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Hi there!

I’m Amarachi, a systems engineer by day and superhero writer by night. I love to travel although I don’t quite enjoy the actual process of it. Especially travel by air.

I started this blog to show people (especially Nigerians) how rewarding it can be to travel both locally and internationally. To be honest, though, it’s not all fun and games. For international travel, we need a visa to almost every country in the world and the application process can be very tedious and discouraging.

Even after several stamps on my passport, I still bite my nails in anticipation for my visa when applying to a new country. But it’s all worth it in the end. The journey and experiences are absolutely priceless!

On this blog, I share budget-friendly tips and breakdowns for travel within Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. I hope that by reading the articles on this blog, you’re inspired to travel more and differently too.

Here’s a little more about me and my living list

So far I have visited:

23 of 36 (37 including the FCT) states in my home country, Nigeria: Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT (Abuja), Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, KwaraLagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers


solo trippin’ in Ekiti

Africa: Nigeria (Home), Benin Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo

cape coast castle

Middle East & AsiaUnited Arab Emirates, India

Europe: Belgium, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Vatican City

Fontainbleau, France

North America: USA

Some of the best experiences I’ve had so far have included, paragliding off Table Mountain in South Africa, going on a hot air balloon ride in the Serengeti, going on my first group tour in Idanre, and getting shortlisted for a manuscript award!

I hope you enjoy reading the articles here.

Please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section of the posts or contact me directly via email using the contact form here;


  1. So lovely reading your story, and you’ve been to quite a few places and done things which are still just distant future items on my bucket list. Local travel is very rewarding so I’m glad you write about your local adventures too. I think too many travel bloggers get caught up with only showcasing far distant lands when tourists are visiting and appreciating the country which is right under their noses. It’s nice learning more about Nigeria through you. Take care, and visit Jamaica soon if you can! 🙂

    • Thanks, Rochelle. I agree with more travellers and bloggers showcasing their home countries. I hope I can visit Jamaica soon. Definitely going to explore beyond the resorts 🙂

  2. Hi Amarachi, you’re doing a good job, thanks for your write up, very interesting God bless.

  3. Wonderful stuff.

  4. vivian okorie

    I love your blog, would love to explore West Africa for a start. How do I begin?

  5. Grace Joshua

    What a nice blog I’d just discovered. I’m so impressed and inspired by this blog. Looking forth to my own adventure.

    • It’s great to have you here, Grace. Thanks for all your comments! I’m looking forward to hearing about adventures soon as well, starting with Ghana.

  6. Hello Amarachi, really nice to know how much you have traveled as a Nigeria, and your detailed explanation of your experiences. Thumbs up

  7. Superb Blog, I was amazed when I find out you`re a Nigerian.
    ……Love your articles about your trip to Tanzania….!!

    Its Beautiful 🙂

  8. chiamaka emechebe

    Wow, I’m impressed. Your write up is super, I need to know more about Omu resort, are you in Nigeria? I want to get in touch with you.

  9. Bonjour, je m’appelle Mimamie et j’ai été très heureuse d’avoir fait un tour sur ton blog et je puis t’assurer que j’au vu et lu de belles choses. Finalement on partage la même passion. La découverte! Bonne continuation et j’espère vraiment qu’on on fera une aventure ensemble!
    (hello my name’s Mimamie from Côte d’Ivoire and I’ve been very glad to glanse over your blog. and it’s very fun for I’ve discovered cute things. Hope that we’ll have an adventure together!

  10. Hello, it’s really nice to finally see a Nigerian who’s passionate about traveling. Looking forward to read more of your stories and experiences as they’re inspiring for me.

  11. Loving your blog! Are you planning to make the trek over to Australia anytime soon?

  12. This is nice, really nice.

    I love it.

    I’m going to show my guy that someone is doing it and telling the story well.


  13. wow…I too really love travelling. But that first picture was too cool…lov’em.

  14. I now met an adventurous blogger from my country Nigeria who has done it. I hope Amarachi will join Travel Blog Success for more exposure and networking. Keep up the good work.

  15. omoyeni gabriel

    Nice site… you’ve got an amazing passion traveling the globe.

  16. Obianuju Obiejesi

    Hey Amarachi,
    Hope this email finds you well.
    My name is Uju, I contacted you on Instagram with the handle @Iamsomadina.
    I came across your blog and I was very inspired by the content.
    I wanted to know what you went through to get your blog started off.
    I would like to start one, however I don’t want to follow the blogspot route.
    I was wondering if you could please offer some tips on how you started from layout, to domain name, to design, to payment/fees and content creation as well.
    As someone who is an avid dreamer, you are one of the few Nigerians I have come across that has inspired me to be a doer in the travel/adventurer lane.
    Fingers crossed I start to travel more this year.

    Thanks for responding on Instagram, you didn’t have to, but you did, thank you.

    • Hey Uju, thanks for your message. I’ve sent you a response via email, I hope it helps.

    • Hi, Obianuju(my namesake actually),

      I am interested in travelling and visiting places too.

      We can connect and start out together.

I love to hear from you!