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

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 close to Merzouga isn’t actually […]

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 […]

Finding Nemo at the Two Oceans Aquarium

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The Two Oceans Aquarium was one of the places I visited in Cape Town. I have been to a few other aquariums in the past, some of them bigger than this, but I don’t know what it was about this particular […]

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5 Reasons Why Nigeria Travel Sucks!

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Urgh! Leisure travel within Nigeria? Now, who would ever want to do that? The very sound of it is almost…almost unthinkable! unfathomable! */insert your own adjectives here/*. In the spirit of looking out for your best interests, here are five […]

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Citysightseeing Bus: Best way to see Capetown?

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  If you visit Cape Town as a tourist with no idea about what to do, where to go and how to get there, the Cape Town Citysightseeing bus might very well be what the doctor ordered. Usually, I prefer […]

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Travel Costs Breakdown: South Africa

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What does it cost to visit South Africa on a budget? So first, I think I need to say that this breakdown is based solely on my experience with planning for a trip I made in the month of March, […]

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South Africa Travel: A Sample Itinerary

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Planning a trip to South Africa? Here’s a sample itinerary to help you plan your trip. This focuses mainly on Cape Town, Johannesburg and a few places in between. You might also be interested in  The JJC’s Guide to SA […]

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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

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“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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