May the 4th Be With You๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

May the fourth be with you on Star Wars Day๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Hope you are enjoying the day. Growing up as a young kid, I was an avid Star Wars fan! I used to have so many life saber battles with so many of my friends. Of course, we didn’t have actual life sabers but used to use wooden sticks instead ๐Ÿ˜‚! Those were the days for sure.

One of the best life experiences that I had was visiting NASA. I visited Cape Canaveral once and Johnson Space Center once. Here is a quick video from the Astronaut’s Gallery at Johnson Space Center: youtube.com/shorts/yQB93Xh0PZ8

Isn’t it just amazing? I love the starship vibes ๐Ÿ˜! NASA is by far the next best thing to going to space itself. Of course, Blue Origin and SpaceX is making space travel more within reach for everyone. As years go by, space travel will become more and more affordable.

Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will visit this blog early and often for more travel adventures ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Nature Views from Kauai ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Smith’s Grotto is definitely a must see ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! ! It is a wonderful place to visit during any Hawaiian ๐ŸŒบ 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!๐Ÿ˜ƒ 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 โค๏ธ! It was such a joy to visit this place and I am glad to be able to share it with everyone.

Weekend Hula Vibes๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ!

Hula Vibes are the best vibes. I got a chance to see this up close and personal at the Smith Family Luau in Kauai Hawaii๐Ÿ˜ƒ! This trip represented the first time that I had heard ever experienced the Luau experience and I loved it ๐Ÿ˜. 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 ๐ŸŒบ 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 it๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Bad Guy Vibes-Hawaii Style๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Ž!

Nothing like a great performance๐Ÿ˜ƒ! Especially when it involves fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ. 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 talented๐Ÿ˜ƒ! I shudder to think how many times he might have gotten burned doing this ๐Ÿ˜‚ but he has perfected his trade ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. 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 time๐Ÿ˜ƒ. This was so much of a great, rich experience ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Turns out that these type of shows are a part of the luau experience and is heavily integrated into the Hawaiian ๐ŸŒบ 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.

All aboard to the Na Pali Coast๐Ÿ›ณ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Ž!

If you have never been to the Na Pali Coast, you are in for a treat ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! 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 least๐Ÿ˜Š. As I have shared before on this blog, if you are interested in this cruise ๐Ÿšข, 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚! 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 ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Happy Earth Day to one and all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! 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 ๐ŸŒ 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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ. 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!

Na Pali Sea Adventures๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ƒโ›ต๏ธโ›ต๏ธ!

The sea helps me be me ๐Ÿ˜‚! 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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. 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 try๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Admittedly, most of my cruise experiences have taken place aboard a Carnival Cruise ๐Ÿšข. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚): 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚- could not believe my own eyes ๐Ÿ‘€.

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 ๐Ÿ’“. I had so much fun on the cruise and on the island ๐Ÿ as a whole. You will absolutely love the fun and the experiences that this beautiful location has to offer! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Whale Watching Adventures ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒบ!

Every once in a while, you get to experience things that you have never seen or done before in your life. I remember my first flight ever, my first international flight, my first job etc. One of the things that I love about travel is that for the most part, it is an opportunity for these type of things to happen. There is a whole world out there that most of us have only seen a fraction of but we are aspiring to see much more.

Ladies, gentlemen and kids – I was completely blown away from having my first whale watching experience. I sat there with my mouth open while within a few yards or so, there were whales frolicking about in the water ๐Ÿ˜‚! Thankfully, I captured this experience on my camera and here it is: youtube.com/shorts/3qHo8PXBQx8

Did you see that huge tail ๐Ÿ˜ณ? I was astounded ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and could not believe my own eyes ๐Ÿ‘€. This is totally stuff that you see on tv, but surely not with your own eyes ๐Ÿ‘€? Yes, I got to see with my own eyes these colossal creatures. If there is an experience that tops that, I have yet to see it.๐Ÿ˜Š

This expedition was part of the Na Pali Sunset Cruise excursion located in Kauai, Hawaii. If you are ever interested in booking this tour, please do so on Trip Advisor. As you cruise, you will experience wonderful sights (like these) and sounds that will take your breath away!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Happy Easter๐Ÿ˜Žโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ!

Hope that everyone had a great Easter Sunday! I certainly did – it was a great feeling to be out and about, enjoying family, friends and the weather. Memories are what life is really all about. It has been rightly said the people forget the years and remember moments. Here is one of the those beautiful moments that make life much more beautiful:youtube.com/shorts/qwCvJFsWBIE

This video shows a magnificent sunset along the beautiful shores of the Napali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii. If you would like to book this tour for yourself, you can do so on Trip Advisor. The tour is called the Napali Sunset Cruise. It was totally incredible and you are sure to enjoy the experience.

This is a beautiful sunset especially for an Easter Weekend. It shows the magnificent splendor of this beautiful world that we live in. Hope that you enjoy the video and that you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

Hula ๐ŸŒบVibes for Good Friday!

Happy Good Friday to one and all๐Ÿ˜ƒ! What a great Friday to be alive and what a wonderful end to another week. If you have ever visited a luau or even if you have not, you are sure to enjoy this video: youtube.com/shorts/L-s-neTrA-E

Hope that you liked this video! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was so amazing to be able to see this live and in person. The dancers were just so very talented. The great thing about visiting the beautiful island of Kauai is that they have luaus and fire shows virtually everywhere, especially since Covid restrictions are starting to get more relaxed ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

On this particular day, I was visiting the Coconut Marketplace in East Kauai, when I heard some beautiful music and I saw a crowd of people congregating around a stage in the center of the marketplace. Since I am very curious, I thought that I would follow the music ๐ŸŽถ. In doing so, I found these beautiful hula dancers and singers.

The music was so very beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ and of course the dancing was top notch also!๐Ÿ˜ƒ It was honestly just great to be outside and around other people again – mask free๐Ÿ˜ƒ! From visiting the island ๐Ÿ, I developed more of an appreciation for the people, food and the beautiful culture!

Feel free to visit this blog, early and often for more travel adventures! Looking forward to more and more travel days ahead.