• 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…

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    7 BAD Questions to Ask Your Travel Expert (+7 Better Questions to Ask).

    I love to answer travel questions and share knowledge with you. I also love to learn from your travel experiences so we can all travel better, together! Some questions make it easy for me to share answers, but some question…mba. So, here’s a short list of 7 questions that may make it difficult for a travel expert or experience designer to help you.

  • Features,  Travel Guides

    You Can Visit Over 30 Countries & Territories With Your US Visa (Full List)

    Nigerians, get in here! Did you know that your US or UK or Schengen or Canadian visa can take you into over 30 different countries and territories? I shared this info yesterday and people were shocked. If you have a US visa, why not use it to full capacity? This is a list of all the countries you can visit with a US, UK, EU (Schengen) or Canadian visa. 1. MEXICO! My dear friends, you can enjoy delicious margaritas, tacos (ooh yum), pristine resorts, bring telenovellas to life and Mexican festival fantasies for up to 180 days as long as you have a valid multiple entry visa into the US.…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    Where are You Going This Summer? Here’s How to Get Last Minute Summer Travel Deals from Nigeria!

    So many people have been looking forward to this time of the year to tick off all their summer travel goals. If you are looking for cheap flights this year, I’ve got something exciting for you! Here are all the tips you need to know about getting the cheapest tickets for your summer trip (complete with screenshots). Many more Africans are visiting Africa and that’s amazing. However, if you are Nigerian, you are likely going to visit one of the following cities this summer: Dubai London New York Houston So, whether you’re going to Dubai or you’re going hiking in Nepal or to the beaches of Fiji, these are the…

  • Travel Guides

    Idanre Hills: This is a Wonder! All You Need to Know About Exploring Idanre (A Guide)

    Idanre Hills is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ondo State, and for good reason. The hills erupt unapologetically from the Idanre community and offer a backdrop that is as fascinating as the legend of the hills themselves. Idanre Hills has 660 steps, forested paths and then bare rock that will give you mountain envy. If you’re looking for a climb for everyone – this is where to start. What’s the hype about this mountain? There’s also so much history that the guide explained to us as we climbed. There is a stream, a school, old settlements, farms and ruins of a palace that was built on top…

  • Travel Guides

    The Complete Hiking Guide for Erin Ijesha Waterfalls! This is Perhaps One of Nigeria’s Best Hiking Experiences.

    When most people speak of Erin Ijesha, they speak of the amazing waterfalls that have placed this small town in Osun state on the tourism map. The destination is actually called Olumirin Waterfalls in a town called Erin Ijesha. Famed for its seven layers of falls, most people visit to explore the first three falls, take in the beauty and splash away in a crisp and clear pool. However, the full experience at Erin Ijesha comes with a hike all the way to the source of the falls (the seventh level). The seventh layer is not a waterfall, but a stream that feeds the falls. I have hiked this mountain…

  • Travel Guides

    I Climbed Mount Cameroon and Returned with 5 Things!

    I first thought about climbing Mount Cameroon in the summer of 2016. I had just gotten off the phone with a tour guide in Tanzania who had answered endless questions about my quest to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. “It will cost you 2,000 USD” he said. And that’s for the mountain alone. Certainly, this was not a trip that I could take without saving up. Then, I remembered a song from primary school listing Africa’s mountains and it hit me…Mount Cameroon! “We are climbing mount Cameroon”, I announced “four thousand and forty meters into the sky.” I took the next year to map out a plan. I opened…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    Going to Africa? The Full Guide on How Easy or Difficult it is To Visit All African Countries from Nigeria!

    When we speak about Africa, we speak of gorgeous plains, majestic waterfalls, wild jungles, extraordinary cultures and a continent that is simply magical. Many Nigerians want to explore Africa but hesitate to do so because of lack of information, poor connectivity among countries and other such hurdles. So, I thought: I have made it my mission to criss-cross this continent and uncover all the gems that could help Africans travel better, especially Nigerians who find that many countries have tough visa policies for us! As a geographer, maps appeal to me so guess, what? I created a colorful map that is visually appealing and yet summarizes how easy it is…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    Can You Really Go on a Daycation with Only 20,000 Naira? Here are 10 Things to Do Around Lagos on a Budget!

    Every time I create a guide, people seem to suggest that I should create another one for an even slimmer budget. Alright, challenge taken! The question is: “how low can I go?” Well, can you really go on a daycation with only 20,000 Naira? Folks, the answer is a resounding yes! I really want us to see the amazing opportunities we have to explore beautiful Africa. Guess what! Lagos is a great place to start! You don’t have to break the bank to give yourself a treat or to explore nearby tourism destinations. So, here we go: Up Your Game at Upbeat Center: Africa’s first trampoline park is a hit…