Online Traveling 13: Illinois

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{} Illinois State of the States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross  domestic product, the sixth largest population… {}

I know I got side tracked from my  online travels stories , but I haven’t stopped thinking about it. My next stop is Illinois and I can’t wait to see what I find. [it is 6:50pm July 30th, 2021 and after finally fixing a problem on my site ‘wished I had gotten the 3rd person’s name, because he or she was the only 1 who was able to help me’ anyway all I want to do now  is crochet and watch an anime. Tomorrow is another day…..

**Sun 8/1/2021 at 6:38pm –  I have been through at least five cities within the state of Illinois before I found a video that wasn’t talking about retirement. I watched a long video about Galena, Illinois. It had a lot of information, and showed a nice quiet town. Okay, I finally found something and then came the cuss word towards the end, and no way.

I honestly want to work on a different project, but I want to show something from Illinois. There has to be a good video out there…..


Elburn, Illinois, February, 2021 – Sunset Feb 23, 2021  Kennedy Aviation {}

#1 It is a beautiful Sunset…

{}  NAPERVILLE Best of Downtown NAPERVILLE  & Riverwalk/Roadside Attractions/ Il           Mar 11, 2021 Santos Chronicles  Naperville is the 4th largest city in Illinois. Naperville is known for its downtown district and riverwalk. The riverwalk is 1.75 miles  located along the West Branch of the DuPage River. Come join our family as we check out the stores, restaurants, and unique statutes. {}

#2 Now this video actually had me wanting to go there, to take that walk along the riverwalk.

** It is almost 7:30pm and I just realized I haven’t eaten dinner yet and one has to get ready to get back into reality knowing another work week is about to start. I will look one more time for some more videos, otherwise there will just be the two…

8/5/2021 I am so bored with Illinois, but I don’t want to give up on it. I wasn’t going to go to Chicgo, because I only liked the movie hahaha. I just don’t care for their basketball team. I will see if I find something there that catches my intention.

{} Chicago City in Illinois                                                                                                                                                           Description  Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S Famed  for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic john Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. – Google {}

Okay, nothing that makes me want to go there. I came across this website if you wanted to get where to go etc etc.. Time to go online and see if I can find a video, before I close out this  state, and move on…

{} Chicago Illinois Travel Guide 2021     

Island Hopper TV  Have you been in search of things to do in Chicago when  you visit? This Chicago travel guide gives you travel ideas for your next vacation to Chicago. We explored Navy Pier, the John Hancock Center, 360 observation deck, Lake  Michigan, the Chicago river and much more. We also take a stroll down Michigan Avenue and show you all around the museums of Chicago. When visiting Chicago you will also want to try some of the world famous Deep Dish Pizza or a Chicago style hotdog.#Chicago #Illinois #TravelGuide {}

#3 Yes, I am smiling, because I like this video. The buildings remind me of home,(NY) but by the water it looked like a cool place to walk. I may not want to go there, but it was a good video. I am grateful there wasn’t a word about their basketball team.

** Then again I do like their baseball team. Yes, I like the Chicago Clubs, as long as they are not playing the New York Yankees, because I am always a Yankees girl. 

I am sorry this will be my shortest trip, because I am so over Illinois –

{}Western Spring College – Nga Puna o Waiorea Waiata Tira ASB Polyfest 2021 April 21, 2021 Whakamoemiti Tipuna  {}

#4 I didn’t really want to close out my story with just three videos and Western Springs is a city in Illinois. It mostly had trains and although I like trains (especially the ones in Europe) I came across this video and although I had no idea what it was about. My first thought was how brave these young people were to be on stage and I wanted to see what they were going to do. It was a nice song. I am sure there is a meaning unbeknown to me, but I was HAPPY listening to it. 

** I believe I can leave Illinois knowing there were a few places and sounds I liked.

**A second thought. I will not say anything else about this video, but just in case someone wanted to know what  video got me upset a little. This is it: 

 {}   GALENA

Illinois’ Most Popular Tourist Town: Galena, Illinois 4K Mar 31, 2021  {}

Bye IV Now, LD*

Online Traveling Part 12: Idaho

{} Idaho : US State  Description : Idaho is a northwestern U.S state known for mountainous landscapes, and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. The capital, Boise, is set in the Rocky Mountain foothills and is bisected by the Boise River, which is popular for rafting and fishing. The city’s riverfront Julia Davis Park is a downtown green space containing a rose garden, museums and a zoo. – Google {}

Everyone has heard of Idaho, because of a vegetable. I am talking about potatoes, of course. I know its a state, but never thought past this one simple fact. I know that is sad, but it’s the truth. 

