13 Jan

Interesting update: win a free return International flight ticket

Yes!!! Stand a chance to win return International flight tickets or other prizes. I am excited about this. Hope you are too?

win free return flight tickets

win free return flight tickets

click here to read about the giveaway, how to enter in a few easy steps and watch the short video on the landing page.

What are some of the items on your bucket list? The 7 wonders of the world, parasailing, paragliding, snorkeling, skydiving, , catching sunsets in different cities, in different countries, in different continents, safari, hot air balloon ride,  yacht cruise, Dhow cruise, hills, mountains ,lakes, resorts, beach and so much more…the list is endless!

Do you want to travel for work, visit family and friends, business, bleisure (business+ leisure), vacation, baecation, career+ relaxation and so much more… the list is endless! Will you not love for your trip expenses to be reduced by entering the giveaway?

Thinking about the next Airbnb/hotel/hostel you will stay at on your next trip? Enter the giveaway

Looking forward to your first or next Solo trip/ group trip? Enter the giveaway.

You want to shop from your favourite stores across the world? Enter the giveaway.

You want to try out new sumptuous, delicious, yummy meals in other cities/countries? Enter the giveaway.

Looking forward to relaxing, enjoying, going on a retreat and much more? Enter the giveaway.

We live once, lets live it to the fullest!

Praying and hoping we win!!!. Lets do this!!!

p.s: please ensure you confirm your subscription in your email after subscribing.

Travel Advisory Travel Blog

 

09 Jan
Laguna Beach

8 Interesting things to do at Laguna beach

No, not the Laguna water park in Dubai . There is Laguna beach club in Lagos, Nigeria. On Saturday 2nd January I had a nice time with some other amazing people at Laguna Beach, Okun Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria. Okun Ajah road is home to a number of other beaches which include: Atican beach, Barracuda beach, Santa Cruz, Redline beach resort, King Diamond beach etc. I have previously been to King diamond beach. Looking forward to visiting the others.

I had looked forward to going to Laguna Beach Club and I was excited to go there, we had an awesome time.

8 Interesting things to do at Laguna Beach:

(1) Relax, chill, calm your nerves by the beach: You can do so either in the cabanas or at the pool side sitting areas.

(2) Swim: Laguna beach has a swimming pool, so if you will love to swim, feel free to pack your swimming costumes/ swimming trunks, change into them when you are ready and dive into the pool.

(3) Enjoy the platters/ other items on their menu: Their platters include: chicken wings, chicken lap, asun, yam, sauce, ketchup ,coleslaw, mosa etc. and prices differ based on group size. You can request for plates to share the platters as well as serviettes. Also, if you buy drinks from them, you can request for paper cups and ice which is already included in the fee. The platters was yummy, sumptuous and delicious, though I felt quantity should have been more than it was for the price allocated to it and the number of people it was to feed.

Laguna Beach

(4) Take pictures: Laguna beach is very beautiful, its somewhere I will love to visit again. It has nice wall designs and other spots for taking pictures.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

 

(5) Dance: There is a DJ at Laguna. You can dance and also make videos

(6) Play Table Tennis: You can play Table Tennis at Laguna beach with friends.

(7) Hangout with friends and family

(8) Play card/ board games:  You can bring your board games and play them.

We played fill in the Black (a guessing game for black people and those who love them, designed by TVP Adventures). You can also play other board games like: scrabble, chess, monopoly, WHOT etc.

p.s: I posted my first vlog on YouTube, click here to watch and kindly subscribe and share, thank you. Your support will mean a lot.

Have you been to Laguna beach before? If yes, please share your experience, if No, will you love to visit? 

06 Jan
Pondicheri Restaurant

5 Interesting Restaurants I visited In Lagos in Dec 2020

I first wanted to update the post: Review of 35 Interesting Restaurants In Lagosbut then I decided I should make a new post instead.

5 Interesting Restaurants I visited In Lagos: Dec 2020:

(1) Bungalow: Located at GRA, Ikeja. I loved my meal at Bungalow: I had fried rice and steak and it came with: stir fry veggies, you can also have the veggies with jollof rice or white rice and sauce. Also, tried their pizza.

