Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea 🌊 😎!

Vitamin Sea helps me be me!πŸ˜€Nothing else like it for sure. If you cannot be near it 24/7, memories of being near the ocean adequately suffices πŸ˜‚. 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 πŸ€”?

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.

Lovely Views from Costa Maya🀩!

Before going on a Carnival Cruise to Costa Maya, I had never heard of Costa Maya πŸ˜‚. 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 πŸ˜ƒ! 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 blueπŸ˜ƒ. I have not seen such blue water πŸ’¦ in my previous travels. Almost want to dive in for a swim πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ.

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!

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!

Sky Above, Earth 🌍 Beneath!😁

Sky views are the absolute best viewsπŸ˜„! Here is one of those spectacular views that I captured from 30,000 feet on a recent trip: youtube.com/shorts/tJbGiDpVLlo

I happened to look out the window, as I was preparing to land, and saw this excellent view. Could not help but capture it. My only regret is that I did not capture more of it πŸ˜‚. It is one of the best sky views that I have ever captured.

My love of the window seat on a plane, centers around looking at all of the beauty that you only see when you are flying✈️. No other way to observe the beauty of the earth from such a high altitude 🌍 except by flying the friendly skies!

Down through the years, I have observed snow capped mountains, bodies of water, hills and valleys etc. all from the window seat of the plane. I have learned, after not traveling much last year, that I should not take these views for granted.

Hopefully as you travel, you will observe the beauty of the earth a little bit more as you fly the friendly skies πŸ˜„πŸ™Œ

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!

Morning Paradise Views 🀩

Nothing like waking up to wonderful views in the morning. I love it especially when I travel and have a ocean view room. This particular scenic morning view is from Laupahoehoe Scenic Point. Take a look: youtube.com/shorts/pL4QZ1DXql0

Magnificent view for sure. This wasn’t even my final destination. I was just traveling on my way to Hilo, Hawaii, enroute to the Akaka Falls State Park, when I could not help but pull to the side of the road and take in this view.

I was glad that I did. This view was just breathtaking.πŸ˜ƒ It was so nice to see the beautiful vegetation in addition to the ocean views and hearing the birds singing all at the same time. Makes you really believe that there are pieces of heaven right here on earth 🌍!

Be sure to check out this place if you are traveling to Hilo or Kona on the Big Island. Such an amazing adventure! πŸ˜†

Fancy Like – Sailing ⛡️

Over the past couple of years, I have grown very fond of sailing. I went from never sailing prior to 2018 to sailing at least once a year. Sailing has a way of calming you as you are out on the sea.

One such voyage is captured here in the beautiful waters of Cabo San Lucas:youtube.com/shorts/wyuJsVzlVGw

The rock structure that you see (the one that looks like a finger) is called Neptune’s Finger and it is located in the Sea of Cortez which is the body of water captured in the video. Seeing views like these, even now, just blows my mind. Especially being this close to it, just amazes me.

During this trip I saw the world famous Cabo San Lucas Arch, Lovers Beach, Pathway to the Pacific etc. What a magnificent sailing trip this was. Cannot wait to go back! πŸ˜ƒ

Views for days – All AboardπŸ˜ƒ!

If you never have been onboard a Carnival Cruise, feel free to take a (pre-pandemic) look at what it is like: youtube.com/shorts/Z3G45L80oDQ

Cruises are just so much fun😎 If you have never cruised before, do yourself a favor and do so, if only once! If you have cruised before, you know the feeling of relaxation that you get from being on a cruise. Unlike anything that I have personally experienced before.

On this particular cruise, we were our way to the Western Caribbean where we spent time in Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel. As you can see from the locations listed, a cruise enables you to see these beautiful locations all in one trip. Otherwise, you would have to book separate trips to each one.

Of course this was pre- pandemic 😷 so things would likely have changed since this time. I plan to cruise again next year and I am definitely looking forward to it. Hope to see you on a future trip!

Labor Day Views from Cabo😎🏝

Can you believe these awesome views? youtube.com/shorts/tuhIhRR-050 They are absolutely amazing 😻! Hard to believe that this much fun was contained all in one place. I had so much fun taking the glass boat ride, along the Sea of Cortez, in addition to spending time touring Cabo San Lucas and surrounding areas.

Cabo San Lucas is an absolute gem of a vacation destination. It was one of the top bucket list places on my list. During this visit, I was able to visit a glass blowing factory, eat lunch in Downtown San Jose del Cabo, partake in tequila tasting (yum) and also visit the city of Los Cabos.

I was able to book this trip all on Trip Advisor. It had all of the above mentioned excursions included. A tour bus comes to get you in the morning and you get back to the hotel in the evening. Pretty much a full day of fun in the sun β˜€οΈ!

Astronaut in the Ocean – Kailua Bay Vibes

Ocean life is definitely the life. If I can be anywhere near the ocean, I am definitely at peace.πŸ˜€ Here is one of the the best ocean views that I have seen: youtube.com/shorts/RlJINE7uGAY

In this video, I was just observing and enjoying all of the natural beauty before my eyes. Thankfully, I was able to soak in all of the views that I saw here at Kailua Bay. What a beautiful day it was to be outside. Down in this area of Downtown Kona, Hawaii, this bay is on one side of the street and shops and restaurants are in the other side. Can it really get any better than this? πŸ˜ƒ

To be able to fully appreciate this area, you must go visit for yourselves. Pictures and videos can only give it so much justice, personal experience is just so much better.

I hope that you all enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed recording it! Have a wonderful day!