was taken! πŸ˜ƒThat has never happened in my travels before but it happened on that flight. Perhaps the pandemic has changed a lot of folks viewing habits.

Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will check back early and often for more travel adventures πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ!

Shivers from 30,000 feetπŸ˜€!

Being 30,000 feet in the air, still somehow, gives me the shivers πŸ˜‚! I have been traveling by plane for 23+ years but it still has that affect on me. Here is a beautiful sky view from that elevation : https://youtube.com/shorts/WcN2quP35vc?feature=share

Nothing like the beauty of the sky that provides such a sense of awe. Flying has become my second best mode of transportation. I love it and I love having the window seat to observe these type of views. As I mentioned in a previous post, due to the pandemic, I no longer take these views for granted. When the world came to a screeching halt on last year, I miss seeing these type of views.

I have made a personal vow to myself that I will see more of the world. No matter how much you have seen of it, you want to see even more. I long to cover the earth before it covers me πŸ˜‚. A lot of cool places still to explore and I plan on doing it.

If you were wondering where in the world this video was captured, it was captured above the great state of Texas. Texas is located below those clouds ☁️. Hope that you enjoy these sky vibes and that you have a great day!

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Incredible Kalahari ViewsπŸ˜ƒ!

The view from here is just incredible: youtube.com/shorts/9haZjgfDI_Y

Looking out from my balcony window provided some much needed relaxation to my otherwise stressful week. We get away to relax and cast off the cares of the world. Kalahari, from this balcony view, and from all of the indoor water park rides, provided a welcomed respite.πŸ˜†

If you have followed this blog, you have seen a myriad of various places that I have discovered from my travels across the world. This particular place is found right here in the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, in small town Texas, by the name of Round Rock. I think that the only reason that I have heard of it, is that I live here in the state. πŸ˜‚ Otherwise, I might not have visited the city at all.

There are Kalahari Resorts in other states. so I encourage you to visit should your travel plans allow it. This was my first time visiting the resort but certainly won’t be my last. I enjoyed every last bit of the time that I had there. It is a fairly new resort, having opened in November 2020, but by the looks of the crowd when I visited, the secret was out. It was packed – to my surprise!

Hope that you enjoy the video above. If you like the content, I encourage you to follow my blog to see more of the same!

Sliding into the new week- Kalahari

Perhaps no other way to slide into the last full week of August except like this: youtube.com/shorts/pMuERCsgXHE

Definitely had fun on this particular ride at the Kalahari WaterPark in Round Rock, Texas. What an absolute joy it was to be able to feel the breeze of the wind gusts going down the tube and to feel the nice cold water from the gigantic splashes πŸ˜‚. Does life truly get any better than that!

At first you go through the nervous energy of should I or shouldn’t I, then you take the plunge, only to get to the bottom and want to do it all over again!πŸ˜ƒ Perhaps no better way to beat the heat than to take a waterpark adventure.

Good times are to be had by all while visiting Kalahari, the only indoor WaterPark in Texas. You will certainly be glad that you did πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰!

Poolside Vibes for a New Week – Kalahari WaterPark

Until the official end of summer (Labor Day) there is still time to enjoy the sights and sounds of pool vibes 😎 like the ones that I have captured here: youtube.com/shorts/511-CTG0_Fk

Whether you are at Kalahari, or in your backyard, there is no better way to beat the heat than relaxing at the pool.πŸ˜ƒ As you can see from the video above, on this particular day, the pool was the popular option πŸ˜‚. I certainly had fun relaxing here and having it indoors did not hurt at all.

I believe that it felt so much more exceptionally well given all that we as a society has endured due to the pandemic 😷. Just felt like a tremendous release – as if we we all were waiting to exhale.

Enjoy the above video. Hopefully these good times will return soon. It was very nice to experience at least for a short time.