Evening in Na Pali😎🏝🌞!

What a wonderful evening in Na Pali πŸ˜ƒ! Absolutely the best sail expedition that I have ever been on. Take a look at this magnificent view: youtube.com/shorts/Q65gP5kpoys

It is so incredibly beautiful 🀩- almost looks like a clip from a movie πŸŽ₯. Must admit that I was pretty excited to try out the cinematic photography mode on my iPhone 13πŸ˜ƒ! This video adequately captures the magnificent views that I experienced while on this beautiful sunset cruise 🚒.

Absolutely jaw dropping views from onboard this beautiful catamaran! Must admit that this is the first time that I have actually had a catamaran experience. It was incredible and I would certainly sail on another one again. I have cruised aboard humongous cruise liners many times but never a catamaranπŸ˜ƒ!

The best views by far are on the front of the catamaranπŸ˜ƒ. It can also, unfortunately, be the wettest part of the ship also! Make sure to take caution ⚠️ as the boat is moving faster because you will most certainly get wet πŸ˜‚.

Enjoy the video and check back for more travel adventures of the exciting kind here on this blogπŸ˜ƒπŸ!

Living on the EdgeπŸ˜ŽπŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄!

Living on the edge has never felt better πŸ˜€! Taking a trip to an unbelievable place is definitely rewarding and provides a respite from normal life. I have attached a link to a video that was captured from onboard a catamaran as the crew and I are sailing ⛡️ along the coast of Kauai: youtube.com/shorts/hfCorsdWvIk

It just so happened to be a beautiful day and a spectacular one for sailing ⛡️. Even during an almost 6 hour tour, it just did not seem long enough. Just wanted to experience more whale 🐳 and dolphin 🐬 watching, in addition to taking in more views and vibes of the ocean and mountains from the boat πŸ›₯ tour.

It has been said that you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. There is lot of truth in that statement. You only get one chance at life without the ability to do it over again. Vacation always reminds me of the importance of stopping to smell the roses 🌹, as you walk the path of life.

Attempting to get to the edge of the catamaran was tricky, because all of the water made the deck slippery. Thankfully πŸ˜… I did not get dangerously close to the edge to capture the views. My goal on vacation, is to make sure that all the fun 🀩 is accomplished without the danger ⛔️ πŸ˜‚. Arrive alive and leave better than you came!

Hope that you enjoy the video and that you will plan to vacation here or somewhere else this year. Especially with things looking a whole lot better on the travel front from a Covid 19 perspective πŸ˜€! Happy sails and trails πŸ˜ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ‘‹!

Just Cruising-Hawaii Style😎🌴🌴🌊!

Nothing like cruising on a catamaran- soaking in all of nature’s beautiful views😎! The more exotic the location, the more impressive the views are. If you have followed this blog for some time, you realize that cruising is one of my favorite pass times πŸ˜‚. By far, this has been one of the best cruises that I have ever taken: youtube.com/shorts/bd7PHD-f9cE

This video is so incredible 😍! I enjoyed this whole experience to the fullest. The experience was one that I will never forget. Hope that you enjoy it and that you will book this excursion should you ever vacation in Kauai.

After having visited the Big Island of Hawaii on last year, I was thoroughly impressed! As I am writing this blog post now, I am still impressed. The combination of waterfalls, beaches, mountains (skiing takes place there – unbelievable) and the only active volcano on the Hawaiian 🌺 islands (Kilauea), is hard to beat on any island.

Kauai blew all of my expectations out of the water πŸ’¦. It was such a relaxing trip and the views are second to none 🀩! The otherworldly views are like none that I have ever seen. It is no wonder that Jurassic Park movies were filmed here. I feel like I need to watch each of them again to see all the beautiful scenery that I can now name after seeing the island on vacation.

Hope that you will make your plans to visit Kauai in the near future and that you will visit this blog, early and often, for more travel adventures😎!

Sailing on the Na Pali CoastπŸ˜Žβ›΅οΈπŸβ˜€οΈ!

