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 🥰? 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 🎵😀) 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 😃.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.😃👍🙌
Once upon a cruise, I had the time of my life 😃! 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.
There is absolutely nothing like a beautiful sunshine to get a a beautiful day started. Combine that with beautiful people and it makes for an unbelievably beautiful day 😂. One of those unbelievably beautiful days was captured in the following video. Take a look: youtube.com/shorts/cLbu_PRsVjY
The Chankanaab Beach Park on the island of Cozumel, Mexico is an absolute must see. This Beach Park combines the beach (of course), swimming with the dolphins 🐬, entertainment, shopping, tequila tasting etc. It has so many activities that it is almost impossible to do everything in one day! You have to come back the next day in order to take in the whole experience.
An amazing cruise across the Western Caribbean, took me to Cozumel and I booked the Chankanaab experience which was worth every bit of the price. I would most certainly visit this place again but likely would take a stand-alone trip in order to get the full experience.
This is a place designed for everyone 😊! There a something to do whatever your age. I have found that I enjoy places like these now more than ever. Should your travel plans take you to Cozumel, feel free to take in this experience. You will be so glad that you did!
Cheers to a new week! Hope that your Monday is going well. My Monday is going incredible so far. It is a great day to be alive but really, that is any day 😂. I experienced one of those great days in the video that I have included here. Check out the link: youtube.com/shorts/IGCpLXlSMlA
Hope that you enjoyed watching the video. The grounds of the Fairmont Orchid was just gorgeous! I visited the Fairmont Orchid for the first time ever on this trip and it was such an unbelievable experience. I would definitely do so again.
The hotel is just humongous. We walked for days, it seemed, just to get to our room. There are several towers at this hotel so you have to do a lot of walking and using the elevators. As you walk from building to building, you observe the magnificent beauty that is found around every corner of this phenomenal hotel.
Truly one of the best luxury resorts that I have ever stayed in. The service is just top notch and the rooms are some of the most spacious that I have ever been in. I definitely give this beautiful place, two thumbs up for the attention to detail that is to be found there to every aspect of luxury.
If you love the circus 🤡, check out the following video taken at the UniverSoul Circus: youtube.com/shorts/RRggIEmqzTc
These circus performers are just so very talented. It is indeed amazing what they do. They have nerves of steel and it is so exciting to watch. I remember just holding my breath watching these stunts.
I think about the countless number of hours, days, weeks, months and years that it takes to perfect this art. It takes an inordinate amount of discipline in the process also. This is entertainment at its absolute best.
This particular show was my first UniverSoul Circus that I had attended. I can most certainly say that it will not be my last. I was totally blown away by this aerial display and many others that I saw that night. I hope that you enjoy the video!😎🙌
Hello October😊 and Happy Friday to all. We are quickly rushing into the last quarter of the year and before you know it, 2022 will be here. In order to celebrate this, I want to share the party vibes (Pre-Covid) that I vividly remember from my last Carnival Cruise: youtube.com/shorts/MI5bseTBf0U Hope that you enjoy 😊!
These were the good old days for sure and I definitely miss them. The good news is that these times will return, we will experience them again! There are seasons in life that are experienced. They seem forever at the time but they come and go.
This particular video was recorded during dinner time on the cruise. This dance party happens on every Carnival Cruise. Most definitely, it looks different nowadays but it is fun nonetheless. The kids dancing 💃 🕺🏾in the video is what makes this video most enjoyable! I smile every time I view it.
Let the good times roll😃 Happy Friday and Happy October 🎉🎉🎉
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 soul🙌. 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 richer😊🙌!
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.😃 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! 😆
Coming in hot on a a Monday! Hope that you have a wonderful week. Wanted to take the time to share a cool experience that I had viewing a volcano vent for the first time outside of Mount Kilauea😊. If you would like to see more, please check out the video: youtube.com/shorts/gtO1DzPQElE
As you can see from the video, the steam form the volcano is coming in very hot 🥵 so you most definitely have to stand back! What you may or may not be able to tell from the video is that it is so very cold around the volcano. That is why we are dressed like we are with hoodies, jackets etc.
It is hard to believe that you can experience cold in Hawaii, but surprisingly you can. The Big Island of Hawaii, in addition to the beautiful beaches and warm weather, also has mountains and higher elevations which contributes to the colder weather. When you visit Hawaii, expect to pack shorts and also jackets and hoodies 😊. This is totally based upon the type of experience you are looking to have.
I like to take it all in, so I pack for the beach and for visiting the mountains and volcanoes. You only live once, so why not 😂. Makes for a lifetime of memories that you can share which makes your experience so much richer.
If you are in need of fun vibes, look no further than this video, which was taken on a Carnival Cruise back in the good old days prior to the pandemic: youtube.com/shorts/8YMW4STq5ag
Hard to believe that there were times like these, but these times actually existed😃. My sincere hope is that these times return soon. It is always good to reflect on good times especially during not so good times.
This video is just plain fun 🤩! This was part of the sail away celebration that Carnival was having, as we prepared to set sail to the Western Caribbean. Little did we know at the time, how much fun we would have visiting Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel.
I encourage you, if you have not experienced a cruise or even if you have, to enjoy this type of experience once or again. Looking at this video, puts me mentally back on that ship, enjoying all of the sights and sounds😃