Thursday, 9 May 2019

EXPERIENCES WOMEN WANT ON A TRIP.

Experiences. What would our lives be without them? Probably an old warship sitting at the docks – there’s nothing exciting about that until it leaves shore, and do what warships do.
Meanwhile, last night I had a dream where Serena Williams was doing a speaking tour on her travel experiences and she had to interview me on stage – she asked what I thought women love when they travel. I woke up without answering those questions, and here I am, what do women really want?

Shopping


According to research, women are wired to shopping in the same way that men are wired to sports and can be just the right motivation for a lady to travel. Women love new things, even if they seem to have enough of these things.
So when planning a trip you really have to put into consideration whether the destination is prominent for new items to shop for, from fashion bags, shoes, clothes, pieces of jewelry and other attractive stuff. 
The mall or even the local markets in the city is just the right place to explore. 

Beach


Take this piece of good advice – the beautiful Islands and sunset beaches are always a perfect getaway destination for ladies.
Boat cruises, ski jets, tan treatments, snorkelling are all part of the beach experience and trust me everyone wants that.
A relaxed body and mind during a trip are quite paramount for anyone. However, every woman wants her skin glowing during and after a trip, so a spa appointment included as part of your trip itinerary is just about the right thing to do. 

Good Food


Good food, not just any food is non-negotiable for a first-time female traveler to any destination. A trip to a fancy restaurant in the city should be on the books and if street food must be tried, ensure you pick the best local joint for that experience.

Nightlife


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

EASTER GATEWAY FOR EVERYONE.


Wondering where to go for your Easter holidays? Do you water to have an Easter family holiday? Take a look at our top 5 Easter getaway ideas. Fascinating destinations, great Easter travel deals, and fun adventures – it’s an Easter LaVista!

Dubai

Our Top 5 Easter Getaway Ideas
How does an Easter break, tailor-made to make you and your family smile sound? Good, yes? Dubai has got everything you need. From the Wild Wadi water park rides, shopping at the souks to a variety of stunning sights, Dubai will leave you and your loved ones smiling from ear to ear. You deserve an Easter family holiday!

Mauritius

Our Top 5 Easter Getaway Ideas

Nothing beats spending Easter in Mauritius. Explore the magical islands. Catch trips waking up in front of the beach after watching the sunset – all while you enjoy the pleasures of the sea. What more could you ask of a perfect Easter getaway?

Morocco

Our Top 5 Easter Getaway Ideas
Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco – the star of Africa. Morocco boasts of some of Africa’s most attractive destinations and sights.
This Easter holiday, enjoy the best of the Sahara desert in the “Red City” of Marrakesh. Explore the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina. Go on an adventurous camel excursion. Go in search of the El Badi Palace, Ourika Valley, and the Jardin Majorelle – all will make your Easter vacation worthwhile.

Zanzibar

Our Top 5 Easter Getaway Ideas
Welcome to Zanzibar – a jewel in the ocean! Zanzibar exudes so much charm. This Easter, spend it by the beach. Step into the home of some of the first rated beaches in the world. Lounge the hours away as you relax and play in the beach sand.

Kenya

Our Top 5 Easter Getaway Ideas
From stirring landscapes, plush hotels to an abundant wildlife, Kenya is Africa’s rare gem. There isn’t a perfect time to explore all Kenya has to offer than the Easter season. Don’t only hear about it, live it!
It’s a good thing we’ve got some great Easter deals for you.
Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

INTERESTING MYTHS ABOUT EASTER.

Ever thought about what Easter is all about and the myths surrounding one of the most famous holidays in the world?
Here are our top five interesting myths about Easter
Surrounded by a lot of controversies regarding the date when it should be celebrated, Easter is a movable feast, meaning it changes depending on some factors.  However, the first council of Nicaea in 325 determined that it would occur after the full moon following the vernal equinox on the next occurring Sunday – unless this happened to interfere with Passover, in which case it should be the Sunday after that.
It can occur anytime between March 22 and April 25.

It is popular belief that Easter was coined from Ishtar; the Babylonian goddess of love and fertility, or Eostre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. She was worshiped by the Babylonians, Assyrians, Akkadians as the ‘queen of Heaven’

Easter
The Easter Bunny is of German origin just like Santa, he shows up in 16th-century literature as a deliverer of eggs, in his own way a springtime St. Nicholas bent on rewarding the good. Colored eggs were left only for well-behaved good children.


