Best Memories of 2017!

2017 is over!! I wanted to do a recap of the year on the blog. I did posts recapping 2016 and 2015 and they are sooo fun to go back and read! This year was another crazy busy one. We traveled a ton and had so many amazing experiences. We already have quite a few trips planned for 2018 and I am SO excited for them all! We recently decided that we wanted to move up to Salt Lake and build a new house. We are in the really early stages of this and haven’t 100% made a decision but I am so excited to see where we are a year from now!


  1. Visiting the Maldives for the first time in January! This is one of the most AMAZING places in the world. We actually went back for the second time in June! My heart wants to go back to bad! It’s so special and peaceful. We got to stay at the St. Regis for their grand opening and it was so so gorgeous! We also hopped over to another resort. It was fun to experience how different the islands were! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

2. We also visited the Philippines in February! We went here with Mango Tours and they planned the best trip for us. We had a lot going on during this time and almost had to cancel so we weren’t too overwhelmed but I am SO glad we made it here! I think we were there for 10 days and we did 4 or 5 different islands. It was such a crazy time! We didn’t know anyone who was on the trip but we made new friends and had the best time ever. I would love to go to back to the Philippines! We have never had so many followers commenting on our pictures asking for a meetup!! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

3. I went back to Greece in March! My friend Lauren and I went here together and we stayed in the same cave house that Parker and I stayed in when we went in 2015. Lauren had been wanting to go to Greece for so long and I finally convinced her to just buy a ticket and we went over spring break! We actually went with Parker and some of our other friends, but they all went to Germany and then we met up in London, took a train to Paris for the day, and then had another day to explore London! Lauren and I also went to Mykonos. We were in Greece before it was the tourist season so a ton of things were closed and the streets were usually empty. We found one restaurant that was open and it had the prettiest view of the water and the houses on a hill. We sat and ate dinner while we enjoyed the view and I swear it was one of the happiest moments of my year! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

4. In April we went to Necker Island with Benefit! Necker is a private island so it was a new experience! We were the only ones on the entire island! I love love love trips with our Benefit fam! This trip was one to remember for sure! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

5. Going to Barcelona in May! I had an event to attend in London and I thought it would be fun to bring my mom and my sister with me, I had asked my mom where else she wanted to go while we were in Europe and she said Barcelona! I knew we would have a good time but I wasn’t super excited about visiting Barcelona specifically just because I had other places that were higher on my list but Barcelona was actually one of my favorite places I visited this year! It was so beautiful and we just had the best time. I left my computer at home on accident so I wasn’t really able to get any work done (it was a nice break), we just spent our days walking around and finding cute places to eat and shop. Also if you know me you know my life dream is to learn to speak Spanish… so I thought it was pretty fun to be in a Spanish speaking country and get to practice my espanol a little. 😛 Watch our vlog of this trip here!

6. We went to Singapore in June! I had been saying I wanted to go here and then a couple days later I got an email from the St. Regis inviting us to there for an event! It was perfect timing! Singapore was totally not what I expected, but I really didn’t know what to expect at all. It is such a clean beautiful place! We stayed here for a few days and then headed back over to the Maldives. Singapore is on my list of places I want to visit again because of the ramen they had there… it was the best I have ever had in my entire life!!! Everything else there was pretty cool too. 😉 Watch our vlog of this trip here!

7. In July, we spent a week in Newport Beach! This is always my favorite trip of the year. My family rents a beach house and we spend 7 full days relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. We go all around the world and this is always the trip that I cherish the most! We already have the beach house booked again for next summer and I can’t wait!

8. In August we went to Banff with Albion Fit! This was our first time in Canada. I have been a fan of Albion for years and it was so much fun to get to meet the people behind the brand. Watch our vlog of this trip here!

9. We took a last minute trip to Bali in September! We met our friends Jaci and Leif there and spent a few days in the coolest villa. Bali has been on my list for a while and I am so happy we got to go this year! I would go back to Bali just for the food alone. They had the BEST vegan food! Watch my Bali travel diary here!

10. We went to NYC for fall break in October! I have actually been to NYC like 5 times this year for work but this was the first time that we went just for fun! I love New York more every time I visit! Parker and I briefly considered moving there this year for a second because we love it so much! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

11. We went to Portland in October to shoot our videography workshop! Portland was so fun and we had the best weather. We were with our friends Jaci and Leif again! We also had great ramen here. 😉 I would love to go back to Portland again!! Watch our Portland travel diary here!


12. We had another year of success at Luca + Grae! We brought on new employees this year and learned so much about business. I am so excited to see where Luca + Grae is a year from now! We have worked so hard to get to where we are today and it’s amazing to see our hard work pay off.



