Until visiting Kauai this month, I had never been on a subset catamaran tour. Full disclosure, I had never been on a catamaran ever 😂! 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.😃
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 😂. I truly love being on the water 💦 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 💦.
Hope that you enjoy the video and will make your plans to go to Kauai and take this tour! You will thank me later 😃🙌
If you have never been to Waimea Canyon, run, not walk to visit 😂! 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 😃. 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 🥾.
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 😀!
Los Cabos is an absolute dream! If you have never been to Los Cabos – put it on your bucket list😃. 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 Resort😃. 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 🏖.
Hope that you will consider Los Cabos/Cabo San Lucas in the future. With Spring Break approaching, this would be an excellent location to visit😃!
Kalahari Hotels and Resorts are an absolute dream 🤩! If you have followed my blog, you already know how beautiful it is. There is something to do for the whole family and it is a lot cheaper than Universal Studios and Disney 😊. Check out this ginormous wading pool: youtube.com/shorts/fcacCAxz83k
In posting this video, I can see myself right here wading in that water 💦. Hopefully you can see yourself there also. Cannot overstate how much I enjoyed my experience there at the park. The indoor water park is worth the price of admission alone!😎
The video above highlights just one of the indoor attractions that Kalahari has there. In recent years, Kalahari Hotels and Resorts have popped up in various parts of the USA. If I am not mistaken, there is at least a couple that are located elsewhere in the world.
The Kalahari experience that I have captured is from the fairly new water park in Round Rock, Texas. Not only was the water park top notch but so was the beautiful hotel 🏨. I would definitely encourage anyone, as you are making plans for Spring Break or even Summer travel, to check out Kalahari. You will be so glad that you did 😃!
No matter where I travel in the world, I love and appreciate nature views😃! 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 😂.
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!😃 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!
Sometimes in life, making decisions require a leap of faith. I totally had to take a leap of faith while visiting Atlantis! If you have not been there before, there is a 60 foot water slide called the Leap of Faith – which requires courage and faith to experience it 😂. Here is a quick video that shows my experience on the Leap of Faith: youtube.com/shorts/xJRUsR5-L5U
In an effort of full transparency, I look back at the photos captured and I am still amazed that I took this experience head on 😂. I remember it being such a thrill ride and so exciting at the same time. Not sure that I have had an experience in my life that comes close to the excitement that I felt on this ride. I would highly recommend taking on this experience, if you have an opportunity to visit some time in the future.
In addition to the Leap of Faith Water Slide, there are so many other water slides and pools that you can experience. It should be noted that not all of the slides are the 60 foot variety but there are smaller slides there. If lazy rivers are appealing, there are a number of those that are located in Atlantis.
Atlantis is very family friendly, there is truly something to do for the whole family. You will definitely enjoy your time there! 😃
Belize is such a beautiful place to visit😃By far, it is one of the best places that I have visited. Always a great feeling when you can get long time bucket list items checked off your list. Here is just a compilation of the sights and sounds of Belize: youtube.com/shorts/GNXW02RgTpg
Hopefully you enjoyed the video!😃Belize was one of the stops while cruising along the Western Caribbean! Impressive trip all around especially the speed boat tour of the Belize River. If you ever go, please do the Belize River tour – you will be so glad you did!
I must admit, the Belize River tour isn’t always fast moving. In Belize 🇧🇿, there are spots along the river where you cannot go fast. While sailing along the river, you will see manatees, alligators 🐊, snakes 🐍 etc.
In addition to the tour, you can also visit the Belize Zoo, where you will see a lot of awesome animals. Thankfully this is part of the overall tour – which really adds to the value that this tour has!
Aloha Friday to you all! Hope that everyone had a wonderful week and that you are all looking forward, as I am, to the weekend.😃 How I love the wonderful song 🎵 “Everybody’s working for the weekend”. So much truth is that song . Even more compelling is working for the next vacation 😂! Here is a great example of how vacationing soothes the soul: youtube.com/shorts/KViwW32NtD8
Hope that you enjoyed the video. This is Punalu’u Beach which is located in Kona, Hawaii. What instantly stands out is the black sand which is just magnificent! Very cool to the touch and so beautiful 🤩. On this particular day, these views were the calm before a big storm which would happen about 10 minutes later.
Matter of fact, the storm ⛈ got so severe that I ended my trip there and headed back to the hotel 🏨. I had planned to visit the Kilauea Volcano which was about 30 minutes away. It was so disappointing at the time but thankfully I got a chance to visit this beach 🏖, and the volcano, in sunnier weather later in the week.
With Spring Break right around the corner, I encourage everyone to book some time to get away from it all, whether in Hawaii or someplace close to home 🏡😃!
Find your beach – popular phrase used a lot these days in commercials.😃Finding your beach 🏖, really speaks to finding your happy place, beach or otherwise. With so much going on these days, we are having to find our beaches, early and often. I totally found my happy place which happens to be a beach also 😂 , one of the best that I have visited. I have captured it here: youtube.com/shorts/0SAyFx90GuU
This video was taken from the balcony of the Hilton Los Cabos Hotel. If you have never visited, I hope that you will in the future and that you will get an ocean view room. These room provide the absolute best views. That is probably why these rooms are at an absolute premium to book😊.
Although I have only visited this hotel once, it is absolutely number 1 on my list for visiting again! The amenities were top notch and the grounds of the hotel were immaculate. The only down side to the hotel was that it was not all inclusive. Many of the hotels in Mexico are all inclusive. I think that this hotel is one of the best non-all inclusive hotels in Los Cabos.
Hope that you enjoy the view and that you will make your plans to visit Los Cabos soon and stay at this gorgeous hotel. You will be glad that you did!😃
Cruising to the Caribbean sounds so very good right now! So much to see and do and so many memories to be made. I went on a 5 day cruise to the Western Caribbean and I was just amazed. I was even amazed by the beautiful cruise ship 🚢 views also. Take a quick look for yourself: youtube.com/shorts/MQyRJ2jdGrw
Pretty cool, huh 🤔? I remember walking out on deck and seeing the beautiful views like it was only yesterday. Of course, during these pandemic days, things would look a lot different. Definitely not as many people all crowded in one place but still a lot of activities onboard nonetheless.
The area that you are viewing is called the Lido deck and it is where a lot of the fun happens on the ship, including the Sail Away adventures. Cannot beat fun times aboard a cruise 🚢 😃. The experience is so wonderful and the memories will last a lifetime.
Cruising is a beautiful experience and I encourage everyone to partake of the experience at least once to see if you will enjoy it. Who knows, it could be the first of many adventures 😎🏖🏖!