Talking about eggs, they are very obvious symbols of resurrection and continuing life. Early humans thought the return of the sun from winter darkness was an annual miracle and saw the egg as a natural wonder and proof of the renewal of life. The egg is also the ultimate symbol of fertility. As Christianity spread, the egg was adopted as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection from the tomb.

Easter

The Easter Island. Sure, you must be hearing about this for the first time. Yes, it does exist. Hau-Maka, a wise man, a prophet and counselor of the Akiri (king) had a vision during a dream, in which the God of creation, Make-Make appeared to show him the way to Easter Island. This is how the Rapa Nui culture, guided by the stars and Hau-Maka, managed to arrive to their new home and survived the disappearance of their original settling when the world was destroyed with flooding.

Friday, 22 March 2019

RESORT TO VISIT THIS WEEKEND IN LAGOS.

Cheers to the weekend! It’s time to escape the bustling life of Lagos and experience the sun, sand, and sea. Here are the top 3 beaches in Lagos to visit this weekend:
Pop Beach Club


Welcome to Pop Beach Club! A membership only sports club. This is where the cool kids come out to play. With countless activities which include surfing, kayaking, painting lessons, volleyball and beach yoga, there is something in store for everyone. Feel the vibrant pop culture as you kick back and relax with your friends this weekend.
Atican Beach
Host a private beach party for you and your friends this weekend at the Atican Beach Resort – one of the private beaches in Lekki, Lagos. It is a beautiful relaxation spot and one of the top beaches in Lagos. Spend time with your family and friends in this serene environment. Catch the waves, feel the sand, let the hustle and bustle of Lagos go at the Atican Beach, Lekki.
Tarkwa Bay


Relax and have fun in Lagos this weekend at the Tarkwa bay resort – one of the best beaches in Lagos. Enjoy amazing views as you take a cruise to the island. Treat yourself to some fresh fish barbeque. Swimming, surfing and water skiing are some of the fun activities to look forward to at the Tarkwa Bay Resort. If you are looking for some photography inspiration, don’t forget to bring your camera as you will find breathtaking views as well as some beautiful, wrecked ships to serve as your muse.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

LETS VISIT GAMBIA






 We’ve got you sorted. Here are 5 reasons why we love Gambia and are so sure you would love it too:

Gambia Hotels


Gambia plays host to a myriad of plush hotel options – from a lodge floating over the River Gambia, stylish resorts to luxury hotels. Your family holiday, business trip or a romantic getaway just got better 😉

The Home of Beaches


Get your fill of the sun, sand, and sea. Gambia boasts of beautiful beaches with swaying palms and scenic lagoons. Head to Senegambia, Kololi or Paradise Beach where you can ride horses or play drums with the locals. Chill out on a sunbed and have a refreshing cocktail on the Nginki-Nganka or Fajara beach. Gambia is the perfect chill zone!

Abundant Wildlife

There are nearly 600 bird species, a lot of bush pigs, crocodiles, hippos and cheeky monkeys in Gambia.  Visit the Abuko Nature Reserve, Kachikally Crocodile pool and the monkey park in Senegambia to see all the wildlife Gambia has to offer.

Foodie’s Delight



Gambian food is simple yet full of mouthwatering flavors. Don’t forget to try out some traditional dishes such as Yassa, Domoda, Benachin, and Superkanja. There are also a lot of international fine dining options to satisfy your cravings. Yum!

Winter sunshine

As the winter season hits, Gambia offers a whole lot of warmth to holidaymakers. You can make the most of the uninterrupted sunshine and practically zero rainfall in Gambia. Go sightseeing this season, enjoy the beachfront hotels, relax at the beach or shop till you drop at one of the local markets.
With a superb climate, friendly locals, quiet beach resorts, and diverse wildlife are some of the reasons why we love Gambia. You can be rest-assured that visiting Gambia is easier than ever.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

FUN THINGS TO DO DURING EASTER SEASON.








Easter for some is the season to be with family and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For others, it’s the time to reflect on life and also a time for new beginnings. While for some it’s the perfect time to escape work troubles and have a good turn up session.
Whatever your fit, we’ve come up with a list of 5 fun things to do during Easter season.
Explore New Places
Make proper use of this long Easter Weekend and explore new places. It’s the ideal time to engage in a road trip, travel locally or even an international escape. Get out of your comfort zone and live your best life.

