Happy Mother’s Day to all of the true beautiful treasures of the world 🌎. Having been blessed with a great mother, I can never underestimate the power of a mother’s influence on a life😊. A mother’s love and affection can never be minimized.
One of the things that Mom (and Dad) passed on to me was the desire to travel to new locations. We used to take summer trips in the car to various locations. I remember how cool it was to see a new place that I had never seen before 😃. It was almost as if I was in a different country. Here is a great video, that I had to share, which gave me the same vibe as when I was a kid: youtube.com/shorts/N3PPLNdQZH8
Hope that you enjoyed this video. This was the first video that I captured after landing in Hawaii. It was jaw dropping and will be forever burned in my mind. Little did I know how much adventure awaited me during this entire trip!
Tropical vibes are the best vibes 😊! I love traveling to tropical places and experiencing tropical adventures😃. For me, I could retire on a tropical island somewhere and live happily ever after. That’s my retirement plan for sure 😂. The toughest thing for me will be figuring out which tropical island that I would like to retire on.
If there is ever one island that stands out in my mind, it would be the beautiful island of Kauai, which absolutely took my breath away😃. I have never seen an island as beautiful as I saw visiting Kauai. To say that it is the number one travel location that I have ever visited, is spot on. Here is just a glimpse of the type of beauty that you will see there: youtube.com/shorts/90vPMdD89OI
The video above, captures some of the Smith Fern Grotto, which is a must see when visiting Kauai. If you are a lover of all things tropical, look no further than the Smith Fern Grotto. In order to get here, you have to take a 15-20 minute boat ride and walk through a small forest to get there!
Sounds like an adventure for sure and you are sure to enjoy the sights and the sounds of visiting this beautiful place. Hope that you will make your plans soon to visit.
Hope you are having a great day today 😍! The weekend is fast approaching and some of you may be experiencing the weekend already. If you have ever been to Cabo San Lucas, it is such a magnificent place! It has probably gotten a bad reputation over the years with people acting badly there but it is such a gorgeous place to go. I have only been there once but it left quite an indelible impression on me.
In addition to camel 🐫 riding , for the first time, I got a chance to sail the Sea of Cortez on one of the magnificent voyages of my life. Seeing all of the sights and sounds of Cabo, made me look forward to coming back soon. Cabo is one of the best locations that I have ever visited and for one of the reasons captured right here: youtube.com/shorts/lPO5UBgj1Ng
The magnificent rock structure that you saw in the video is called Neptune’s Finger and aptly so because it resembles a finger 😂. It was a beautiful day at sea on that day and I captured many other views previously in other blog posts. Please feel free to scroll this blog for other sea adventures!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful waterfall? Of course, everyone does. There is just something about seeing the water fall from different elevations that really appeals to is as human beings😊! In fact, we like it so much that the sounds of waterfalls is often used to either generate calmness in us and/or sleepiness. We are fans of waterfalls and we cannot get enough of seeing them.
If you have followed this blog for some time, you know that I am a huge fan of waterfalls. Both times that I have visited Hawaii, it was to chase waterfalls. Thankfully 😅 I not only chased them but also captured video of them to be used on this blog and shared widely on social media. Here is a video of Wailua Falls, for your viewing pleasure: youtube.com/shorts/9rO8BlTaudE
Very beautiful waterfall to chase for sure😃! I saw my first waterfall back in 2021 and I have been hooked ever since. I have posted videos of each of the waterfalls that I have seen, out here on my blog. Feel free to go see those posts also. They are really incredible!
Although my experience with waterfalls have been entirely in Hawaii, waterfalls exist in other places of the world 🌎. Feel free to explore waterfalls closer to where you may live. They are such beautiful natural wonders! I plan to explore other places of the world 🌎 to chase additional waterfalls in the near future!
Smith’s Grotto is definitely a must see 😃! ! It is a wonderful place to visit during any Hawaiian 🌺 adventure. This tour was absolutely one for the ages: youtube.com/shorts/28c-agNN3Qw
Hawaii, as you have seen from the videos that have been posted, is an absolute dream. On the video above, we are on a nature journey to see the infamous Smith Grotto!😃 Could not believe the absolute beautiful views that I was able to capture on the journey there.
In a later post on this blog, I will ensure that I post video exclusively from the Smith Grotto location. It is an absolute thing of beauty! I was so surprised to find out that so many people get married there!
Hope that you enjoyed the video above ❤️! It was such a joy to visit this place and I am glad to be able to share it with everyone.
