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 […]

5 Things to do on Day #1 of your Trip

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The first day of any trip is very critical and can sometimes make or break your entire vacation. I find that a lot of people like to get to their hotels, settle in and just relax as soon as they […]

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6 Travel Enthusiasts Changing the face of Tourism in Nigeria

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Do you find travelling within Nigeria unappealing? If your answer is a big fat ‘Yes’, don’t worry, I won’t judge. I can understand why it might be so because travelling within Nigeria isn’t the easiest thing to do. It can […]

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Up, Up and Away!

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My sister and I took the Serengeti hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. We paid a premium for the one-hour air safari but the experience itself was priceless. Our little adventure began early on our second […]

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Safari and Zanzibar Tour Diaries – Second Week Recap

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Our Tanzanian holiday has come to an end and we are very happy to be back home. We spent the entire second week in Zanzibar. After days of roughing it up on safari, waking up super early and dealing with […]

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Zebras at Tarangire National Park

Safari and Zanzibar Tour Diaries – First Week Recap

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Our first week on tour has been wonderful. We visited a total of four national parks. Starting out in Tarangire, then on to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Crater, down the crater and ending in Lake Manayara National park. We also got […]

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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!

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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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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