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 […]

Local Cave House Travel with a Pen

A Whole New World in Cappadocia!

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Once I got Cappadocia into my head, it was very difficult to get it out. The fact that our travel dates kept moving for one reason or the other did nothing to keep me calm. But to contain my excitement, […]

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Turkey Cappadocia

Turkey – The Beginning…

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Our most elusive trip to Turkey finally happened and it was a dream come true! After researching and putting this trip together for several months, I was expecting a magical trip and that is exactly what I got. Turkey lived […]

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Nairobi National Park Giraffe

Safari in the City – Exploring the Nairobi National Park

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The Nairobi National Park is the only wildlife park located within a metropolitan city. If you really think about it, that’s pretty wild – no pun intended! Right in the heart of the city of Nairobi is a 117 sq. […]

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Best Picnic Spots in Nairobi

5 Beautiful Green Spaces for Picnics in Nairobi

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By now, I’m sure you must know that I love a good picnic. There’s just something that appeals to me about sitting outside on a beautiful day, enjoying a lovely spread and spending time with yourself or loved ones in […]

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Amboseli Lodge with Watering hole views

A Weekend at Amboseli National Park

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The sound from a lone 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, […]

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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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