Paddle Board Vibes from Kona πŸ˜ŽπŸ™Œβ€οΈ!

With Spring among us already, we are now starting to have thoughts of summer. Whether it is optimistic thoughts of being finally done with this pandemic or of just taking a much needed summer vacation, summer is so eagerly anticipated. I have provided a little touch of summer in the springtime here: youtube.com/watch

The video contains some ocean views from my time visiting Kona, Hawaii. It features a paddle boarding couple out in the wonderful ocean on a nice beautiful day. Such a shot of vacation bliss that I think we all could use.

Hope that you have a wonderful Friday! Feel free to check back often for other travel videos and highlights.

Chasing Waterfalls in the Aloha State!!πŸ˜€πŸ™Œ

The song says to not go chasing waterfalls but to stick the rivers and the lakes that you are used to. I did not take this advice but decided that I would go chase waterfalls anyway because there are so many pretty ones in Hawaii. πŸ˜‚ I had fun exploring this particular one (Kahuna Falls)youtube.com/shorts/r5MAo76VCrw

It was certainly a magnificent one, and I will never forget the experience as long as I live. It was a rainy day that day but I was not deterred but was rather determined to take the mountainous trek to see my first ever waterfall πŸ˜ƒ.

It was as if we were walking through a rainforest. I could not believe the beauty of the green forest along with the beautiful rivers and streams that were encountered during the hike to Kahuna Falls.

The experience left me with a lifetime of memories, beholding the beauty of a waterfall and experiencing the thin air of the hiking in a mountain that was several thousands of feet in elevation.

Hope that you enjoy the experience captured in this video. Stay safe and healthy 😷 πŸ™Œ

Some of my best paths in life have always led to the beach πŸ– 😻🏝

There is just something about the beach that provides an automatic relaxation feel.😎 We visit once or many times and cannot wait to visit again. Whether it is the sound of the rushing waves, sand between your toes, or the beautiful sky above, being at the beach gives you the peace within that we desperately long for!

One of the beaches that I visited recently was the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach in Hawaii. First time that I have ever seen black sand on a beach but it was quite cool to the touch on a hot day, like the one captured on the video below. Black sand contains minerals that does not allow if to get hot like white sand. I was able to pick up the sand and look at the beautiful crystals that were on full display.

It was quite a beautiful beach – as you will see below. Cannot wait to visit this beach or any beach, for that matter, πŸ– again! πŸ˜‚ youtube.com/watch

VolcanoesπŸŒ‹ in Hawaii (so amazing 🀩)!

One of the most interesting places that I visited during my time on the Big Island in Hawaii was the Volcano National Park. What a great place to visit while you are in Hawaii! 😊 This was one of the sights that was included in the Deluxe Volcano Experience that Kailani Tours offers in their tour package.

The Volcano Experience offers a comprehensive tour of the island (coffee tour in Kona, Punalu’u Beach Park, etc.) The richness of the experience is seeing a live, active volcano πŸŒ‹ before your very eyes – which is a phenomenal experience. The tour takes you to Mount Kilauea where you can take pictures of the volcano both in the day and at night after you have finished the tour provided dinner.

Here is a quick video of Mount Kilauea in the day. It was wonderful to behold. My night pictures were too dark to share here but you will get the idea. To see more sights and sounds of Hawaii and other epic locations, feel free to follow me at travelfitguru on every social media platform. Enjoy 😊!

Mount Kilauea – live and active volcano in Hawaii

A week in Paradise πŸ– 🌴 β˜€οΈ

It was a very long time coming but I finally took my first trip since the pandemic on last week. It was a trip to a location that for years, had been on the bucket list. That location was Hawaii! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜ƒ

Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii (via Kona) was a complete dream come true! I could not believe my eyes seeing the picturesque landscape of mountains, beaches, waterfalls (oh my πŸ˜ƒ). One more thing, Hawaii has volcanoes πŸŒ‹. Truly unbelievable having all of the above in one location literally miles away from one another. The climate and elevation changed as you drove through the mountains and adventured to the Volcano State Park. You went from 85 degrees Fahrenheit on the beach to between 30 and 40 degrees at the volcano and in the mountains.

The people were so very friendly and so accommodating! Some of the best folks that I have ever met. I can truly say that out of all the various places that I have visited, this is truly the best. Here is a video of the sights and sounds of this beautiful paradise. More to come..

Punalu’u Beach Park – black sand beach πŸ–

Super Bowl Vibes πŸˆπŸ™Œ

What an exciting game it was on last night! It is a magnificent story of how Tom Brady has been so consistent for so many years. He has played in the league for at least 20 years and has won the Super Bowl now an unprecedented 7 times. More than any other player or any other NFL franchise. He made the difference in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers getting to the next level and winning the Super Bowl. Great people do great things and it was awesome to be able to watch the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) win one more time.

I am definitely reminded of a time when the Super Bowl was in Texas. During that year, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were playing the Atlanta Falcons. I got a chance to visit the Super Bowl LI Fan experience which occurs during the days leading up to the Super Bowl. I have included a video below which captures some sights from that time. Enjoy!

Super Bowl LI Fan Experience

I ❀️ NYC! πŸŽπŸ˜„πŸ™Œ

Manhattan, New York is certainly one of the best places that I have had the pleasure of visiting πŸ˜„! The city really just takes your breath away. There is so much to do and so little time to do it unless you have a couple of weeks to vacation there.

During my travels there, I have seen so much. At last count, I probably have been there at least 7 times, and I must admit, I have not seen all there is to see of the city. I have visited the Empire State Building, 30 Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park etc.

Still on the list: Battery Park, World Trade Memorial, Radio City Music Hall etc. Hopefully, once the pandemic 😷 cases drop and travel get back to normal, I could visit these attractions among others. One of the attractions that I would certainly recommend is the Circle ⭕️ Line Tour. It is an absolute must when visiting the city. You get a chance to see all of NYC from a boat. In addition, you see the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium etc.

As always, I have attached a video that includes a few of the sights and sounds of the city πŸŒƒ. Enjoy!

I ❀️ NYC

Dinner Cruise 🚒 Vibes

Reminiscing on very good times earlier this year onboard a Carnival Cruise to the Western CaribbeanπŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ. The ship was at reduced capacity but everyone on board enjoyed the wonderful vibes.

It seems by looking at the video attached below that this is not an event that happened in 2020 but really of a long, forgotten time that was mask 😷 free. This was in fact, back in March 2020. That time was the calm before the proverbial storm!

I hope that you enjoy this video and I definitely hope to return to these times again. Until that time, stay safe and healthyπŸ˜ƒ!

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Dinner Cruise 🚒 Vibes on the High Seas

Once upon a time in Montego BayπŸ–πŸ– 🌊 🏝

Once upon a time in Montego Bay, I had one of the best travel adventures of my life! 😊 This was my first and only time visiting this beautiful place but it will not be the last. So much fun in the sun β˜€οΈ, it was try hard to leave.

My stay started at the Rose Hall Hilton which is a superb all-inclusive hotel 🏨. Shots in the video were taken on the grounds of this gorgeous hotel. Truly one of the best places that I have stayed. This hotel had it all, great food, awesome shows and beautiful amenities.

It was wonderfully located on a beach and it included a water park for the kids. The pools were magnificent and very large. I would definitely recommend this hotel with its rather spacious rooms!

Also included in the video are shots from Dunn’s River Fall, Saint Ann’s River Rafting and other sights!