12 Holiday Traditions to Share with Your Family

We all have our Holiday traditions. You know, those never fail "To Dos" we check off our list between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve. As a young family we are still determining what our traditions will be. A mix of my family favs, his family favs, and our own individual family favorites. Here's a round up of our current never…


Merry Christmas from Amy West and Family | 2015 Recap

It has been an exciting year! Full of first time experiences, and most importantly new life. In January we traveled to Anna Maria Island to visit Mainsail Beach Inn where we revealed to my in laws we were expecting again. In April we flew across the country to explore the wilds Sea Ranch Lodge in Northern California, and the Millennial…


5 ” Firsts” in Montana

This spring I dusted off my boots, donned my most western hat, and slid into some denim for a trip out West. My journey this time was the wilds of Montana. I was honored to be invited, along with 9 other journalists, by Firehouse Subs to take part in a multi day press trip full of adventure, good times, and…


5 Unique Wedding Venues in Jax That May Surprise You | Amy on The Chat

Looking for a unique wedding destination in Northeast Florida that's full of "Wow Factor"? These are my top picks for wedding venues that are some of the areas best hidden gems. It's easy to get into a rut when planning a wedding, there is so much to think of. Let these locations inspire you to make your special day even…


Surviving Disney | How to Navigate the Happiest Place on Earth

Ah Disney, the happiest place on earth... or is it? For every few smiling faces you pass, you may observe the unfortunate grimaces of the discontent not exactly having the happiest time. Personally I think this Jim Gaffigan comedy bit kinda nails it. Yes, this place can be the living breathing version of all our fantasies. There is no doubt…


Win $1,000 in Christmas Gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

I'm happy to announce the return of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway this year. Featuring fifteen local to Jacksonville businesses that showcase the best of the First Coast. I debuted the items during my Local Gift Ideas Segment on News 4 Jax, and now you have a chance to take a closer look and more importantly enter to win. …


Fall Wedding in Tennessee | Photo Recap

This fall we had the great joy of attending one of the most perfect weddings I've ever been to. My brother in law married the most lovely girl, and their wedding was like a scene from a movie. They chose to hold the wedding on a farm that my brother in law had worked on and that is owned by…


Dance Trance Giveaway | Fitness Trends | Free Week of Classes

Win a Free Week of Classes  with Dance Trance Jax Read Amy's Fitness Trends review of Dance Trance Here. Must be redeemed by August 31st, 2014 Click Below! a Rafflecopter giveaway Want to be featured on Amy West Travel? Contact us today at info@likelovewantneed.com. Copyright © Amy West Travel. All rights reserved. Photography by Journey Productions Media


Reunion Resort Getaway Video | Family Escape Series

Magic Memories! I am absolutely IN LOVE! with this amazing video recapping our experience at Reunion Resort in Orland, Fl. Follow us as we discover all the family fun Reunion has to offer. Make sure to read our reviews covering every amazing detail! 5 Ways to Enjoy Reunion Resort Classic Italian Fare at Forte Grille Vacation Like a King -…


Let the Summer Begin! | Photos

Summer in Florida is fabulous! Looking forward to this one being extra magical. How could it not be with the beach in our back yard! Here's to waves, sunshine, and lots of beach cruising! More great summer adventures coming soon! Until then... Enjoy the Journey! xo- Amy West www.amywesttravel.markupdesigns.net/old