Best of 2019 | Travel

Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! Do you have big plans to hit the town or crash your couch? We had couch plans, but instead are now hosting our son’s NYE party! Well, not actually hosting as we’ll be mostly out-of-sight, but the evening will certainly look a little different. Honestly, I’m happy to have them home, safe and sound!

Today I’m resuming my look back at this year, and I loved every second of 2019 (okay, there were a few rough patches… so almost every second), and one of the biggest reasons was because of all the travel opportunities. Between our Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collections, brand relationships, and family trips, I packed my bag quite a few times last year! (See all my packing tips HERE.)

My grandparents were avid travelers, so I learned early on that the world is as accessible as you’re willing to be. One of the reasons Mr. SP and I work so hard is for the chance to travel, both as a couple and as a family. Even in our early years when we lived on peanuts, we still found ways to explore. (I honed my budget-travel skills then!)

These were the most popular Travel posts of last year, and hopefully a good resource for those of you thinking of packing your bags somewhere fun in 2020. Click the link below each pic for the full recap, including where we stayed and ate, what we did, and outfits I packed!


Great Stays | La Serena Villas + Behind the Scenes of Resort Photoshoot


Snapshots From Mexico | What I Packed & Wore


A Day in Tulum


Trip Report | Winter Park, Colorado + What To Pack & Wear Skiing


Snapshots From the Bahamas + What I Packed & Wore in the Bahamas


Swimming With Pigs in Exuma + Trip Report | Exuma, Bahamas


Celebrating 13 in New York City!


Behind the Scenes of Summer of Color in Palm Springs


Trip Report | Santorini, Greece + What I Packed & Wore in Greece


Snapshots from Anna Maria Island


Snapshots From Santa Fe


Great Stays | Cielo Taos Bed & Breakfast


The High Road to Taos


Great Stays | Los Poblanos Historic Inn


Behind the Scenes of Holiday Photoshoot in Downtown Los Angeles 


I also answered all your Travel and Packing questions in a three-part Travel Q&A Series!

Travel Q&A: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


And all my go-to travel essentials in this post.

My Travel Essentials

As for my travel uniform, it’s safe to say my go-to is some combination of these fleece joggers, my trusty jean jacket and comfy sneakers. And of course my sturdy carry-on suitcase.

We also had a quick trip to Santa Barbara to shoot our latest Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection, but more about that soon! I know you like the packing details when we travel, so I hope you liked seeing more of that last year. Some more fun packing posts you might like are What’s in My Carry-On Bag and How to Pack a Hat.

Anything else I can add to make my Trip Reports more helpful? I love when you share your own trips inspired and planned using these posts! See you tomorrow with a look back at my top style posts of 2019!

[More Best of 2019]
Reader Top Ten
Best of Decor


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  1. Sandy wrote:

    Nice to look back and think, hmmm, that was a really cute coat or look.
    I can’t believe you didn’t include the photo of you on a sandbar, somewhere in those swirly blue/green waters of the Caribbean! Best photo of all time, anywhere! Cassie!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      You’re so sweet, Sandy!! Don’t worry, that pic is coming up! 😉 Happy 2020!! xoxo. C

      Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  2. Brandi wrote:

    How are your ceiling fans holding up you put out on the patio, since they are for the indoors?

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I think they’re indoor/outdoor. But our patio is completely covered, so they don’t get overly exposed. They are still working and looking great!

      Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  3. Georgia Rose wrote:

    Wow you’ve travelled to some really amazing places!!! I went to Santorini in 2018 and it’s SO beyond beautiful!! Wishing you a happy new year!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Happy new year to you, too!

      Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  4. Kristie wrote:

    Didn’t you go to Kauai in 2019?

    Posted 1.1.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      We went to Hawaii in 2018! xo, Cassie

      Posted 1.2.20 Reply