Our Favorite Travels from 2016

Last year, after closing the shop, we knew one thing that we wanted to do with our time was to travel more. And so we did. 2016 had some of my favorite trips we’ve taken as a married couple. (Tulum was probably my favorite of all the year!) So I thought I’d do a quick re-cap of our favorite travel moments + outfits from the past year. Also, I had the best time going through photos for this post. I can’t wait to see where 2017 takes us! (Fingers crossed for Tulum, again.)

Charleston

Striped dress in Charleston

Striped Midi Dress on Kendi Everyday

Coffee Shop in Charleston on Kendi Everyday

Kate Spade Maxi Dress on Kendi Everyday

Weekend look in Charleston on Kendi Everyday

Charleston in the spring has to be one of the most fun trips to take if you’ve got a few days to spare. I’ve already told B I can’t wait to go back this spring. You can find my full recap here. (Also do you see a theme of that trip? Coffee and sugar. 😉 )

Tulum

Tulum travel style on Kendi Everyday

Vacation Style: Old Navy Print Romper

Tulum travel style on Kendi Everyday

Nomade Resort in Tulum, Mexico

Orange and pink beach coverup in Tulum

Orange and pink beach coverup in Tulum

I didn’t post too much about Tulum last year because once we got there we decided to play more instead of work. So I didn’t get a ton of photos or outfits, but lots of relaxation and a new appreciation for the beach. We stayed at Nomade and it was basically heaven on Earth. Take me back, 2017. I’m counting on it.

Kennebunkport, Maine

Kendi Everyday wearing a Wildfox Striped Sweatshirt and denim cut Offs on the beach

Kendi Everyday wearing a Wildfox Striped Sweatshirt and denim cut Offs on the beach

Watermelon printed dress on Kendi Everyday

Striped Tee and Hunter Boots on Kendi Everyday

Striped Tee and Hunter Boots on Kendi Everyday

Kendi Everyday in a Kate Spade Black and White Gingham Dress

Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine

Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine
Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine | Kendi Everyday

Wish You Were Here Hat on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday

Wish You Were Here Hat on Kendi Everyday

I keep saying this but this was one of my favorite trips, so maybe we can just safely assume for the rest of the post that every trip is my favorite. The weather was just perfect, it was a nice and cool break from the summer heat. I told B on this trip that if we ever ‘summered’ somewhere this is where I’d like to do it. He said he’d try really hard to win the lottery so he can make that happen. Probably one of my favorite things we did on this trip — and I kid you not — was a trolley tour of the town. It was the campiest and sweetest little tour ever. I actually love tours like that, so call me cheesy but it was a fun time.

Ojai, CA

Kendi Everyday wears blush bell sleeve top, riding bikes in Ojai, California
Kendi Everyday wears blush bell sleeve top, riding bikes in Ojai, California

Floral Maxi Dress on Kendi Everyday
Floral Maxi Dress on Kendi Everyday

Little Red Dress on Kendi Everyday

Little Red Dress on Kendi Everyday

Kendi Everyday wearing Zella workout wear.

Embroidered Dress on Kendi Everyday

Embroidered Dress on Kendi Everyday

Ojai was one of those spur of the moment trips that we booked last minute, just to get away from the heat. And we ended up hitting California in the middle of the heat wave last summer. Ha! We sure do know how to plan. But if you have to be in the death trap of summer, I’d happily do it at the Ojai Resort. I forget how beautiful California is, as I’ve only been there a handful of times (and mainly north!) We definitely want to go back. And after looking at these photos, I’m starting to think a little heat wave wouldn’t be so bad right about now.

Austin

Navy printed peplum tank and white jeans on Kendi Everyday

Ruffle Sleeve Dress on Kendi Everyday

Ruffle Sleeve Dress on Kendi Everyday

Macrons and coffee with summer hat and sunglasses

I almost didn’t include Austin because it’s just a few hours away from us and it never really feels like we leave home when we go. (We used to live in the Texas Hill Country, so Austin still feels like home.) But we ended up going over a weekend and just did all of our weekend things, but in another town. It was a blast! A little staycation, Texas style.

San Francisco

Floral Kate Spade Dress and Black Round Crossbody as featured on Kendi Everyday.

We took a quick little getaway last August to San Francisco to show my parents around. They’d never been before and we hadn’t been since our honeymoon, so we jumped on the chance to take them around one of our favorite cities. We didn’t shoot many outfits here but lots of instagams! Some trips are just better by phone.

Zurich and Lucerne

Burberry scarf and quilted jacket on Kendi Everyday

Burgundy sweater with plaid scarf and camel coat in Lucerne.

Burgundy sweater with plaid scarf and camel coat in Lucerne.

Burberry scarf and quilted jacket on Kendi Everyday

Grey cape and grey sweater on Kendi Everyday

Kendi Everyday Travel Outfit

Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland

Layered scarf vest with skinny denim and Chloe Marcie Bag on Kendi Everyday.

Layered scarf vest with skinny denim and Chloe Marcie Bag on Kendi Everyday.

Black moto jacket with fur collar and black denim on Kendi Everyday

We ended our travels with Switzerland, seeing the end of autumn in Zurich and Lucerne. If I had to live one other place in the world it would be Lucerne, some of the prettiest views and sights I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t feel like real life there. We dodged in and out of rain storms, but it was the perfect trip catching up with old friends and B showing me all the tourist spots that he knows I love. What can I say? I’m a tourist at heart.

