Life is a Beach ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ!

Life is totally a beach ๐Ÿ– or something like that ๐Ÿ˜‚! If you have never seen a black sand beach, here is is: youtube.com/watch

This particular beach is called Punalu’u Beach and it is located on the Big Island of Hawaii between the towns of Pahala and Naalehu in Kau.,If you have seen other blog posts of mine before, I have referenced this particular beach before. The cool thing about black sand is that it is very cool to the the touch. This is mainly due to the minerals that are found in the sand. Hard to believe that black sand is cooler to the touch than white sand ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

From the video you can tell that it was pretty windy outside. It was a great combination between the nice breeze and the warm (just right) temperature that we experienced on that day. Made for a wonderful day to be outside for sure!

Hopefully you will enjoy this video and as always, if your travel plans take you to the Big Island of Hawaii, make your plans to visit this beautiful beach. You will be glad that you did ๐Ÿ˜Š

Views for days – All Aboard๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

If you never have been onboard a Carnival Cruise, feel free to take a (pre-pandemic) look at what it is like: youtube.com/shorts/Z3G45L80oDQ

Cruises are just so much fun๐Ÿ˜Ž If you have never cruised before, do yourself a favor and do so, if only once! If you have cruised before, you know the feeling of relaxation that you get from being on a cruise. Unlike anything that I have personally experienced before.

On this particular cruise, we were our way to the Western Caribbean where we spent time in Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel. As you can see from the locations listed, a cruise enables you to see these beautiful locations all in one trip. Otherwise, you would have to book separate trips to each one.

Of course this was pre- pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท so things would likely have changed since this time. I plan to cruise again next year and I am definitely looking forward to it. Hope to see you on a future trip!

Smooth Views – Sea of Cortez๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Check out these smooth views – courtesy of the Sea of Cortez in Cabo asan Lucas: youtube.com/shorts/hloCjJZ5aNQ

Can you believe how beautiful these views are? They are just spectacular ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ! I still cannot believe that I was on that tour. So thankful that I captured videos and pictures on my phone from the trip.

Places that you go, you are just amazed by the beautiful world that we live in. This is certainly one of those places. You wish that you could teleport back to the tour at any time just to relive it one more time. By far, the best sailing โ›ต๏ธ trip that I have ever taken.

Travel truly is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer. You are so much richer from an experience of this kind and from travel of any kind. It broadens your mind and blows you completely away at the same time. Funny how it does that ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ

Sailing to the Cabo Arch๐Ÿ˜ƒโ›ต๏ธโค๏ธ!

What a ride this was sailing to the world famous Cabo San Lucas Arch. Check this out and make sure to hold on: youtube.com/shorts/N8DQNLounrY

As you can tell from the video, we navigated some very tough water in order to arrive at our destination. This Glass Bottom boat tour was booked on Trip Advisor and it was excellent! This tour not only takes you to the Cabo Arch but allows you to see other sights along the way: Neptune’s Finger, Lovers Beach etc. I highly recommend choosing this tour should your travel plans take you to Cabo San Lucas๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

The Arch itself is an awesome wonder. It was well worth the rocky, choppy seas to arrive at this beautiful location. The video provides but a glimpse of this magnificent wonder but the in person view will leave quite an impression! You will definitely want to come back for sure.

Hope that you enjoy the video. It is actually longer but I have edited it to capture the great parts ๐Ÿ˜‚!

Carnival Cruise into a new week๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ

Have you ever seen a cruise ship? If you have never been on a cruise or it has been a while, take a look at this video of the Port of Cozumel: youtube.com/shorts/_-r2pSrIviQ

As you can see, they are massive ๐Ÿ˜‚! It makes you seriously wonder, how are they able to float on the water? It is an amazing phenomenon. Especially when you take into account the weight of the ship and the weight of hundreds of people that are on the ship.

Carnival Cruises does a phenomenal of making the cruise experience so enjoyable. I was, for along time, a person that did not want to take a cruise. I seriously could not fathom why anyone would want to do it. I could not see how it could be fun in any way.

Boy was I wrong..it was an experience like none other. After the first cruise, I was hooked and I have been cruising ever since๐Ÿคฉ! Truly the most fun that you can have on a vacation is taking a cruise. There is something for everyone and you are left with a lifetime of memories.

Labor Day Views from Cabo๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ

Can you believe these awesome views? youtube.com/shorts/tuhIhRR-050 They are absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ˜ป! Hard to believe that this much fun was contained all in one place. I had so much fun taking the glass boat ride, along the Sea of Cortez, in addition to spending time touring Cabo San Lucas and surrounding areas.

Cabo San Lucas is an absolute gem of a vacation destination. It was one of the top bucket list places on my list. During this visit, I was able to visit a glass blowing factory, eat lunch in Downtown San Jose del Cabo, partake in tequila tasting (yum) and also visit the city of Los Cabos.

I was able to book this trip all on Trip Advisor. It had all of the above mentioned excursions included. A tour bus comes to get you in the morning and you get back to the hotel in the evening. Pretty much a full day of fun in the sun โ˜€๏ธ!

Kalahari Resort View – Fun Vibes๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Just thought I would post a picture of the balcony view from my hotel room when I stayed on-site at Kalahari Resorts. What a view: youtube.com/shorts/VOYdMqSj8r8

One of the nicest places that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Not only were the views of the grounds superb but the waterpark was second to none. In my mind, the beauty is combining a hotel and a waterpark all in one. You either have one or the other but not both.

Kalahari has been successfully able to combine them both and that is where the magic happens ๐Ÿ˜‚. On this particular day, I had just arrived and as is my customary m.o., I took a look at the view. I saw a magnificent courtyard where people could take a break and enjoy the great outdoors. Did I mention that live music is part of the attraction as well?

Live music is a part of the festivities at night. The bands are cool and play nothing but the hits! I look forward to another trip to Kalahari. It should be as fun next time as it was this time!

Weekend Vibe from Hawaii

Wanted to share a video of the magnificent hotel that I had the pleasure of staying in during my vacation: youtube.com/shorts/T_8d8zJxzL8

What a beauty of a hotel this is ๐Ÿ˜€! As you can see from the video, it is so picturesque. This particular hotel is called the Hilton Waikoloa – Ocean Tower. This hotel is located in the Waikoloa Village which contains other hotels and restaurants also.

If the Big Island of Hawaii is on your bucket list, make your plans to stay here. You will certainly not regret it, it is so worth it!

Yay for Water Park Vibes!

Look no further for fun WaterPark Vibes than right here: youtube.com/shorts/KsZKsog4pIU

What a wonderful mixture of fun, water and skiing and it is made for kids and adults alike๐Ÿ˜Š! I love this wonderful invention. I certainly had fun riding on it and seeing others do the same.

It is probably not hard to believe that this particular ride had the longest line on that day. With all of my waterpark and amusement park experience, I had never experienced a thrill rush like the one that was had on this ride.

Hope that you enjoy this video and look for other similar videos in the future!

Hawaiian Balcony Views for the Weekend

Look at this fantastic view for the weekend: youtube.com/shorts/QtzyqMpFlo4

Is there any better way to get a great weekend started than this view? This is what vacations are made for. Relaxing here is just paradise.

This is a view from the balcony of my hotel room at the Hilton Waikoloa Village – Ocean Tower. One of the best views that I have ever seen in my travels. It is just paradise and I am glad that I am capturing the moments.

Once travel frees up again, this should be a top hotel and location on your travel list!