Horse Stamp Inn | A Holiday Retreat

The Holidays can be stressful. Rushing to and fro trying to finish everything on your to do list, wrapping up the first half of the school year, and trying to do your normal work on top of it all. I find it difficult sometimes to relax and take in the magic of the season. That's why we were thrilled to…


Marineland Dolphin Adventure | Swim With the Dolphins

On the southern stretch of St. Augustine's shoreline lies one of the historic coast's most iconic destinations. Marineland is steeped in nostalgia and cinematic lore, and it's Dolphin Adventures provide an intimate getaway for ocean lovers both young and old to experience the beauty and majesty of one of natures most intelligent creatures. The first Oceanarium to ever be built,…


10 Easy Ways to Lose Weight on Vacation

We've all been there. You save up, you take that trip you've been anticipating, and you eat your heart out. Sure the pleasure is undeniable, but so are those extra pounds you put on in the process. You can't fit in those shorts or that cute bikini, and more than that... you just kinda feel crappy. It's true that 80%…


My Roman Holiday | Bucket List Series

Before I was a travel writer, I was just a girl who loved to travel. In 2010 I checked a destination off my bucket list that is as iconic as it is ancient. Rome, at one time the epicenter of the world's power, remains to this day largely the same. My Roman holiday was coupled with a visit to the…


Splurge vs Steals: Romantic Getaway Edition

Looking for a romantic getaway that will make a statement? I have just the destinations to sweep that special someone off their feet. Check out my Splurges Vs Steals: Romantic Getaway Edition. Steal:Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Rates from $199* per night  The Sawgrass Romance Experience  as seen on my blog here Package includes: •…


Family Staycation at Sawgrass Marriott

Recently we got away for a little family escape. Since baby London was still so small we decided to stick close to home and do a staycation right in our backyard at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa. Perhaps best known as the home resort of THE PLAYERS Championship course, I wanted to see if there was more to Sawgrass…


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…


The Shores Resort and Spa Family Escape to Daytona Beach

Instead of one big babymoon before this little one arrives, we opted for a bit of a babymoon tour. After spending a night at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, a few weeks later we headed over to Daytona Beach for an experience at The Shores Resort and Spa ( also featured in my 10Best Best Babymoon story). Our oceanfront…


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Mini Family Babymoon

Imagine a secret escape. A private getaway that feels like home, without all the demands. A place that sets you at ease, and where time seems to slow down for just a little while. Feel the ocean breeze whip it's way through your undone hair, and sip on a refreshing drink as the sun warms your face. Recently my family…


5 Kid Friendly Attractions for Your Summer Bucket List | Amy on The Chat

Summer is here along with the age old question of "What the heck are we gonna do with the kids?". If you are lost and looking for some inspiration I've got you covered. When it comes to our summer bucket list with the kiddo, I look for unique adventures that pack in some action, education, and of course a whole…