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…


5 Brand New Restaurants in Jax You Must Try Now

Jacksonville's food game continues to reach new heights. 2016 is turning into quite the banner year for the culinary scene as more and more restaurants choose to make the River City home. From celebrity chefs, to start up, I've got six brand new foodie hot spots in Jax that you must try now.  Wood fired pizza from IL DESCO in…


8 Do’s and Don’ts for Traveling With Friends

I've been on quite a few trips with friends and let's just say it can it can be an enlightening experience that changes the course of your life and brings you even closer to your BFFs, or it could potentially crush a relationship. As a professional travel writer I personally think it's a great idea to get away with friends…


9 Must Taste Upscale Southern Dishes in Jax

Looking for a taste of the South? Jacksonville is rising in the ranks for it's culinary talents and it's no secret that if you are looking for original Southern dishes prepared with finesse and delivered with sophistication and distinction, then the river city should be on your radar. Here is a round up of some of the Bold City's finest…


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…


His and Hers Weekends Away | Amy on The Chat

Ready for a weekend away with just the girls? I know me too! I think every group of friends should go like the gals of Sex and the City and jet set off somewhere exciting on a regular basis. At least once a year when possible. As life moves on and we start to build our families and change, it's…


Best Spas on the First Coast | Amy West on The Chat

Craving a spa day? There are many reasons to set your sights on the First Coast as a destination to getaway to, one of which are her many fantastic spas. I recently reported to 10best on Jacksonville's Top 10 Spas. Today I'm highlighting the top 5, as seen on my recent appearance on The Chat. 1. The Ritz-Carlton Spa  (Amelia…


Travel Beauty Tips | Amy on The Chat

We all been there. You plan for your special trip. You buy clothes, makeup, make reservations, and count down the days. But when you arrive at your destination you feel off. And what's worse, instead of looking like Malibu Barbie... you feel like Sasquatch. How can you maintain that fresh feeling you have at home, while away from your usual…


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…