Until visiting Kauai this month, I had never been on a subset catamaran tour. Full disclosure, I had never been on a catamaran ever πŸ˜‚! I have seen rich celebrities, on tv, aboard these but have never had the experience. If you ever sail on one of these boats, the best views are in the front. You can see why, by viewing this video: youtube.com/shorts/cFN1IrzTijQ

Spectacular views indeed and I am thankful for the experience! Part of traveling for me, is trying something new. That being said, I am not afraid to open myself up to brand new experiences. I was greatly rewarded for my courage because the Na Pali Sunset Cruise in Kauai was just what the doctor ordered.πŸ˜ƒ

It was by far the best cruise that I have taken to date. If you have followed this blog, you know how much of a cruiser I am. I could possibly work for the cruise industry at this point in time πŸ˜‚. I truly love being on the water πŸ’¦ as often as possible. In fact, most of the excursions, on trips that I have taken, involved water in some way, shape or form.

This particular excursion, as the name implies, is 6 hour in duration and one of the only ways to view the Na Pali Coast. On land, it would take forever, by air, it would be expensive etc. Seeing the dolphins and whales are worth the price of the tour alone! The bonus views are the mountains that looks like you’re in Jurassic Park and the beautiful water πŸ’¦.

Hope that you enjoy the video and will make your plans to go to Kauai and take this tour! You will thank me later πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ

Perfect Views from Paradise 🌺🌴🌴!

Paradise was found on earth while visiting the beautiful island of Kauai πŸ˜ƒ! I had a great opportunity to experience a luau for the first time in my life. What an experience it was! I was joined by a few of my closest friends who also wanted to experience this. Here are the beautiful views and vibes captured in this video: youtube.com/shorts/awWWNp4hicY

Out of all of the times that I envisioned what Kauai would be like, views like these, blew my perceptions out the window. As you can see from the video, it almost looks like a vivid, vibrant dream 😴. The colors are absolutely perfect especially with the backdrop of the mountains right behind it. So very impressive πŸ˜ƒ.

This video was captured right before the luau festivities began. So we are all in eager anticipation of attending the luau while taking in the beauty that was all around us. I almost wished at that time that I could stay right there for the rest of my life πŸ˜‚. Of course, reality kicked in and that thought went away from my mind.

That really is the appeal, in and of itself, of vacation. A place that blocks out our ordinary life and provides a temporary break from that life to fantasize about a new life that you could enjoy. I firmly believe that vacation time should be interwoven in our health insurance πŸ˜‚. The relief that it provides contributes to our overall well being!

I will share additional videos from my recent experience on my blog and on my social media accounts. Feel free to follow me there and here. πŸ˜ƒ

Waimea Canyon Views-OMG🀩!

If you have never been to Waimea Canyon, run, not walk to visit πŸ˜‚! It is an incredible place and I got a chance to visit on last week. Here is a view from the lookout point, hope that you enjoy this as much as I did capturing it:youtube.com/shorts/96hD68Zc08I

I have never been to the Grand Canyon but I have heard that it is a lot like this view but less colorful πŸ˜ƒ. This beautiful canyon is located on the beautiful island 🏝 of Kauai, Hawaii in the city of Waimea. The Waimea Canyon State Park has a lookout point and trails for hiking πŸ₯Ύ.

I don’t mind telling you that I have never seen views such as these in any of my previous travels before. I was completely blown away by the spectacular colors and the vastness of the canyon. Visiting Kauai, as I mentioned before in a previous post, was otherworldly, almost as if you were on a different planet altogether.

In order to get to the lookout point on the top of Waimea Canyon, you have to drive about an hour from the base of the canyon to reach the top. The elevation of the canyon is 3,400 feet and you totally feel it as you are going up the canyon and hiking on the trails.

Hope that you enjoy the video above and that you will follow this blog to see more travel adventures πŸ˜€!

Viva Los Cabos😎🌴πŸ₯‚!!

Los Cabos is an absolute dream! If you have never been to Los Cabos – put it on your bucket listπŸ˜ƒ. Here is a great video of the beautiful hotel that I had the pleasure of staying in:. youtube.com/shorts/FTjAcFrpBhM

The beautiful hotel seen in this video is the Hilton Los Cabos Hotel and ResortπŸ˜ƒ. One of the best hotels in Los Cabos. It was an absolute dream – you most definitely would enjoy the experience. For me, it starts with the largest hotel room that I have ever stayed in. Then, it is all about the amazing amenities and the ocean front views that will absolutely capture your heart ❀️.