I am on this journey of online traveling, because I want to learn about every state within the US. Then I will move around the world. I am going to start with Twin Falls, Idaho.

{} Twin Falls : City in Idaho   Description : Twin Falls is a city in southern Idaho. It’s known as a gateway to Snake River Canyon, which lies just to the north. At the canyon’s eastern end, Shoshone Falls cascades over a broad series of rocks. Trails along the canyon rim lead to the towering Perrine Bridge, which offers  panoramic views and is a popular launching point for BASE jumpers. At the town’s northern edge, Perrine Coulee Falls tumbles over a cliff, – Google {}

{}  An unexpected Idaho adventure//1 day in Twin Falls June 8, 2021

Travel With ATeam  After leaving Yellowstone early, we stopped for 1 day in Twin Falls, Idaho. As a last minute plan, we had no idea what we were getting into, and it turned out to be the most incredible surprise! We visited Shoshone Falls and Dierks Lake and fell in love with Idaho. We know we didn’t get enough time to really explore and are already looking forward to when we can head back! {}

#1 – Had to look at three videos before I found something up to date. I like the waterfall. The view was great. I also like the walkway. I myself would still be wearing a face mask, but that’s me.

Side Note: I had put this aside, because – I don’t want to say I was bored. I just need to go to a different city in Idaho. I am sure there is something fun to see.  

{}  KETCHUM .  Walking To The Cold Springs Bridge – Ketchum, Idaho May 23, 2021

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#2 There wasn’t any music or anyone talking, but I enjoyed this short video. You could hear the water, along with a few cars driving by, and a dog or two. I LOVED the trees.   

{}  #mountainbeaches #ketchumidaho #ketchum   Sep 25, 2020

We Go OFF GRID near Ketchum Idaho – Camping, Boondocking and RV Living

Mountain Beaches   Ketchum Idaho was our nest stop for camping and boondocking. If you want to see the Sawtooth National Forest and Ketchum, Idaho, this is a great place to boondock. Another great activity is to take the drive from Ketchum to Stanley Idaho. {}

#3  This video made me Smile, first with watching the eagle fly high in the sky to the beautiful painting only ‘Mother Nature’ can paint.  I would love to just walk around all the trees and no one else be around, but I don’t know if I can sleep overnight within its beauty. 


Living Life In North Idaho   Everything You Need To Know about why Sandpoint Idaho is your dream location {}

#4  This video has more information than the video and I am done with Idaho… . Then again they pretty much told me there wasn’t anything else to see or do.. I guess it is a good time to say, “Good-Bye to Idaho”…


Online Traveling: Hawaii Part 2

I was hoping to do something different. A little more information on different cities in Hawaii to go along with the video. I am not going in order nor am I going to a lot of places, but hopefully some cool choices…

{} Lahaina   Census-designated place in Hawaii

Description  Lahaina is the largest census-designated place in West Maui County, Hawaii, United States and includes the Kaanapali and Kapalua beach resorts. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a resident population of 11,704. Wikipedia {}

{} Lahaina Town Maui Hawaii April 2021

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#1 – I am sorry I didn’t notice this video didn’t have any info about it, other than its title, and this is a first for me. Nice outdoor shopping malls, and trees. 

{}   Exploring West Maui, Hawaii/Kaanapali Beach & Lahaina/Hawaii 2021. April 29, 2021        MacKenzie Taylor  In today’s video, we venture to Maui’s west shore and explore Kaanapali Beach, Kapalua Bay, and Lahaina! {}

 #2  – I am Happy I looked for another video in Lahaina, because this one was so much fun. I LOVED looking at the trees and the easy way the two days went. She may not have been feeling well and I think it was brave of her to not only be out in about, but to do a video on top of that.  I would visit here if/ NO when I go to Hawaii.

