101 Best Places to Visit in Africa

Travelling to and around the African continent is a dream many travel enthusiasts have. From stunning beaches with perfect year-round weather conditions to incredible landscapes and wildlife, the continent, with its 54 countries, has so much to offer to every […]

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, […]

Things to do in Kigali

Interstate Pass: What Is It and How To Apply For One

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Foreign residents living in Kenya do not need to apply for a visa to visit Rwanda and Uganda. An Interstate pass grants them access to visit both countries without paying any visa fees. You can easily apply for this document […]

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UK visa from Nigeria

Countries Nigerian Passport Holders Can Visit with a UK Visa

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I have previously written about applying for a UK visa from Nigeria in this post but did you also know that there are 20 other countries to visit with a UK visa on a Nigerian passport? Yes, a UK visa […]

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A Weekend on Crescent Island, Naivasha

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Naivasha is one of my favourite destinations in Kenya. The town’s proximity to Nairobi and the presence of incredible wildlife are some of the things I love the most about this place. And so, when we had the pleasure of […]

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Chasing balloons in Cappadocia

7 Best Locations to Watch Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia

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The hot air balloons in Cappadocia are a highlight of visiting the region and a great addition to the city’s already stunning landscape. Many people visit Cappadocia for the chance to take the adventure-worthy flight in a balloon, surrounded by […]

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Chichen Itza from Cancun and Valladolid

Visiting Chichen Itza, Mexico

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After spending a few days in Mexico City, followed by another 3 days in Oaxaca City, Mark and I arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula to begin the final leg of our Mexican adventure. The first stop on our itinerary was […]

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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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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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