Family Bonding Time  
It’s the perfect time to bond and catch up with the family. This time away from work can be of great use- keep up with all the happenings in each other’s lives. Use this as an opportunity to mingle and stay up to date with the family. A bit of family gossip never hurt anyone.

Find New Spots To Eat
Use this time off to expand your taste buds and try out different cuisine’s menu. You can either go by yourself or use it as the perfect time to catch up with the crew. It’s a lovely way to show the crew some love.


Home Makeover
Use this time off to do a makeover. Rearrange your closets, throw away some things you do not need, bring in new things to give your home a new feel. It’s known as a time for renewal, so why not a renewal of your home. You’ll be surprised what a fresh look at home can do to your mindset.


Visit a Charity
Time away from work and your daily routine is an appropriate time to reflect on life. Most importantly to help those who are in need and use the free time to better their lives. Visiting a charity close to you is a to do this Easter break. 


Friday, 1 March 2019

THINGS TO DO THIS EASTER

Wondering where to go for your Easter holidays? Do you want to have an Easter family holiday? Take a look at our top 5 Easter getaway ideas. Fascinating destinations, great Easter travel deals, and fun adventures – it’s an Easter 

Dubai


How does an Easter break, tailor-made to make you and your family smile sound? Good, yes? Dubai has got everything you need. From the Wild Wadi waterpark rides, shopping at the souks to a variety of stunning sights, Dubai will leave you and your loved ones smiling from ear to ear. You deserve an Easter family holiday!

Mauritius


Nothing beats spending Easter in Mauritius. Explore the magical islands. Catch trips waking up in front of the beach after watching the sunset – all while you enjoy the pleasures of the sea. What more could you ask of a perfect Easter getaway?

Morocco

Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco – the star of Africa. Morocco boasts of some of Africa’s most attractive destinations and sights.
This Easter holiday, enjoy the best of the Sahara desert in the “Red City” of Marrakesh. Explore the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina. Go on an adventurous camel excursion. Go in search of the El Badi Palace, Ourika Valley, and the Jardin Majorelle – all will make your Easter vacation worthwhile.

Zanzibar


Welcome to Zanzibar – a jewel in the ocean! Zanzibar exudes so much charm. This Easter, spend it by the beach. Step into the home of some of the first rated beaches in the world. Lounge the hours away as you relax and play in the beach sand.

Monday, 25 February 2019

LETS VISIT MOMBASSA.





Terrorism of any kind should be condemned.

Times like this will definitely make travelers and adventure lovers skeptical about considering one of Africa’s most beautiful and top visited destination. 
Lavished with wildlife, grand landscapes, breathtaking mountain tops and timeless attractions to explore. Kenya remains a top destination to visit to begin a romantic affair with Africa – the celebrities who visited Kenya certainly knew this.
Here are the reasons why Kenya should still be on your travel list.
Nairobi, is the place to relish both the urban and cultural feel of the country.  The city prepares you ahead of an all-round experience of the safari filled country. It is the typical African city. 



Famous for its people and its well preserved Savannah wildlife; Massai Mara is a must stop for explorers. 
Get ready to feed your eyes with the beautiful sunset over the grassy plains of its villages, a swell view of mother nature in its elements, the big cats of the continent including Lions, Cheetah, Tigers and other animal
If you are a fan of the beach, Mombasa is the next stop during your visit to Kenya. Mombasa is the country’s oldest city. Bordered by the Indian Ocean, Mombasa is the seaport city.
Visits to the Diani beach, the Island of Mombasa, the Mombasa marine national park and reserve should close the deal for visitors who want to have a go at the ocean.



Adventure is what Kenya is all about. A mountain trek during your visit should be considered.
Did you know Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro?
Climbing the mountain should be the perfect climax to your adventurous visit to Kenya. 



Thursday, 21 February 2019

LETS TRAVEL THIS YEAR.






If you’re one to say ‘my goal is to travel’ or ‘my goal in life is to travel the world’, whether you’re an avid traveler or you are still indifferent about travel, this is for you. Here’s how to accomplish your travel goals for 2019

Make Traveling a Real Priority


Traveling this year is possible if you prioritize travel as part of your goals. You don’t have to go all out; start by setting short-term travel goals for traveling this year and stick to them.

Write a Travel List


You can’t work on vague travel dreams. Narrow your travel options by making a list of your dream destinations as well as a bucket list (keep it realistic). You can cut out pictures of your travel destinations and drool over them for a while. Put them (your list or pictures) where you can always see them fighting for your attention.

