The Triumph of Cities – San Francisco!

About this time last year, Mark and I were preparing for a three week holiday across five states in the US. This particular post has been a year in the making but I’m happy I’m finally able to share the […]

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 […]

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 have visited the country four more times now, going there twice in 2017 to Ganvie and Grand Popo and to […]

Visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Slightly oblivious of what to expect when visiting the Great Pyramids, I set off with Mark to see one of the ancient wonders of the world. Getting to the Great Pyramids (and getting around in Cairo)… To get to the […]

California Road Trip – The Final Leg

The next stop on our California road trip was Big Sur. After spending two beautiful days in Monterey, we continued our drive on the Pacific Coast Highway. And what a gorgeous drive it was! We planned to enjoy a coastal […]

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Golden Gate Bridge Eagles Point

Goodbye San Francisco, Hey Monterey!

After a busy first day in San Francisco, we opted for a more relaxed second day. Since we planned to travel from San Francisco to Monterey the next day, we thought it would be wiser to spend the day fairly […]

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Golden Gate Bridge SF

The Triumph of Cities – San Francisco!

About this time last year, Mark and I were preparing for a three week holiday across five states in the US. This particular post has been a year in the making but I’m happy I’m finally able to share the […]

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Nigerian Passport Yellow Card

Nigerian Passport Renewal – Changing your Name After Getting Married

I got married recently and decided to get a new passport to match my new name. Just thinking about the Nigerian passport renewal process alone almost discouraged me from doing so. However, Mark and I figured that it would do […]

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Travel lessons from the coronavirus pandemic

Lessons About Travel Planning I’ve Learnt from the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are currently living in unprecedented times. Apart from the generation who lived during WWII and the flu pandemic in the 1980s, most of us have never experienced anything like the coronavirus Pandemic. Before I say anything else in this […]

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Stories from Around the World

"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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