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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Flash Fiction: Chains

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Femi rarely got any time off work but on this occasion when he did, he decided to take a tour to Badagry. The tour followed the slave trade routes from the ‘point of no return’ to museums showcasing the worst […]

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Road Tripping from Enugu to Lagos with GIGM

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I have been hearing a lot about the GIGM bus service recently and I figured I’d give them a try during a recent trip from Enugu to Lagos, Nigeria. I haven’t really used that many bus transport services in the […]

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Chasing the Western Nigeria Waterfalls – Day III

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We began day three – our last day of the tour – quite early, starting with a visit to Erin Ijesha waterfalls. The road from Erio-Ekiti was okay for the most part but there were several bad spots that made […]

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Chasing the Western Nigeria Waterfalls – Day II

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  We began day two with a hike up the hills of Erio Ekiti. This particular town is predominant for religious tourism and at the very top of the hills is a place called ‘The New Jerusalem’. It was established […]

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Arinta Waterfall

Chasing the Western Nigeria Waterfalls – Day I

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I recently took a whirlwind tour to explore some parts of South-Western Nigeria. It’s safe to say I have a fair idea of what a hangover feels like. I sometimes like to travel fast but this was on another level. […]

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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!

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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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