Weekender Essentials A Lady Can’t Travel Without

Getting away is not easy as planned. You must be prepared which can be quite frustrating if you don’t know what to pack.

So here’s our recommended pack list for a perfect weekend getaway.

A Perfect Weekender Bag and smaller bags. A bag that wears like a backpack but can be carried by handle or strapped on like a shoulder bag also. The perfect weekender bag. Also, little carry-on bag, toiletry bag, messenger bag and make-up bag.

Comfortable Clothing. One little black dress or a sundress that can be worn for day or night, one light sweater, one t-shirt or tank top, one cute and flirty top, one dressy top to be worn for day or night, great with a pair of dark denim for evening out, two bras, one denim, one everyday casual pants, one pajama, one pair of socks, three underwear.

Shoes. There’s an argument that goes – nude is the new black! If you agree with that, pack a pair of nude shoes. Otherwise, pack your black shoes. Either will go with your little black dress. And choose a wedge, they’re cute and way more comfortable than heels. Also, pack one pair of sandals, one pair of flats (some call them Toms).

Accessories. One pair of sunglasses, hair ties/bobby pins, jewellery – earrings, watch, ring, necklace.

Toiletry.  Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss. Face wash. Moisture Lotion. Aloe Vera Fresh lotion. Chapstick. Shampoo + conditioner. Body wash + loofah. Cotton buds. Deodorant + perfume. Nail filer. Brush/comb. Hand sanitizer. Tissue

Make-up. A small make-up bag. Foundation/mineral veil. Eye primer/eyeshadow/ eyeliner/mascara/curler. Lipgloss

Medicine. Asthma inhaler (if asthmatic). Ibuprofen/Paracetamol. Anti-allergy. Multi-vitamin. Antacid. Loperamide (if you are prone to a running tummy ).

Miscellaneous. Zip-lock bag. Plaster. Gum. Tablet. iPod. Cell phone charger

All these items will pack neatly into a perfect weekender bag with no problem.

A Perfect African Getaway — 5 Places To Visit

You know, you can make Instagram buzz. Just make your daydreams come true with a trip to great African getaways.

Of course, not the usual places. Real getaways! Close your eyes and imagine you and your loved one on some romantic island.

We have them listed for you right here.

Sao Tomé and Príncipe. A two-island African nation 225 kilometres off the coast of Gabon and 560kilometres from Calabar. According to a naturalist, “They have more endemic species per square mile than anywhere on Earth. It’s the African Galápagos,” This is Africa’s best kept secret.

Mauritius. Mauritius Island Beaches. Do you want go Paradise and die? Go to Mauritius. It boasts over 10 top-rate beaches . Trou aux Biches, Belle Mare Plage, Ile aux Cerfs, Pereybere, Flic en Flac, Blue Bay Beach, Mont Choisy, Le Morne, La Cuvette, La Cambuse. Start planning your swell Valentine getaway now!

Cape Verde. Cape Verde is made up of 10 isles floating in the Atlantic Ocean, 500 kilometres off the coast of Senegal. They’re still fairly new to the travel circuit, but with their out-of-this-world beaches and lively surf, they’re quickly making a name for themselves.

Morocco. Offering a scenic coastline and one of Africa’s most sought-after cities, holidays to Morocco give Europe’s top tourist destinations a run for their money. Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, Agadir, Cassablanca, Essaouira, Tangier, El Jadida. The list goes on.

Seychelles Islands. The Seychelles is a picture-perfect collection of islands, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We recommend that you don’t limit yourself to just one of these enchanting islands, but explore at least two to really feel the true spirit of the Seychelles. Whether you’re looking for a great family hotel, a romantic retreat or an idyllic hideaway, you’ll find it in the Seychelles.


TGIF – 5 Great Escapes For A Quiet Weekend In Nigeria and Ghana

It’s another weekend and it’s time to let your hair down.

Feeling like some me time? Here are some suggestions for a great escape in Nigeria and Ghana to have a quiet weekend.

La Campagne Tropicana. A picturesque beach resort located after the Lekki Free Trade Zone, it is a great place to go to for a sensual weekend getaway. Let the salty sea breeze hit you far away from the car fumes. Time to go barefoot and if you are daring, go bikini and shorts. If you must watch TV, prop feet on laps and give yourselves a rubdown. Pamper yourselves so after a long day on the job, and you’ll probably be each other’s favorites forever.

Elmina Bay Resort. Located at the Cape Coast/Elmina area, in the heart of the historic Central Region of Ghana, it offers a peaceful and tranquil retreat, retaining much of its natural environment. Take lots of walks together. And when you’re out together, touch often—resting hand on arm, rub backs, graze legs at the table. Couples in love are usually super tactile, and physical contact always sends the signal of super closeness.

Yankari Game Reserve. This is a broad wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State. It is the home of various natural and warm springs. Your escape to this rendezvous embedded in the West African savanna, home to, perhaps, Nigeria’s largest collection of fauna, north of the Benue, is highly recommended. And when you’re together, please keep your cellphones away and focus on yourselves – undivided attention. If you do so you will show that you’re 100 percent absorbed  with each other, which will interpret to mean you are together, forever.

Hillburi Resort, Aburi. Located at the spectacular Akwapim mountain range in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the resort is a 40 minute drive from the capital Accra and along the Aburi Road. Hillburi affords breath-taking views over the evergreen valley and plains of the surrounding mountains. Let’s play a game here. When your love is showering in the morning, sneak in and write “Bye babe, miss you already!” on the mirror with your finger, then slip out and get lost for up to three hours. Go explore.  And just when they are getting apprehensive, show up with some treats  you’ve picked up along the way. You’ll have someone thinking about you all day.

Calabar Harbour Resort & Spa. Great things come in small surprises. Thinking of a healthy getaway, this is the place to be. Ensconced in the suburbs of the colonial relic south-east of Nigeria, the Calabar Harbour Resort & Spa is notable for its spa. Quite ideal for couples, hit the gym together. You don’t exactly have to compete at pumping iron, but by being there together you’ll reap the connection-boosting rewards of that post-workout endorphin high. And to ward of the punishment of exercise aches, go for a good massage.