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…


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: •…


5 One Tank Trips for North Floridians

Ready to get away this summer and explore some new territory? Want to take the kids for a trip but not quite up for cross country? Visiting Florida is about more than great beaches. It's chock full of treasures from natural wonders, to great shopping. If you are looking for a little inspiration on where to go and how to…


Mid Year Recap #3 | Fabulous Destinations | Reviews, Video

This year I have also been able to bring you coverage on some fabulous destinations. From Boutique Hotels, to Five Star Resorts...here are a few I've been proud to cover. Fabulous Destinations Top 3  "Triple Threat" Resorts   North East Florida Edition  Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island  Ahh the Ritz-Carlton, the ultimate name in luxury. This timeless, family friendly destination has been featured on…


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 -…


3 Intimate South East Getaways | Great Wedding Venues

Looking for a getaway with character, class, or award winning service? I have three unique locations you have to discover for yourself. These three destinations are locally owned, thoughtfully cared for, and full of the notorious hospitality you would expect from the south. In addition to having the perfect accommodations, these spots may be just the right place to kick…


The Mediterranean meets the Old South – Wednesday Review

While traveling I love discovering new gems. None have been more surprising, and delightful than the Ocean Lodge in St. Simons Island.  Old World Italy meets the Old South Driving through southern low country, one would never expect to find what looks like a virtual Florentine Castle nestled between the stately oaks and sparkling waters of the Golden Isles. After my visit…


One Night Stay at Ocean Lodge St. Simons Island – Monday Funday Giveaway

Back by popular demand Ocean Lodge St. Simons Island is participating in another Monday Funday! We had a tremendous response to their first contribution and now you get a second chance to experience Ocean Lodge's Luxury for yourself. Ocean Lodge knows Luxury Ocean Lodge knows Decadence Tuscan Beauty meets Southern Charm a Rafflecopter giveaway In case you  missed Ocean Lodge's…


A Tranquil Southern Escape – Wednesday Review

The Horse Stamp Inn Seeking a quiet hideaway to retreat to, I recently journeyed to Waverly, GA to find some much needed R&R at the luxurious Horse Stamp Inn. The inviting images on their website hardly did justice to the arrival experience of turning down the lane and losing my breath to the iconic entrance of this southern, plantation style…


2 Night Stay Ocean Lodge St Simons Island, GA – Giveaway

Win a Luxurious 2 night stay at the Award Winning Ocean Lodge on St. Simons Island, GA. Featured on "Golden Isles Getaway", Episode 10 of Like Love Want Need's first season. The Ocean Lodge was voted "Travelers Choice" by Trip Advisor and awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" also by Travel Advisor. Located steps from the water in the heart of…