How to Plan a Fantastic Overnight Trip from Tokyo to Hakone

When visiting Japan for the first time, I highly recommend taking a trip from Tokyo to Hakone. This beautiful mountainous town, located about two hours from Japan’s capital city, is best known for its hot springs (onsen), boiling sulphur springs […]

2023: The Year in Review

Welcome, one and all, to the 2023 edition of my blogging year in review! Every year since 2016, I have written a monthly recap of all the wonderful adventures I had during the year. It may seem weird, but I […]

We Summited Africa’s Second Highest Mountain!

There are many words to describe how I feel writing this article, but the overwhelming feeling is pride. Over four days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana (4985m) – the […]

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 […]

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2017: The Year in Review

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The year 2017 will come to an end in a few days. I am grateful for the opportunity to look back and reflect on all the events it brought with it. I wrote my first post in this series in […]

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Orisha: The Legend of Sango & his Wives

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For as long as I can remember, I have been very fascinated by the Yoruba legend. The legend of Sango and his wives has always been my favourite. I have dreams of completing a modern tale based on this legend. […]

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Nigerian Abroad: 5 Funny Things You Can Relate To

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Nigerians get a lot of press abroad. Depending on the country you visit and some of the people you meet, this could be either a good and a bad thing. While I haven’t personally been a victim of bad press […]

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The Sights of New Delhi: Humayun’s Tomb

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Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. Built in the fifteenth century, this mausoleum has so far stood constant for over four centuries. The tomb represented a leap in Mughal architecture, drawing inspirations from […]

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In Search of the Best Beaches and Resorts in Lagos – Eleko Beach

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Eleko Beach is a private beach in the Lekki Peninsula area, about 60kms east of Lagos Island. Because of its distance, it enjoys a lesser crowd than those closer to Lekki and Victoria Island. I visited this beach after a […]

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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!

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Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

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

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Budget Friendly Destinations for Nigerian Travellers

Is there such a thing as a budget friendly vacation or destination for Nigerians these days? In the time it […]

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Nigeria to Kenya – Travel Costs and Trip Breakdown

How much would it cost for a week-long trip from Nigeria to Kenya? In this post, I will be highlighting […]

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