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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Finding Nemo at the Two Oceans Aquarium

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The Two Oceans Aquarium was one of the places I visited inΒ 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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Travel Costs Breakdown: South Africa

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What does it cost to visit South Africa on a budget? So first, I think I need to say that this breakdown is based solely on my experience with planning for a trip I made in the month of March, […]

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South Africa Travel: A Sample Itinerary

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Planning a trip to South Africa? Here’s a sample itinerary to help you plan your trip. This focuses mainly on Cape Town, Johannesburg and a few places in between. You might also be interested inΒ  The JJC’s Guide to SA […]

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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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