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 […]

Champagne Ridge Sunset Views

7 Incredible Weekend Getaways Close to Nairobi

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Someone once told me that the number of weekend getaways close to Nairobi was one of the best things about living in the city. I quite agree and find it astonishing that only a few hours away from the busy […]

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Cost to go to Seychelles breakdown

Travel Cost Breakdown – Nigeria and Kenya to Seychelles

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How much does it cost to go to Seychelles? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to travel from Nairobi, Kenya to Mahe, La Digue and Praslin in Seychelles. This breakdown also applies to travel from Lagos. […]

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Best beaches to visit in La Digue

Seychelles, Finally!

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After I got over how disgustingly expensive the flight from Kenya to Seychelles was, I eventually booked my flight to the island nation. Seriously, we will talk about this later and I know there are logical reasons why a 3-hour […]

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Visiting the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Let’s Talk About The Elephants in the Room

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If you look up a list of the best things to do in Nairobi, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage comes out tops on most lists. Visiting this elephant sanctuary is definitely one of Nairobi’s most popular tourist activities. Here, visitors […]

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Best things to do in Kilifi

Solo Tripping to Kilifi Beach

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It’s been a while since I travelled solo. So, my trip to Kilifi Beach was nostalgic in the sense that it reminded me of how I once travelled in the past – solo and spontaneously. After having this Kenyan Coastal […]

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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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