Picnics & Champagne in Champagne Ridge

In full disclosure, despite the title of this article, we did not have champagne in Champagne Ridge. We did have some wine – which I will now refer to onwards as ‘champagne’ because I can. It is only proper that […]

An Amazing Road Trip Across Kenya

With the office shut down for the holidays and Amarachi travelling for work, I loaded the car with camping and hiking equipment and set off on a 2,000 km Kenya road trip. I was accompanied for most of the trip […]

2021: The Year in Review

It’s the end of the year 2021 and once again, I am pleased to write the 6th edition of my blog’s year in review. Since 2016, I have written a yearly summary of my adventures on this blog. Each year-end, […]

A Weekend at Amboseli National Park

The sound from a single hot air balloon floating across the sky, several kilometres away, breaks the stillness of our first morning at the Amboseli Bush Camp. To my east, I see the sun begin to peek through the clouds, […]

Of Donkeys & Dhows – A Lamu Tamu Experience

Mark and I had the pleasure of visiting Lamu in May. It was an exciting trip with a lot of rewarding moments. We spent a total of five days there, our time spent between Shela, Manda Island and the Old […]

Praslin Anse Lazio Anse Georgette Hike

Short and Sweet Praslin

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A 15-minute ride on the Cat Cocos ferry brought me from La Digue to Praslin (pronounced pra-lin). Being at the tail end of my trip to Seychelles, and with only one day to spend on this island, I hadn’t planned […]

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Oaxaca Travel

Hola, Mexico!

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All the blog posts I read before our visit only gave me a small glimpse of what to expect for our first time in Mexico. These posts, along with beach holidays in the Yucatan Peninsula portrayed on social media, news […]

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15 of my Favourite Kdramas on Netflix

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Looking to binge some of the best Kdramas on Netflix and wondering what to watch? Perhaps you are looking for your next drama or maybe, you have just stumbled into this ‘world’ – to that, I say a big ‘welcome!’, […]

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Nigeria to Mexico Mexican Visa Requirements

How to Apply for a Mexican Visa from Nigeria

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Nigerian citizens need a visa to visit Mexico and in this post, I’ll detail the Mexican visa requirements and application process. This information has been put together through a combination of online research on the Mexican Embassy’s website in Nigeria […]

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La Digue Island Crystal Water Kayaks tour

La Digue, Paradise on Earth!

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The moment I stepped off the ferry from Mahé into the terminal in La Digue, I could tell that my decision to spend the most time on this Island was the right one. La Digue felt different in many good […]

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"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There's no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open" - Jawaharial Nehru

Destinations that Inspire

Travel with a Pen is a Nigerian Travel Blog showcasing Nigeria and Africa Travel. On this blog, I share budget-friendly tips and breakdowns for travel within Africa and the rest of the world. I hope that by reading the articles here, you’re inspired to travel more and differently too!

Cost to go to Seychelles breakdown

Travel Cost Breakdown – Nigeria and Kenya to Seychelles

How much does it cost to go to Seychelles? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to […]

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Castle Forest Lodge

Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

We set out from Nairobi at about 7:30 am for a trip to Castle Forest Lodge, where we would spend […]

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Istanbul

FAQ: Everything you Need to Know About Travelling to Turkey

Are you thinking about travelling to Turkey? Before you start to second guess yourself (if you are, that is), I […]

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