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 the course of 4 days, Mark and I hiked through the Mount Kenya range and reached the summit of Point Lenana […]

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, […]

My Top 5: Incredible India

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There are so many places to visit in India, so many temples, forts and tombs to see. It’s such a huge and diverse country that one would need several months to really explore the depths of it. What happens when […]

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The South African Tour Movie

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Here’s a short movie of our time in South Africa. My sister and I spent a few days in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. I also wrote an online diary about this trip which you can find here: […]

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Solo Travel Horror Stories

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I arrived at my hostel in Rome after an interesting ordeal getting there but even though I was the first one in the room, I didn’t have the first choice for bunks. One bunk was reserved for a particular guest. […]

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The JJC’s Guide to South Africa

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So, I’m no expert when it comes to touring South Africa as I’ve visited only once. As a JJC, it took a while to figure a lot of things out, coupled with the fact that we had only one day […]

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The South African Tour Diaries

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Day One: Cape Town Sightseeing [March 2016] It’s day one of our South African tour and we’re beginning in Cape Town. We got tickets for the Citysightseeing bus and I have to say that it’s not a bad way to see […]

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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!

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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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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