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 my east, I see the sun begin to peek through the clouds, […]

Of Donkeys & Dhows – A Lamu Tamu Experience

Mark and I had the pleasure of visiting Lamu in May. It was an exciting trip with a lot of rewarding moments. We spent a total of five days there, our time spent between Shela, Manda Island and the Old […]

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 […]

The Golden Triangle Diaries

By Amarachi x 2 Comments

[January 2016] I am taking an organized tour in India. It’s a tour of the golden triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) with a detour to a place called Ranthambhore for a Tiger Safari. Today is day one and I’m super […]

Read More
India-Bengal-Tiger

In search of India’s Bengal Tigers

By Amarachi x 0 Comments

When I received my final itinerary for my tour in India, I wondered why I had been booked for three safaris in Ranthambore. I soon got to find out as our first outing ended up in a cold trail of […]

Read More
Strawberries-India

Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar

By Amarachi x 0 Comments

New Years day found me in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station with beautiful views located a few hours away from Pune. It is also popular for its strawberries as it contributes to 85% of the total strawberry produce in India and […]

Read More

Eating my way through India

By Amarachi x 0 Comments

I am stepping out of my food comfort zone a bit and trying out more local cuisine in India. I am trying everything from street food to vegetarian foods in restaurants. So far, I’ve tried (and liked) these dishes; Pani […]

Read More

Eating My Way Through Europe

By Amarachi x 0 Comments

I’m not one to experiment much with food, I rarely ever try something completely new. My rule of thumb is that if it’s got chicken in it, then it has to be good. I like food (a lot) but I […]

Read More

Become an Insider

Stories from Africa & Around the World

"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!

Istanbul

FAQ: Everything you Need to Know About Travelling to Turkey

Are you thinking about travelling to Turkey? Before you start to second guess yourself (if you are, that is), I […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More