Family Top 10 San Francisco | Amy West Travel

  Every time I visit San Francisco, I feel like I'm experiencing the city for the first time all over again. This ever changing metropolis has so much to offer from history, to architecture, food, to technology. Over the course of the last decade I've visited as part of a girl's trip, a romantic baby moon with my husband, and (most recently) a…


My South Beach Swimwear Edit | Amy West Travel

  It's summer and that means I'm practically living in swimwear. Between residing at the beach in North Florida, and traveling to some incredible destinations, I'm embracing the heat and donning as many stylish swimsuits as I can. I've had great feedback on social media on all these great suits. With so much interest, I thought it was time to…


The Comfiest Summer Romper | Amy West Travel

There is nothing quite so effortless and chic to sport during the summer than a smart little romper. I used to think that rompers weren't ideal for my body type. I have a long torso and many times the inseam is just way to short. However, as popularity in these simple one pieces has climbed, so have the options. With…


4 Easy Cocktail Recipes for Summer Entertaining

For much of my early adulthood I lived in condos and town homes that left much to be desired in the way of space for entertaining. Now that we are home owners and have the ideal layout for having friends over for happy hour, I've become curious about how to create craft cocktails to enjoy with our guests. I admit…


Introducing Passport Philosophy | Citizens of The Earth Statement T-Shirts

We are all Citizens of the Earth. Travel is more than my hobby, or job. It's a lifestyle. That's why I'm pleased to announce the launch of my newest venture. You can now shop my online store Passport Philosophy where I'll be curating small batches of designs that reflect the lifestyle of travel. The first in this launch are my…


The Gates Hotel South Beach | Amy West Travel Review

I still remember celebrating my 21st birthday in Miami's South Beach. I had escaped on a girls trip to see what the modeling scene was all about. More than a decade later my career has evolved from model to travel and lifestyle influencer. Likewise, South Beach has undergone it's own evolution. Never has there been a better time to immerse…


5 Tips for Walking Through Wynwood

On our recent visit to Miami I made a special trip to see the Wynwood Art District. I, like many of you, had been hearing and seeing the buzz about the Wynwood Walls and had to see for myself what was happening there. I was truly unprepared for how amazing it would be. What was once a struggling part of…


How to Make an Old Fashioned

This week I've been gathering ideas for unique Father's Day gifts to share with you and was pleased to accept an invitation to attend a live stream on how to make the perfect Old Fashioned with Maker's Mark and Trunk Club. My husband's go-to cocktail is an Old Fashioned so I thought it would be fun to learn how to…


Summer Essentials with Sunuva UV Kids Swimwear & Beachwear

The kids are officially out of school and that means summertime fun in the sun! With me working in the travel journalism industry, and us living at the beach in Florida, we are constantly lathering up with sunscreen and donning our swimwear. I'm so grateful we found Sunuva Kids UV Swimwear and Beachwear, because not only are they uniquely stylish,…


Little Red Maxi

Every travel wardrobe needs a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks. I'm headed to South Beach soon and when I saw this red tropical print maxi from Urban Outfitters I was smitten. The strappy open back and peek a boo detailing lend the dress plenty of attitude and the airy fabric creates a dramatic silhouette on the…