Travel theme: Forest

There’s nothing quite like a forest to put things back into perspective. Surrounded on all sides by towering trees, sheltering you, the wind whispering overhead, jostling branches, things seem a little calmer, a little less hectic. I suspect if we all swapped the concrete jungle for the forest even for a short time, say an hour a week, we’d all be a lot less stressed. Here are just a few forests I’ve encountered. The magnificent Hoh rainforest on the Olympic peninsula.

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Giant redwoods on the Californian coast.

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Towering pine forest, a stunning camping spot in Salmon le Sac.

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Last but not least,  forest jungle-style, in Guatemala.

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So pack your picnic, it’s time to go down to the woods today and fashion your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Forest
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn. – Gunter Grass

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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58 Responses to Travel theme: Forest

  1. aj vosse says:

    I thought I couldn’t see the trees for the woods!! 😉

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  3. A lovely variety of forests, Ailsa. In the Midwest of the US, we have mostly prairie, but there are some bits of forest to add their beauty and serenity.

    janet

  4. carol1945 says:

    You captured my feelings about the forest. I only get to be in it about twice a year, and when I am, I am amazed by the utter feeling of peace I have. Then I ask myself, why don’t I come here more often? It is only about a 60 minute drive (but lots of traffic could be 90 minutes)

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  7. Leya says:

    https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/travel-theme-forest/
    I chose NZ – magical! Even though my heart is in my Sweish forest…

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  10. dimlamp says:

    That first shot with the moss is lovely. Here’s my collection: https://gwhphotos.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/travel-theme-forest/

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  13. Miriam says:

    What wonderful trees and what a wonderful theme Ailsa. Nothing like getting lost in the woods to revive the soul!

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  15. prior.. says:

    love the look in up and quite the wonder you capture A 🙂

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  21. Chris Donner says:

    Here in Oregon, we love our Douglas Firs. My picture was taken at a rest stop on a busy interstate highway, not the place you would normally think of for forests, but it shows the soaring height of the Doug Fir. https://61musings.net/2016/11/29/travel-theme-forest-in-oregon/

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  26. Trees, trees, lots of trees! ❤ I love these creatures, Ailsa, and I'm still searching for ents. 😉
    Here's my entry: https://figmentsofadutchess.com/2016/11/30/travel-theme-forest/

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  30. I was inspired by your post to do my first ever blog challenge today – thank you! I love your blog name “Where’s my backpack?”

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  36. The Siberian taiga in winter, of course! 🙂 http://wp.me/p5gbxR-wr

  37. jesh stg says:

    Hi, I love the forest since live in “it!” Have a question about your travel challenge. Is the theme every week a different one? Can one only link up one day of the week (and which day is it)?

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