Jacksonville Top 10 | Family Travel

If your travels find you on the sunny First Coast with your family, take it from me (the expert), where you should stay, play, and eat. How am I the expert you might ask? Well, in addition to living in the region for almost 30 years, I've also covered the city extensively for 10Best.com as their city expert, created countless…


Spring Travel Must Haves

Just in time for our next getaway, I happened upon this bright little number by Katherine Way Collections. I love that this line is created right here in my home town of Jacksonville, and made in the USA. Katherine's designs are crafted to make a statement, and are up for the task whatever it may be, whether you are headed…


Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Jacksonville

If you know anything about me, you know I like good food. It's no surprise we have made it of chief importance to expose our kids to great eats from a young age. Kids are notoriously picky eaters, but in our house we have one rule: You have to at least taste the food. If you don't like it, you don't…


Blushing into Spring | Trumpet Sleeve Romper

In season and on trend, this Topshop Trumpet Sleeve Romper I found at Nordstrom for under $100 is everything you need right now. This blush color is dominating currently, and with spring around the corner, you'll be wearing it all season. Add in the popular trumpet sleeve with feminine bow detail, and the tailored structure of this well made piece and…


How to Style Ballet Inspired Outfits

Soft pastels are hotter than ever, most notably in shades of pink. Blushing hues have never been more popular and honestly, I'm absolutely loving all the creative styles showing up. Designers are showcasing everything from structured outerwear to soft and romantic layers. I've always admired ballet style, and love that now we can integrate it into our every day looks.…


Walking through Savannah in An Unlikely Pear

Before we headed off to Savannah I discovered a trendy online shoe boutique called An Unlikely Pear that I absolutely fell in love with. In desperate need of some new shoes, I was thrilled to add two new pair to my wardrobe. Savannah was an ideal location to break them in, with plenty of charming sidewalk to explore.  I chose…


Coast | Where I’m Eating

A scenic drive and a short ferry ride away from our home in Jacksonville Beach, sits the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island . It's easy to assume the Ritz-Carlton is simply an exclusive retreat for those looking for a top notch getaway. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are many luxurious amenities open the public. One of those treasures is it's…


6 More New Restaurants in Jax You Must Try

Lately it seems a new restaurant is popping up almost every week here in the River City. It's one of the perks of my job to keep up with these new additions. Currently new restaurants are opening at such a rapid rate, I can barely give them all a taste before reporting on them. I consider that a great problem…


The Ultimate T-Shirt Dress

Always searching for the most effortless fashion, I recently discovered this comfy look at Anthropologie. The T-shirt dress has been more popular this year than ever before as loungewear, and activewear continue to surge at the register.  If you follow me on snapchat (under AmyWestTravel) you might remember this look from a recent day trip I took to Fernandina. Perfect…


6 Globally Inspired North FL Dishes | Taste Travels

Photo by Kristen Penoyer Wanderlust got you feeling restless? If you're dreaming of your next adventure (perhaps a Madrid city break), but stuck in the waiting place, why not travel with your tastebuds? Here are six First Coast dishes whose exotic flavors are sure to transport you to another land.  1. Michael's Tasting Room Photo provided by Greg Olech Photography  Pan Roasted…