• PARIS,  TRAVEL

    NOTRE DAME-BEFORE THE FIRE

    The world witnessed a tragedy on Tuesday when flames engulfed the magnificent cathedral Notre Dame in Paris. There were no deaths and while the roof was lost and the spire collapsed, the church still stands including the elegant rose stained glass window. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the cathedral at a cost of over one billion dollars and already some French businesses have pledged about 700 million dollars to rebuild Notre Dame. Seeing the devastating pictures of the fire’s aftermath inspired me to share some pictures and the bit of history I learned from my visit to Cathedral Notre Dame. Notre-Dame of Paris is the Gothic cathedral par…

  • CANADA,  TRAVEL

    CROSSING THE US – CANADIAN BORDER | ROAD TRIP TIPS

    I really don’t get the sibling rivalry going on between the US and Canada. They’re both wonderful countries. So if you live in New York or any of the states that share a border with Canada, try taking a road trip into the country and experience it for yourself. Canada is similar to the US for the most part but there are certain things that make Canada the country it is. Driving into another country might seem daunting but follow my tips and it’ll be a breeze, I promise. So here are some tips to make your crossing into Canada go as smoothly as possible. Before Driving Make sure you…

  • GHANA,  PASSPORTS

    63 COUNTRIES TO TRAVEL AS A GHANAIAN WITHOUT A VISA

    Where are my fellow Ghanaians at?! I am yet to meet that one person who wouldn’t love to travel when given the chance. No matter what kind of passport you have, there are amazing destinations you can travel to without having to get a visa. As of April 2019, the Ghanaian passport is ranked #77 globally and there are 63 countries Ghanaian passport holders can visit without a visa. All you need to do is get a ticket and GO! *You’ll need a visa on arrival at the airport in some countries* ASIA Bangladesh Cambodia (visa on arrival) Indonesia Macao (SAR China) (visa on arrival) Maldives (visa on arrival) Philippines…

  • PASSPORTS,  TRAVEL

    184 COUNTRIES TO TRAVEL AS AN AMERICAN WITHOUT A VISA

    Hey guys! Do you need a vacation but don’t need the stress of visa requirements and the extra expense? Because let’s face it, visas can be pricey! The US passport was once the most powerful travel document in the world, that was back in 2014. As of March, 2019 the US passport is ranked #6 globally with access to 184 countries visa-free. It is literally your key to the world so if you’re lucky enough to have one, I urge you to open as many doors (countries) as you can, while you can. All you need to do as a US passport holder is book a flight and accommodation to…

  • LONDON,  TRAVEL

    USING THE LONDON OYSTER CARD – LONDON’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

    The Oyster card is your key to London’s public transport system and the cheapest way to travel around the city. Oyster cards are electronic smartcards that are used to pay for public transport in London. The 24/7 oyster card covers journeys by the underground trains (Tube), overground trains, buses, and may give you discounts on ferries and boat rides as well. Single-trip tickets costs more than twice the price you pay with the oyster card. This makes it the single most important item to have when visiting London, especially as a budget traveler. There are actually two kinds, the regular Oyster card and the visitor Oyster card. They both have…

  • BERLIN,  TRAVEL

    TOP 10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN

    You know that city, town or country you visit and feel like you don’t want to leave? Berlin was that city for me, I was devastated when I had to leave. I loved Berlin and all it had to offer. The city has seen more than its fair share of misery with world war I and II, the cold war and the division between the east and west. Berlin doesn’t try to hide its past from its citizens or tourists. Bullet holes from the war can be seen in the walls of buildings all over the city, you just have to know to look. Blackened statues from bomb smoke adorn…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    PRAY . READ . BLOG

    I said these three words to myself as I was going to bed last night because they were on my to-do list for the next day. Who gets things done without a to-do list? Not me! So as I repeated these words, I began to ponder on them and think about each word carefully. What does pray mean? Not in its literal sense but why I wrote down ‘pray’ when it is something I do automatically whenever I’m up. What will I be reading? What is there to blog about? These were just some of the questions I started to ask myself. I wasn’t really in the “holiday spirit” last…

  • LIFESTYLE

    MINIMALISM, HOW I GOT STARTED

    No one wants to live a minimal life, a life of emptiness and being without. But that’s not what minimalism is. So what is this minimalism thing? Minimalism is the idea of having less for a happier and fulfilling life. Makes sense? According to the “original” minimalist – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus , minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. Minimalism is applied in every aspect of our lives, not just to material things. There’s emotional minimalism which rids an individual of unnecessary stress and focuses on the important, financial minimalism…

  • AMSTERDAM,  TRAVEL

    10 INTERESTING THINGS TO DO IN AMSTERDAM | CITY GUIDE

    Oh Amsterdam! the city of all things bad, sinful, and evil. Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. It is famous for its many canals, narrow houses, coffee houses, and redlight district. But Amsterdam is not all about the sex workers at the redlight district or coffee houses where you could smoke a joint or two (even though I got high just breathing in the air). There is a lot to do in Amsterdam. Go on a canal cruise You cannot, I repeat can not go to Amsterdam without touring its canals. That’ll be like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. There are so many boat…

  • TRAVEL

    MY FIRST-TIME EXPERIENCE WITH EASYJET AIRLINES

    Easyjet flights were the only means of transportation I used throughout my trip in Europe between countries, and I can say for a fact that I’m glad I made that decision. During the planning stage of this three-week solo backpacking trip, I considered a number of transport options. I heard of the eurostar train, eurail, hitchhiking, buses, flights, all sorts of options. It seemed confusing and made it difficult to decide which one to go for. I eventually chose to go with flights after weighing the pros and cons of all the options that were available to me. Two major factors influenced my decision. First, the plane tickets were cheaper…