I want to  go and explore some more, but I need to get back to work. My 30 minute walk this morning cleared my head and the more I think about what makes me “Happy” the more focus I get. 

I am not going to let anyone control my steps or make me doubt who I am. I also realized I have been where I needed to be all along. I just need to take charge and maybe one day. I can go to these places I have been posting about. 

Side Note:  Today is Friday 6/25/2021 at 10:40am est..

{} Hilo           – Census-designated place in Hawaii                                                            Description   – Hilo is a town on Hawaii, commonly called the Big Island, in the state of Hawaii. It’s known for Wailuku River State Park, featuring Waianuenue, or Rainbow Falls, with its colorful mist effects. The  bubbling basalt-lava rock pools known as the Boiling Pots are nearby. To the south is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to rainforests and the active Kilauea and Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. – Google {}

{}  HAWAII Hawaii (Big Island) Travel Guide  2021/11 Tips for THE BEST Hawaii Vacation Jun 12, 2021

The Vacation Guide  From where to stay, to where to eat our favorite Big Island Hawaii beaches, here is our ultimate guide to Hawaii. Let us show you around the Big Island! {}     

#3  Good information…..

{}  MAUI  – The Best Time to Visit Hawaii Weather, Smallest Crowds, and Best Prices are in this Month  Sep 4, 2020

{}The Hawaii Vacation Guide   As residents of Maui, we have our favorite month. But we dug into the data to prove that October is the best time (month) to visit Hawaii. Watch to find out why and what the worst time to visit is for your family vacation. {}

#4  – I was surprised to find another video from this cool family and they answered a question that I always wanted to know? I have never liked a lot of people around me (even when I lived in NY) and in this new age where too many people could make one sick – Yes, I would like to know when is the best time to go to Hawaii  with less people and this video answered that question. THIS was the BEST information yet…

{} Kapalua – Census-designated place in Hawaii      Description – Kapalua is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawai `i, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 20210 census. Wikipedia  {}

 I couldn’t find a video I like and at this point I am done with Hawaii….

Bye IV Now, LD*

Online Traveling #11: Hawaii

I am heading towards Hawaii, a place I have always wanted to go. I have seen this state in movies like:

  • Moana (my favorite)- bought the DVD, because of Dweyne Johnson’s voice. No, I didn’t even see a preview. I LOVE this movie & still watch it.
  • Johnny Tsunami – I saw this movie on HBO a few years ago, but it was a good movie.
  •  Lilo & Stitch – I don’t remember how I first saw this movie, I do know I bought it, and it was part of our movie night more than one time…

This is a very – very short list. I knew  if I start a list showing movies I have seen  to television shows that was filmed in Hawaii like:

  • Gilligan’s Island – It may have been reruns, because I wasn’t born as of yet. 
  • Hawai`i Five-O    – I didn’t care for the first one (reruns), but the up to date one 2010 – 2020. 
  • Fantasy Island – That came on after the ‘Love Boat,’ and that got me thinking how men look good in a suit.

{} Hawaii US State

Description  Hawaii is a U.S. state in the Western United States, in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland. It is the only state outside North America, the only state composed entirely of islands, and the only state in the tropics. Wikipedia {} 

I am thinking this trip may end up like L.A? My time in L.A left me with way too many places to see in one post. I like to do at least five videos, but it could be a part 2 or 3? No, I don’t think I will go over 2 if that many. Then again I don’t know until I have answered all of my questions….


2021 TRAVEL: HAWAII (Hawaii Travel Restrictions) 🌺 •Mar 21, 2021


TIM and FIN  Looking for Hawaii travel restrictions? In this video we discuss how to travel to Hawaii in 2021 and take you around the island of Maui. This is the first in a 5 part series around Maui. {}

#1.  They started off showing how easy it was to take a test before you can even get on the plane to get to Hawaii and in this new time – I agree. The video gave you some  information on what to do, places to eat, and a commercial. Which is cool to push your own products, but I didn’t realize this is a 5 part series. (I didn’t read their words until I was ready to retype them to  add to my story and I am not going to look at them). I want to look at more than just one place in Hawaii.

{} #maui #hawaii #mauivacation Maui, Hawaii – Top 10 Things to Do/From a local resident      BKR  Here are the best things to do for your trip to Maui, Hawaii this year! We take a trip around Maui exploring all of the best things to do for your Maui vacation. We do the best Maui activities, hikes, beaches, restaurants, and more!

