Hey there, travel friends.
It’s the last Travel Tuesday of 2023!
Before we gear up for 2024, we'd like to take this opportunity to look back on what was a great year of design, adventure and celebrating women who live to travel. Read on to discover our 2023 brand highlights, favorite Sherpani products, and favorite travel destinations from the Sherpani team. Let's jump in!
Here are three lovely things that happened to us in 2023:
Number One: The Soleil Won the Global Innovation Award!
Our year started out with a bang as our beloved Soleil - the must-have, Anti-Theft, personal item for women's travel - won the Global Innovation Award in the first quarter of 2023.
The Global Innovation Award (GIA) is a high honor from the Inspired Home Show, a yearly convention that brings together some of the most unique and inspiring products on the market. The Soleil's innovative design took home the GIA for Excellence in Product Design in the Luggage, Travel Goods and Accessories category.
Perhaps it was the Soleil's convertible design which includes three ways to wear that earned the winning title, or its six-point Sherpani Anti-Theft technology that keeps travelers safe, or the practicality of the bag with its many functions and features. More likely, it's all those combined into a beautiful bag that is sustainably crafted by our woman-powered company. Our deepest appreciation to the folks at the Inspired Home Show for the recognition of one of our favorite Sherpani styles.
Read more about this Sherpani 2023 highlight in Best-Selling Sherpani Bag the Soleil Wins Global Innovation Award.
Number Two: We Started Travel Tuesday!
Though our blog isn't new, something that was new for us in 2023 is weekly posts on Travel Tuesday. The Sherpani Travel Blog is our little corner of the internet, and we couldn't think of a better way to use it than to celebrate the spirit of female travel! This travel blog is our gift to you, the community of women travelers who have been following Sherpani for years. Now, we get to celebrate you every week with our Travel Tuesday post.
We look forward to many more Travel Tuesdays on the Sherpani Travel Blog in 2024!
Number Three: Sherpani Turned 21!
Did you know we’ve been around since 2002? Sherpani creates better day bags, backpacks, and luggage for women who live to travel, and we've now been doing so for twenty-one years. It's true, Sherpani is now old enough to raise a glass - cheers to that!
It's wild to think that our most loyal customers have now been carrying Sherpani bags for over two decades. Thank you to all the women who have supported us along the way. It's an honor to outfit you with excellent travel bags for every adventure.
Of course, with every year comes new designs from Sherpani. We released some new Sherpani styles in 2023 that became instant favorites. They included the Terra, a tote/backpack with an insulated cooler compartment (pictured above), and our adorable mini backpack, the Logan.
But 2023 brought more than just new travel bags. Sherpani also released tons of accessories! Here are some of our new favorite travel essentials:
Atlas toiletry pouch
Use the Atlas to stay organized wherever you go!
Savannah cosmetics case
The Savannah has plenty of room to store all your favorite beauty products.
Compass Packing Cubes
RFID Passport Sleeve & RFID Credit Card Sleeve Set
It's always hard to pick favorites, especially when it comes to travel destinations! We headed to some truly special places in 2023. Here are just a few of the destinations that made our year:
Sherpani Staff Favorite Domestic Destinations of 2023
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Where views like this help you exhale the stress away.
Backpacking the wilderness in Washington state!
Whatever the question, time in the great outdoors is the answer.
The American Southwest
From biking in St. George, Utah...
to hiking in Zion National Park...
to soaking in the dessert landscape of Taos, New Mexico...
We can't seem to get enough of this part of the country!
By the way, can you tell how much we love our Hyk waist packs? The perfect way to stay hands-free on all our outdoorsy adventures!
Sherpani Staff Favorite International Destinations of 2023
We highly recommend spending some time in this incredible Euro-American city, we also recommend you eat your way through it. Learn how in Sherpani Travel: A Foodie-Focused Itinerary for Our Favorite Neighborhood in Montreal.
A boho beach town with dreamy views and incredible seafood! Read Sherpani Travel: You Can't Go to Portugal Without Trying this Wine and learn what to sip on while you're there.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
From exquisite culture to exceptional cuisine, we will never tire of Vietnam. If you're heading that way in 2024, check out Sherpani Travel: The Best Thing You'll Do in Ho Chi Minh City.
We are thoroughly convinced that one could spend their entire life uncovering scenic view after beautiful scenic view in Japan. Read about another of our favorite Japanese cities in Sherpani Travel: This Ancient Buddhist Temple is a Tokyo Must.
Sint Maarten, the Caribbean
Best part of being on an island? You never turn your back on the ocean! Discover what took our breath away in Sherpani Travel: Your Guide to the Best View in the Caribbean, Exploring Sint Maarten.
As you can tell, the Sherpani team worked hard and played hard this year. We believe that travel restores the human spirit, a message that is woven into everything we do.
That about does it for our end-of-year roundup. We hope this past year was as good to you as it was to us! Whatever 2023 brought your way, we hope you're turning toward 2024 with open arms.
A Wish For Your New Year...
May you say yes to adventure with no hesitations,
discover good views, food, art and libations,
uncover the gems of your destinations.
May you climb to new heights and refuse limitations.
Happy New Year!
The Sherpani Team