Hula Vibes are the best vibes. I got a chance to see this up close and personal at the Smith Family Luau in Kauai Hawaii😃! This trip represented the first time that I had heard ever experienced the Luau experience and I loved it 😍. Here is just a glimpse of what I saw during this very entertaining show: youtube.com/shorts/4VCXpbPVXKU
Hula Dancing is heavily integrated into the Hawaiian 🌺 culture. So much so, that you could have the Luau experience at your hotel or at a different location (like this one) almost anywhere on the island. You literally have your pick of venues. Before visiting Hawaii, I was told by a friend of mine that you have to have the Luau experience at least once. I am certainly glad that I did!
It felt so very good to have checked this experience off the bucket list. When I first visited Hawaii on last year, mostly all of the Luaus were closed due to Covid. Since things are opening up, the Luaus are as well.
Hope that you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed seeing it😃!
Nothing like a great performance😃! Especially when it involves fire 🔥. I did not know that I was a fan of fire shows until I saw my first fire show in Hawaii. If you have never been to one of these shows, do yourself a favor and sign up for one. I was very fortunate to have this performance at the hotel that I was staying in. Here is just a glimpse of that performance: youtube.com/shorts/E3U5e_Lz6Es
This guy is just talented😃! I shudder to think how many times he might have gotten burned doing this 😂 but he has perfected his trade 😃. The name of the fire show is called the Ahi Uila Fire Show and it can be booked from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kauai. Hawaii.
I really had an awesome time😃. This was so much of a great, rich experience 😃. Turns out that these type of shows are a part of the luau experience and is heavily integrated into the Hawaiian 🌺 culture.
If you would like to see more of this phenomenal fire show, I have additional blog posts and videos that I have recently posted. If you enjoy this one, you will surely enjoy the other blog posts as well.
If you have never been to the Na Pali Coast, you are in for a treat 😃! After cruising for some time, this was one of the best views that I have ever seen. If you have looked at other posts that I have included in my blog, you will be amazed at those views, in addition to this one:. youtube.com/shorts/Z6MajNM4-Ys
Just imagine seeing this view, up close and personal. It was truly breathtaking, to say the least😊. As I have shared before on this blog, if you are interested in this cruise 🚢, feel free to book this cruise through Trip Advisor. It is called the “Na Pali Coast Sunset Cruise”. I highly recommend booking this cruise, should your travel plans take you to Kauai, Hawaii.
The cruise is taken onboard a catamaran, which happened to be the first time that I was onboard one. I have seen many on television but this expedition was my first experience. Having had most of my experience onboard Carnival Cruises, I was a little hesitant regarding this cruise – since it was a much smaller ship.
Turns out, my fears were totally unfounded 😂! It was such a smooth ride and I enjoyed the whole experience. Hope that you will make your plans to book the Na Pali Sunset Cruise in the foreseeable future!
Happy Earth Day to one and all 😃! Hope that you enjoyed Earth Day and that you commit to doing something that helps our world to be a better place to live in. Only one Earth 🌍 so we have to take care of it. Speaking of the Earth, I have a special video using one of our planet’s elements, fire 🔥. If you have never seen a fire show before, please take a look at this beautiful one: youtube.com/shorts/Ztgo9iUJBx8
Hope that you enjoyed it and also hope that you will have an opportunity to see one in person. It is certainly a sight to see for sure. I got an opportunity to see this gem at a hotel that I was staying in while visiting Kauai. I did not know what to expect but I can truly say that this exceeded my expectations.
The dancers were so extremely talented – to be as skilled as they were with all of the fire that they were handling was just superb! I hope that you enjoy the video and that you had an amazing Earth Day on yesterday and that you are having a wonderful weekend!
The sea helps me be me 😂! Cruising is quickly becoming a favorite past time for me. Once I return from a cruise, wherever it is, I soon make plans to embark on another adventure 😃. I spent the majority of my life not really cruising at all. It is really within the past 4 years that I have really started taking cruises. If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that there was a period of time that I questioned whether or not cruising could be fun. Which means that even if you have not taken cruises in the past, there are present and future opportunities to give it a try😃
Admittedly, most of my cruise experiences have taken place aboard a Carnival Cruise 🚢. So when I recently visited Kauai, I was not sure of what to expect onboard the Na Pali Coast Sunset Cruise. I had never been on a catamaran before, so I was not sure what the experience would be like. Wow, was I amazed from this experience! I have captured some of it here (hang on 😂): youtube.com/shorts/Zn4zhPoex0A
Isn’t that just incredible? The catamaran was a little slippery so I had to make sure to balance myself while capturing these spectacular views. Views like these are why travel makes you speechless and a storyteller all at the same time. It was almost like an out of body experience 😂- could not believe my own eyes 👀.
If you are looking for a wonderful trip just to get away from it all, this is the place to visit. I would go back here in a heartbeat 💓. I had so much fun on the cruise and on the island 🏝 as a whole. You will absolutely love the fun and the experiences that this beautiful location has to offer! 😃