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…


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…


The Best Salads in Jacksonville

The humble Salad. Perhaps one of the most underestimated menu items. So often considered an afterthought, an appetizer, or at best an add on. For me and many others though, salads are so much more. Whether you are a craving your veggies, hitting the gym a little harder, or just interested in testing out the creativity of your favorite dining…


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…


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…


10 Tips for Flying with Kids

Before my husband and I had kids we traveled everywhere. Honeymooned in New Zealand, went on a few tropical Cruises, traveled to Europe and did a few adventures with our friends domestically and abroad. When we got pregnant with our first child we were naively optimistic. "This kid will be one great traveller" we said. "They won't change our lifestyle"…


New Website for Amy West Travel

I'm so happy to reveal our brand new website today. Make sure to drop in and see what's updated. amywesttravel.markupdesigns.net/old is now sporting a sleeker more modern look that is easier to navigate and a whole lot more interactive. I really love how it highlights all the great blog features we have been working on this year and completes the…


Amy West in the Press this Summer | Did you see?

It's been a great 2014 for Amy West Travel. As the year winds down I must say how thrilled I've been to be featured in several great media outlets. Besides my monthly guest spot on News 4 Jax morning show, frequent guest segments on First Coast Connect, and now my addition to USA Today's 10Best.com family, I've been honored to…


5 Ways to Enjoy Reunion Resort | Orlando’s Biggest Hidden Treasure | Review, Photos, Video

Our family weighs in on Reunion Resort In the first season of my show I fell in love with the Salamander Hotel and Resort way of life. This family of resorts features epic golf greens, world class service, fine dining that will have you drooling, and spa destinations worth spending the day... or maybe week in. Having experienced everything Hammock…


Amy West talks Best in Brunch on News 4 Jax | Video, Photos

Just back from our weekend family resort review, I began the week with a terrific segment on News 4 Jax chatting about my "Best in Brunch" series still going on through the end of May. We discussed all five locations: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Black Sheep Orsay (review coming soon) Jaxon Social (review coming soon) One Ocean Resort - Azurea…