2022: The Year in Review

I am pleased to write the 7th edition of my blog’s 2022 year in review. Every year since 2016, I have written a month-by-month recap of all the adventures I’ve had. As usual, it brings me great joy to look […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benin Republic

Benin Republic – Cost & Trip Breakdown

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As a follow up to the Benin Republic online diary I have on this blog, here’s a breakdown of travel costs and some logistics details about the trip. Catch up: Day 1 in Fidjrosse, Day 2 in Ouidah and Day 3 […]

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A Journey through 2 Countries on a N20k Budget! – III

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This is the third and final recap of my 3-day trip to the Benin Republic. I shared details about the first day here and the second day here. This road trip took me to sites in two countries with a […]

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A Journey through 2 Countries on a N20k Budget! – II

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This post is a continuation of an article about my trip to the Benin Republic. I visited sites in two countries (Nigeria and Benin) for N20K. I’ll breakdown costs later on and also talk more about Couchsurfing for the first […]

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A Journey through 2 Countries on a N20k Budget! – I

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I have always harboured the thought of doing a West African trip overland along the coast from my home country, Nigeria all the way down to Morocco. Between having the time, money and courage, I have managed to push the […]

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An Unravelling Nigeria Adventure to Oke-Ado Awaye

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My most recent road trip was to a place called Oke-Ado in Oyo State. I went there with Unravelling Nigeria, a group that organizes tours within Nigeria. I wrote about them here, where I talked about travel enthusiasts changing the […]

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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!

South Korea Trip Cost

Travel Costs Breakdown – South Korea Trip

How much should a South Korea trip cost you? In this post, I’ll be writing about the costs needed to […]

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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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Cost to go to Seychelles breakdown

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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