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 […]

Crystal Bay

The Non-Travel Life of a Nigerian in Nairobi

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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 […]

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The Last Two Northern White Rhinos on Earth

A Race Against Time to Save a Species from Extinction

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During our visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, we came face to face with the full reality and consequences of humans’ exploitation of the earth. It feels incredible to think that we were looking at the last two [known] Northern White […]

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Ngare Ndare Blue Pools

Visiting the Magical Ngare Ndare Forest

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I have never ‘met’ a waterfall I did not like and the waterfalls at Ngare Ndare Forest were no exceptions. Visiting this magical indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya has been on my mind for a while now […]

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Ololosokuan Nature Trail

Hiking the Ololosokuan Nature Trail

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Every month since December, Mark and I have embarked on at least one hike of some sort in Kenya. In December 2020, we did a 2-hour hike on the Ololosokuan Nature Trail – the subject of this post. This year […]

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Aberdare River Side Cottages

A Camping Trip to Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge

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Another Kenyan gem we have had the chance to visit in recent times is the Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge. Someone once told me that one of the best parts about living in Nairobi is the opportunity to escape the […]

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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!

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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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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