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

Sky Views from Above ✈️

I love sky views from airplanes😻 ❀️! No matter what airline I fly, I always have a window seat preference designated on my profile πŸ˜‚. It is an absolute must for me. Viewing the beautiful sky and the magnificent earth views below, just brings a wonderful peace within for me. I recently took a flight and captured this remarkable video: youtube.com/shorts/euA40CbFGzE

Lovely views indeed πŸ˜ƒ. It doesn’t matter how many times you fly, there is always something new to see. I have become more grateful for these views since the pandemic 😷. We all might be guilty of taking these views and trips in general for granted, until we could not take trips anymore.

This particular video was captured during a recent trip to Dallas where I was connecting to another flight ✈️. Did not expect to see these views but I greatly appreciate beauty in all of its forms πŸ˜‚. Could not help but capture it when I see it.

If you are not a fan of the window seat on a plane, I encourage you to try it again for the first time. Who knows what type of views you will see.

Waterfall Chaser 🀩!

I love chasing waterfalls! Anywhere a waterfall is located, I want to go see it. It is so nice and so peaceful looking at the beautiful water πŸ’¦. Perhaps not a more peaceful, serene scene than watching and hearing the sound of waterfalls. Here is one of those majestic beauties, on full display: youtube.com/shorts/ySAnpt75Vf4

Doesn’t it look heavenly? πŸ˜ƒ I could go see this waterfall again. This is Kahuna Falls which is located in the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. It was so exciting hiking πŸ₯Ύ to this beautiful location. Rules of the park do not allow you to hike down to the waterfall but to observe it from a lookout point which is where I am standing while looking at this beautiful wonder of nature!

One thing to consider when visiting this park is that it is definitely at a higher mountain elevation. If you have not visited the mountains before, it takes a different type of conditioning – which you will notice as you hike there. I found myself huffing and puffing after hiking a short while.

I hope that you enjoy the above video. It gives you a glimpse of the beauty that is found there at the Akaka Falls State Park.

Views for Days and Nights β˜€οΈ 🌝

Sometimes when you are feeling just a little creative, you start editing pictures and video to more accurately capture the beautiful moment that is appearing before your eyes. I felt that way when I captured the following video: youtube.com/shorts/PwwbjIln_eQ

When you are not accustomed to views like these on a daily or nightly basis, creativity takes over πŸ˜‚. It is for that reason that I never take for granted the opportunity to travel because it is definitely a luxury. Nothing makes me feel more closer to myself and to the world.

This particular beauty was captured from the balcony of the Hilton Waikoloa Village- Ocean Tower. What a wonderful stay this was. I will always remember it because I was awaken by the birds πŸ¦… chirping every morning πŸ˜ƒ which was pretty cool. No matter where I have traveled before in the world 🌎, that has never been my experience.

I hope that you enjoy the above video and that you have a great day! πŸ˜ƒ

Ticket 🎟 to ParadiseπŸŒ΄πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

There is a great, really old song (1977) called “Two tickets to paradise” by Eddie Money. If you were offered one ticket to paradise, where would you go? I want to share my idea of paradise on earth and it is captured in the following video: youtube.com/shorts/MPyXreLlBCo

Isn’t it lovely πŸ₯°? I must admit, before this trip, Hawaii had been #1 on my bucket list since I was a kid. I have always wanted to go and experience the feeling of being in paradise. As a kid, you don’t have any idea of how or when this will happen, but you just “don’t stop believing” (title of another great song πŸŽ΅πŸ˜€) that it will happen one day.

Sometimes dreams do come true and the perfect alignment of time, resources and ability opens up the opportunity to discover and experience a place that you have never been before but have always wanted to go.

This particular day, as captured perfectly by the video, was a perfect day to experience the wonderful Hawaiian weather and its amazing tropical 🐠 🌴 views. If you can believe it, those views were from the beach at the hotel πŸ˜ƒ.Looks like views taken from a particular excursion but they are not.

Get that one or two tickets 🎟 to paradise, wherever that may be (Bali, Bora Bora, New York, London etc.) You absolutely deserve it and it is calling your name.πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ™Œ

Once Upon a Cruise 🚒

Once upon a cruise, I had the time of my life πŸ˜ƒ! There was a lot of singing and most certainly a lot of dancing like the video captured here: youtube.com/shorts/ZFHUBtD0vk4

Doesn’t this look like fun? 😜 The video gives you some idea of the overall atmosphere on this Carnival – Western Caribbean cruise. The place where all of this fun takes place is called the Lido Deck. That is where dance parties, exercising and other entertaining group activities take place. This place can accommodate the largest number of guests at the same time.

