It takes a village, and thanks to you, Trip Styler has entered the terrible twos.

Today is our second birthday, and it all started November 29th, 2009 with shaky fingers, a love for travel {and a fear of flying} and a post called “Bonjour.” Two years later I’m writing this post while on a semi-turbulent flight home from a trip style = urban + weekend getaway in NYC...still a little fearful of flying.

2011 We learned a lot in our first year, so our second year was about putting that education into practice with significant updates to our editorial calendar including new and popular series like The Savvy Traveler, Jetset Jingles and Roam+Board, in addition to a full site redesign.

Grateful The work has paid off, and this year I’m grateful for the international and local press Trip Styler has received. Some highlights are a double-page spread in NET-A-PORTER {the web’s premier luxury fashion website’s weekly magazine} and features in a host of online publications. It was also an honor to write for the travel section of NY-based foodie publication The Daily Meal and The Vancouver Sun, as well as partner with leading hotel brands, spas and beauty companies for reader giveaways!

Last But NOT Least Celebrating a birthday alone is no fun, which is why I’m fortunate to have a savvy team of contributors bringing travel lifestyle to our daily trip style tips. Thank you to Lauren {Travel Beauty}, Leah {Healthy on the Road}, Nicole {Jetset Jingles} and Heather {Fashion Friday} for your expertise and voice.

PS - This December our suitcase {aka. content} will overflow with traveler gift guides and destination spotlights on Palm Springs, NYC and Dallas.

PPS - If you love something, share it! Don’t forget to continue to tell your friends about Trip Styler.

With thanks, The Trip Styler Team {Trish, Lauren, Leah, Nicole and Heather}

[photo by @tripstyler of a sketch by @heatherlovesit---chalk on chalkboard---taken in Portland at the Jupiter Hotel]