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 […]

2021: The Year in Review

It’s the end of the year 2021 and once again, I am pleased to write the 6th edition of my blog’s year in review. Since 2016, I have written a yearly summary of my adventures on this blog. Each year-end, […]

A Weekend at Amboseli National Park

The sound from a single hot air balloon floating across the sky, several kilometres away, breaks the stillness of our first morning at the Amboseli Bush Camp. To the east, I see the sun begin to peek through the clouds, […]

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101 Best Places to Visit in Africa

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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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Moles and Mezcal: An Exploration of Food and Culture in Oaxaca

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Visiting Oaxaca (pronounced wah-hah-kah) was one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico. We had spent a few days eating our way through Mexico City before heading out to Oaxaca and a common thing I noticed on the menus […]

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Short and Sweet Praslin

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A 15-minute ride on the Cat Cocos ferry brought me from La Digue to Praslin (pronounced pra-lin). Being at the tail end of my trip to Seychelles, and with only one day to spend on this island, I hadn’t planned […]

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Hola, Mexico!

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All the blog posts I read before our visit only gave me a small glimpse of what to expect for our first time in Mexico. These posts, along with beach holidays in the Yucatan Peninsula portrayed on social media, news […]

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15 of my Favourite Kdramas on Netflix

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Looking to binge some of the best Kdramas on Netflix and wondering what to watch? Perhaps you are looking for your next drama or maybe, you have just stumbled into this ‘world’ – to that, I say a big ‘welcome!’, […]

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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!

Costs for a trip to Rwanda

Travel Costs Breakdown for a Trip to Rwanda

How much should you plan for your leisure trip to Rwanda? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs […]

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Travel Cost Breakdown – Nigeria and Kenya to Seychelles

How much does it cost to go to Seychelles? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to […]

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Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

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

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