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Research shows that people who connect to the natural environment are happier and healthier. Here’s how you can get your nature fix — even in the city.
The world of African cinema has seen glowing – and growing – celebration across the globe, whether on the big screen, in books, at festivals or online…
When Until 1 January
The Calabar Festival is our favourite way to close out the year. You’re spoilt for choice during this month-long festival, which packs out the calendar with theatre performances, food and fashion fairs, and stellar music performances. Everyone from Nelly and NeYo to Alpha Blondy and Akon have performed here, and every year there’s a diverse lineup.
The main stars, though, are the five carnival bands that headline the Calabar Carnival, ...
From cross-cultural photography in London, to Africa-influenced publishing in Berlin and area-themed postcards in Harlem, it seems the world is the continent’s creative oyster.
A Bronx Tail
Ride the 6 train up to the Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, to discover some of the city’s greatest old and new restaurants, bars and pastry shops.
When September onwards
Keep your kids quiet in mind-numbing Lagos traffic with the promise of a ride on the Dream Machine flying carousel. The ride is one of over 40 games, rides and African-themed side attractions to keep kids of all ages entertained, everyday of the week from 12 noon to 5pm. There’s a 40-metre-high ferris wheel, bouncy castle, ice rink, Watermania, and simulation rides; and for the weary parent who needs an unbiased opinion, a talking ...
Take control of your thought processes and you can reach your career, fitness and relationship goals. Motivational coach Jackson Ogunyemi tells us more…
Hundreds of dialects and local languages are spoken at Arik Air destinations. Ring in the airline’s tenth anniversary with obscure new words, for your travels.
Wings takes a look at some incredible gizmos, travelling tools and (over the) top gear for the high-tech, high-spec traveller who likes to be prepared…
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goTenna, $199 per pair
No phone reception is, for some, just behind ‘no oxygen’ on the emergency scale. However, there are still some remote corners of our connected globe where mobile-phones won’t extend, and that’s where goTenna comes in. The weatherproof device turns your Android or iOS phone ...