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5 New Year Travel Resolutions for 2017

We are finally saying goodbye to 2016, and the resolutions we made at the beginning of the year. As we look back and reflect on which of them we have accomplished, if any, it is also time to start thinking of new resolutions for the coming year, 2017. As is tradition, a new year comes with a clean slate as we seek to make better choices from the previous years.

 

It’s about making fresh goals in career, family, financial matters, and personal developments among others. If you are wondering which areas you should set to reach new heights, then travel should absolutely be one of them; and these resolutions will motivate you to not only make them, but live them to the end.


No more excuses
“2016 is my year to travel”. This was your number one resolution this year. While it’s still not too late to make it a reality, it’s time to quit procrastinating. Write it down in BOLD. Swear it, that come 2017, you will really do it.
You will start traveling if you haven’t yet, and you will travel more if you already have started. Whatever the reason for not traveling this year, be it insufficient funds or simply the ‘too busy to travel’ justification, believe you can, and go ahead to accomplish it.
 
Know your hometown
It is said that Charity begins at home. Yet, while most of us aspire to travel the world, we hardly know the streets in our own hometowns, the national parks in the local destinations, or the  HYPERLINK "https://travel.jumia.com/en-gb/hotels/kenya/mount-kenya/10000564?region=10000564&q=Mount%20Kenya&checkin=2016-12-19&checkout=2016-12-20&roomCount=1&adults=1&children=0" mountains in the next town. Know your hometown first, explore local places you haven’t been to, then, seek to enlarge your travel scope.

Stray off in spontaneity
Have you been sticking to the same itinerary every time you set off for a jaunt? Same mode of transport, same hotel room, and same booking experience? Try new adventures; if you have been flying all along, how about a road drive next time? If you have been staying at the same hotels every time you travel, try a virtuoso HYPERLINK "https://travel.jumia.com/"  Online Travel Agent for different types of accommodation. Fold your map, and take the beaten path. Besides, as Herman Melville once said, “It is not down in any map; true places never are.”
Invest in Travel
Be it by opening a travel savings account, or by creating a travel piggy bank, make 2017 a travel savings year. This way, your next trip will be a relaxed one because investing in travel is investing in yourself.

Travel responsibly
Often, we just travel for the sake of traveling, mindless of the effects we have on the places we visit. Take a moment to reflect on your travel purpose, as you also soak up in every moment you spend on vacation. My two cents? Purpose to stay long at one place at a time, and indulge in as much as the place has to offer; rather than having brisk trips from one place to another without taking time to relish. Besides, always remember to take only memories, and leave only footsteps.

“By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.”
― Virginia Woolf

Josephine Wawira, Jumia Travel

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Vee Mampeezy wants to marry again!

28th November 2022

In May 2014, controversial pint sized musician, Odirile Sento married his longtime girlfriend, Kagiso Sento in a glamorous wedding, not knowing that eight years later, the two will be fighting until the very end of their holy union.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

14th October 2022

On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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