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 … [Read more...] about 24 Hours in Washington D.C.
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, … [Read more...] about Sleep Matters | My Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep with ZzzQuil
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 … [Read more...] about 48 Hours in London
Cuba has been at the top of our bucket list for some time. As soon as America lifted the travel embargo we were lusting over all the travel imagery we could find. Last December I missed out on the opportunity to take an eight day cruise to Cuba and barely got over my grief (jk sort of). Luckily Delta ran an epic deal on sky mile flights at the beginning of the year (15,000 … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know to Visit Havana, Cuba
It was the party of the year. My daughter was turning six. We had just bought a house after a three year stint renting a condo, and we invited all her friends to come enjoy our new family friendly home and back yard. The party was amazing. We secured a giant princess bounce house, tied up a colorful piñata, bought a huge Little Mermaid sheet cake, catered pizza, and packaged up … [Read more...] about Why I Quit Birthday Parties and Maybe You Should Too