New Years Vibes: Best WishesπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ž!

Happy 2022 to all of youπŸ˜€! Wishing you all a safe and prosperous New Year. Thanks for following my blog and for the comments that I have received in 2021. I am certainly ready for more and more travel adventures in 2022 and I hope that you are as well. I have composed a recap of my Kalahari Resorts visit and I would like to share it with you: youtube.com/shorts/0bXFikwSCkI

Hope that you enjoyed the video. Kalahari, both the beautiful resort and the indoor water park, greatly exceeded my expectations!πŸ˜ƒ If you have never been, hopefully you will take a trip in this new year. The one that I visited, opened up in November 2020 and it is located in Round Rock, Texas. There are other locations here in the USA so there should be one near where you live.

Did I mentioned that it is indoors πŸ˜‚? Which means that you can experience the whole water park experience in the climate control confines of the indoors, no matter what the weather may be outdoors. Perfect escape from the frigid cold weather that you may be experiencing in other parts of the USA or otherwise.

Wishing you and your families all the best that this New Year has to offer and I encourage each of you to work, vacation and repeat as often as you can this year!πŸ˜€πŸ™Œ

Happy Holidays- Dance in the Rain πŸŒ§πŸ˜€!

There is an old saying that goes like this: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain”. This is so very true. We have storms in life that seem so overwhelming but we cannot lose hopeπŸ˜ƒ! We must learn the importance of dancing πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΎin the midst of the storm. Realizing that storms do not last always but as we see in rainstorms, they appear for a while and all of the sudden they are gone. I observed a storm in, of all places, Hawaii. The beauty of the storm at this beach, kept me continuing to capture this video: youtube.com/shorts/9CtrmGv8J3Q

Sometimes there can certainly be beauty in the storm β›ˆ πŸ˜ƒ! As we see in the video, the raindrops are frequent and they are big. Yet the beauty of the water crashing along the shore is captivating. Even through the rain, this beach still continues to amaze me in this video.

This is the only black sand beach that I have visited as I have traveled. I certainly plan to seek out more to explore in the near future because I had so much fun visiting this one. 2022 may certainly provide an opportunity to visit another beach and who knows, maybe it could be a green sand beach, which I have heard so much about! πŸ˜ƒ

Skipping to the Good Part 😻😻!

Can we skip to the good part?: youtube.com/shorts/qcOewJc0ZNc

This was absolutely the good part for me. Cannot beat these views. Such a beautiful fountain on a beautiful campus in Texas! Hope that you enjoy the video.

As I was walking around, taking in the views, I was just amazed. It is always great to get outside and take in your surroundings. So many things can be missed and they are right under your nose.

The great thing about travel is that you can take in sights not only around the world but also right around the corner. It always helps when the weather is beautiful as it is in the video.

Have a great day and stay safe πŸ˜€!

Countdown to Christmas πŸŽ…!

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us 😊! Hard to believe that Christmas is getting closer. I am hoping that you all are enjoying Christmas Week. Wanted to share some great Christmas views that I captured while strolling around the neighborhood: youtube.com/shorts/fIIHDSJ6yNY

These decorations are truly next level! The beautiful attention to detail, clearly stands out for me. I have seen many decorations before but these are truly superb.

Christmas time just makes everyone happier. There are certainly some things to not be happy about: when you think of love ones that have passed away, omicron and delta variants etc. Universally, this is a time in which people are in a loving, giving and receiving mood all at once.

We also tend to take more days for vacations, which is the reason that these type of travel blogs provide insights into different places to go, what to do and where to stay. The Christmas spirit is alive and well which is why oftentimes it is the most anticipated time of the year.

Hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will check back early and often for future posts! Have a great dayπŸ˜€

Sailing the Cabo Sea 🚀 🌊

If you have never gone sailing before, it is such a wonderful experience. Before sailing ⛡️, I would avoid it because I figured that I would get sea sick πŸ€’. Here is a voyage that I took along the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas: youtube.com/shorts/JgOcPplWsH4

Prior to this voyage, I took my first cruise with Carnival. I packed Dramamine, a wristband (that helps avoid seasickness) and I packed the little circle bandaid type strips that are designed to go behind your ear. To my surprise, I did not get seasick but felt pretty sick because I spent money on all of these products that are designed to help prevent seasickness πŸ˜‚.

Still, it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. I had a wonderful time on both the Carnival and Cabo voyage. As you can tell from the video, the weather was very beautiful and the waves were not as choppy. Truly one of the best voyages that I have been on because of the weather and the wonderful tour guide that we had on that day.

