2022: The Year in Review

I am pleased to write the 7th edition of my blog’s 2022 year in review. Every year since 2016, I have written a month-by-month recap of all the adventures I’ve had. As usual, it brings me great joy to look […]

We Summited Africa’s Second Highest Mountain!

There are many words to describe how I feel writing this article, but the overwhelming feeling is pride. Over four days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana (4985m) – the […]

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 […]

Hakone Shrine Torii Best Time to Visit without crowd

Solo Tripping in Japan – The Beginning!

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Konichiwa, Japan! Once again, history repeats itself! Here’s the gist. In April of last year, with an envelope full of printed documents, I travelled to the South Korean embassy to apply for a visa. I was turned away because the […]

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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Visa

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I recently received my Japanese Visa and it inspired me to put up this post about some of the common mistakes to avoid during visa applications. I am no stranger to visa applications and the requirements, sometimes, stringent, to visit […]

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The JJC’s Guide to Planning a Trip to South Korea!

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I am now planning my trip to Japan (don’t worry, this is still a South Korea travel guide) and pulling out my hair at every turn! It has taken me months of reading hundreds of online blogs and forums to […]

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Bears in Glacier National Park

How to Plan a Backcountry Glacier National Park Hike

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A backcountry Glacier National Park trip is an adventure you will not forget in a hurry! Throughout our time in the park, we encountered hikers inside and outside the backcountry who had been coming back to visit year after year. […]

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Beautiful Sunset Sperry Chalet Campground

An Adventure of a Lifetime in Glacier National Park – II

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Here’s a continuation of the last post about hiking in Glacier National Park’s backcountry. Our first outing into the park was quite spectacular! We hiked some beautiful trails and spent our nights in gorgeous campsites – some of the best […]

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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!

Castle Forest Lodge

Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

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

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Budget Friendly Destinations for Nigerian Travellers

Is there such a thing as a budget friendly vacation or destination for Nigerians these days? In the time it […]

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Nigeria to Kenya – Travel Costs and Trip Breakdown

How much would it cost for a week-long trip from Nigeria to Kenya? In this post, I will be highlighting […]

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