From Nigeria to the World – Travel Tips from Mimi Onalaja
These travel tips from one of our faves, Mimi Onalaja, will definitely help you plan your next trip.
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Travel gives me life. Not to sound too dramatic but I honestly feel like I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t see as much of the world as possible. And it would be a shame if you missed out on the world because you were scared to travel or even travel alone.
So, because I love to see new faces, discover new cultures and eat new food, here are my top travel tips that you might find useful.
Personally, I like planning for my trips pretty early, like 3 months in advance because I never want to be taken by surprise. I want to be as ready as possible. For me it all starts with doing the research on the place I’m going to – making sure I have the right Visas (because, Nigerian passport), getting my ticket & booking my accommodation.
I have a strong tendency to overpack so knowing exactly what I’ll be wearing each day, down to accessories, shoes etc, helps curve that tendency for me.
This is such a fun topic for me to discuss because I’ve realized that it is so much friendlier on the pocket to travel in a group as supposed to travelling alone. And the larger the group, the friendlier it gets. You save so much money on accommodation and have the liberty of booking nicer accommodation that you could’ve travelling alone.
When travelling with my friends, one major thing we do is we create a pool. Everybody donates a certain amount of money that one person will be in charge of. This money will pay for basic costs like transportation, groceries etc. Another thing that also helps is that our itinerary is rock solid before we even get to the destination.
If you had asked me about picking the right accommodation before my trip to Cape Verde I would have instantly sent you to www.bookings.com. That’s literally the only resource I used to use for my trips, until this last one. But I’ve realized that…continue reading this article in our FREE Jan/Feb issue here.