The Best Of 2021 Travels + Ideas For Your Bucket-list!

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Best of 2021 Travels

Happy New Month my friends! 😀 What’s on your 2022 travel bucket-list? Well, this ‘Best of 2021 Travels Recap’ is going to inspire you to give your travel dreams a chance this year… So let’s have at it, shall we?

First of all, can we just acknowledge that 2021 already feels like a century ago? I can hardly believe that we are already in March… 😀

Well, it’s one more reason to give thanks to God because we’ve made it this far, by His grace. 

Best of 2021 Travels
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As this year continues to race by, it’s easy for us to get caught up in the day to day… For me, this means that sometimes I start to feel a little impatient with myself (and God) if things are not working out my way, or how fast I want them to. And that can get discouraging. Can you relate?

At such times, I like to look back at how far we’ve come, as a reminder of what is possible. And in a sense, that’s what this blog post is… A reminder of all the amazing travel moments that transpired in 2021, and an affirmation that 2022 will be even better. 

After reading this post, take a moment to think about it… What events, trips and experiences happened for you in 2021, that felt wonderful? Let that refresh your energy and revive your spirit to keep going! The best is yet to come, and the present is beautiful as it is! 

Best of 2021 Travels
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Now come along with me, as we go back down memory lane to the Best of 2021 Travels, while we explore some places that should be on your 2022 bucket-list! 

Best of 2021 Travels + Quick Ideas For Your 2022 Bucket-list!

Exploring Nairobi: Home can be best too!

One of my travel mantras is: you do not need to go far to travel and our Nairobi adventure proved just that! Start looking at where you live through the eyes of a tourist/visitor, and you might just be surprised by how much there is to do!

When thinking of Nairobi, it helps to cast a wider net into the outskirts and all their offerings…

Check out the full story here: Top 9 Fun Ideas For Your Nairobi Bucket-list!

Best of 2021 Travels
Best of 2021 Travels

Mombasa: Where The Fun Resides!

Honestly speaking, I never thought I would do a blog post about Mombasa, because it’s already quite a popular destination… However, I am truly glad that our #NowTravelReady exploits took us to Mombasa!

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of things to do in Mombasa… There’s something for nearly every kind of traveler. Trust me, this coastal city is certainly worth your time!!

Check out the full Mombasa story here: Top 10 Unique Things To Do In Mombasa!

things to do in Mombasa
things to do in Mombasa

Best of Zambia: Throwbacks are everything!

Although this trip doesn’t exactly fall under ‘Best of 2021 Travels’, we finally closed off our Zambia series in the year. And what a sweet way to finish!

Zambia is a country worth adding to your bucket-list… There is a magic about visiting one of the Wonders of the world (Victoria Falls) and meeting the people of Zambia. Honestly, it’s the kind of place you need to experience firsthand…

Plus it doesn’t hurt that the country is Visa-free for Kenyans, so why not? 😀

Check out this travel guide here: 9 Best Things To do In Livingstone, Zambia!


A Return To Diani is always a good idea!

My visits to Diani have proven that this place is worth revisiting- again and again. And if you are an adrenaline junkie, then Diani should certainly make your 2022 bucket-list!

Diani is like a nice balance between feisty Mombasa and laid-back Malindi. You’ll get a fair share of other tourists around, without feeling crowded or deserted.

Check out this travel guide on: 8 Fun things to do in Diani


Dreams Come True… In Lamu

Have you been to Lamu? This is your faithful reminder to add Lamu to your bucket-list, right away!

I have such fond memories of Lamu, in a way that gently calms my heart and puts a quiet smile on my face. That is Lamu for you…

You get to unwind with a change of pace., while you also experience unique ways of life, like moving around in boats and donkeys… Not to mention, the people will make you feel welcome and most at home. 🙂

Check this post out: Top 10 Unique Things To Do In Lamu

Credit: Abu Mburu
Best of 2021 Travels
Best of 2021 Travels
Credits: Travel With Eliud

Thank you for reading our Best of 2021 Travels Recap! I hope this post has inspired you to give your travel plans a chance this year, with an idea of where to start…

I would love to hear from you! What are you adding to your 2022 bucket-list? Leave a comment down below, and I’ll be certain to respond.

See you on the next adventure! 🙂

<< Stay. Inspired. Always. >>

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  • Reply
    Stephen Muriuki
    March 11, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Keep up Marion, sky is the limit. I have enjoyed reading and I have been inspired.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 16, 2022 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed it and felt inspired! 🙂

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    March 10, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    The amount of inspiration I get from you yani Keep up!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 16, 2022 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you for reading Myles, really glad you find inspiration from the blogs! Bless! 🙂

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    Phina Nandwa
    March 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Wow fantastic Marion, i have enjoyed reading this very inspiring. You are very right throwbacks are everything, and yes looking at where you live through the eyes of a tourist. I remember having a road trip with a couple of friends to Limiru tea plantation what a beautiful view.Every so often you discover a place/ a town no matter how big or small that you fall in love with and cannot wait to share the details with your family, friends etc.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 16, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      That is so true Phina! Limuru is truly a gem in itself!! Keep exploring my dear friend! Thank you for reading. 🙂

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    March 10, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    2021 was one for the books honestly can’t wait to see what this year has in-store

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 16, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      Amen and Amen!! Grateful for 2021, and looking forward to more adventures in 2022!! Thank you for reading dear. 🙂

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