The Best of 2016…in Pictures!

Best of 2016

Beginnings are scary, endings are usually unexpected, but it’s the middle that counts the most~Anonymous.


Hello my friends! ๐Ÿ˜€ Am I the only one feeling like the least productive person in the world? The holiday spirit is catching on fast, and all I want to do is lounge while watching my all-time favorite Christmas movies! If you feel me, mental high five!! ๐Ÿ˜€ In that spirit, how about we take a trip down memory lane, through our Best of 2016 travels in pictures? ๐Ÿ˜€

It has most certainly been an interesting ride this year, thank you for being part of the journey-bad hair days and all! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ I do hope you enjoy these little reminders of the Best of 2016, as we look forward to an even better and bigger 2017!


Best of 2016 >> Where it all Began??ย  Sun-Chasing In Kinangop!

A few months ago, 8 to be exact- on 21st April, a nervous Marion, hit ‘publish’ on the very first Scrapbook Journeys’ post! I am glad I did, because your reception of Scrapbook Journeys was beautiful- to say the least…. ๐Ÿ™‚

Best of 2016


Tip: Missed out? Read these posts here>> Charity begins with Sun-chasing in Kinangop & Treasures on the Road to the Aberdaresย  ๐Ÿ˜€


Getting Our ‘Packing Game’ on Point!

With the love for travel, you quickly realize, comes the hassle of packing! Hopefully your Christmas travels are now a breeze, thanks to our Packing tips!


Tip: Catch up on this post here>> Packing Tips:How To Pack The Right Way


Exploring the Inns and Outs of Rwandaย 

This trip to Rwanda taught me that the journey of following your dreams is one of courage, and sometimes it means taking the leap into deep, unknown waters. But in the end, it will all be worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚





Tip: Take your own trip to Rwanda with these posts>> Blessings in Disguise: City Blue Hotel,ย  Kigali’s Best-kept Secret: Select Hotel,ย  Exploring the Best of Rwanda’s Art Scene, & A Quick Travel Guide To Rwanda


The Waters and Wonders of Watamu!ย 

It wouldn’t be the Best of 2016 without this Watamu escapades! One word> Amazing!! ๐Ÿ˜€





Tip: Must read these posts on Watamu! ๐Ÿ˜€ >> The Ultimate Holiday Destination in Watamu,ย  Wild, Wild Waters of Watamu, & Top 7 Things to Do In Watamu: Old Is Gold


Of Roadtrips and Kenyan Castles In the Tsavo

Getting lost has never felt this good… Remember if you get lost this Christmas, it is an opportunity to discover new uncharted paths… ๐Ÿ™‚








Tip: Missed out? I’ve got you! Catch up on these posts here>> The Enchanted Grogan’s Castle on a Hill & Of Roadtrips in Kenya Getting Lost is Bliss


Discovering the Best of Nairobi!

If we thought that Nairobi was a hectic & traffic jam kind of city, then exploring the Best of Nairobi certainly proved us wrong… ๐Ÿ˜€




Tip: Looking to explore Nairobi this holiday? Read up on these Best of Nairobi posts>> The Sarova Heritage Tour, Dari Restaurant & Coffee Garden Review, Nairobi Safari Club Breakfast Buffet Review


The Wondrous Colors of Dianiย 

Diani was a beautiful way to end the year, though it felt like just a taste…right? Well, I am looking forward to exploring more of this coastal town, in 2017-God willing. ๐Ÿ™‚


Best of 2016


Tip: Explore the secrets of Diani with this post>> Diani’s Best-kept Secret: Villa Raymond



Wow I must say, that picture-filled trip through the Best of 2016, has me feeling all types of ways… a little nostalgic even. ๐Ÿ™‚

As we draw this year to an end, I want to say an enormous thank you, to you my amazing readers. Yes you! ๐Ÿ˜€ You who has stuck around from the very first day the blog went live, and you who just made it here! Thank you for keeping me on my toes, especially when I failed to post… Thank you for the beautiful comments, for liking andย sharing my posts on Facebook and Instagram. You each deserve a standing ovation!!

