• Essays & Musings

    The World’s Oldest Travel Company Has Collapsed. These are 5 Lessons We Can Learn from Thomas Cook!

    On Monday, we read the breaking news that the world’s oldest travel company has collapsed. Thomas Cook was founded in 1841 in England by a carpenter whose vision would eventually grow into an empire. The famous holiday brand was forced into compulsory liquidation as debts, natural and political unrest plagued them. This left 600,000 customers stranded abroad, with about 150,000 of them being British. That’s a lot of people, considering this is the largest repatriation in the UK at a time when the country is not at war. What Happened? Reports show that political unrest in Turkey contributed to the collapse of Thomas Cook as the country is one of…

  • Essays & Musings,  Features,  Self Empowerment

    My Social Media Diary: An Open Letter to Anyone Who Considers Me an Influencer.

    Dear Friend, Shortly after my 26th birthday, I took a friend to see Ado Awaye suspended lake in Oyo State; one of only two in the world. The story I told about the mysterious lake and the detailed guide I created would begin my foray into the world of Social Media influence. My audience in March 2018 was roughly 300 on Twitter. Now, 18 months later, my Twitter community has grown to 28,000 and people pay attention to my takes on travel issues and tourism business. A good portion of this influence comes from the work we do at TVP Adventures – the company I founded in 2016 to simplify…

  • Essays & Musings,  People of Africa

    What Does the World Really Think of Nigerians?

    As I walked into the restaurant of my hotel in Kigali for breakfast, I noticed there was no queue in front of the eggs-to-order stand. “Muraho”, I said to the chef with the confidence of a third time visitor to Rwanda. “Nimeza”, she replied in a kind voice that welcomed me while instructing me on the proper Kinyarwanda intonation. “Please, may I have two fried eggs, only slightly runny,” I asked? As she cracked the eggs on to the skillet with gusto, she asked, “Where are you from?” I asked her to guess. With each try, from Liberia to Sierra Leone to Cameroon, I nodded in disapproval. “Ghana?”, she eventually…

  • Essays & Musings

    Africans are Changing the Shape of African Travel, Thanks to These Trends.

    When I speak of Africa, I speak of sprawling cities, majestic mountains, the Sun, the oceans and white sand beaches. I also speak of the ancient pyramids of Egypt, gorillas in Rwanda and the point at which the ocean meets the desert in Namibia. If I were to describe Africa in one word, that word would be a Yoruba or Swahili or Ndebele word – languages often so condensed and descriptive, they do justice to the object of description. For instance, one of the largest curtains of falling water in the world – straddling the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia – is aptly called Mosi – oa – Tunya by…

  • Self Empowerment,  Travel Guides

    10 Tips To Help You If You Are Flying for the First Time or If You Are Scared of Flying

    Two weeks ago, I flew with a first time flier and aviophobiac and it was an absolute pleasure. For two months, our team at @TVPAdventures had been prepping her and allaying her fears. She also did lots of research to help combat this fear. So, in order to help others who may be flying for the first time or those who may be scared of flying, these are 10 tips just for you! Read the full article below to learn more about how to fly without fear.

  • Travel Guides

    8 Important Safety Tips Before You Travel! Save Yourself From Expensive Emergencies.

    Don’t wait till you get into trouble. Here are all the safety tips you need to note when travelling. Keep Electronic / Physical Copies of Your Passport Bio-data Page: There are few things worse than losing your passport while travelling. In the event that you lose your passport or it is stolen, it is a good idea to have a digital or physical copy of the bio-data page. That way, you have some sort of identification and the authorities can have a starting point to look for the lost time or cancel a stolen passport, where necessary. In some circumstances, you may be required to show your your passport for…

  • Travel Guides

    All the Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2019 and How to Travel More!

    The three biggest obstacles stopping people from getting to their travel dreams are time, cost and information. My daily goal is to break down these obstacles bit by bit. So, let’s deal with the first one: time! If you have a full time job and you find it difficult to get enough leave days to travel, one solution is to use public holidays and weekends to travel! To help your planning, we’ve compiled all the public holidays in Nigeria this year. These ones are more or less guaranteed but are subject to changes by the government. However, a few more usually pop up throughout the year. We have also shared…

  • Self Empowerment,  Travel Guides

    How to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency from Nigeria on Your Own (Steps, Costs, Documents & Tips)

    We live in a world where we have many more opportunities today than we did yesterday. So many people can move, travel and build a life in a totally different place from where they were born. Some countries, like Canada, have impressive policies that allow skilled people earn permits to live and work in Canada. If you are educated and looking for a legal way to move yourself or your family to Canada to take a chance at a new path, these are the details on how to go about it. Of course, this article cannot cover every single aspect of immigrating to Canada. However, if you want to know…

  • Essays & Musings

    10 Things I Did to Develop Myself in 2018 (the Last One Will Surprise You)!

    If I could describe the year 2018 in one word, it would be intentional. When the year started out, I was determined to be more intentional in everything I do – my work, my self-development, my faith and my relationships. Today, I can look back and see how much this decision has improved my life. You too can live a more intentional life, simply by taking out time to improve yourself. Remember, you are a vessel and it was what you fill your life with that you will fill the world with. You can only give what you have. This list is a part of my end-of-year series tagged #YearOfTen.…