The majority of Benin’s population lives along the country’s southern coastline and once you catch a glimpse of some of its breathtaking beaches you’ll probably understand why. There aren’t many of them, but what exists certainly helps make Benin a prime travel destination
Grand Popo beach isn’t the largest beach in Benin but it’s certainly one of the most beautiful. Small crowds and a quaint atmosphere combine to make it the perfect African getaway. Watersports are popular in the area and the waves are never too heavy, so it’s a great place to spend a day in the ocean without worrying about a wipeout. The town itself has plenty of cozy places to eat and enough shopping to keep you busy.
Fidjrosse Beach is one of the largest near Cotonou and is easily accessible from the city, making it the ideal destination for travelers in town for only a day or two. It can get pretty crowded at night and the current is often too strong for swimming. However, if you’re simply seeking nice views and an assortment of bars to chill at then few places offer better options than this one.
Obama Beach is one of the most well-maintained beaches in Benin, which is why you’ll have to pay a small fee to enter. The sands here are incredibly clean and there are often a variety of games to play, including volleyball and occasionally surfing when the winds are right. Its location near the airport and the American Embassy makes it perfect for most travelers.
You've planned every last detail of your trip, from the perfect accommodations to tours to enjoy, but overlooked one crucial element: sleep. Travel and time changes throw off our circadian rhythms and lead to sleep loss. However, sleep deprivation can dull your response time, throw you into a depression, age your skin and pack on the pounds. It also just makes you irritable during much-deserved vacation time. Although you may not be able to restore your sleep to its full capacity on the road, you can get more rest with these products that help you sleep while traveling.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
You’re probably familiar with the walking taco if you’re a fan of street food, convenience or even just snacking. Today, the walking taco most commonly refers of an individual-sized bag of Doritos cut open along the long edge and filled with the usual taco topping suspects, but the original walking tacos were made with Fritos corn chips. And, before those, there was the Frito pie — the original, original walking taco, allegedly born in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
The travel industry is booming with the global sector growing at 3.9 percent, as reported by the World Travel Tourism Council. This figure accounts for $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs contributed to the world economy, and for eight years in a row was above the growth rate of the world GDP. That may be good news for the travel sector and destinations with little economic stability outside of tourism, but is also becoming a crisis. Travel is more popular than ever now that the middle class is going global, the airlines are competing for fares and stories of people quitting their jobs to travel the world are the norm.