If you have never gone whale watching before, I encourage you to take a fantastic voyage to do so. 😎 My first whale watching trip was to the Na Pali Coat in Kauai Hawaii. Here is a clip from that experience: youtube.com/shorts/ty5SqH96cCA
Doesn’t the view look incredible? I had so much fun during this entire trip. It was such a wonderful time. As you can see in the video, the kids were having fun and so were the parents. The water was such a magnificent blue. There was nothing quite like being out on the water and feeling the nice breeze.
During this trip, we saw our share of whales and dolphins. Both are such magnificent creatures. Before the trip, I had never experienced this type of excursion. I had been on my share of cruises 🚢, but whale watching is totally next level. Actually look forward to my next whale watching trip! 😎
With August coming to an end and the majority of kids going back to school, the official end of Summer (Labor Day) is coming fast. For only the 2nd time in my life, I visited, by far one of my best islands ever, Jamaica 🇯🇲! If you have not visited this beautiful island 🏝, it is a must see for the bucket 🪣 list😊! Here is just a glimpse of the views that you can expect from this magnificent place: youtube.com/shorts/1BlUEEiyNds
The hotel that I stayed in is called the Hilton Rose Hall😎! If you are a long time follower of this blog, you are so very familiar with the beauty of this hotel 🏨. It is easily one of the best that Montego Bay has to offer. I was impressed when I initially visited this hotel back in 1999 and was even more impressed visiting this hotel this year.
Unlike the first time visiting this hotel, I was not given an ocean front room. They are booked very quickly – so they went fast! So I did not know what to expect when I got a non ocean front view. Needless to say, I was so pleasantly surprised😎🙌! I had a view of this beautiful pool (in the video) and a view of the outside entertainment each night. I could not have asked for a better room to stay❤️🩹!
Whether you squeeze in that last trip this summer or if you are planning a vacation for next year, I definitely recommend visiting the phenomenal island of Jamaica 🇯🇲. The views are incredibly gorgeous and the excursions will take your breath away😊!
Kalahari’s Waterpark is so very exciting! I had an opportunity to visit and it was an absolute blast 💥😃! This is the place where summer lasts forever, especially since it is an indoor water park! Here is a glimpse of the great fun that you will have here: youtube.com/shorts/OsNAoq2ELgs
Such an absolute great time that he is having 😃! Fun 🤩 is something that all of us could use, especially during these times. Chances are, you have a Kalahari Resort near you. They seem to be scattered around the country. An absolute great alternative to Disney and Universal Studios but just smaller.
Trust me, you will have a great time here and pay half of the price of the bigger Parks😃!
All aboard the Na Pali Coast Tour😎! Thankfully, no money 💰 is required 😂. These are the absolute best epic views that I have ever seen in all of my travels. It is an amazing place to spend a vacation by far. Here is just a snippet of what you can expect on this tour: youtube.com/shorts/P2Q52enX4bc
The cinematic view on my iPhone makes this video look even better😊! Pretty much like you are watching a movie 🎥. If you have visited this blog previously, you already know how I feel about visiting this beautiful part of Kauai. In fact, Kauai itself, has so many beautiful places to visit other than the Na Pali Coast.
Looking at previous posts on this blog, will give you a deeper understanding of the places that you need to visit, in order to get the most out of your experience. I believe in squeezing as much out of a trip that I take as I possibly can. The reason for this is that, I never want to assume that I will be back to that same place again. This helps me to live in the moment more when I am there😊!
Hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will visit this blog early and often. Have a great day! 😃
If you have never visited a Kalahari Resorts Hotel and Waterpark, there is still time to do so. The great thing about this water park is that it is indoors😃🙌! Yes, you read it right, indoor water park- totally climate controlled. At Kalahari, there is a ride called the FlowRider. Here is a clip of the fun that you will have when riding this ride: youtube.com/shorts/XR-TFp1ZG1M
He is absolutely having fun 🤩 in this video! This is one of the best rides in the water park. It was absolute fun the entire time that I was there. Kalahari is absolutely one of the best kept secrets. If you happen to be near one, I encourage you to visit and stay a few days. The water park is amazing and so are the hotel accommodations.
Kalahari is an amazing place to vacation especially if you happen to have kids! When I visited, there were kids galore everywhere you looked. 😃The resort located in Round Rock is just phenomenal. It actually opened in November 2020, during the pandemic, so it is relatively new and perfect for spending an adventure filled weekend🤩!
