Sometime last year, I went on a tour of some natural attractions in Southwestern Nigeria. These were states I hadn’t been to before and I didn’t know anyone there. Yet, I was drawn to the sounds of waterfalls and of heights yet unseen. So I did the most insane thing to do— pick up a backpack with little cash and take the trip!Read more
Sequel to OSUN, I remember how my tummy growled like a hungry lion when we were told that the restaurant and bar were closed. It seemed like they weren’t expecting any visitors. The rooms were left unattended to. Although the receptionist tried to explain that a government party had just used the resort for a retreat. We were at Ikogosi resort, and I was disappointed. Read more
Someone asked if I went on a vacation, and I laughed and said ‘travel and tourism is more than a vacation. It’s my life.’ This particular trip fell short of being a vacation in so many ways. Read more
To explore is to discover new places you haven’t been to, new foods you haven’t tried, new people you haven’t fallen for, new languages you haven’t spoken… it opens a whole new world. And that’s why I explore. – Mfon Etuk Read more
I remember how I’d make lofty plans that all hinged on ‘If only I had time for myself’. It’s a lot easier to make these plans when you’re stuck in a routine. But when you get that free time, there’s a huge tendency for you to waste it. If you’re an introvert like me, you may just end up cocooning in your room the whole time without even knowing what the sky looks like.
I mean, Netflix and junk food isn’t so bad, except it becomes your everyday solace. So here are a few things I’d suggest: Read more
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to go on a road trip with my friends. It was gonna be a lot like road trips with my family—except that the home-cooked meals would be replaced by Pringles. Finally, in July I was able to get some of my friends onboard with our mini-vacation plans to explore some deeper parts of Lagos (which I coulda sworn was a totally different state). Here’s how the journey went: Read more
Growing up, one of my fond memories was traveling across the country with my dad on official duties. He usually teased and called me his ‘briefcase’ which he carried around. From then on, the love for traveling was seeded in me. I wanted to see the world differently, learn new things, watch changes in weather, eat new things and much more. Traveling became a part of me that I would stifle in years to come. Read more