Havana Vibes

Nothing like experiencing the peace and calmness that the early morning brings. There is perhaps not a better time to hear the sounds of the rushing waters of the beach πŸ– or to hear the birds chirping at dawn. I captured one of these type of mornings here in this video: youtube.com/shorts/6o08AMJH0-o

Every morning should start like this πŸ˜‚. Maybe this will be the reality for me during retirement but in the meantime, I am glad to have captured this poolside moment. This moment was captured around 6:30am one beautiful morning during my vacation. As you can see, I was the only one there so it was a perfect time to capture the stillness of the day.

If you have followed this blog, you realize that I really, really love tropical destinations πŸ˜Žβ€οΈπŸ™Œ! This has been the best shot that I have ever taken in a tropical 🌴 location! I am definitely in awe from this video each time I watch it.

I hope that you enjoy this video and that you will check this blog for other travel adventures in the near future!

Best View – Hardest Climb πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

As the old adage goes: “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – it is most certainly the case for today’s video, which I have posted here: youtube.com/shorts/uH4yARD52-0

It is a short, beautiful capture of the courtyard of the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. Lovely manicured landscape and beautiful flowers πŸ’ in addition to lush vegetation. Looks like paradise to me!πŸ˜ƒ Never in my wildest dreams, could I have envisioned such a place.

You may ask the question, “Did you have to climb anything to see this view?”. There was not a physical structure that needed to be climbed to see this. The mountains that had to be climbed were fear, doubt and despair brought about by the pandemic of 2020.

This particular Hawaii trip had to be postponed a number of times in 2020 before it was actually taken in 2021. I was very anxious over this trip because it represented the first one that I would take after lockdown and quarantine. I am so glad to report that it was one of the best trips that I have ever taken and it was one of the safest ones also.πŸ˜€πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

So yes, sometimes the best views do come after the hardest climb. Certainly the hardest climb that I have ever endured!

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!

Viva Los Cabos πŸ˜€!

Always a fan of cool 😎 views. When you combine those cool views with tropical destinations, it is utterly amazing.πŸ˜€Check out this amazing view, it is totally epic : youtube.com/shorts/NVM67WL0Rzw

I wish, as I am typing this, that I could teleport back to this location. πŸ˜‚ I remember touring the beautiful grounds of the Hilton Los Cabos. As you can tell from the video above, it is just both breathtaking and jaw dropping.

There was so much to do there at the hotel and there are quite a bit of restaurants as well. You literally could stay at the hotel for your entire stay without going on any excursions. I don’t know whether I have stayed at a more beautiful hotel than the Hilton Los Cabos.

There are many pools located onsite and the hotel is located on a beach. What more could you ask for? πŸ˜‚ You could even opt for an ocean view room, which I did, and you will not be disappointed.

Should your travel plans take you to Los Cabos, by all means, stay at this magnificent hotel!

Waterfall Chaser 🀩!

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 πŸ’¦. 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? πŸ˜ƒ 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 πŸ₯Ύ 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.

Ocean Eyes – Tropical 🐠 🌴Mood

Ocean views are the best views by far 😎! Incredible sights and unbelievable sounds provide such a wonderful refuge from the everyday life routine that we all have grown accustomed to. If you need a great reminder of the peace and tranquillity that such a location can provide, look no further than this link: youtube.com/shorts/Npc3oB9xgHw

There is just something magical about getting your daily dose of vitamin sea that calms the mind and soothes the soulπŸ™Œ. It is your “serenity now” moment that provides peace within under the sky above.

It really doesn’t matter how many times that I have been to the beach, where the beach is located or when I have last visited the beach. It is always priority one to get back as soon as I can! My best paths in life, have led to the beach somewhere 🌴.

If you have followed this blog, you know this already and you have seen pictures and videos from beaches from various locations. As I continue to travel and even in times that I am not traveling, I will share posts such as these as personal investments in experiences, that have made my life so much richerπŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ!

Chasing Waterfalls in Hilo HawaiiπŸπŸ–πŸ˜ŽπŸπŸ

Take a look at the beautiful Akaka Falls in Hilo, Hawaii πŸ‘‰youtube.com/shorts/-HGxvG8xb_s

If you have never seen an up close version of a waterfall, feel free to check this video out! It is such an amazing wonder. I totally enjoyed the experience of visiting Akaka State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. One of the best sights that I have ever witnessed.

Hope that you enjoy the video. Feel free to leave a comment if you do – thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

Flashback: Carnival Cruise Vibes 🚒 πŸπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

If you have never been on a cruise, please do yourself a favor, post pandemic, and go! 😊if you are possibly thinking that it might not be fun, take a look at this video for a sneak preview: youtube.com/shorts/dngCyxTylQM

I used to be a person that thought that cruises were not fun, until I finally made the leap of faith and tried it. It was so much fun that I could not wait to go back.

Now is certainly not the time to go, but cruises will be making a comeback to a port near you very soon 😎

This is Dynamite 🧨 😎! Making of a glass turtle in Cabo San Lucas πŸ– 🏝

One of the best travel videos that I have ever captured is included right here πŸ‘‰youtube.com/shorts/xCvkkdRgeK0

It is so amazing to watch this poetry in motion. The making of this glass turtle was unlike anything that I had ever seen before. It was incredible to see how the turtle is made from glass and even more so to find out that this art is not taught there inside Cabo but takes years and years of practice.

It really made me appreciate the glass blowing process. This process takes such refinement and absolute precision to be able to create the desired product. This stop at the glass factory was part of the Sailing Cabo San Lucas – Glass Boat Tour which also include tequila tasting and a tour of San Jose Del Cabo downtown area.

Hope that you enjoy this video and appreciate its mastery – it is an awesome wonder! πŸ˜ƒ

Michael Jackson – Encore performance of Bad 😎

Bad is one of my favorite songs from my Michael Jackson playlist. Here is the choreography from that song performed by a Michael Jackson impersonator and his band in Jamaica πŸ‡―πŸ‡² πŸ‘‰youtube.com/shorts/WG6ZQbV7p5M

Could not help but wax nostalgic listening to this music. Truly one of the greatest artists of our time. His music continues to live on and will do so for generations to come. I certainly hope that you enjoy the music above and check out this blog for other travel related content!