There is so  much to do in Maui, Hawaii. These are my favorite things to do in #maui #hawaii  this year. Do all of these best things there are to do in Maui and be sure to have the best #mauivacation. Save 5% on all your Hawaii Activities here –  Use Code ‘BKR 2021” at checkout. (coupon code is case-sensitive) {}

#2.  The reason why I clicked on this video, because it said it was going to give at least 10 great things to do, by a local, and who would know better than a local. Then I almost clicked it off when I realized Blake wasn’t actually in these places. I am glad I let it play through, because there was a lot of information and he even offered a discount on places you  can go to enjoy Maui. 

Side Note: I would like to go for a less tiresome hike, but most of the things to do were a little too fast for me. I was thinking there had to be somewhere in Hawaii that wouldn’t have a lot of people and this site is what popped up on Google. It has a lot of extra things I don’t care to look at, but someone else may feel different. I think I will ask ‘YouTube’ this question and see what it brings up.

{}   Don’t Book Your Hawaii Trip Until You Watch This! – Hawaii Travel Restrictions 2021 • Apr 10, 2021VE Top Flight Family  Trying to figure out what the current Hawaii travel restrictions are in 2021? Hawaii has some very specific requirements when it comes to the type of Covid test you need to take, where you must get the testing done, when you should do your test and how to clear screening at the airport. Plus I’ll let you know what the policies are for travelers who are fully vaccinated! {}

#3 This wasn’t about my question, but I thought its title would be very helpful to anyone who wanted to go to Hawaii in the near future. She did say, ‘things change at all times,’ but this video gave me some idea of what could happen if I get a chance to visit Hawaii in the near future. 

If anyone was looking to get more information on how to be safe and fun on their trip to Hawaii. I hope this video answers some questions or at least gives you an idea on what could happen before your fun can begin.

{} What Not to Forget to Pack Hawaii (2021 Essentials)  June 16, 2021

Travel Tips by Laurie – Today I will tell you what not to forget to pack  when you visit Hawaii. These travel essentials are what we packed in our carry-on bags in 2021. We also forgot some  of these items. You will need some of these things at your rental home in Hawaii. Some of these necessities will be packed for the beach. So here is what not to forget to pack for Hawaii.  #visithawaii #packforhawaii #traveltips   test rules from Hawaii : {}

#4 – This video gives you some cool tips.. It was helpful and I wouldn’t have thought to bring sneakers, but it makes sense if you are going to be doing a lot of walking. 

{}  Top 10 Things to Do In OAHU, HAWAII/ 2021 Travel Guide  Mar 14, 2201                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alyssa Malliae – Top 10 places you Must visit on your trip to OAHU, HAWAII! Including Lanikai Pillboxes, Electric Beach, Koko Head Crater, & More! {}

#5 This video was like watching an anime English Subbed episode and I DO NOT  look at them, and I did not watch this video. Although the music was nice and what was shown on screen looked nice. Someone else might like this video – why am I including it in my post?

Side note: I noticed that this was more of a “what to do” and “what not to do” and not what I was looking for. Then again I would rather have too much information on a new place and have some idea of what to expect, then going in hoping for the best. 

I can’t wait for ‘Hawaii – Part 2”……

Bye IV Now, LD*

Traveling Online 10: Georgia

When I think about Georgia, I think about food, and I am making myself hungry as I type. I wonder if they have a new way of cooking meals without meat? Although I do eat a little seafood maybe twice a month. I am Smiling as I think about the possibilities. It is no surprise, because I Love Ms. Kardea Brown has a show on food network called  “Delicious Miss Brown.”

{} : Seafood Crab Mac And Cheese | Delicious Miss Brown •Jan 5, 2021 {}

{}Food Network Australia   Subscribe to Food Network Australia for more delicious clips:   Kardea Brown, also known as Miss Brown, makes famous Southern mac and cheese, this time with a seafood twist. What could be better for the family dinner than a delicious crab mac and cheese?{} 

{} Georgia US State

Description  Georgia is a southeastern U.S state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th – and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Masters golf tournament. – Google.{}

This brief info from Google didn’t make me want to go visit, but then again it was short. I am going to hunt around youtube and see what I can see…

{} I drove through downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This is what I saw • May 23, 2021.

