A Spontaneous Trip to Benin and its Resulting Love Story…

For my old-time readers, this has been a long time coming right?  I remember a time when I teased about telling this story on Instagram. My blog traffic spiked! But alas, it was clickbait. I’m sorry if you fell for […]

The Non-Travel Life of a Nigerian in Nairobi

Living in Kenya for the last few months has been a wonderful adventure so far. After 7 months here, I’ve finally figured out a routine that keeps me grounded. I feel less like a tourist and more like a resident […]

Sun, Sand & Sea in Diani Beach

I recently embraced the life of remote working wholly by taking off from Nairobi to spend a week in Diani Beach. It was a spur of the moment decision instigated by Aina and Azeem, the timing felt right, the budget […]

The Sweet Life on Deck!

If you had asked me a month ago, if I’d ever spend 2 whole weeks vacationing in a single location, I’d have said ‘maybe, it depends on the location‘. If you had then given the location as Watamu, a small […]

An Arabian Night: Camping in the Sahara Desert in Morocco

During our visit to Morocco, Mark and I travelled from Marrakech to Merzouga to spend a night camping in the Sahara Desert. While most destination experts will tell you that Erg Chebbi, the sand dunes close to Merzouga isn’t actually […]

Studio Istanbul Nova Santiye Cafe

Istanbul – A Turkish Delight!

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After 5 wonderful days in Cappadocia, Mark and I hopped on a one-hour local flight to spend the next 5 days in Istanbul. After getting our bags, we got a Uber from the airport to our apart-hotel in Karakoy. I […]

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Istanbul

FAQ: Everything you Need to Know About Travelling to Turkey

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Are you thinking about travelling to Turkey? Before you start to second guess yourself (if you are, that is), I have two words for you. DO IT! Seriously, don’t waste another moment. Get that visa, book that flight and go! […]

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Best beach resorts in Lagos

How to Spend 24 Hours in Lagos, Nigeria

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Visiting for a few days and wondering about some of the best things to do in Lagos in 24 hours? Here’s a tested itinerary that you can check out! For this particular itinerary (and there will be more shared on […]

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Travel Costs Breakdown – Lagos, Nigeria to Turkey

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How much should you plan for your leisure travel from Nigeria to Turkey? In this post, I’ll be sharing details of the costs of travelling from Lagos, Nigeria to Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey. I personally made this trip from Nairobi, […]

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Voyager Balloon Flight Turkey

Cappadocia II – Chasing Sunsets & Balloons…

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Our first three days in Cappadocia were splendid! We got to watch hundreds of balloons float in the sky on our first morning and it was truly magical! We slept and dined in caves, hiked through impressive valleys, saw old […]

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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!

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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Travel Costs Breakdown – Lagos, Nigeria to Turkey

How much should you plan for your leisure travel from Nigeria to Turkey? In this post, I’ll be sharing details […]

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Lagos to Benin Republic

Spending a Weekend in Benin Republic

Benin Republic has sort of become a yearly destination for me. Since my first visit to Fidjrosse in 2016, I […]

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