Final countdown to the end of the year. We are literally hours away from the start of a brand new year, 2022. No matter what we were expecting in 2021, the year in so many ways, exceeded some and fell woefully short of expectations. Here is some travel highlights from the past year: youtube.com/shorts/ycMXtiBRVw0
Hawaii was incredible and as you can tell from earlier posts, it was the best travel location by far. The gorgeous views cannot be replicated, it lays claim to its own picture perfect view of paradise. Hopefully some, if not all of you, had an opportunity to travel somewhere during the course of 2021. If not, hopefully 2022 will be a better year for travel.
Beaches are some of my favorite places to visit. All of the beaches in this video, were taken in Hawaii. I never seen a beach that I have not liked but these beaches are next level. I plan to visit another Hawaiian island on next year to experience even more of the LiveAloha experience.
Hopefully you enjoy the video above and that you will visit this blog early and often in the new year for other travel adventures! 😆
If you have never gone sailing before, it is such a wonderful experience. Before sailing ⛵️, I would avoid it because I figured that I would get sea sick 🤒. Here is a voyage that I took along the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas: youtube.com/shorts/JgOcPplWsH4
Prior to this voyage, I took my first cruise with Carnival. I packed Dramamine, a wristband (that helps avoid seasickness) and I packed the little circle bandaid type strips that are designed to go behind your ear. To my surprise, I did not get seasick but felt pretty sick because I spent money on all of these products that are designed to help prevent seasickness 😂.
Still, it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. I had a wonderful time on both the Carnival and Cabo voyage. As you can tell from the video, the weather was very beautiful and the waves were not as choppy. Truly one of the best voyages that I have been on because of the weather and the wonderful tour guide that we had on that day.
In case you are interested in booking this same tour, it can be found on the Trip Advisor site or app. It is the Cabo San Lucas Glass Bottom Boat tour and it contains a couple of hours on the sea, tour of a glass blowing factory, lunch, tequila tasting and a tour around the city of San Jose del Cabo. You will be so glad that you booked this tour – prepare to have loads of fun 🤩!
Nothing like great views and vibes to get the juices flowing on a wonderful new day!😊 Here is a great combination of both that I just shared: youtube.com/shorts/AY34bw2yJ6Q
The view of Kailua Bay in Downtown Kona, Hawaii is just so heavenly 😇. I firmly believe that there are pieces of paradise sprinkled around this beautiful world that we live in. If you have traveled around this world 🌎, you have undoubtedly seen proof of beauty that leaves you speechless and instantly makes you a storyteller.
Included down by the bay is a small beach that I got a chance to swim at. This beach is called Niumalu Beach 🏖. Nice beach especially for kids since the water is fairly shallow, at least closer to the shore but as you get out further in the bay, the water gets deeper.
I will share more from Niumalu Beach in future posts. I hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will check this blog regularly for future updates. Have a great day 😎!
Few trips that I have taken have had epic performances. This is one of the best that I have come across: youtube.com/shorts/VRywZ9G-J_A
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.😃In 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 🇩🇴. 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 😎😃!
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!😄 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 🏔.
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!😄 I look back at these pictures and I am amazed still. I know that you will be amazed! 😃
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 water😃. 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 😂. 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 🏖. Imagine how cool that would be!
Totally love cruise vibes and great music 😃. 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: youtube.com/shorts/0gweasHuMrQ
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 😂. You owe it to yourself for all of the hard work during the course of the year!
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!😀
I love sky views from airplanes😻 ❤️! No matter what airline I fly, I always have a window seat preference designated on my profile 😂. It is an absolute must for me. Viewing the beautiful sky and the magnificent earth views below, just brings a wonderful peace within for me. I recently took a flight and captured this remarkable video: youtube.com/shorts/euA40CbFGzE
Lovely views indeed 😃. It doesn’t matter how many times you fly, there is always something new to see. I have become more grateful for these views since the pandemic 😷. We all might be guilty of taking these views and trips in general for granted, until we could not take trips anymore.
This particular video was captured during a recent trip to Dallas where I was connecting to another flight ✈️. Did not expect to see these views but I greatly appreciate beauty in all of its forms 😂. Could not help but capture it when I see it.
If you are not a fan of the window seat on a plane, I encourage you to try it again for the first time. Who knows what type of views you will see.
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 💦. 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: youtube.com/shorts/ySAnpt75Vf4
Doesn’t it look heavenly? 😃 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 🥾 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.