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If you have any places you’d love for us to go and explore and report back, let us know! We are always planning our next trip stateside or abroad. Thank you for following along on our journeys, I truly hope you  feel like you’re along for the ride with us.

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  1. Lauren says:

    You giving me a major case of wanderlust! I didn’t do much traveling last year, but I’m going to make a point to plan some trips!

    By Lauren M

    01.04.17 · Reply
  2. Rach says:

    I really love this round up! You went to some awesome places and I really like how most of them are domestic! Charleston is on top of my list!

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    01.04.17 · Reply
  3. Natali says:

    Tons of beautiful photos, inspirational outfits and great vibes! I’m wishing you a lot of great and interesting travels in 2017 too!

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  4. sasa says:

    Beautiful!

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  5. Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

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  6. Flor says:

    Come to Argentina! 🙂

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  7. Lacey says:

    We just got back from a New Year’s trip to New Mexico. We went to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Santa Fe has a lot of little galleries, very artsy.

    I also love Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Barbara. You can do a lot of wine tasting and the towns are just so pleasant to walk around!

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  8. pia says:

    wow you travel so much! Lucky girl 🙂
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  9. You went on so many fun trips!! I’m dying to go to Tulum! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

    01.04.17 · Reply
  10. Wow, you really give new meaning to the phrase “traveling in style”! Love all of these looks… I’ll have to keep them in mind, as one of my resolutions for this year is to adventure more! 🙂

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  11. Josie says:

    I love Tulum! It’s beautiful. My favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is Italy. It still makes me happy thinking about it and going back. Stateside, I can’t wait to get to Yellowstone and you made Charleston look really fun!

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful year! In 2016 my husband and I set of to travel around the world for 6 months straight! It’s been the best experience ever! Sad that it’s coming to a close. I too want to go to Tulum this year 🙂 Looks beautiful!

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  13. Love this post 😉

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    01.05.17 · Reply
  14. david says:

    You went on so many fun trips!! I’m dying to go to Tulum!

    01.05.17 · Reply
  15. Gabriella says:

    Aren’t Kennebunkport and Portland just the cutest darn towns you’ve ever seen? We ventured up there on two separate trips in 2016 and I’m already hoping to get back soon. And I’m seriously itching to see Charleston! We explored Savannah back in 2014 and I hear they’re quite similar, so I know I’d love it. Happy 2017, Kendi!

    01.05.17 · Reply
  16. You took some amazing trips this year! I loved Charleston and San Fran, too! Looks like I need to add Maine though. Too cute!

    xo Bryn
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  17. Such a fun year of travels for you all! I love those red pumps in your Charleston pics- deets please!

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  18. Alice Che says:

    Thanks for sharing Kendi! I am really thinking Charleston needs to make it on my bucket list! Also, if you guys come back to San Francisco I would love to photograph the two of you!

    01.05.17 · Reply
  19. Hally says:

    We’re currently planning our honeymoon and it’s fun daydreaming of all the places we could go. We’re thinking California, too! If you ever venture back to Charleston, I recommend Edisto Beach — about 40 minutes away. It’s a remote little stretch of untouched, low-country perfection (one gas station, one grocery story) that my family has visited for 30 years — it couldn’t be funkier, sweeter or more relaxing. TheOliveOnEdisto.com

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  20. Linda Williams says:

    Loved seeing all these pics. I know what you mean about Lucerne. I was there several years ago and it’s literally like a dream.

    01.05.17 · Reply
  21. Blanche says:

    Love the entire look.. especially those pants!

    01.06.17 · Reply
  22. Ojai and Tulum are my favorite!
    Hope you get to travel even more on 2017!
    – Belen
    A Hint of Life

    01.06.17 · Reply
  23. Linda Z says:

    What an amazing year of travels you had! Thanks for the beautiful photo recap!! I don’t know how you did some of your “touristing” in the heals you wore!! That takes a special skill which I do not have at all!! 🙂

    01.06.17 · Reply
  24. Sabina says:

    Gorgeous places, but the most I loved seeing the Tulum photos! It’s also a place on my bucket list for this year perhaps 🙂 Hope you’ll have an amazing 2017! <3

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

    01.06.17 · Reply
  25. Trude says:

    So much travel goodness! I loved Maine in the summer too, we fell in love with Camden, another seaside town. So gorgeous!

    01.06.17 · Reply
  26. Briel K. says:

    I love your Maine outfits! Looks like a wonderful year of travel!

    01.07.17 · Reply
  27. david says:

    Tons of beautiful photos, inspirational outfits and great vibes! I’m wishing you a lot of great and interesting travels in 2017 too!

    01.07.17 · Reply
  28. Vickie says:

    I love reading your travel posts 🙂

    I don’t feel like I’ve traveled enough to give any recommendations or suggestions (& I pretty much want to go all of the places, lol), so I’m quite happy to follow along wherever.

    My youngest sister & I are planning a European trip next year – thinking we might have to squeeze Switzerland in there somewhere…

    01.07.17 · Reply
  29. Love your Austin looks the best. AMAZING.

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  30. Switzerland must be amazing.

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  31. david says:

    You went on so many fun trips!! I am dying to go to Tulum!

    01.18.17 · Reply
  32. david says:

    I’m wishing you a lot of great and interesting travels in 2017 too!

    01.21.17 · Reply
  33. Wondurful places and outfits. 2016 must have been a wonderful year for you.

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    02.01.17 · Reply
  34. It was so fun following along on your travels! I’ve been DYING to go to both Charleston and Tulum!! Hopefully this year. 🙂 xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

    02.06.17 · Reply