it’s a cool tradition. i haven’t been “rich” recently, but I’ve done local trips.
last year – Ikogosi Warm Springs, a tourist center under development in my home state of Ekiti in Nigeria. ROAD TRIP! with one friend by public transportation, five hours each way.
previous year (2011) – Olumo Rock, in Abeokuta, Ogun State with three guys. well two friends and the brother of one.
2010 – La Campagne Tropicana beach resort. It’s expensive and wonderful to stay in their chalets, but it’s really inexpensive and very lovely if you just visit as we did. ROAD TRIP with two friends.
Where should I go this year – thinking Accra Ghana, or maybe Osun Osogbo sacred grove and Erin-Ijesha waterfalls, or maybe Idanre hills?
And then someday when I have money again, can do all the fancy far-flung places.