Stop Making Excuses – Make a Plan


“To travel means you have to break the bank” – this is soo 19th century! Stop making excuses, prioritize your goals, plan and stick to it. To enable you to plan and prioritize better, you can compare destinations and prices using the Nogletravels search tool.

Travel Funds


Welcome to the serious part. How are you going to fund this?
First things first, get a rough estimate of how much your trip would cost – flights, hotel, transportation, food as well as the local cost of living for the number of days you intend to spend there. Once you’ve gotten this information, set a fixed spending budget; be honest about how much you can comfortably set aside bi-weekly or monthly for your travel. Set up a ‘travel savings’ account where you can religiously save. Stick to the plan and you are good to go!
Also, revisit your travel budget on a regular basis to see if anything needs to be updated so as not to be caught unawares.

Time


Don’t let your busy schedules rule over your travel goals this year. Keep in mind that your vacations don’t have to be long or expensive for them to offer the best experiences.
A perfect way to start your travel frenzy is by planning ahead – pick a couple of sights to see and things you will love to do. Opt for long weekend holidays – a long weekend is just enough to make great memories.

Deals!

You’ve made traveling this 2019 a priority, the destinations, bucket list, and travel budget are on a lockdown. Well, now it’s time to maximize your travel opportunities. Lookout for travel deals – flights and hotels.
Don’t know where to start?
visit www.nogletravels.com

Travel Inspiration


Get beneath the surface. Keep your travel motivation level on a high. Become obsessed with your dream destinations. Read articles and travel guides on your travel destinations.
Reading and subscribing to the Nogle travels Blog can help you paint a picture of your destination and also give you more information you will need to make your vacation hitch-free.

Travel Buddy

Having a travel buddy will help you stay on track. Choose a travel buddy that shares your travel interests and will keep you in check. Share your plans and bucket list goals.
If you will rather travel alone, set your travel goals for 2019, have fixed deadlines and make sure you achieve them. Move one step at a time, it’s that’s easy!
I’m interested in your travel goals for 2019. Leave a comment below:

Monday, 18 February 2019

EXPLORE THE FORBIDDEN CITY THIS SUMMER.

Located in the center of the Chinese capital, Beijing – the forbidden city remains an iconic element in Chinese 
history.






Built by an approximate 1 million labourers for 14 years from 1406 to 1420, consisting of 980 buildings, over 9000 rooms that cover 720,000 square meters making it the world’s largest imperial palace.
A visit to China would never be complete without a visit to one of the most visited sites in the World – which is not totally forbidden as its name claims, the name is translated from the Chinese word “紫禁城“, which literally means “Purple Forbidden City”.
Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987 for preserving the ancient world in this present age. 
Here are some facts about why visiting China should be on your list this summer:
The Forbidden City has 14 million visitors annually, so you too can add to that number. Every year during spring ( April – May) and autumn (September – October) people visit the city with the majority visiting during summer from (June – August) and experience ancient China.

A masterpiece of Chinese architecture, culture, and heritage, the forbidden city was home to the Chinese Emperors, their families, staff and government officials. It was occupied by emperors from Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is one of the most significant symbols of the ancient Chinese government.

The detail of its architecture is mind-blowing. Every detail meticulously featuring traditional Chinese architecture. Bar the Donghua Gate ‘East Glory’ Gate, all gates in the Forbidden City are decorated with a nine-by-nine array of gilded door-studs. All the doors have 81 nails, that is 9 rows of 9 nails each. Nine implies supremacy and eternity in typical Chinese culture. The Donghua Gate has only 8 rows. Since coffins were also carried through this gate, the number of nails needed to be an even number.

You can visit the Forbidden City without a visa! The Beijing area became 144-hour visa-free in 2017 for 49 European countries,6 American countries, 6 Asian countries, two Oceania countries with tourists taking advantage of the opportunity to spend 6 days in the capital city. Africans, can, however, visit with a tourist visa.  

90% of the roofs are finished with glazed yellow tiles. Yellow was the official color of Chinese Emperors which stands for respect. Pillars, windows, doors, and walls are mostly red which symbolizes happiness and celebrations, popular with the Chinese.

A Forbidden City trip is not complete without a visit to Jingshan Park –  a few minutes’ walks from the Forbidden City’s exit where you can enjoy a hilltop view of the whole complete.