I have been to a lot of places, visited quite a bit of countries and done a lot of things😊 while traveling. I regard visiting the Na Pali Coast as the #1 most beautiful trips that that I have ever taken. The views were just breathtaking and left you speechless 😶. You are left in awe and wonder when looking at the magnificent blue water with the incredible backdrop of mountainous terrain. It is no wonder in my mind, why a famous travel quote was penned, “Travel leaves you speechless and you become a storyteller at the same time”. Here is one of the views that I experienced while on this voyage: youtube.com/shorts/ZAJOY2-j4Ik
Isn’t it just lovely? If you can believe it, this was just the start of the trip 😂. There were so many more sights to see and they were even more incredible than this one. If you are curious, I invite you to explore some previous posts that I have wrote about on this blog. I was in shock and awe when I set sail and started to see how incredibly beautiful the views were.
I have often heard it mentioned that sometimes we are so busy making a living that we forget to make a life. I truly believe in this and I challenge myself to be more about making a life. Life is so much more worth living when you have some enjoyment (travel or otherwise) interwoven in the fabric of day to day life. This trip was a fantastic way that I chose to make a life and have a new experience. I sincerely cannot wait to return to Kauai and take this magnificent voyage again! 😊
No party quite like a Carnival Party because the Carnival Party don’t stop 🛑! The sail away parties for Carnival Cruises are epic😃. There are so many videos of these parties online and the more you watch them, the more you want to be a part of them. Here is a video of one that I was able to be a part of: youtube.com/shorts/rOnKtNBGfyA
This is just pure unadulterated fun 🤩! This is exactly what you can expect when sailing away on a Carnival Cruise. This particular video was captured prior to the pandemic 😷, so things may have changed quite a bit when you set sail. These were certainly great times and the good news is that the cruise ships are still sailing.
With the arrival of August, it is now time for back to school. If you have some time before the kids go back to school or if you don’t have kids but have some vacation time, I certainly encourage you to consider going on a cruise. The industry has taken a severe hit during the pandemic, so they are offering all sorts of deals right now.
I used to think that I could never be able to afford a cruise but the cruise lines are offering some of the best travel deals around. The advantage is that you see more exotic locations all at once instead of flying individually to each location. The downside of cruising is that you have a limited amount of time to see everything. So there are indeed trade offs but rest assured, anytime away from work, whether by sea or air, is time well spent 😂!
Beach views are the best views for sure😃. Here is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited: youtube.com/shorts/oEYdu1L12ts
Montego Bay is a wonderful location to visit😃. This particular beach location is located at the Hilton Rose 🌹 Hall Resort. This was captured early in the morning – such a special place to hang out😎.
Hope that you enjoy the video!
Cruising on the weekend is a great past time😊! Actually, cruising anytime, any day is a great day out. Here is an excellent video of a recent cruise that was simply magnificent 😍: youtube.com/shorts/_SGzDq-ofLM
Hope that you enjoyed the the beautiful video! Picture perfect view of the wonderful Kauai coastline😊! If heaven were a place on earth 🌍, it would absolutely be this place. The views were incredibly jaw dropping and it greatly exceeded my personal expectations!
Kauai is no doubt one of the best kept secrets of the Hawaiian 🌺 Islands. Actually had I known how beautiful it is, I would have taken this trip a heckuva lot sooner. The best thing about this wonderful world of ours, is that there are so many other beautiful parts of the world 🌎.
I plan to visit as many of these locations as possible😊. The possibilities are endless and from following so many of other travelers on social media, I have an exhaustive bucket list of travel locations that I plan to visit. I invite you all to develop a bucket list of travel locations, and start visiting as soon as possible- provided that these locations are safe to travel to.
There is absolutely no place on earth 🌍 quite like Jamaica 🇯🇲😃! The views are outstanding and no matter how many times you visit, you always want to go back😀. Here is just a glimpse of why that is the case: youtube.com/shorts/aph-bzwsIwU
Negril Jamaica 🇯🇲 is where this video was taken, specifically, Rick’s Cafe, which was rated the #1 Beach Park in the world by the Travel Channel. After watching this video, it is definitely not hard to see why this is the case. You could spend hours upon hours of time at Rick’s – site seeing, people watching, cliff diving and of course, eating.
If you are wondering whether this place is kid friendly, wonder no more, it totally is😊. I saw a number of families there and they were enjoying all of the views. In fact, it is rated one of the top places to visit when you are visiting Negril. You really cannot go wrong visiting any place along the 7 mile stretch of beach front properties.
I know that summer is quickly winding down but if ever there was a time to see Jamaica for the first time or to revisit, the time is now. Airline fares are likely to dip the closer and closer we get to back to school. You will enjoy the wonderful experience that visiting Jamaica will bring.