This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you book or purchase through these links. You can read my full disclosure policy here.Seriously, 2019 is already over? I swear it just began. The older I get, the faster it goes. Anyone else feel like that? Regardless of how fast it seems to have gone, there were still 24 hours in a day with 365 days in a year. The 365 days of 2019 made for another fantastic travel year. So, it’s time for my Trimm Travels roundup review 2019 which highlights my travels over the last year, putting them all in one place to provide you with inspiration for the upcoming 2020 year!
2019 saw more countries than in 2018 but fewer States. It usually is a seesaw effect from year to year. None-the-less, 2019 started off strong and finished strong achieving some of my bucket list dreams. Now, let’s dive into this roundup review 2019!
Trimm Travels Roundup Review 2019
1 | New York City, New York-February 2019
Just like 2018, I stayed home in January to recoup from the holidays and kicked off my 2019 travels in February with a solo trip to New York City. I’ve said it before, but NYC is one of my absolute favorite places and possibly the most popular among foreign visitors to the United States.
During this trip, I concentrated on food and street art. I spent a full two days photographing NYC’s gorgeous street art while my food experiences included a variety of places for afternoon tea. I capped off the trip with a beautiful morning in a snow-covered Central Park!
My second annual solo trip to NYC was once again a success! Little did I know there was more of NYC to come later on in 2019!
Read my New York City posts.
2 | Argentina-March 2019
In March, I set off for one of my bucket list goals for 2019 and headed down to Patagonia. We started the trip off in Buenos Aires before heading to a few different other areas in Argentina from San Carlos Bariloche all the way to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world!
Spanish-speaking countries are my thing so I loved getting to spend time in Argentina speaking a language I love, eating amazing food and photographing beautiful scenery!
Read my Argentina posts.
3 | Chile-March 2019
Torres del Paine National Park
Patagonia includes the southern region of Chile as well so I was happy to visit several areas including the famous Torres del Paine. Chile is absolutely gorgeous and provided me with rare opportunities to see wildlife including flamingos and pumas!
Read my Chile posts.
4 | Uruguay-March 2019
Colonia del Sacramento
Uruguay is an easy day trip from Buenos Aires. On the tail end of our trip, we took a ferry over to Colonia del Sacramento to see the beautiful cobblestone streets and its famous old cars.
Read my Uruguay posts.
5 | Ireland-April 2019
In early April, I took my parents on their first-ever overseas trip. First stop…Ireland! I can’t say enough about how much we all loved Ireland. Friendly people, beautiful scenery and rich history.
We spent a good amount of time in Dublin, but also took several day trips to see the Cliffs of Moher, Cobh, Cork, Blarney, Giant’s Causeway, Belfast, and Galway. We covered Ireland!
Read my Ireland posts.
6 | United Kingdom-April 2019
From Ireland, my parents and I flew over to the United Kingdom starting with Scotland. We visited Edinburgh, Inverness, and St. Andrews. Scotland also is quite beautiful with various landscapes. The Highlands are gorgeous and I loved exploring Edinburgh and seeing where Kate met Prince William in St. Andrews!
After our time in Scotland, we took a train down to London to explore England. London was a bucket list destination. A lot of construction was going on so it made traffic difficult and resulted in not seeing Big Ben. Even so, we still had a great time and loved getting out of the city to explore the Cotswolds, Stratford, and Oxford!
Read my United Kingdom posts.
7 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands-April 2019
Last, but certainly not least, my parents and I capped off our 3-week trip with a stopover in The Netherlands. It was peak tulip season so Amsterdam and Keukenhof were absolute musts. I highly recommend seeing these beautiful flowers if you ever get the chance! It’s an easy day trip and will leave you with gorgeous memories!
On a different note, when I returned home from this trip, I had my first thoughts about how much fun writing my Roundup Review 2019 was going to be!
Read my Amsterdam posts.
8 | New York City, New York-June 2019
Left: Empire State Building Right: Manhattanhenge
Surprise! It’s a second trip to New York City! This wasn’t planned originally, but I do a few girls’ trips each year with different friends and one of them had never been to NYC. It worked out to go and so off we went!
Of course, I included the usual big stuff for first-timers. But, we also did some off the beaten path activities like Roosevelt Island and eating at the best dim sum place ever in Chinatown!
Read my New York City posts.
9 | Boston, Massachusetts-June/July 2019
At the end of June, I headed to Boston for my first of two travel blogging conferences scheduled this year. Although I had been to Boston once before, it was a day trip on a cruise so I didn’t get to see nearly as much as I would like.
Let’s just say I fixed that problem. 😉 Boston has some fantastic food and is one of the easiest walking cities! I thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk just about everywhere exploring my little heart out. I even hit my personal best with 15.9 miles in one day!
