Wanderlust Wednesday: 2015 Travel Recap

Looking back at last year, apparently it was a fairly successful year of traveling and exploring some new and old destinations. I also have some really exciting travel plans lined up for this year which I'll share at the end of this post. So here are the sites and scenes from 2015:

San Francisco & Sonoma
 In March I traveled to San Francisco for the second time to attend a conference for work but I made sure to fly in a few days early to explore more of the city and wine country.  I have some friends that live in San Fran so they picked me up and we drove out to Sonoma on the Sunday. It was a gorgeous day to visit the wineries and have a picnic outside plus every wine we tasted was amazing! (Here's another travel recap of my time in San Francisco over the past couple years.)

Trinidad & Tobago
In early 2015 I traveled to Trinidad and Tobago twice both times for weddings which I was a bridesmaid in (wedding recap here and here). It was a bit hectic to attend back to back destination weddings but I made it all work and got to spend time with family and catch up with friends while I was there.

Las Vegas
K and I visited Las Vegas for the 4th of July long weekend to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary coupled with a good friend's 30th birthday. Our days were packed with exploring the strip and lounging by the pool. Our nights were spent having some nice celebratory dinners, seeing Tiesto perform at Hakkasan, going to the "O" show by Cirque du Soleil and losing some money in the casino. What can I say? It's Vegas after all.


New Orleans

K and I traveled to New Orleans for the Labor Day long weekend in September which also happens to be K's birthday weekend. I'm usually a big planner when it comes to trips but K doesn't always like to follow a strict schedule so I made no big plans for this trip. We had some must-eat-at restaurants on our list as well as a ghost pub crawl and that we did along with lots of exploring, some shopping, and of course some drinking because Bourbon Street. (And here's NOLA Part 2 trip recap.)


Lots of Disney Trips

2015 was definitely filled with lots of Disney action and we made good use of our annual passes before they expired. Epcot was our favorite for the Food & Wine Festival but each park has it's own adventures to enjoy. If you have annual passes Disney it's also the perfect place to go to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorettes, etc so we did lots of that! The Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot (which is going on now) is also a gorgeous time of year to visit. Here are some of my favorite Disney memories from last year: one, two, three, four, five.


In October we were off again for another destination wedding that I was a bridesmaid in but this time it was in the beautiful island of Barbados. The trip wasn't as long as I was hoping for (because lack of PTO at this point) but we did manage to squeeze some fun things in when I had some free time from wedding responsibilities. K and I went on a catamaran cruise around the island and then on our last day, some friends drove us around for an island tour so we got to see the best of both worlds.

Ft Lauderdale
Heading to Ft Lauderdale for New Year's Eve was kind of a spur of the moment decision for us. We didn't have any plans for NYE and were seeking some fun and adventure. We decided it was the perfect time to visit some good friends that live in the Ft Lauderdale area and when we were able to find an affordable dog-friendly hotel near to the beach, we were sold! We ate lots of good seafood and rang in 2016 beachside with good friends plus Lola got to join us for this trip.

Here's a sneak peak of what 2016 is looking like so far:

St Augustine, FL
Denver, CO
Coral Gables, FL
Boston, MA (tentative)
 Montego Bay, Jamaica
Toronto, Canada
Nashville, TN

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  1. WOW, so many fun trips last year, you really traveled right. It was fun rereading about your fun adventures. What a great list for 2016, I'm especially intrigued by Nashville :)!

  2. You have the best pictures of the best trips with great ones planned!!! You're a travel goddess!!!

  3. You did have a great year of travel in 2015. So many awesome trips!!! Can't wait to hear about your trips coming up. I would love to go to Boston - it looks so neat there!

  4. You've been to so many different places! I am most jealous of your multiple trips to Disney - I haven't been in almost 10 years!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  5. Yup, you are definitely making me want to plan some more trips this year! Actually... plan one. I don't have anything planned right now. I think I definitely need to go out to wine country soon! And definitely NOLA! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. So many great trips last year!! When do you think you guys are planning to go to Nashville? We're planning a trip too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. ah your 2015 was so good! and this year is stacking up to be just as fun! i love love st aug. - it reminds me i need to make it back there this year asap. also i just love how many beach pics you have up there. i need some sand in my life stat :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. wow! 2015 was definitely a year of successful travelling. i wish i lived closer to disney, i would go all the time (KC would definitely not go with me hahaha). 2016 is looking good for you as well!

  9. Nashville is on my list for next year! Good stuff coming up for you!

  10. You did so much traveling, love it. I wish I could travel that much. And I totally wish I lived closer to Disney, I would go all the time. Great pictures.

  11. Wow you did a LOT of trips and have a lot of cool ones planned this year!!! I've always wanted to go to Toronto. I haven't explored much of Canada outside of Vancouver, since it's so close to where I live.

  12. Vegas is one of my favorite places to visit! There is always something new to do and you don't need a car!

  13. Wow you got a lot of great trips in last year...VEGAS, is my favorite! We are hoping to go to San Fran this fall for our anniversary, looks beautiful!

  14. New Orleans is definitely our favorite city to visit. I just love all the history & architecture! I could wander the streets for hours! Barbados is high on my list of places I want to go!

  15. Holy smokes! What a year 2015 was for you! I'm so excited to read about your 2016 adventures!

  16. a busy and fun year of travel! auto correct put "busty" lol. i can't wait to see what is in store for 2016!

  17. So many fun trips! And 2016 is looking just as amazing travel-wise for you! I'm totally stealing this idea for our next link up ;-)
    Green Fashionista

  18. You certainly had a busy year!! I've always wanted to go to Barbados. Your 2016 plans sound awesome, too. When are you headed up to Boston? I'll be up there a ton in the next 4 months to get ready for my SIL's wedding.

  19. You guys did so much traveling last year, and it looks like y'all have even more on the books this year, including a trip to Nashville! I still think that it's so funny that we were both in NOLA at the same time! And how can you not love Vegas, right? We saw "O" last time we were there, and I think that it's my favorite show!

  20. You did hit some great places in 2015, but your 2016 travels sound so awesome!! New Orleans is my favorite, can't wait to go back soon! Jamaica is going to be incredible!!!

  21. Yes, I will go to these places, haha. Love the Sonoma pic, you looks so happy! Trinidad sounds awesome and it's been way too long since I've been to Disney!

  22. You had such a great travel year in 2015, and 2016 looks like it will be lots of fun too! :) Can't wait to read all about your adventures.

  23. What a great year of travel you had! San Fransisco is still one of our favorite vacations! I've always wanted to go to St. Augustine - I've heard it's the cutest smaller town!

  24. holy world traveler!!! Seriously, I'm uber jealous of all your vacays!! that's amazing!!
    I'm heading to Vegas for the first time next month!!

    Simply Shaunacey

  25. Sounds like a brilliant year of travel to me! You went to so many lovely sunny/tropical looking places. I'm very jealous. Europe's lovely and all but tropical is not a word I'd use to describe it! I'd absolutely love to visit SF, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Disney... One day!

  26. You definitely did have a great year of traveling! I would love to go to all of these places! And it looks like you have some awesome places in store for this year too!