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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Nah Nah, Hell No!

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Beyonce’s words were mine too when I was invited to drape a 5-foot long royal python around my neck at the Temples des Pythons in Ouidah. I was not necessarily afraid of doing so – even though I am quite […]

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Travel Community Issues – Through Our Eyes

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From debates about what it means to be considered a ‘traveller’ as opposed to being a ‘tourist’ to arguments about whether or not slow travel is the most authentic way to experience a city or enjoy a vacation, there are some discussions that […]

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On Set with the Cast of the Lion King

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I love safaris – so much! And when they are in the place that inspired the Lion King animated movie, oh joy! In a single year, I went on safari in India, South Africa and Tanzania and no one safari […]

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My Top 5: Countries to Explore Visa Free with a Nigerian Passport

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. Nigerian passport holders require a visa prior to entry into a lot of countries and sometimes, these visas are extremely painful to get. Some embassies would deny you out-rightly if you’ve never had a stamp on your passport, almost […]

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An Unravelling Nigeria Adventure to Omo Forest Reserve

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Bonfires, roast marshmallows,  bush bathrooms and creepy sounds outside camp tents – these are some of the things that make up a truly unforgettable weekend and I got to experience all of that – and much more on my recent […]

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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!

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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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