Bungalow Restaurant

Bungalow Restaurant

Bungalow Restaurant

(2) Pondicheri: Located at Ilupeju. Try out their different rice variants, soups ,sauces, naan bread, chicken wings etc. I also tried out their virgin Pina colada (its a mix of coconut and pineapple), I loved it, if you will want to have something sweet, you might not enjoy it, but if you love pineapple and coconut, you will love it, I loved it.

Pondicheri Restaurant

Pondicheri Restaurant

Pondicheri Restaurant

Pondicheri Restaurant

(3) Maison Kayser: Its a French restaurant and they have branches both in Ikoyi and Victoria Island. Try out their Lasagne and other pasta options, their bread etc.

Maison Kayser

Maison Kayser

Maison Kayser

Maison Kayser

 

(4) Murphis Shawarma: Located at GRA, Ikeja. Try out their beef/chicken shawarma

(5) Orchid Bistro: Try out their: gourmet cheese burger, shepherds pie, sandwiches etc.

Orchid Bistro

Orchid Bistro

Now, its time for fit fam for a while, so help me God.

have you visited any of these restaurants? If yes, what meals did you have there? If no will you love to visit them? Lets chat in the comments section.

P.S: two Nigerian movies I watched recently are: Finding Hubby and Meet The Kuju’s. I watched meet the Kujus at Silverbird Cinemas  Ikeja City Mall and I watched Finding Hubby at Genesis Deluxe Cinema at: Maryland mall.

Ikeja City Mall

Maryland mall

TRAVEL ADVISORY TRAVEL BLOG

31 Dec

2020: Year In Review

I am writing this article on the last day in the year 2020! I’m grateful to God for this year 2020. There were a number of challenges and there were a number of wins too.

In this article, I will be highlighting some of the things I did, places I visited, books I read etc.

2020: Year In Review

There are some other pursuits I started in 2020 which I trust I will share in due time.

What are some of the things you did in 2020 that you will love to share? Please share in the comments section.

09 Dec

8 Interesting things to do at Lekki leisure beach

Phew! Lagos can be unpredictable when it comes to traffic situation , It was a Sunday and the roads are usually not as busy on weekends as it is weekdays. but there was a lot of traffic. When I eventually got there, a number of the activities had been carried out. However, I used the time I had left at the beach to have some fun.

I went to Lekki Leisure beach to attend the first annual Nigeria Tourism Lovers hangout. It is an initiative started up by Mr. Ibrahim Makanjuola (IBM). We have a WhatsApp group where we share ideas, tips, information, tours, virtual hangouts etc. and recently the first physical hangout.

Lekki leisure beach

Lekki leisure beach

I went for the hangout after church service on Sunday.

If you want to download the bolt app for the first time, use this link: click here for the link and get 1000naira of your first trip.

Also, please do not put Lekki leisure lake on the map, but Lekki Lesiure beach, I put Lekki leisure lake and the map was directing to somewhere in Ojodu instead of directing to Lekki.

I met a number of different groups of people having different events at the beach.

They sell food there and external food is not allowed inside. We ate external food, but we had to sit outside to eat it. Maybe on a next visit, I might try something on their menu.

As at the time of writing this article, the entry fee costs: 2000 naira

Interesting Things to do at Lekki Lesiure Beach:

(1) Enjoy the scenery

Lekki leisure beach

Lekki leisure beach

(2) Take pictures

Lekki leisure beach

(3) Make videos

(4) Menu Menu Menu

(5) Quad Biking

Lekki leisure beach

(6) Horse Riding

(7) Play Games: There are games to play there and you can also bring your various kind of board games, card games etc.

Lekki leisure beach

Lekki leisure beach

(8) Rent a tent for your events: There were quite a number of smaller tents for small groups and there was one large tent for a larger gathering/event

Lekki leisure beach

Lekki leisure beach

Lekki leisure beach

 

Have you been to Lekki Lesiure beach? If yes please share your experience in the comments section below, If no, will you love to visit?

 

 

01 Dec

10 Interesting things to do at Wave beach and Mood lounge

I visited wave beach and mood Lounge in Elegushi. I was there to attend the hangout organized by my university alumni association (CUALA).

