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Dream Ghana Vacation: $10,000, 1-month leave & a ticket to Ghana

To be very honest, a vacation in Ghana with $10,000 is plenty of good fortune. For even the spendthrift, it might be far too much to spend in Ghana. That same amount will be gone in the twinkle of an eye in a place like Dubai.

Here in Ghana, the tourism industry alone provides over 200,000 jobs in the country and a whopping $1.1billion to the economy, accounting for about 4% of Ghana’s GDP. That alone should tell you that, with the ticket to Ghana, you are on your way to the ultimate vacation destination. Really, the figures leave you wondering why so many people visit Ghana as tourists and why so much is made from this industry.

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But if you ever hit the jackpot or get a heaven-sent vacation sponsorship, what will your calendar and activity list look like with a whole month leave, $10,000 and a ticket for a dream Ghana vacation? My guts tell me that, your idea list will look something like the one below.

Destinations

Undoubtedly, the destinations and tourist attractions are the spiciest part of the fairytale vacation in Ghana. Moreover, in Ghana, these attractions are coated with sufficient history, culture, art and nature.  

The historical tourist sites in Ghana are another kind of attractions that are worth every bit of your time. You might have heard of the great Ashanti Kingdom. Yet, the stories of their prowess and courage are so epic and will keep you edgy when being told by the natives. If you are a history fanatic, you will itch to be part of such tours.  Surely, with the jackpot money, going home with coveted souvenirs and artefacts are as good as done.

Until you experience the Mole National Park, the Paga Crocodile Pond, the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary or the Lake Volta, you may be missing out big time on what nature is. By the way, it will be a remarkable visit because by seeing the Lake Volta, you will be seeing the largest man-made lake in the World. Yes, the whole world! At the Mole National Park, you will be visiting one of the largest natural game reserves in West Africa. And you will have seen the highest waterfall in West Africa when you experience the Wli Falls in the Volta Region of Ghana for yourself.

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As if those are not enough to look forward to, the beaches in Ghana are the signatures that cap this wonderful coastal country. These are not human-engineered luxuries; many more will outclass these Ghana ones. But these are natural attractions where you are not yourself when you are around them. After all these, a significant chunk of your vacation ‘banger’ money will still be intact. Isn’t that lovely?

Hotels

With the hefty budget to spend comes the ‘king’ and ‘queen’ statuses and the castle-equivalent hotels to match. All of a sudden, the luxury, elegant 4 and 5-star hotels in Ghana sound like the ultimate homes in sub-Saharan Africa that you never had but are now in touching distance. Trust me when I say that my maven selection of beach hotels and beach resorts in Ghana is the best you can get.

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Actually, if I am the jackpot winner, the most of the money will be spent at the finest resorts in Ghana. I will satisfactorily feel them, enough to compile my own list of the best beach resorts in Ghana.  This is because the Aqua Safari Beach Resort, the Labadi Beach Hotel, the Abuesi Beach Resort,
the Axim Beach Resort and Hotel and many more of the Ghana beach resorts have some appealing pull on hearts and minds.

Good Food

“Good things come to those who have the money”. The source of the saying is anonymous; his/her idea, you will agree with. In Ghana, food is not a problem. What might be an issue is getting the tastiest and palatable meals for a full month.

Nevertheless, if you are as food friendly as myself, we bless God richly for all farmers, cooks and food joints in Ghana. Verily, verily, I say unto the top restaurants, we shall be friends for a full month. Whereas, popular food joints like Auntie Muni, Agba mame, Kenkey Boutique and Heavy-Do will cater for your Sunday special local cuisines, your lunch during the week will be a feast; a buffet at one of the plush 4-star hotel Restaurants in Accra, Akosombo, Ada or Takoradi.

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This will be about $30.00 for a day and deeply satisfying too. 4-star hotels in Accra like the Holiday Inn Accra, Best Western Premier Accra Airport and Alisa Hotel Accra have other special packages attached to these buffet options. Many others also present mouth-watering dinner packages to compliment their breakfast and lunch meals.

Local Fashion

The price of the Batakari and Fugu is hospitably priced. The Kente cloth is not your everyday cloth so you will not get it for at an everyday price. Batik, Tye and Dye, Jolomi and Kaftan are though less costly, endear most tourists especially foreigner to acquire them and enrich their clothing with local fashion. Then, there are beads. Beads of different sizes, shapes and colours quality are all over the market. Nonetheless, the best ones stand out in quality and in price.

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However, these won’t depreciate the jackpot money that much. Every tourist will look local at which. And the amazing thing is that local fashion needs no fashion

So some pleasant destinations and tourist attractions in Ghana, luxury hotels and beach resorts to relax in, sumptuous food to satisfy you and local fashion t bring out the class and beauty in you all with $10,000, one month vacation leave and a flight to Ghana. Dreams really do come to pass. I believe, I believe, I believe...So help me God!

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5 tips for keeping valuables safe in a hotel room

Are you planning a trip and thinking of how to safeguard your valuables in a Nigerian hotel? Whether you are spending time at any of the resorts in Lagos or even the best hotels in Nigeria, the same security tips are applicable. It is always better to limit the amount of valuables you carry when travelling, as this decreases the amount of loss you are likely to suffer if you are unlucky enough to be robbed.