In case you are interested in booking this same tour, it can be found on the Trip Advisor site or app. It is the Cabo San Lucas Glass Bottom Boat tour and it contains a couple of hours on the sea, tour of a glass blowing factory, lunch, tequila tasting and a tour around the city of San Jose del Cabo. You will be so glad that you booked this tour – prepare to have loads of fun 🀩!

Views and Vibes 😎🎢🎢

Nothing like great views and vibes to get the juices flowing on a wonderful new day!😊 Here is a great combination of both that I just shared: youtube.com/shorts/AY34bw2yJ6Q

The view of Kailua Bay in Downtown Kona, Hawaii is just so heavenly πŸ˜‡. I firmly believe that there are pieces of paradise sprinkled around this beautiful world that we live in. If you have traveled around this world 🌎, you have undoubtedly seen proof of beauty that leaves you speechless and instantly makes you a storyteller.

Included down by the bay is a small beach that I got a chance to swim at. This beach is called Niumalu Beach πŸ–. Nice beach especially for kids since the water is fairly shallow, at least closer to the shore but as you get out further in the bay, the water gets deeper.

I will share more from Niumalu Beach in future posts. I hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will check this blog regularly for future updates. Have a great day 😎!

Cozumel Ocean Views😎🀩❀️

How I love beautiful Cozumel! If you have never been, you need to do yourself a favor and goπŸ˜€. It is so very beautiful 🀩- here is a preview: youtube.com/shorts/PV_npUBmcBo

Hope that you like the view! The beautiful area that you see in the video is called the Dolphin Discovery. In this area, as the name implies, you can discover the dolphins that are in the ocean. You could even swim with the dolphins 🐬, which is so very cool 😎.

In addition to swimming and discovering the dolphins, you can shop, discover sea lions and even hang out at the beach. I did as much as you can do on a 6 hour cruise excursion. It was such an incredible place to experience so many different things.

As I mentioned, this was a cruise excursion but I really would like to go back when I had more time to explore. Can you believe that they can have tequila tasting there? Absolutely missed the opportunity to partake in this but I will make sure to have more time next time πŸ˜‚.

Hope that you enjoy the video and will also plan to visit the island of Cozumel some time in the future.

Fun Zoo Vibes πŸ¦πŸ…πŸ»!

Lions, tigers and bears – oh my πŸ˜€! How I love the zoo. It does not matter where it is, I always find myself going to the zoo as a part of my travel experienceπŸ˜€If you have not been in a while or even if you have, check out this video, you will enjoy it: youtube.com/shorts/_-SQBhiflss

Pretty cool vibes 😎. I had to capture this moment, the giraffe and ostriches were just having too much fun 🀩. You rarely see these type of moments when you are visiting the zoo. They all found a fun way to pass the time.

Animals are just so amazing anyways. The more you are around them, the more that you understand that they are a lot like humans. I am an animal lover and love to see all sorts of animals, whether at zoos, on safaris, you name it.

Hope that you enjoyed the video😊. You will see a few of these videos sprinkled here and there on this blog. Variety, after all, is the spice of life πŸ˜‚.

Beautiful Garden Views❀️😊

I love beautiful landscapes as well as amazing destinations. When I visited Waikoloa Village, this is a glimpse of what I saw: youtube.com/shorts/ePkyt7Voyc8

It is a wonderful place for sure to visit. Would you believe that this view was captured at the Hilton Waikoloa Village? It is truly amazing for sure. I cannot wait to go back there. These views are extraordinary as well as other views that I captured at the hotel. There were so many views that I captured while traveling around the Big Island.

From my positive experience, I am looking for additional trips to other islands of Hawaii. If you have seen any of my previous posts, you know all too well that I really enjoyed my time there. It was a definite dream come true and I was so thankful to have the chance to visit. Hope that you will have an opportunity to visit as well!πŸ˜€

Weekend Paradise😎🏝🦈

Who doesn’t love a weekend paradise? Everyone does because it provides a break from the mundane. Any day that you can spend time away from it all, is time well spent πŸ˜†. Here is one of my favorite weekend getaways: youtube.com/shorts/nbUi5W-jxV0

This video was taken from the balcony of my hotel room at the Hilton Los Cabos resort. What a view this is. One of my best that I have captured. I love beautiful beaches, in fact, when I am looking at where to go for vacation, 9 out of 10 times, I will choose a tropical location.

I used to visit amusement parks for vacation. I quickly found out that this is not a great idea. I came back home more tired than when I left πŸ˜‚. I had to quickly redefine my expectations of what a vacation should be.

First and foremost, it should be relaxing 😎. Next, I have to experience the location that I am visiting via tours, beach life, and other excursions. This place provided so many amenities and access to excursions via the concierge desk. During this trip, I went sailing along the Sea of Cortez, camel back riding and zip lining.

Find your beach and go😎. You will be so glad that you did πŸ˜†