CUALA

CUALA

CUALA

CUALA

 

We were initially supposed to have the hangout at wave beach but had to move it to mood lounge (which is just beside wave beach) because they had other events there and insisted we purchased their food rather than bringing in external food. However, I and a friend of mine still entered wave beach, walked round the beach, sat for a while, bought water at their restaurant(since we were still going to have a lot to eat at the hangout, we did not buy any other thing at wave beach) and headed back to join other alumni members at mood lounge.

Wave beach

Things to do at Wave Beach:

wave beach

  • Host an event: While we sat at the restaurant, an event was on going at the other side. You can book wave beach to host your parties, seminars, conferences etc.
  • Swim: They have  a swimming pool at wave beach. Don’t forget to go with your swimming costumes/swimming trunks if you will love to swim at their pool

wave beach

  • Take pictures: They have nice picture worthy spots

wave beach

wave beach

wave beach

  • Make videos: They have nice video worthy spots
  • Enjoy the views/scenery

Wave beach

wave beach

Things to do at Mood Lounge:

Mood Lounge

Mood Lounge

 

  • Host your parties, events, meetups, reunions etc.
  • Play games: You can bring in different kinds of games to play at the lounge

Mood Lounge

Mood Lounge

Mood Lounge

  • Dance

Mood Lounge

  • Menu, Menu, Menu: At the Eagles on the beach hangout, we first had: Jollof rice and chicken, then we later had Fried yam and grilled Turkey with drinks and water and later we had ice cream.
  • Enjoy the views/scenery

Mood Lounge

Mood Lounge

  • Take pictures and make videos.

Mood Lounge

Mood Lounge

have you been to wave beach and or mood lounge? If you have what was your experience? If you have not will you love to visit? Which other  beaches in Lagos do you recommend? Lets chat in the comment section

TRAVEL ADVISORY TRAVEL BLOG

19 Nov

Review of 35 Interesting Restaurants In Lagos

Looking for sumptuous, delicious, yummy meals to try out? Read through this post. In my family, we have treat meals like once a week. Some other days of the week; I enjoy my mums meals, meals I made, meals my sister made, also enjoyed meals of other family and friends that have hosted me at one point or another.

Spaghetti and minced meat sauce

Potatoe and chicken sauce

 

Spahetti, Cheese, Asun

 

Below are some of places I have been to, meals I have had there and recommendations based on what are my personal preferences and you should try out when in Lagos, Nigeria:

Bamboo Lounge: I loved Bamboo: nice scenery, food was really nice. I had spaghetti and prawns  my sister had the chefs special pasta, my mum had club sandwiches and we all enjoyed our meal.

Bamboo Lounge

Bamboo Lounge

Bamboo Lounge

Bamboo Lounge

Bamboo Lounge

 

Korede spaghetti: They have branches both in Surulere and University of Lagos. I love their meals ranging from yam and plantain with sauce, spaghetti and turkey, suya rice, plantain and turkey, nimota rice, plantain and turkey.

The Place: I love their salad, shrimp sauce, basmati rice, spahetti, yamarita, yam porridge etc.

Yellow chilli: Their oha soup and sea food okra(my dad’s favourite) is really good. Though, the last time we went there, their portion was quite small.

Platters: I love their moi-moi and variant of rice.

George’s cuisine: Used to be my favourite restaurant in palms shopping mall before they closed down. Do you know of any other branches of theirs? Please let me know in the comments section.

Zen Garden, Little China and Yin Yang: They are Chinese restaurants. You can try out their chicken and corn soup, spring rolls for starters; prawn sauce, sweet and sour sauce, shredded beef sauce, singapore noodles, egg basmati fried rice etc. for Lunch and explore other parts of the menu.

Yin Yang

Hubmart: I love their potatoes and sauce for breakfast and their bitterleaf soup with poundo yam for Lunch. You can also try out different flavours of Ice-cream at: melting moments

Jevinik: Jevinik stew is so good as well as their Oha and Ofe nsala(white soup) with pounded yam, I love their goat meat pepper soup as well.

