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Happy New Year!

January is the ideal time to plan ahead for a year of adventure—and take a look back at the past 12 months to seasons well-spent. Did you accomplish your goals? What do you have planned for this year?

Explore magazine enjoyed a rich year. Along with numerous successes with our print issue—which included awards, nominations and increased readership—this website attracted a great deal of attention. In fact, nearly half-a-million readers viewed these 15 articles below; our most-read online stories of the year.

So, with an eye looking back, we present the 15 most-read online articles of the past year—in order of popularity. Can't wait to see what 2016 has in store!

Which one is your favourite?