My only regret is that I had to return home on July 2 and I would have LOVED to have spent the 4th of July there. They have an amazing fireworks show over the water and besides, who doesn’t want to spend our country’s birthday in such a historical city? Next time, Boston. Next time!
Read my Boston posts.
10 | Los Angeles, California-August 2019
Santa Monica Pier
At the end of August, I made a quick trip out to Los Angeles. I previously lived in LA for a few years and rescued two dogs while there. They both passed this year and through my same friend, I learned of a new puppy who needed a home.
Next thing I knew, I was leaving on a jet plane! I made a trip out of it and did some things I haven’t done in a while and a few new things I hadn’t yet done at all. I try to go back to LA annually and I had missed the previous year, so this was perfect and I enjoyed a few days all to myself in a city I thoroughly love!
Read my Los Angeles posts.
11 | Billings, Montana-September 2019
In September, I had my second of the two travel blogging conferences in Billings, Montana. This would make my second trip to Montana but my first to Billings. My previous trip was to Glacier National Park.
Not only was the conference fantastic, but Billings just flat out surprised me. Pleasantly surprised me. They are a strong foodie city! I can’t tell you how much fun I had eating my way through Billings and how excited I was to find such an array of options. If you are a foodie, Billings must be on your list!
Read my Billings posts.
12 | Yellowstone, Wyoming-September 2019
Billings is quite close to Yellowstone National Park and once again, although I had been there, I couldn’t pass up visiting again. I went with my friend Julie and it was her first visit. We had a great time exploring and I finally got that shot of Grand Prismatic from above that I had been dying to return for!
Read my Yellowstone posts.
13 | Japan-October/November 2019
Left: Mt Fuji at sunset Right: Tokyo Station
Guys, in October, I visited one of my biggest bucket list dream destinations. Japan! I know that cherry blossom season is the most popular. While I definitely want to go during that time, I wanted to visit in the fall equally as much for the beautiful fall colors.
We visited Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nachi Falls, Tokyo, and Mt Fuji. Absolutely amazing, life-changing trip! I completed my ultra-important bucket list item of eating sushi (a favorite food) in Japan. The yummy food didn’t stop there. Japanese food is simply amazing as is their scenery, their people and…wait for it…wait for it…their toilets! If you’re laughing, you clearly have never experienced a Japanese toilet. You will never look at toilets the same!
I was quite impressed with all of Japan and I can’t wait to return!
Read my Japan posts.
14 | Raleigh, North Carolina-December 2019
Just a couple of weeks ago, I made a quick trip to Raleigh, North Carolina. Just as a lot of the locations on this year’s list, I had been before but hadn’t properly explored this beautiful city. Raleigh is also a foodie city and definitely has it going on. I just wish I had had more time. I also enjoyed seeing Duke’s chapel at Christmastime!
Read my Raleigh posts coming soon.
15 | New York City, New York-December 2019
My last trip of the year is currently in progress. It marks the third time I have visited New York City this year. Did I mention how much I love this city? I love it even more at Christmastime and having spent New Year’s Eve in NYC before, it’s amazing at that time too!
This is what makes having NYE as a birthday so much fun!
Read my New York City posts.
And there you have it…Roundup Review 2019 is complete! 2019 saw my second year of travel blogging conferences, bucket list items such as Patagonia, tea in London, eating sushi in Japan, and photographing Mt Fuji at sunset.
As always, I thoroughly enjoy my “second visits” to these places as I write the posts for you!
Now, it’s time to take a look at how I fared in the trip totals category for 2019…
Favorite Blog Posts of 2019
Vienna to Salzburg: A Day Trip for the Sights & Sounds of Music
Snorkeling Silfra: The Must-Do Reykjavík Day Trip with DIVE.IS
Icelandic Northern Lights: My Double Experience + Photography Tips
The Ultimate Morocco Itinerary: An 18-Day Moroccan Adventure
Amsterdam to Keukenhof: A Perfect Bucket List Day Trip for Tulips
Famous Bridges You Must See: Photos, Facts & Locations
Patagonia Animals: A Wildlife Guide to Southern Chile & Argentina
Facebook Headquarters Tour: Visiting the Happiest Place in Tech
Vienna Christmas Markets: A Roundup Guide + Tips
The Kitchin Edinburgh, Scotland: A Michelin Star Experience
Favorite Travel Accessories of 2019
And that’s a wrap on Tracking Trimm Travels for 2019. As always, thank you so much for joining me on my journey!
Which of these would be your top bucket list destination? Where would you like to see Trimm Travels cover in 2020? Let me know below!
‘Til next time and next year…