  1. Maldives with St. Regis
  2. Florida with Ritz Carlton
  3. Philippines with Mango Tours
  4. Greece with my friend Lauren
  5. Paris with our group of friends
  6. Necker Island with Benefit
  7. San Diego for Alex Aiono’s concert
  8. London with Pixi
  9. Barcelona with family
  10. Singapore with St. Regis
  11. Maldives for the second time
  12. New York with St. Ives
  13. Newport Beach with family
  14. Peru for our first service trip
  15. The Hamptons with Maybelline
  16. Canada with Albion Fit
  17. Museum of Ice Cream with Lauren
  18. Bali with Jaci and Leif
  19. Portland with Jaci and Leif
  20. New York with Olay

What a year it has been! I am so excited for another year of adventures in 2018! Thank you all so so SO much for following along on my journey of life! It’s so fun and special to share it with all of you. Happy New Year everyone!






  1. Grady
    December 31, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    You guys are extremely blessed! You guys inspire me and my wife to get out and do things. We did Banff earlier this year and it was amazing! We are definitely going to look st doing Maldives and always have wanted to go to Greece. Love all of your travel vlogs!


  2. December 31, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    omg! the pictures, the experiences, everything just looks soo amazing. I’ve been to quite a few countries and honestly, traveling is like the best thing ever and I always encourage people to give it a try once in a while to leave their comfort zone. I’m so glad you’ve been able to share some of your experiences with us, and it has been nice following you throughout your journey in 2017 as well.
    I’m a frequent reader, but a silent commenter (lol), but I’m just so happy to see your success Aspyn, Happy New Year

    xo, Eleanor

  3. Laura
    January 1, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Amazing how many trips you have been taking ! Love all THE pictures and certainly am in love with all THE beautiful dresses ! Hope THE maxi dresses stay in style for a very long time. I already have a Pretty decent collection myself and i love to wear them. Have a great 2018 and ofcourse for Parker too !

  4. Emily Hickok
    January 1, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    You guys are probably the best inspiring people I know you guys are always sweet and so nice to everyone I hope you have a great year !!!

  5. January 1, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Looks like you had an awesome year! Happy New Year Aspyn! I hope 2018 is great!
    <3 Brooklyn |

  6. January 2, 2018 / 12:44 am

    Such amazing memories!!! And I love how you took the time to make this post so it’ll be even easier to look back on and appreciate. Kinda like that scrapbook Parker put together too!

    I don’t think the #APDroneGiveaway winner has been announced yet but I’m really hoping you pick us!!! My husband would flip and we would LOVE to use it on some future travel diaries with our 4 kids and my lookbooks!

    xoxo Brittany

  7. Srota
    January 2, 2018 / 7:24 am

    Happy New Year to you and Parker! Always enjoyed the content you’d uploaded ! <3

  8. Mary
    January 2, 2018 / 9:19 am

    You guys live such an amazing life! Thank you for inspiring me to travel the world and not let my age scare me!

  9. Daniela Gubri
    January 2, 2018 / 11:33 am

    This post was so much fun for me to read. As you guys visit different countries in the world, I feel like I visit them as well. At least until I am able to visit them myself of course xD
    You guys are such an inspiration for me, and I always get so happy for you to enjoy your life as a young married couple.

  10. Ruth
    January 2, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Wow! This is amazing. You and your husband take incredible photos. Seeing all these pictures makes me want to jump on the first plane going anywhere. Love your vlogs, and I never knew you had a blog, but I’m thrilled that I know about it now! Keep following your passion! <3

  11. denise
    January 3, 2018 / 1:53 am

    you should really come back to Singapore! there’s a lot to explore and soo much more good food to try :) excited for your upcoming content :)

  12. Sarah
    January 3, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I love your blog so much!! You should do a video on how you do your blog!!

  13. January 7, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you guys are up to in 2018!!!

  14. January 7, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    Hey aspyn
    what camera do you yous for vlogging ?

  15. Lotelle
    January 10, 2018 / 9:05 am

    Just found your blog Aspyn and loving it! Have been watching your vids for awhile and you guys are definitely inspiring <3 Have you ever thought about doing a 'Draw my Life' that would be so cool, to see your journey to becoming a YouTuber.

  16. Sara
    January 11, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    I have been following you guys since you got engaged. I am 20 years old from México sending you lots of love. You and Parker have definitely influenced me in the best way possible, I can´t financially travel right now but it´s a dream of mine to do so in the future. Through your vlogs I get to see places from your perspective and laugh with you when you do your infamous house vlogs aka Utah vlogs. It has been such a joy to watch your relationship and lifestyle especially this past year and I am so excited to see what comes next. Wish you luck on the new house, possible new member and your carrer.

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