Happy WineAversary to Us with Trinchero Napa Valley

This November my husband and I celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun and building a life together. My husband David and I were practically kids when we married. He was 23 and I had just turned 21. Like any relationship our journey has had twists and turns we never expected. We've traveled literally around…


Sunset in Kentucky | Must Have Maxi

From the moment I saw this maxi dress at Anthropologie I was smitten. I loved the color play, fabric, and fullness of the skirt. The charming front tie detail gives it interest but also shape. Dress it up and wear it out for date night, or dress down for a walk at sunset. During our recent visit to my family's…


Capture Your Travels With PicTrip | Trend Report

Long ago before I was a professional travel writer and blogger, I was a teenager working at a spa. I spent many days opening and closing that spa, daydreaming about the travels I wanted to take. I would muse over different business ideas that would allow me to travel for a living. One of the outrageous ideas I thought up…


10 Super Easy Photo Tips Anyone Can Use

For almost a decade now we've had our own photography business. From portraits, to commercial images we've learned a thing or two about how to craft a better image that will both pop on your social media feed, and be a reminder of treasured memories for years to come. Give up the selfie, you don't want to remember your timeless…


Love Grows | Outfit Post Featuring Pink Blush Maternity

Not long now before the newest addition to our little band of traveling adventurers makes her way into this world. It's been an eventful year full of exciting journeys to lands unknown and I've enjoyed bringing you new content featuring my favorite destinations, travel tips, and style advice. You can look forward to more great discoveries in the near future,…


A Day on the First Coast | 3 Things to do in Amelia Island and Fernandina

One of the things I love about living on the First Coast is the plethora of adventures that await us right outside our back door. From the river to the beaches there are ample things to do, places to shop, and great food to taste. Should we decide to escape the boundaries of the city there is St. Augustine just…


Montana Outfit Post #1 | What I’m Wearing | Denim and Turquoise

I'm thrilled to visit Montana for the first time ever on a press trip for Firehouse Subs. There is nothing like wide open spaces to set your heart free. I'm from Kentucky and my dad is a farmer so getting in touch with the land and reconnecting to nature really brings me home. Now that I'm 23 weeks preggo I…


Explore Sea Ranch Lodge | Embrace the Savage Beauty of California’s Coast

This spring our travels took us West where the sun meets the sea in the golden hours of the evening, and where life moves at a more refreshing pace. Californian's have a passion for food, enjoying the moment, and embracing the outdoors. Our first destination on our California trip was Sea Ranch Lodge. Situated on the Pacific Coast of Sonoma…


Lady Who Lunches News Recap | Amy on News 4 Jax Morning Show

Featured on this months "Amy West Travel" News 4 Jax Morning Segment are my favorite "Lady Who Lunches" destinations. If you missed the piece, get the recap right here. You'll find a few already featured on the blog, and a few honorable mentions that I just couldn't leave out. All of them are so darn good, you should really put…


4 “Don’ts” That Could Save Your Life | The Women’s Defense Company

Take Control This year a conversation began on the tail of a horrific mass murder targeting young females. That conversation was #YesAllWomen. As I read through the confessions of women across the globe, I was reminded of my own vulnerability. Ten years ago I felt that vulnerability keenly, and in an effort to protect myself I signed up for self…