However, if you have to travel out of town with valuables, leaving such items in your hotel room isn't without its own potential risks. From hotel room burglars to occasional dishonest staff member, a number of potential liabilities exist if you keep valuables in your hotel room.

Here's a post on safeguarding your valuables in a Nigerian hotel room.

1.Use Suitcases with locks:

Carry luggage’s equipped with combination locks or keys during your travel. Lock valuable items inside it and ensure your keys are with you at all times. There is hardly a chance that someone will steal the entire box and get past security. At more secure hotels, use the safety deposit to keep small sized valuable items.

2.Keep your luggage out of site:

Ensure that all luggage’s without locks are kept out of sight, as you invite tampering when your luggage is open, on your bed or lying on the floor. Re-pack your luggage daily as extensively as you can and keep it inconspicuously hidden in a wardrobe, closet or under the bed to reduce the chances of someone finding it and stealing from it.

3.Find Obscure spots:

Inspect your room for obscure spots where people would hardly search. These are the places in the room where you can hide your valuables from burglars. You can keep your money and any important documents hidden under the carpet corners, pinned between drapes and taped to the bottom-side of your drawers. Choose areas of your hotel room that are not cleaned regularly and avoid keeping all valuables in the same place. Splitting them around the room, makes it less likely to lose all your valuables incase someone finds one of your hiding places.

4.Avoid inviting Strangers into your room:

It is better to spend time with strangers or unacquainted persons in public places. Be selective of whom you invite into your hotel room and gauge the trustworthiness of people before allowing them access into your hotel room.

5.Use the dnd hotel sign:

When stepping out for the day, put the “Do not disturb sign” hanging on the door and leave the television on, this is to create a false impression that you are in and it discourages uninvited guests from trying to step into your room. It is advisable to invite room service only when you are available to supervise their activities.

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Travel Fitness Tips: How to stay fit when travelling for work

Hey fitfam, the only time to work up a sweat shouldn’t be when you have almost missed an important flight. I totally understand that staying motivated enough for any fitness activity during a business trip is no easy feat but coupled with hectic schedules, serious business meetings, and you might be tempted to forget everything about your workout routine altogether.

Several business travellers hide under the guise of booking hotels with gym but more often than not very few of them have the time to hit the hotel gym every morning.

So unless you happen to be spending your work trip with a special trainer *wink*, try out these easy tips to shape you up on the go:

  • Pack the right work out tools:

When packing the equipment’s your will need for exercise during your travel, it would be great if you can skip the dumbbells, as there are plenty of light equipment you can bring with you. Some of the feather-light options to toss in your bag include, resistance bands and a TRX. Drop in your hand towels and your water bottles can serve the purpose of a decent hand weight. However, your best bet is a jump rope. Research shows that you burn the most calories per minute with jump rope than with any other cardio.

  • Make the most of delayed flights:

Has your flight been delayed or do you have to cope with a long layover. It is advisable to take a brisk walk around the airport. Taking a walk a day is kind of like that proverbial apple: There's a good chance it'll keep the doctor away. From helping you lose weight and de-stress to lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of many chronic diseases—going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health, says Melina B. Jampolis, MD, author of the new book The Doctor on Demand Diet.

  • Take post-flight stretches in your hotel room:

Per adventure you will be visiting the capital city for business purposes, I would advise you book a hotel close to the airport like the Protea Hotel. You can rest easy after a long trip and as your muscles tend to be tighter than ever. Take some easy yoga stretches for post flight stiffness on arrival at your destination. Help your body and mind reset with two yoga poses: downward dog and child's pose. Ward off lower-back soreness with a forward fold, bend at the hips and fall forward, hugging your knees and rocking side to side.

  • Scope out the fitness scene:

There are chances you'll want to get out of the hotel, check out deals on fitness classes or just call around to a few studios and see if they're offering any one-time deals for first timers. Find a day of the week when gyms are pretty much abandoned, as your chances of finding something new and cheap are way higher.

  • Go fast and hard with no equipment:

Even without a single fitness tool packed, you can get a crazy-good workout with simple bodyweight exercises. Just wake up early enough to do a few circuits. The early hours of the morning is the perfect time to do full body at high intensity. You have little time, so make every minute count. Do about a 100 jumping jacks, 60 seconds each of push ups, holding a plank, lunges per leg and burpees. Then repeat this activity two or three times again.

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Making a list is just never enough, you have to make appropriate plans as well. Planning allows you get rid of nervous tensions or anxiety, avoid overspending and make the most out of your travel experiences.

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Travel Gift: Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Explorer in your life

The favourite shopping season is here!!
As the end of the year draws nigh, a time to show our loved ones just how much we care with our token of appreciation and love. We often become so worried about the perfect way to make an impression.
So what are the perfect gift items for travel junkies? When looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone, you can be tempted to get an expensive iPhone 7 or a PS4 but remember those may not be the most ideal gifts items for a person consumed by wanderlust.

Are you looking for the perfect gift ideas for that special globe trotter in your life? You must remember that what separates a good gift from a great one is its usefulness and sentimental value. The best presents are either incredibly useful or are personal gifts that evokes great emotions of love.

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