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 […]

Camp Carnelly's Camping Ground

10 Epic Adventures for your Kenyan Bucket List

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From bucket list safari experiences to relaxing sunny days on stunning beaches, Kenya has something to offer every traveller. If you’re planning to visit, here are some of the best things to do in Kenya. PS: This is not an […]

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Hells Gate National Park Cycling

A Safari Unlike Any Other in Kenya

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Most game drives and safaris in Kenya require you to be in a vehicle when travelling within the park. But due to its lack of predators, Hell’s Gate National Park offers a unique way to explore some of Kenya’s remarkable […]

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Ngong Hills Picnic Site

The Girl Who Harnessed the Wind

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Spoiler Alert: She did not harness anything except her husband’s excellent photography skills. She just went for a picnic and a hike at Ngong Hills. Unlike William Kamkwamba, the boy who harnessed the wind, there was no significant scientific breakthrough […]

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Istanbul Galata Tower Photo by Anna on Unsplash

How to Apply for a Turkish Tourist Visa

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Nigerian citizens need a visa to visit Turkey and in this post, Iโ€™ll detail the Turkey visa application process. I’ll talk about how to apply in Kenya (as a resident) and in Nigeria and some important information you need to […]

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Rhinos at Ol Pejeta

48 Hours in Nanyuki: What to See & Do

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If you’re looking for a great weekend getaway from Nairobi, Nanyuki is a great option to consider.

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Stories from Africa & Around the World

"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, youโ€™re inspired to travel more and differently too!

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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Cost Breakdown New York

Travel Costs & Trip Breakdown: Lagos, Nigeria to New York, USA

[June 2019] Mark and I embarked on a three week holiday across the US. We spent four days in New […]

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Nigeria travel Guide Moremi Statue Ife

Legends of the South West – A trip to Osogbo & Ife

I’ve been meaning to visit the Osun Osogbo Grove for a while now. When I visited Erin Ijesha, Ikogosi and […]

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