Ofada boy: Try out their different Ofada packages and their pounded yam with white soup.

Ofada boy

Spar: Try out their spaghetti and explore the other meal options.

Confectionately yours: Try out their jollof/fried rice with chicken, Kidney pie, cake and other pastries.

Beleful variety: Try out their amala with ewedu and assorted meat.

Beleful Variety

Sheraton buffet: I have tried out their lunch buffet on Sundays; variety of meals to pick from; from starters to main meals to desserts.

Sheraton

Barcelos: I love their breakfast special, their different kinds of salad, their chicken, rice etc.

KFC: Its the chicken for me.

Alalo: This was another place I loved in GRA, Ikeja that sadly closed down.

Food shack: Try out their fries and wings.

Food Shack

Food Shack

Food Shack

Casper and Gambini: I loved my meal here, I had Lasagne. The pastries below came complimentary.

Casper and Gambini

Casper and Gambini

Casper and Gambini

Casper and Gambini

Spur: try out their fish with tatar sauce, their burger ,chips, rice, milkshake etc.

Spur

Spur

Oh la la: Try out their club sandwiches, shawarma, rice with fish sauce, cake, ice cream etc.

Dooney’s Kitchen: Try out their fried rice and chicken. Their alfredo pasta looks really good, I will love to try it next time.

Johnny Rocket: Try out their burger, chips, wings.

Johnny Rockets

Kobis: It is the sea food okro for me.

TFC: Try out their yamarita, spaghetti combo, amala and okro etc.

Sweet Sensation: Try out their coconut rice and other variants of rice and swallow.

Chicken Republic: Try out their chickwiz, pastries, jollof rice and chicken with coleslaw, chicken salad.

Crust and Cream: Try out their mashed potatoes with any of their various kinds of chicken meal and sauce options.

Crust and Cream

Crust and Cream

Crust and Cream

Crust and Cream

Crust and Cream

Frozen rolls: for various flavours of ice-cream.

Frozen rolls

Frozen rolls

Frozen rolls

Frozen rolls

Goodies: Try out their Philadelphian sandwiches and spaghetti Bolognese.

BG mart: Try out their Ofada rice and sauce, white rice and stew, fried rice with salad and barbecue chicken, moi moi, beans with corn and plaintain, yam porridge, amala with ewedu and assorted etc.

Yakoyo: Try out amala, ewedu and assorted, white rice and stew etc.

01 Shawarma: Try out their beef/chicken shawarma and small chops.

Shuttles in Maryland mall: Try out their Shawarma.

Bibi’s Grill in Maryland mall: I used to love their spaghetti and meat balls but unfortunately they closed down.

Mr. Biggs: It is their moi- moi for me.

Hans and Rene: Try out their various gelato and sobreto flavours.

Order delivery packages from these places, you can check them out on Instagram with the names used below for more information and contact numbers:

12 Baskets: Try out their various packages. Some items include: puff puff, mosa, samosa, spring rolls, snail, fish in batter, prawns, gizzard, stick meat, barbecue chicken etc.

amalatohsure: amala, ewedu and assorted meat.

i_am_ibot: Try out their platters.

i_am_ibot

slimolobe: Try out their Chinese, okro soup and other soups.

Slim Olobe

 

Looking for frozen yoghurt: Try out sweet Kiwi in Palms Shopping mall, Bia in Adeniran Ogunsanya mall and Pinkberry: They have various branches across Lagos.

 

Looking for healthy and fresh juice: Try out: producejunctionng, yhenisjuice, fruitylifengr (for juice and parfait), sofreshng( for juice, parfait and salad), nine24locale(juice, parfait),reneegoldenhand(for tigernut drink and honey)mich_andkay: for their Greek yoghurt:  You can find these brands on Instagram with the names and above.

have you been to any of these places? If yes what do you love about them? If no will you love to visit them? Which other places outside this post will you recommend in Lagos? Lets discuss in the comments section.

17 Nov

18 Interesting places to visit in Abuja

I have been to Abuja  on about 5 different trips (some while I was in secondary school and some while I was an undergraduate). Some of the trips were by road and some where by air. click here to book a flight to Abuja and or a flight to any other part of the world. click here

to read a step by step guide on how to book.

