The Sweet Life on Deck!

If you had asked me a month ago, if I’d ever spend 2 whole weeks vacationing in a single location, I’d have said ‘maybe, it depends on the location‘. If you had then given the location as Watamu, a small […]

An Arabian Night: Camping in the Sahara Desert in Morocco

Published on June 3, 2020 During our visit to Morocco, Mark and I travelled from Marrakech to Merzouga to spend a night camping in the Sahara Desert. While most destination experts will tell you that Erg Chebbi, the sand dunes […]

Nigeria Travel Guide – Tips and Inspiration

Hey there! If you’re not a routine reader of this blog, then you have probably found this post while searching for information about visiting Nigeria. Perhaps you’re travelling for business purposes or considering it as an off-the-beaten-path destination? This Nigeria […]

Lagos Staycations: Our Beautiful Weekend at Jara Beach Resort

A most thoughtful gift brought us to Jara Beach Resort. I have been to a few beach resorts in Lagos Nigeria but nothing quite compares to our experience here. Once I received the email that our reservation was confirmed, I […]

Lazy Days in the City of Gold – A 4-Day Dubai Itinerary

Earlier this month, I got the opportunity to travel to London, Houston and Dubai for business purposes. I didn’t get to spend too much time in the first two cities but I did get a few extra days in Dubai […]

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My 2021 Wish List: 10 Places I Hope to Visit

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Published on January 14, 2021 Welcome again to 2021! Honestly, I’m not sure why I am writing a travel wishlist this year considering the fact that a few countries have already begun putting another phase of lockdown in place. Yes, […]

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An Afternoon Picnic at the Nairobi Arboretum

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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021! May this year be good to us all! The Nairobi Arboretum was our most visited destination of 2020, so I thought it is only fitting that I begin the year 2021 with a […]

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2020: The Year in Review

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For the fifth year in a row, I’m pleased to write about the year in review. 2020 was very rough and as I reflect on the blog-worthy happenings throughout the year, I am taking a minute to think about people […]

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Black Women Travel Podcast: Conversations about Travel, Love and Country

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Published on December 10, 2020 Earlier this week, my hour-long conversation with Wanda aired on the Black Women Travel Podcast. In this episode, we talk about how I discovered my love for travel and how that journey led me to […]

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Visiting Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre

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On the morning we decided to visit the Giraffe Centre, the skies opened up and it began to pour rain. That didn’t stop us from going anyway but thankfully, (is that selfish to say?) it probably stopped other people. Because, […]

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"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There's no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open" - Jawaharial Nehru

Destinations that Inspire

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

– Anthony Bourdain

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Spending a Weekend in Benin Republic

Benin Republic has sort of become a yearly destination for me. Since my first visit to Fidjrosse in 2016, I […]

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Travel Costs & Trip Breakdown: Lagos, Nigeria to New York, USA

[June 2019] Mark and I embarked on a three week holiday across the US. We spent four days in New […]

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Legends of the South West – A trip to Osogbo & Ife

I’ve been meaning to visit the Osun Osogbo Grove for a while now. When I visited Erin Ijesha, Ikogosi and […]

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