How to Plan a Fantastic Overnight Trip from Tokyo to Hakone

When visiting Japan for the first time, I highly recommend taking a trip from Tokyo to Hakone. This beautiful mountainous town, located about two hours from Japan’s capital city, is best known for its hot springs (onsen), boiling sulphur springs […]

2023: The Year in Review

Welcome, one and all, to the 2023 edition of my blogging year in review! Every year since 2016, I have written a monthly recap of all the wonderful adventures I had during the year. It may seem weird, but I […]

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 […]

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Chasing The Stunning Autumn Foliage in Nikko

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On my third day in Japan, I took a day trip from Tokyo to Nikko, a small city in the mountains north of Tokyo. I guessed this was slightly off the beaten path when the customer service attendant at Tobu […]

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Watamu Travel Guide: Everything You Need To Know!

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Of all the wonderful coastal destinations in Kenya, Watamu Beach town is the place I like best and it is not difficult to see why this town keeps drawing me back in. I first visited with Mark in October 2020 […]

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48 Hours in Tokyo – How I Spent Day 2 of 4 Days in Tokyo

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You would think that after my first 24 hours in Tokyo, walking almost 30k steps in a single day around the city, I would be exhausted. But that was not to be! At 6:00 am the next morning, I was […]

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24 Hours in Tokyo – How I Spent My First of 4 Days in Japan’s Capital City

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My first 24 hours in Tokyo began with a flight that landed at Haneda Airport a little past 10:30 pm. The in-flight experience had been wonderful; we experienced very little turbulence throughout the journey and even landed a few minutes […]

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21 Beautiful & Fun Places to Visit in and Around Nairobi, Kenya

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If you’re looking for the best places to visit in Nairobi, you have come to the right place! Since moving to Kenya, we have enjoyed exploring so many beautiful places this country offers and have written several posts about our […]

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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!

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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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