The device were most of the pictures of the different Abuja trips are on crashed. If I’m able to retrieve the pictures, I will update this post. However, I still have a few of the pictures which I will share below.

Abuja

 

 

Places I visited in Abuja:

  • Shoprite Novare Apo 2 Mall
  • Jabi mall
Jabi mall

Jabi mall

  • Jabi Lake

Jabi Lake

Jabi Lake

Jabi Lake

  • Have Buffet at Sheraton
  • Grand square supermarket
  • Ceddi Plaza: my favourite place here is: Nkoyo restaurant

Nkoyo: Ceddi Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millennium park: Suitable for a picnic

 

  • Little China:

 

Little China, Abuja

  • National children’s park and zoo
  • Magic land: previously known as Wonderland. My favourite ride there is roller coaster. It is scary and fun at the same time. They have outdoor rides and also Indoor fun (game arcade, their game arcade is the like the Rufus and Bee of Abuja, Rufus and Bee is a game arcade in Lagos)
  • Garki market
  • Wuse market
  • Shagalinku: I love their salad, tuwo rice, jollof rice and my best meal to have there is their ram pepper soup. They also have branches in Kaduna, I have also visited their branch in Kaduna.
  • 212 Bakery, Abuja
  • Also, there is Silverbird Cinemas both at Jabi mall and the mall at Memorial Drive, Musa Yar’Adua Center

Musa Yar'Adua Center

 

On my next visit to Abuja, I would love to visit:

  • Crushed rock, Mpape
  • Zuma rocks resort
  • Almat Farms

Have you been to Abuja before? If yes which places did you visit? If no would you love to visit Abuja? and which places will you love to go to when you get there. I will love to hear from you in the comments section.

TRAVEL ADVISORY TRAVEL BLOG

12 Nov
How to start a website

How to start your website: 15 things you need to know

please note that this post contains an affiliate link, I might earn a small commission if you purchase hosting, at no extra cost to you, thanks for your support.

How to start a website

(1) Pray: As a Jesus girl, the first step I would recommend for any decision to take in life, Is to pray about it, seek God’s face and commit what you want to do in Gods hands.

((2)  Know the reasons or some of the reasons you want to start a website: Ask yourself, why do I want to start and own a website, why do I want to start it now? What are the pros and cons? Etc.

(3)  Think of the domain name option(s): Think of the domain name you want to use ,search to see if the domain name is available and purchase the domain name if it is available.

(4) Purchase Hosting: Just like you leave in a house, your website needs a house to leave in and that’s why you need to buy hosting from a hosting company click here to view whogohost  various hosting plans and other services and purchase the ones that best suits your needs. I have enjoyed whogohost services thus far, their customer service is so on point and always willing to assist with any questions, clarifications etc. After purchasing, you will be given your  C-panel login details.

(5) Install WordPress: There are other platforms like wix, blogger, tumblr, typepad etc. but WordPress is usually preferred. You can install WordPress by visiting Softaculous on your Cpanel dashboard.

(6)  Pick/Purchase a theme: You can either  choose to use a free theme from the free theme option or buy a customized theme based on your budget and preferences.

(7)  Design a Logo: Prior to me designing my website Logo by myself, I will have thought it was a task I will outsource because I don’t feel I’m artistically Inclined, however, after going through the introductory series of training by Students pal on digital skills, graphics design and web development, I was able to do a few designs by myself, so I used logomaker.com to design by Logo. You can also try out Canva, I have also used Canva to make a few of the designs that are on my website.

(8)  Research: Asides the trainings, I spent ample time researching online on how to go about building my website through reading articles on google, watching YouTube tutorials etc.

(9)  Install plug Ins: Install the necessary plug ins needed on your site, some of which might include: email subscribers opt in, social share icons, Jet pack etc.

(10) Pages: Decide on the number of pages you want to have, their titles and what their contents will be.

(11) Blog: Have a blog section which is where you will be able to write and edit articles from your website.

