My South Beach Swimwear Edit | Amy West Travel

  It's summer and that means I'm practically living in swimwear. Between residing at the beach in North Florida, and traveling to some incredible destinations, I'm embracing the heat and donning as many stylish swimsuits as I can. I've had great feedback on social media on all these great suits. With so much interest, I thought it was time to…


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…


Summer Essentials with Sunuva UV Kids Swimwear & Beachwear

The kids are officially out of school and that means summertime fun in the sun! With me working in the travel journalism industry, and us living at the beach in Florida, we are constantly lathering up with sunscreen and donning our swimwear. I'm so grateful we found Sunuva Kids UV Swimwear and Beachwear, because not only are they uniquely stylish,…


Little Red Maxi

Every travel wardrobe needs a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks. I'm headed to South Beach soon and when I saw this red tropical print maxi from Urban Outfitters I was smitten. The strappy open back and peek a boo detailing lend the dress plenty of attitude and the airy fabric creates a dramatic silhouette on the…


Family Top 10 Sonoma Wine Country

Sonoma Wine Country! The iconic getaway of lovers, and laid back destination for friends and foodies. There is much to love and admire about the lifestyle here, but did you know it can also be a terrific getaway for families? This may not be your first inclination when planning a trip with kiddos in tow, but you should know the…


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…


24 Hours in Savannah with B Historic

This November the family and I headed up to Savannah for a relaxing weekend away. Seeking to refresh and refuel before the busy holiday season we eagerly accepted an invitation to stay with B Historic Savannah. Although David and I had enjoyed a few brief day trips to Savannah P.C. (pre children), we had yet to experience the full charm…


Endless Summer with Sunuva UV Swimwear & Beachwear

This fall our hometown Jacksonville Beach is still picking up the pieces leftover from Hurricane Matthew. Our beaches were battered. Our dunes were obliterated, many of our beach accesses were closed, a good portion of our pier destroyed and there is still much debris where there was once pristine sand. However, in the spirit of rebuilding and celebrating our nearly…


24 Hours in Atlanta | Family Travel

This spring our family headed north on I75 on our first big road trip with baby London. Our destination was an epic family reunion in Tennessee, but the 10 hour drive was daunting. With two little girls in tow we wanted to break the trip up a little make it more fun. Our solution? 24 hours in Atlanta. If you…


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…