It is no news the Coronavirus outbreak changed a lot of things about travel. It is more than travel restrictions in certain countries, the decline of reservations in hotels and other hospitality centers, a hike in ticket pricing, and safety gears that take getting used to.
Again, there is a change in mindset. We are more cautious about where we go, how long we spend in environments we aren’t familiar with. When it comes to exploring new places, there is a tug of war in our minds between what we desire and what is safe. Still, it is hard to limit your movements when you are used to having no restrictions.
Here are some ways to add spice to your daily life.
- Take your work Outside
Many organizations have adapted to remote working, and this has both positive and negative sides. While it feels easier to slide out of bed and jump straight to work without having to face morning traffic, the humdrum of being in the same room alone day in and out quickly gets demotivating.
Taking your work outside can boost your creativity and attention to detail. TBAH has a Monday Beach Bum package that allows you to work seamlessly from a beach in Lagos State. This also allows you to network, surround yourself with other people, and have a more exciting work experience.
2. Go Hiking
Hiking is an underrated activity in Nigeria. It is cheaper than most tourist activities, and it is a great exercise with the perk of amazing sights to be viewed along the way. Wherever you are in Nigeria, you can plan a road trip with family or friends you feel safe with to any of these locations closest to you to see the wonders creation holds.
Olumo Rock in Abeokuta State has manmade stairs and cervices for an easier hiking experience.
Shere Hills in Plateau State is a more challenging climb, but the view set about 6,000 feet above sea level is a rewarding experience.
Idanre Hills in Ondo State is a 667 stair climb to the top of the 800-year-old hilltop.
Olumirin Waterfall in Osun State harbors a seven-part cascade that makes the arduous trek worthwhile.
The Canopy Walk in Lekki Conservation Center in Lagos State is Africa’s longest canopy walk.
Whichever destination you choose, do not forget to dress for the occasion and carry a camera to document your entire experience.
3. Go on a Picnic
Mildly sunny days are one of the best days to lounge on a blanket to take in the scenery while munching on something.
Picnics with a crowd you trust make a perfect outdoor activity. To amp up the entire experience, do not forget to take the board games, playing cards, footballs, Bluetooth speakers alongside your food and sitting items.
Nature Parks are good picnic spots because the air is fresher and there are more activities to explore. Depending on which part of Nigeria you reside in, these are some desired spots to have a picnic in:
Crushed Rock in Mpape, Abuja.
Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos.
Lufasi Nature Park, Lagos.
Agodi Botanical Gardens, Oyo.
National Museum, Edo.
This might sound ridiculous to some, but many homes in the rural part of Nigeria have garden patches where food crops such as tomatoes, pepper, and vegetables are grown. Others have a more extensive farming setup.
In the cities, it is quite rare to find greenery, yet this activity is therapeutic. Having a plant to care for not only gives you a form of purpose but the outcome of seeing what you plant come to life is very rewarding. Studies also show that gardening may cause growth in your brain’s memory-related nerves. And it is a fact that plants purify the air.
If you have more land at your disposal, you can allot patches to your children or for different sets of crops which you nurture daily. But if you do not have space for planting, you can have potted plants on your window sills and balcony. Some plants that need little care are Aloe Vera, Jade (Money Tree), and Cactus.