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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Beirut and Beyond – A 7-Day Lebanon Travel Guide

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“Why Lebanon?” Asked many locals I had a conversation with during my recent visit to the country. I understand the sentiment. If I met a solo female traveller in Nigeria who wasn’t in the country for business, I might be […]

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Marhaba Lebanon! – Solo Trip to Beirut and Beyond…

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The tail end of my trip to Cairo coincided with a one-week country-wide public holiday. Naturally, I began looking for where to spend this time before returning to Nairobi. Having visited a few other cities in Egypt in my previous […]

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Budget Friendly Destinations for Nigerian Travellers

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Is there such a thing as a budget friendly vacation or destination for Nigerians these days? In the time it has taken me to complete this post, after letting it sit in my drafts for so long, the prices for […]

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19 Fun Things to Do in Cairo, Egypt!

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If you’re visiting Egypt and looking for some interesting things to do in Cairo, the capital city, you’ve come to the right place! Cairo is typically the first port of entry for many travellers into the country and many choose […]

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The Best Time to Travel is Now, Here’s Why…

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The best time to travel is Now – I said this in 2017, when I first published this post, and it is still so relevant today! The irony of this post is that I was originally only editing this article […]

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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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