  Nick Johnson  

 Downtown Atlanta was so empty. Why??

For this edition of dashboard tours, I took I-85 north from Alabama into the heart of it all – Atlanta Georgia. The plan was to record the downtown Atlanta area, a metro area that I had only seen from the window of a car. I was lucky – Atlanta traffic ranks as the fourth worst in the country. But because of a global pandemic, i was able to scoot into downtown with hardly a backup at all. It was Thursday, January 7, 2021 at about 2:39 pm.{}

#1  I liked the information at the start of this video and the music as he drove around the town.  I did see a few places I like to have a second look at. One of the biggest Ferris wheel  I have ever seen. After I saw Metro Cafe  I realized I forgot to get my coffee. I saw  a blue sign “Rialto,”  and I couldn’t wait  to find out what it was. It is an art center

Side note – I am not sure why there are two dates, but other than that. I wanted to correct the mistake I saw in his description of this video, but I didn’t. Not that big of a deal. I enjoyed watching this video as I worked on my baby blue project…


TYBEE ISLAND GA • Mar 23, 2021

Walker Wandern  A look at Tybee Island located near Savannah in coastal Georgia. A quick look at some of the highlights of Tybee Island, GA including Tybee Island Light Station (Tybee Lighthouse), Tybrisa Street, the Tybee beach and Tybee Pier, Chatham and Venetian Drive, Fisherman Pier and some of the colorful neighborhood.{} 

#2  It didn’t take too long into this video to know this video is just meant to bring in tourists, but it was without heart. I would only go here on the off season. I like to relax and NOT be in a crowd. There is more, but not in this video. If you like more info this website should help with that….


Savannah Travel Guide – Including Tybee Island • Premiered May26, 2021

For Stock footage or Licensing of this video of Savannah, contact {} 

#3  I was right about Tybee Island, but it wasn’t until I saw this video that gave me more information about the place. I almost didn’t watch this video, because it started off by talking about ghosts. I thought that is all of what the video was going to be about. I am glad I was wrong. There was so much information within this video, I would like to go and visit Savannah Ga. I am thinking when would the best time to go..

I had to ask Google – when are there less people in Savannah, Ga to visit, but I couldn’t get an answer to that question. Then I saw this article – 10 Things to know before you arrive in Savannah by: IHG hotel & resorts.

There is a cafe shop that is not only run by Veterans, but they also help other veterans its called The Black Rifle Coffee on River Street

{}Helen City in Georgia

Description   Helen is a mountain town in Georgia. It’s known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings. Unicoi State Park offers a lake and campsites. Trails run through the Chattahoochee National Forest to the Anna Ruby and Raven Cliff waterfalls. In Smithgall Woods State Park, Dukes Creek is known for trout. Hardman Farm State Historic Site includes an 1870 homestead and the Nacoochee Indian Mound burial site. – Google. {}



Andy Gordon    Walking, bicycling, and tubing in Helen, GA {}

#4  This video had me thinking about some of the romance books I have read and it was a welcome smile. I wouldn’t mind visiting this place, it looks like a cool place to walk, and shop. 

Side Note: Since this is a place especially for tourists – I would go when it is over.. Google said between August and September when school starts, sounds right 2 me.. Oops I just notice the date 2020. i have been trying to get up to date videos… I liked the video and over looked the date, sorry.


12 Best Things To Do In Blue Ridge, Georgia Jun 9,2021

Greenable  Have you wondered about the 12 Best things to do in Blue Ridge Georgia? This is a beautiful, mountainous region in the great state of Georgia and one that you’ll love to visit!{} 

#5 I think I would love to ride the ole time train ride. If I ever get a chance to come here I will invest in a camera, because I would really be upset if my phone charges off and I miss taking a picture. Nature has too many things to not take a picture of. This video gives you some cool ideas to visit Blue Ridge.  Here is a website with more info 

I am going to say, “good – bye” to Georgia here, because I need to get into my world (I am working on another book). I have always wanted to visit Hawaii and now I can work and plan at the same time.  

Bye IV Now, LD*