(12) Co Schedule: Use coschedule.com/headline-analyzer to analyze your various headline options before posting them, when your headlines are S.E.O friendly, more people get to see your post and visit your site. I will suggest having a headline score of 70 and above since 70 was A during undergrad, If one headline seems to have a low score, you can try other headlines within the same context of the topic you want to talk about.

However, if you are getting between 60-70 for some of your posts, I think you are still good to go.

So far, I have seen that list headlines usually have higher scores.

(13)   Use alt tag for your media: When uploading your pictures in your articles, use the alt tag feature, you can also use the title, caption and description boxes (if you have more details), this helps to make your posts more visible when information is being searched for on search engines.

(14)   Ask for help: I asked for assistance from those I know built their website themselves especially those in niche I’m currently focused on. They proffered assistance where I needed their assistance.

(15) Follow up with subscribers: Asides automatic post updates that will be sent to subscribers, you can follow up with subscribers by sending newsletters to them. There are various mailing platforms you can use, some of which include: MailChimp, Sendfox and Converkit. I currently use Converkit and you are allowed to have up to 1000 subscribers without having to pay for the premium service. When your subscribers are more than 1000, that’s when you start paying. Through your newsletters, you can share information and updates with your subscribers on products and services, deals, promos, discounts, other information etc.

The full process of building your website requires time and patience. I do hope this summary helped? Please let me know in the comments section.

Also, if you need more help with your website, send me an email at: faithoooguntayo@gmail.com

Also, if you need more customized and advanced functions and sections for your website, then you will need the services of a web developer and or a web designer, please also send me an email at: faithoooguntayo@gmail.com and I will make some recommendations after sending some sample of the work previously done by the recommendations.

p.s: Kindly use my affiliate link above to purchase hosting from whogohost. If you are reading this post before the 24th of November2020, there is currently a promo on .ng domain, click the link above to know more. If you are reading this post after the 24th of November 2020, they give promos, discounts, freebies etc. from time to time, click on the link above and make any further enquiries you have through the chat room.

p.s.s: They won web hosting company of the year for the second consecutive year they are winning this award from the Nigeria Technology Award. This is a testament to the hardwork and dedication of the Whogohost Team to ensure that they serve us. Congratulations #TeamWhogohost.

The CEO was awarded Young Person of the Year by Young Entrepreneurs International Summit (YEIS)

Web hosting

Web hosting

07 Nov
7 days in Dubai

2 Interesting packages and how to access them

Please note that if you purchase, I might earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you, thank you so much in advance for you support.

Something exciting…yay!! yippee!!!. My first post on my blog ( click here to read it) was on my trip to Dubai. Before, during and after the trip, I was fully a wayfare customer; now I’m getting an opportunity to not only be a customer but also do some partnerships with wayfare…Is that not great? Prior to the partnership, I did not know we will partner soon but great things happen when you stay connected, support other people within and outside your industries both career and business wise ,choose collaboration over competition etc.

 

Today, you could be supporting me, tomorrow we could partner on something, meet other great people during the group trip that you can build great friendships with, work on projects together, connect each other with opportunities, work on great ideas together and many more…

Unveiling two great packages to travel with wayfare to Dubai: One for November, One for December

7 days in Dubai

Christmas in Dubai

Want to travel to Dubai sometime next year? Also reach out to wayfare because they will have different packages available then as well.

Want a customized trip for just yourself (solo) or  your family or your friends or your colleagues etc. Reach out to wayfare as well.

Group trips have their advantages, Solo trips have their advantages as well; so also team bonding, group of friends, couple etc.

click here to read about my awesome and amazing experience travelling with Wayfare July 2019 group squad. The experience was priceless and so worth it and something to look forward to doing over and over again. I went on the group trip with my sister and she also want’s to have the experience over and over again. We met other amazing people during the trip as well.

Till now, well over a year after, we can still talk about the trip without being bored or fed up that we have talked about it a number of times because it was a SuperB! time.

I am looking forward to hearing the jist about your experience.

p.s: Do not forget to mention that you are from faithooo.

Thanks again for your support. I really appreciate. God bless you richly.

TRAVEL ADVISORY TRAVEL BLOG