24 Hours in Washington D.C.

Like many Americans I had "passed through" D.C. on my way to where I was going. For some reason, I had only been through the area for business, or on a layover, but never to just explore. I'd never even had the traditional field trip most middle and high schoolers have. It's been on my bucket list for some time now, and David and I really wanted to make it during cherry blossom week. So when lighting struck and we had the chance to go at the perfect time, we jumped in with both feet for a quick … Read More

Sleep Matters | My Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep with ZzzQuil

This blog is a paid partnership between Amy West Travel and ZzzQuil™, however all opinions expressed in this blog are completely my own. I recently heard someone discussing how in their 20s they would simply jump in bed and crash, followed by a blissful 8 to 10 hours of undisturbed sleep. In their 30s, things changed. They now have to make a sleepy-time tea, light a candle, and run a fan for white noise while sleeping in complete darkness. That pretty much sums it up in my opinion. Whether it … Read More

48 Hours in London

London has been on my bucket list for a long time. So iconic is this city that I named my youngest daughter after it. Yes, that's right, before I ever visited the city, I named my child after it. An avid reader of historic fiction and fan of period pieces in cinema, I've admired the rich culture and history that has made London arguably one of if not the top visited city on Earth. This whirlwind trip was a bit of a surpise. I was only in the city two nights, so we made it as meaningful as … Read More