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 […]

Giraffe Centre Kenya

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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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Yellow Card in Nigeria

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Published on November 13, 2020 Last year, after the Nigerian government introduced yet another procedure of obtaining a Yellow Card in Nigeria. I wrote a fairly extensive post about that in this article and I have received several questions about […]

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Karura Forest Nairobi

Blue’s Day Out to Karura Forest

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Published on November 7, 2020 Meet Blue, the newest addition to our family. A few weeks ago, because he’s been a very good boy, we decided to take him on a special outing to Karura Forest. Obviously, we wanted to […]

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Learning a new language for travel

200+ Days of Learning Swahili & Our Language Experiment

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Published on November 1, 2020 Today is my 227th day learning Swahili on Duolingo. By the time this article goes up, I will be on my 234th day – only 16 days away from my next milestone. I wish I […]

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Watamu Italian Food

Eating my Way Through Watamu

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Published on October 16, 2020 One of the things I looked forward to doing during my last trip to the Kenyan Coast was a food exploration at the best restaurants in Watamu. Maybe being locked in at home and only […]

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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

Lagos to Benin Republic

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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Cost Breakdown New York

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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