Best Babymoons | Amy West on The Chat

If you are an expecting couple, or know someone expecting you may have heard of a Babymoon. What exactly is a "Babymoon"? It's the last big hurrah before baby comes. It's a chance for the expecting couple to escape and spend some dedicated time focused on each other. Bringing a baby into this world is a gift. One that changes…


Grand Gestures | 6 More Romantic Ideas | Amy West on The Chat

Looking for that grand gesture date night? I'm talking the ideal place to "Pop the Question" type of spot. Or maybe you are celebrating that special anniversary or just want to say I LOVE YOU in a great big way. Check out these great ideas for sweeping that special someone off your feet. A follow up to my "Romantic Ideas…


Security Tips for Traveling and Packing Tips on The Chat

During a recent trip to the Caribbean my husband (who is also an information security specialist) ran into the panic inducing situation of having his laptop switched during our security check in TSA. He didn't find out until we made it home. It was this situation that led him to write a blog about travel security on his website Elevation…


Is Skiplagging Worth It? | Amy West on The Chat

Lately a hot topic has arisen in the world of travel. It's known as Skiplagging or "Hidden City" ticketing. This week I'm discussing the money saving practice with the ladies of The Chat and discussing all the pros and cons. Do you Skiplag? Make sure to tell me your thoughts. Don't know what Skiplagging is? Read below to find out…


Best Kept Secrets of 5 Great Travel Destinations | Secrets Series

You've heard it said that the "Devil is in the Details". I like to say the "Destination is in the Details". It's within the special ,sometimes overlooked details that the story is found. It's how one property distinguishes itself amongst the rest and creates loyalty and admiration from it's guests. Here are a few of my favorite details I consider…


10 Clever Packing Tips | Amy West on News 4 Jax

Whether you are a pro at packing or still in the novice stage you will enjoy these clever packing tips I shared on News 4 Jax. Crazy simple and easy to do! You'll wish you thought of them before.  10 Clever Packing Tips watch here 1. Rolling Vs Folding Yes Rolling is Better than Folding It's a space saver and…


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…


Mid Year Recap #2 | Fitness Trends |Reviews, Video

My "Fitness Trends" series has been incredibly popular this year. I'm pleased to bring my readers new experiences and my take on some of the most popular ways to stay fit. So far this year we've covered.... Fitness Trends Read my reviews below... 3 Reasons Pure Barre Jacksonville Beach will surprise You 3 Day Juice Cleanse Results Enjoy Fitness Dance…


Foodie Freebies | Social Media Dining Incentives | News Segment

Watch Amy on News 4 Jax If you caught News 4 Jax morning show this week you may have seen me dishing on some really exciting social media trends. Here's the recap on some great ways to earn free food at your favorite local foodie spots all by using social media. Social Media Foodie Freebies! 1. Yelp There are 3…


3 Reasons to Enjoy Fitness | Fitness Trends |Review, Photos, Video

Joy utilizes video analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses. I met Joy Murphy several months ago when I was getting fit for new running shoes at Jacksonville Running Company. We'd been keeping in touch online and when I started this fitness series, she was one of the first to invite me out to train. Joy's business Enjoy Fitness includes a variety…