Happy Holidays and Best in the New Year!


One of my happy places: Cypress Provincial Park, West Vancouver

To my dear readers: I wish you and your families a happy holiday, and joy and peace in the new year.

Writing this blog gives me a tremendous amount of pleasure. It started out as a simple love of travel and writing. It has morphed into a relationship with an extraordinary group of people. Thank you for reading my rambles. I so appreciate your likes and lovely comments. I’ve enjoyed “getting to know” you. Thanks to fellow travel and hiking bloggers who make my list of places to go/mountains to climb longer and longer. Thanks to a diverse group of bloggers who introduce me to recipes, arts, photography, life’s beauty and challenges…Your words and images inspire me.

I am grateful for a wonderful year of travel and outdoor fun with Mike, Alex, and my awesome friends. I’ve put together a collage of some of my 2016 highlights. I look forward to more travel and adventure in the new year—it’s off to Laos and Cambodia in January.

Cheers to you all—Caroline.

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30 thoughts on “Happy Holidays and Best in the New Year!

  1. So nice, keep up your travels. They’re great to see. 🙂

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  2. Oracles of Jedi

    These are gorgeous photos. I can’t wait to travel and mountain climb this summer. 🙂 thank you for the inspiration and works

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  3. Love the pictures!

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  4. Wishing you safe journeys to Laos and Cambodia and can hardly wait to see you photos.

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  5. Your photos are gorgeous and it looks like you had an amazing year. And, from reading about your winter plans, it sounds like 2017 will also be packed with highlights. Laos and Cambodia are high on our “must see” list so I’ll be looking forward to your posts on these fascinating areas. Here’s to epic travels in 2017! Anita

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    • Thanks Anita. 2016 was great and I continue to be amazed at all the beauty we have on the North American continent. We are however looking forward to exploring completely different cultures, history, and landscapes in Cambodia and Laos. We’ve had some tastes of it in Indonesia and Thailand and are very excited to head back to SE Asia.
      Happy travels to you too! Caroline

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  6. It’s been lovely getting to know you too, Caroline! Looking forward to reading about and looking at photos of your upcoming travels! xx

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  7. Monika MacNeill

    Caroline, your blog is an excellent read and the images are spectacular! What a fantastic gift to all of us and an excellent resource!!!! I look forward to reading about where adventures lead you for 2017!

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  8. Nicole

    Caroline, these are all such fabulous pics and omg, I’m in your collage!! Thank you for sharing adventures and stories 🙂 Best wishes and look forward to more in 2017!

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    • Hi Nicole, That trek up to Hollyburn Peak on a glorious sunny day with fresh snow just can’t be beat. I had to include it. Happy New Year to you and your family!


  9. Your words and photos keep the travel bug alive in all of us! Happiest of holidays to you.

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  10. Jackie Frioud

    Laos and Cambodia! I’m looking forward to those stories and photos!
    Happy holidays to all of you. xox

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  11. What an enticing adventure year you have had with all the breath-taking photos captured! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and another year of happy travels!

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  12. What a beautiful collage of photos! Enjoy Cambodia and Laos. We loved Luang Prabang: lived there for just over a month! There are posts in our archives from both places, in case you are interested!

    Widhing you a wonderful new year!!

    Have enjoyed reading you and happy to have discovered tour blog! Here’s to more….Cheers!


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    • Oops excuse the typo…my ipad has a life of its own


    • Peta, I have been excitedly looking through your archives. Luang Prabang almost sounds too good to be true….can’t wait! Your post on the floating village in Cambodia looks amazing. We will be visiting Siem Reap, Battambang and PP so I’m hoping we can get to one of the floating villages. Your posts are so interesting and informative and I’m looking forward to more on your adventures in Sri Lanka, among other places. Happy New Year!


  13. Looks like you had a wonderful year.
    Have a fabulous time in Laos and Cambodia. That’s so exciting!
    Let’s get together again when we’re back in Van in the spring.
    Merry merry to you and yours.

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    • Alison, I’ve been re-reading your Laos and Cambodia posts with interest. I’ve been wrestling with whether we should keep Vang Vieng in the itinerary, as I’d also like to visit some villages north of Luang Prabang. Don’t think we have time for both. I hope we don’t get the same bus driver as you, haha. For me this is the scariest part of travel.
      Yes, absolutely lets get together. Keep me posted. Best to you and Don!

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  14. Beautiful post Caroline. Thank you for all of your inspiring photos and posts. I am so fortunate to be one of your hiking mates…just don’t ask me for directions!

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    • Finishing off the Sunshine Coast Trail in 2017 (or at least a good chunk of it)…put it on your list my friend! And maybe that other one that we’re both scared of! Merry Christmas to you and your gang.


  15. Brian Foster

    Good year of travel. Much enjoy the posts. Enjoy Laos and Cambodia. Have a great season for you and Mike.

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