Top 5 Essentials You Shouldn’t Travel Without

Posted on 15 December 2018 (0)

Travelling is a great experience that everyone desires. However, Dylan a blogger from MT Gutters of San Antonio which happens to do a lot of traveling with his father shares that it can also be humiliating if you are not well prepared for the trip. There are many things that you should have with you while travelling to make sure that the experience is fulfilling. In the following chapters, we have listed the top 5 essentials that you should never travel without.

Valid Passport

While a passport is obvious for every traveler, it is one of the things that most people are never very keen on. Most countries today require that foreigners have passports with a validity period of at least six months upon arrival. So, make sure you have a valid passport before leaving.

Communication Devices

A Smartphone is the main communication gadget that you should never travel without. Besides using it to keep in touch with the rest, it can also help with finding locations, capturing moments of the trip and travel ideas. You can also pack your laptop, tablet or e-reader but, make sure you also carry their chargers and other accessories.

Travel Credit Card

A credit card is one of the safest ways to carry money and make transactions. A travel credit card can also save you quite a lot when making payments for goods and services. By using it, you will also be able to earn points that can be redeemed later for various prizes.

Extra Cash

You never know what might happen during the trip so; carry some extra cash for emergencies. If you are travelling abroad, have a modest amount of foreign currency. While many establishments today accept credit cards, that may not be the case on the ground. Sometimes, the credit cards may also fail.

First Aid Kit

Even if you will be away for just a few days, safety should always come first. A fully stocked first aid kit with medication and other health supplies can be a life saver whenever you fall sick or experience minor accidents during the trip.

Whether you are travelling locally or internationally, the items mentioned above are must-haves that should always be given precedence in your packing list.

 

Tips On How to Settle Down After Long Travel

Posted on 06 December 2018 (0)

After spending days, weeks or months on a trip, settling down at home can be a challenge to many people. Compared to the partying and fun experienced during trips, home life can seem so boring upon arrival. Most of the times, you will find yourself stuck at home, reminiscing about the trip. In case you find it a bit hectic to settle down after long travel, below are some useful tips to try out.

Appreciate Your Safe Return

Long travels are amazing but, also quite exhausting. Besides, they also keep you away from friends and family for longer durations of time. If you are able to overcome all the challenges of long trips and make it back home safe, you should be happy and content. Instead of feeling bored, cheer up and enjoy the comfort of getting back home. Take time to enjoy the little things that you missed while away like watching TV, cooking, driving your car and catching up with friends.

Create a Routine

Although we all plan for trips beforehand, most people do not really stick to a particular routine when traveling. In the case of long travels, it is easy to forget your day to day routines. Getting back to your normal life can be annoying. But, it is time to realize that the holiday is over and life must go on. So, come up with a routine or timetable of the things that you do normally and stick to it. You can even start choosing your next travel destination.

Explore More at Home

Even after spending a long trip abroad, there are so many beautiful things that you can still enjoy locally. Whenever you are feeling depressed from long travel, take a tour of local attractions in your hometown. You can even take weekend breaks to neighboring cities.

Generally, settling down after long travels may not be the easiest thing. However, the above tips can help you ensure a smooth and quick transition back to your normal life at home.

What you should know before traveling to Nigeria

Posted on 16 November 2018 (0)

Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria is one African country endowed with many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves, dense rainforests, waterfalls, rare primate habitats, and different dazzling cultures. There are also shrines here and there, some witchcraft dens, inhabited by chalk-painted bush witchdoctors who are eagerly waiting for you to come and learn about your destiny. Of course, there i consultation fee.

Nigeria is ever warm, being near the equator. The rainy season is in the summer months.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. In short, one in every five Africans is a Nigerian. A visit to this pulsating powerhouse should be planned well. The local currency is Naira. Pictured on the currency is Zuma Rock, a tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja. Zuma Rock is 725 meters high. When you arrive in Nigeria, have Naira with you in small denominations to give to the many people who will be asking for tips for whatever little job rendered, like pointing the direction of a hotel. At the airport, everyone is looking for a “dash,” which is a bribe.

So be firm and only dash those who deserve a dash, but dash them in small amounts because there are so many of them in need of dashes. Virtually every Nigerian is a solicitor with a viable business opportunity. There are many highly educated Nigerians with great business ideas, which are worth billions of shillings. All they want is you partner with them and you provide the capital to start those businesses. The unpleasant truth is, Nigerian is full of scams. Be alert. Use a reputable agency for your visa if you are applying before you come to Nigeria. Some of these agencies are scammers. Better still, process your visa upon entry.

Avoid travelling in public transport; take cabs from well-known lines. Do not walk in the semi-dark or dark streets late in the evening or at night.

Two of the wonderful places you should visit while in Nigerian include:

Kajuru Castle

Built over 30 thirty years ago in Northern Nigeria, Kajuru Castle is a luxurious getaway villa, designed with a medieval theme throughout. The bedrooms are dungeon-modelled. There is even a crocodile pit. Kajuru Castle is simply a beautiful piece of engineering and architecture. If you visit during the hot days, you can cool off in an outdoor beautiful swimming pool, from which you can view the fascinating landscape of mountains as a nice cool breeze gently sweeps. You can plan a hike in the morning to enjoy the surroundings.

Eleko Beach (Lagos State)

To enjoy this public beach more and create unforgettable memories, do not travel alone. Come as a couple or a family to enjoy a peaceful, private retreat far (49 KM) from the noisy Lagos. You can then hire a cottage for the whole afternoon. You can kayak, dance with your loved one, or enjoy horse and camel rides along the clean, less crowded beach. You can enjoy drinking the coconut juice right from the husk and buy other goods like fish, fresh prawns and lobsters straight from the oceans. There are lots of arts and crafts being sold on the beach by the many hawkers, with whom you can enjoy haggling.

Located near La Campagne Tropicana, this is the place to relax and rest in your rented tent. If you can’t rent, simply pick a spot on the white sands, spread your mat and enjoy the soothing ocean breeze and the refreshing waves.

Conclusion

Make sure you travel with reputable tour guides. They know which areas to stay away from and which hotels to give a wide berth. The U.S State Department has always issued travel warnings against travel to Nigeria. This is because terrorist activities, kidnapping, and other violent crimes are common, especially in the southwestern and northeastern states.

Have a safe trip.