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 […]

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, […]

Fontainbleau, France

Dealing with Loneliness while Travelling Solo

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  Ah, Loneliness – the less glamorous part of solo travel. The part that’s rarely talked about. You don’t see this in pictures as everyone seems to be having such a fabulous time always. Solo travel is fantastic, I won’t […]

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Lekki Conservation Center: Third time’s not a charm

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  I visited the Lekki Conservation Center for the third time over the past weekend. My first visit was alright. There were lots of animals – let me rephrase – lots of monkeys. It was barely possible to walk through […]

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Finding Nemo at the Two Oceans Aquarium

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The Two Oceans Aquarium was one of the places I visited in Cape Town. I have been to a few other aquariums in the past, some of them bigger than this, but I don’t know what it was about this particular […]

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5 Reasons Why Nigeria Travel Sucks!

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Urgh! Leisure travel within Nigeria? Now, who would ever want to do that? The very sound of it is almost…almost unthinkable! unfathomable! */insert your own adjectives here/*. In the spirit of looking out for your best interests, here are five […]

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Citysightseeing Bus: Best way to see Capetown?

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  If you visit Cape Town as a tourist with no idea about what to do, where to go and how to get there, the Cape Town Citysightseeing bus might very well be what the doctor ordered. Usually, I prefer […]

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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!

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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Castle Forest Lodge

Camping & Hiking at Castle Forest Lodge

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

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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 […]

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