5 Airport Survival Tips That Will Give You an Advantage

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a novice, I think it's safe to say we can all benefit from any tips that will help us thrive during air travel. No one enjoys excess time in the airport, especially if it's due to delays or cancellations. Here are a few tips we've gathered through personal experience and the advice of…


10 Super Easy Photo Tips Anyone Can Use

For almost a decade now we've had our own photography business. From portraits, to commercial images we've learned a thing or two about how to craft a better image that will both pop on your social media feed, and be a reminder of treasured memories for years to come. Give up the selfie, you don't want to remember your timeless…


His and Hers Weekends Away | Amy on The Chat

Ready for a weekend away with just the girls? I know me too! I think every group of friends should go like the gals of Sex and the City and jet set off somewhere exciting on a regular basis. At least once a year when possible. As life moves on and we start to build our families and change, it's…


Best Babymoons | Amy West on The Chat

If you are an expecting couple, or know someone expecting you may have heard of a Babymoon. What exactly is a "Babymoon"? It's the last big hurrah before baby comes. It's a chance for the expecting couple to escape and spend some dedicated time focused on each other. Bringing a baby into this world is a gift. One that changes…


Travel Beauty Tips | Amy on The Chat

We all been there. You plan for your special trip. You buy clothes, makeup, make reservations, and count down the days. But when you arrive at your destination you feel off. And what's worse, instead of looking like Malibu Barbie... you feel like Sasquatch. How can you maintain that fresh feeling you have at home, while away from your usual…


Security Tips for Traveling and Packing Tips on The Chat

During a recent trip to the Caribbean my husband (who is also an information security specialist) ran into the panic inducing situation of having his laptop switched during our security check in TSA. He didn't find out until we made it home. It was this situation that led him to write a blog about travel security on his website Elevation…


Is Skiplagging Worth It? | Amy West on The Chat

Lately a hot topic has arisen in the world of travel. It's known as Skiplagging or "Hidden City" ticketing. This week I'm discussing the money saving practice with the ladies of The Chat and discussing all the pros and cons. Do you Skiplag? Make sure to tell me your thoughts. Don't know what Skiplagging is? Read below to find out…


Amy on Jax Mom’s Blog

I've been honored to be working with the great ladies at Jax Mom's Blog as a guest blogger over the past year. I was thinking some of you may not be as familiar with their site or my work on it so today I thought I'd get you caught up on a few of my pieces and encourage you to…


Tribal Inspired Fashion Tips

I'm so pleased to have fashion blogger and A-list contributor Natalie Guether returnto get us up to speed on the tribal trend that is back fiercer than ever this spring. As I strolled through the store today I wasn't surprised to see many stand out tribal pieces making their bold statement on the stands. Get in the know on how…


The Luxury of Time – Fabulous Friday

"Simple Solutions Diva" Laura Morey is back this week with some great tips for the holidays. I read this and just nodded my head right on through because what she says here really resonated with me. It is so easy to let the holidays run you when in reality, we need to sit down and decide what really matters. Enjoy…