Christmas is finally here! 😃 Hope that you have enjoyed Christmas 2021. I have enjoyed spending quality time with my family and eating some great food 😋 Take a look at this beautiful view from Hawaii with some great Christmas vibes for good measure: youtube.com/shorts/PncHXf1F2kM
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you are spending it alone or with family, enjoy every single bit of it. Holidays are a vital part of the work, vacation, repeat process.😃 Everyone needs to take a break from the everyday routine. Does a body good for sure.
The video above was taken on the Big Island of Hawaii at Punalu’u Beach 🏖. Never have found a beach that I did not like 👍. This is one of the best that I have seen.
Enjoy the video and enjoy the rest of Christmas 🎅!
Christmas is almost here! Just around the corner now- it is hard to believe 😊. This video brings out all of the Christmas feels: youtube.com/shorts/qUObs_d3HjA
I love this time of the year, it is a time for giving and receiving❤️. As you walk around, the Christmas feeling is everywhere. I have seen more smiles than I have seen the entire year 😂. Despite all that we all have been through, we set it aside and get ready to enjoy the holidays.
Absolutely the most wonderful time of the year and the most anticipated. I am enjoying the holidays already, spending time with family and friends. We are doing so in a safe and effective manner and definitely encourage others to do so.
Hope that you all are enjoying the holiday away and that you enjoy the video.
One of my favorite poems of all time is “Footprints in the Sand”. If you have not read it, I encourage you to do so. Such a powerful message that resonates even more now in the days we live in. I cannot help but think about this poem when I look at this beautiful beach, filled with footprints 👣 in the sand: youtube.com/shorts/-NVWqJiQ9co
If you are wondering which hotel that this video was taken, it was taken at the Hilton Los Cabos Resort. I was on the balcony of my hotel room which thankfully was an ocean side view. Ocean view rooms are always ideal but they tend to be more expensive.
This particular day, as you can tell from the video, was clear and sunny. We tend to long for these type of days especially during the winter. The great thing about tropical 🐠 locations is that they have these days throughout the whole year. Birds have the right idea to fly south for the winter 😂!
Snow birds are very popular this time of the year. There are always warm, tropical locations to flock too. Not a bad way to spend winter 🥶😃☝️!
Hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a great weekend as well! 😀🙌 Not sure if you can relate to this video or not but I sure can 😂. Take a look: youtube.com/shorts/92KrMvafck8
Can you relate to this after Thanksgiving feeling? I sure can. Nothing else like the effects of a very appetizing Thanksgiving meal 🥘 and the tasty leftovers on the weekend. Sort of puts you in a very lazy mood.
This video was taken at the Houston Zoo during a recent vacation. I have never seen an animal this relaxed 😎. He is clearly relaxing and enjoying the day. Not sure how much he ate that day but maybe 🤔 it was an equivalent of a Thanksgiving dinner 😂!
As the Thanksgiving holiday comes to an end, I hope that you enjoyed your holiday and that you enjoyed the weekend in its entirety! 😀
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!
Vitamin Sea helps me be me!😀Nothing else like it for sure. If you cannot be near it 24/7, memories of being near the ocean adequately suffices 😂. Here is a video of cruising near the coast of the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii: youtube.com/shorts/026Ud8YYfF4
That water is a perfect color of blue. It is so very inviting. There are times that I wish I can teleport to different parts of the world 🌎. Maybe this technology will exist one of these days but in the meantime, imagination will do.
This particular video was captured in the downtown area of the Big Island. Down in this area of town is where the Iron Man Competition is held. Competitors also train in this area of town. Pretty cool huh 🤔?
As you can see, this was a picture perfect day to be out and about. I was living out a childhood dream that I had so many years ago to set foot on the island of Hawaii. I was certainly not disappointed and I look forward to visiting more Hawaiian Islands as I continue my travels.
Before going on a Carnival Cruise to Costa Maya, I had never heard of Costa Maya 😂. I heard of Cabo, Cozumel, Cancun etc. but never Costa Maya. I am so glad that I visited this beautiful place. The video that I am about to share was captured on the deck of a Carnival Cruise before I was about to disembark the ship to go onshore: youtube.com/shorts/j9lcWJh513I
From this video, you can clearly see how colossal cruise ships really are. They are massive 😃! You are looking at a Royal Caribbean cruise liner🚢 and a much smaller boat. This still wows me that these ginormous cruise ships are able to float on the water. Seems like with the phenomenal weight of the ship, it should not be able to do so.
The water is such a perfect shade of blue😃. I have not seen such blue water 💦 in my previous travels. Almost want to dive in for a swim 🏊♀️.
As part of my excursion in Costa Maya, I visited the Lost Mayan Kingdom Water Park. This was such a cool place to visit. I will share more videos that I captured while in the park in later posts. It is an absolute must see for sure. If your travels include a visit to Costa Maya, it is well worth a visit!
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 🏖 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 😂. 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 😎❤️🙌! 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!
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 💐 in addition to lush vegetation. Looks like paradise to me!😃 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.😀🙌🙌
So yes, sometimes the best views do come after the hardest climb. Certainly the hardest climb that I have ever endured!
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.😆
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 🇺🇸, 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. 😂 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!