Best of 2016

My Happy Face Thanks to All of YOU!


A special thanks to Wanjiku Thuo, the super-photographer and my partner in crime. Thanks Sue, for helping me to show the world how beautiful our Kenya is through the gift of pictures!

To all of us>> Many hugs! Let’s keep our heads up as we anticipate an even more amazing 2017>> All glory to God!

Stay safe this festive season, spread good cheer and love! Merry Christmas Folks and a Most Blessed New Year! ๐Ÿ˜€


Photography By: Wanjiku Thuo & Marion Mithamo



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    Margaret Wachuka Kiama
    January 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

    So so Lovely it has been a good experience and adventure….

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Wow Margaret thank you! It has been a pleasure, and I am grateful! Thanks for being part of the adventure! Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I can definitely see you had an amazing year, I loved the dresses you wore!

    Happy 2017, I hope you have an amazing year!

    My Vogue Style |

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Camila! Yes all thanks be to God! This is one of those things when I look back, I give thanks for sure. Thank you and I wish you superb new year! May it be all you hope for…and then some!!

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    December 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Lovely, I love reading each post you put up!! can’t wait to read more on the exploring part on your blog… happy holidays hun ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

      It has been a ride for sure! Thank you Lornah for being there from day 1 I look forward to an amazing 2017, by God’s grace! Keep going too my dear! All glory to God and Happy New Year!

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    December 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I look forward to more and be part of this beautiful experience!! May God bless everything you do love..lotsalove!!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Wow Nemzy thank you for taking time to comment Super appreciated! Amen, I sure look forward to greater things with God’s guidance! Hugs

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    December 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    You had a fantastic year girlie, I hope you have a even better 2017!

    My Vogue Style |

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you ever so much Camila! Yes indeed I am grateful to God for a fantastic year!
      You have a lovely blog! Great to connect!

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    December 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Lovely as usual. Love how you have closed the year. May 2017 bring you all the perks it holds. Keep growing

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much Janet! I appreciate your kind words and support! And Amen to that blessed prayer! Barikiwa tele!! Happy Holidays!

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    Wanjiku Thuo
    December 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    It’s been an adventurous year. Up, out and about!
    Praying for a Beautiful 2017. Cheers to More Travels and work. Till we get to Uluru!

    Thank you for the support people. Thank you

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      December 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Wonderful and amazing scenes, I enjoyed every bit of scrap books .. Merry Christmas

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        Scrapbook Journeys
        December 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

        Phina! So good to read from you! Thank you, glad to hear you have enjoyed the journey! We keep on! Happy Holidays my dear!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Amen!! Every day, every destination is a step more towards Uluru! May God bless the work of our hands!

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    December 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Great work….All the best in 2017 and God bless you as you continue your adventure in writing….Peace and Love!!!!!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you so much Dave! Amen to that blessed prayer! May God bless you rewardingly!!

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    December 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Yes! I loved each read, photo.. Thought .. I have traveled through scrapbookjourneys

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Thank You Christine for the support and feedback all through!! It’s been a true honor to share!!

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    December 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Very lovely, it been a great pleasure sharing in your experiences… And hopefully you’ll be on the road again next year.
    Happy holidays

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Wow thanks Carole for sticking with me on the journeys! And Amen, may next year hold even greater opportunities to share more of our Magical Kenya and then some! Have a wonderful time this festive season!

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    December 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Amazing amazing amazing, a dream unbounding each day. Keep up the good job sis and glad to be part of your in between 2016, looking forward to your prosperous 2017.

    Watching this space

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      December 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you soo much for being part of my journey, for the indisputable support and for pushing me to do better and better. Amen to a prosperous 2017! God bless you immeasurablyโค Thanks for reading my dear brother

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