If you have followed this blog for some time, I have highlighted many aspects of Mexico particularly Los Cabos! If you have not seen the previous posts, I encourage you to take a look. Most folks have heard of Cabo San Lucas, which is nearby. I actually went sailing on the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas.

The Hilton Los Cabos has one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, which also is an absolute plus. The waters in Los Cabos tend to be rough and choppy at times. You will enjoy countless hours hanging out at the beach πŸ–.

Hope that you will consider Los Cabos/Cabo San Lucas in the future. With Spring Break approaching, this would be an excellent location to visitπŸ˜ƒ!

TGIF – Let’s DanceπŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΎ!

Friday is here – hooray to the end of the week!πŸ˜ƒ Hope that you had a great week so far and that you are having a Fantastic Friday. Something about Fridays that really gets you in the dancing mood! I am reminded of the last cruise 🚒 that I took, that had me in a dancing mood. Here is a snippet of that wonderful time: youtube.com/shorts/Z9rmuT0Ouws

Sort of gets you moving – I love that great song πŸŽ΅πŸ˜ƒ. We were on our way to the Western Caribbean and as you can tell, we were just a tad bit excited πŸ˜‚. Of course seeing the number of people all together, it goes without saying that these were pre-pandemic times. Sailing as I understand it, has resumed at ports. It is fully expected with the decline in Covid cases recently, that cruising will come back in a huge way.

This particular cruise took me to Costa Maya, Belize and lastly to Cozumel. My blog contains a number of videos from all of these places. Feel free to take a step through some of my previous posts to see great, original videos that you will not find anywhere else.

If you are traveling to either of the locations that I have listed above, you are sure to have an amazing time. When you are cruising to these different ports of call, you are given some hours (5 – 6) to take in the experience of the location and then it is time to get back on the ship 🚒 to cruise to another location. It is fun 🀩 and you are certainly left wanting even more time onshore.

Hope that you enjoyed the video above and that you will make your plans to travel sometime in the near future.

GameTime Fun at Kalahari πŸ€©πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ!

Who doesn’t like a great arcade? I saw the biggest one that I have ever seen at Kalahari Hotels & Resorts. It was such a phenomenal time playing the various games there. Here is a video that shows how massive this arcade room was: youtube.com/shorts/m0vNv4t65Xg

I have always been an avid gamer!πŸ˜€So as you might imagine, I spent quite a bit of time in this place! Kalahari had all of the latest games, and on top of that, they also had some high quality restaurants there also! These restaurants were conveniently located in the arcade area and also as you are walking to the arcade area.

Spending time in the arcade was amazing but if you are seeking water park adventures, you can walk through the arcade to get to the indoor water parkπŸ˜ƒ! Can it possibly get any better than this? The convenience factor was just amazing! I spent a lot of time in the water park alsoπŸ˜„.

I encourage you all to visit this beautiful place, where there is something to do for the whole family! Kalahari Hotel and Resorts are located throughout the United States. Make your plan to visit the one nearest you.

The view is incredible 😳😻❀️❀️!

No matter where I travel in the world, I love and appreciate nature viewsπŸ˜ƒ! Thankfully, as a traveler, I experience nature on a regular basis. This is an incredible view that I could not help but share: youtube.com/shorts/g8PnBjJMvs0

Everything captured in these views are absolutely incredible. The weather was just perfect and adds to the magnificence of this shot. You almost want to dive into the water to cool off πŸ˜‚.

This video is courtesy of the state of Texas which has many beautiful places to visit, especially if you are an avid outdoorsman. Lots of nature trails and beautiful landscapes to hike. Nature Photography abounds in this state. Texas also has its share of State Parks to visit especially with Spring Break coming up in many states.

I encourage you all to visit the beautiful state of Texas. Along with its wonderful nature and parks, Texas also has beautiful Gulf Coast beaches!πŸ˜ƒ They are located in South Padre Island, Corpus Christie, Galveston etc. As you are making your vacation plans for 2022, please consider taking a vacation deep in the heart ❀️ of Texas!