If you have seen other blog posts of mine, you have undoubtedly seen a few concerts from the cruise ships. The concerts happen on the Lido Deck. As you might imagine, there are extra protocols being followed in the pandemic world that we live in now, but rest assured, this type of entertainment continues on, albeit in a limited capacity.

Once you are comfortable with taking a cruise, I encourage you to do so. I am sure that the industry would love to have new and experienced cruisers, as their industry has lost billions of dollars as a result of the pandemic.

NASA Moon Views – Wow🀩

Space – the most definite final frontier! Going to the moon and outer space is something that will be more of a reality for outer space seekers as time goes on. Until then, take a look at this visit to the moon gallery at NASA: youtube.com/shorts/5P4hd72Gm_0

This was such a cool experience that I thoroughly loved it πŸ₯°. As I indicated in my previous post, if you have never visited NASA, do yourself a favor and take a visit. There is just a natural fascination with space. The unknown provides so much mystery and excitement at the same time.

Almost the feeling (but to a greater degree) that you get when you have never been to a place but you have always thought it would be cool to go. We have often wondered if there is intelligent life out there also. Due to this natural curiosity, we explore and explore some more.

Space X and Blue Origin are making space dreams come true. They are boldly going out in space during a time in which there is so much curiosity and demand to go. Before these companies, it was just NASA the original pioneers in space explorationπŸ˜€

Talking to the Moon🌝!

How I love to visit NASA!πŸ˜ƒSuch a great place to go and explore. Maybe it is just my fascination with all things space. I would love to be able to visit space one of these days. Looks like that is starting to happen these days, with different SpaceX missions. In the meantime, I took a NASA visit to the moon and it is captured here: youtube.com/shorts/kFC8nYzFeZ8

I guess my first love for all things space started with the movie E.T. and with the Star Wars movies. Both really peaked my interest in space, in addition to the different space launch missions from NASA. Visiting Cape Canaveral as a kid really put my love for space over the top!πŸ˜ƒ

The above video was taken at the NASA Johnson Space Center located in Houston, Texas. If you have ever heard of the saying, “Houston, we have a problem” – the person that said it, said it at the Johnson Space Center. Fun factπŸ˜ƒ!

This moon exhibit was located in an area that is called the Astronaut Gallery. There you can take cool pictures and videos of the moon, in addition to touring a space shuttle. There are so many other activities that make for a long and enjoyable day. I definitely recommend visiting this wonderful place especially if you are a lover of all things space l, like I am!

Ocean Eyes – Tropical 🐠 🌴Mood

Ocean views are the best views by far 😎! Incredible sights and unbelievable sounds provide such a wonderful refuge from the everyday life routine that we all have grown accustomed to. If you need a great reminder of the peace and tranquillity that such a location can provide, look no further than this link: youtube.com/shorts/Npc3oB9xgHw

There is just something magical about getting your daily dose of vitamin sea that calms the mind and soothes the soulπŸ™Œ. It is your “serenity now” moment that provides peace within under the sky above.

It really doesn’t matter how many times that I have been to the beach, where the beach is located or when I have last visited the beach. It is always priority one to get back as soon as I can! My best paths in life, have led to the beach somewhere 🌴.

If you have followed this blog, you know this already and you have seen pictures and videos from beaches from various locations. As I continue to travel and even in times that I am not traveling, I will share posts such as these as personal investments in experiences, that have made my life so much richerπŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ!

Hawaii or Mars? See for yourself πŸ˜ƒ

Never have I visited a place that has looked like it does not belong on this planet, until now. Take a look at the Chains of Crater Road, located near the Volcano National Park: youtube.com/watch

It looks like another planet πŸ˜‚. Such otherworldly views that, if I had not traveled there and seen it for myself, I probably would not have believed it. What a magnificent place!

Turns out that this unbelievable place is a very popular hiking spot for locals and visitors. Almost seems like it should be on the old show: Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Before traveling to Hawaii, I had no idea that places like these exist. It is a natural wonder surrounded by other natural wonders on the Big Island of Hawaii. You will totally be amazed if you should ever have the opportunity to visit this remarkable place.