3 Show Stopping Essentials for Any Look

You know that feeling. It's time to get ready, you go through your closet, and everything just feels like the same ole same ole. If you want to spice up some of your favorite looks, or add a little glam to a more casual look, then consider these three timeless essentials.  A Shoe that Pops Whether it's an over the…


Houston Top 10 | Family Travel

Texas has held a special place in my heart since I was 18 and called it my home for a year. On top of that, Texas was also the backdrop of the beginning of my romance with my husband. With all those special memories and feelings tied to this great state, it was with pleasure that we introduced our kiddos…


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…


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…


IL DESCO | Modern Italian Arrives in Jax

Recently my husband and I were invited to be the guests of one of Jacksonville's newest culinary gems, a restaurant by the name of IL DESCO. Situated in a prime location in one of the River City's most historic and trendy neighborhoods, IL DESCO is poised for success as it aims to please the palates of local connoisseurs, girls night…


Flying With Kids of All Ages | More Tips and Tricks

As a professional travel writer and media contributor I get asked all the time about the best tips and tricks for traveling as a family. I wrote about this topic a while ago, but my experience was really limited to preschoolers. Well, by popular request I'm back at it again, this time expanding on tips and tricks for traveling with…


True or False : Insider Access to 7 Dirty Little Travel Secrets

Always looking for the edge when it comes to travel I recently happened upon a blog covering 21 secrets of travel. Curious how many of these little tips, tricks, and hacks were true I sought out my friend Rhoda, a flight attendant for Delta, to find out just how true the story was. Here are the facts on seven of these…


How I Lost the Baby Weight | Featuring OOTD from Anthropologie

I'm five months into the new adventure of being a mommy to baby London. Words can barely convey what a true joy the last few months have been. My first experience was (like many parents) a trial by fire. This time, there is a sense of confidence having tread similar ground before, and over all I've been much more relaxed…


Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

It's been a full year. Between my travels, bringing baby London into the world, and getting my big kid off to kindergarten. I'd say we made 2015 memorable. Finishing off the year in style I've been picking out special little things for the ones I love. I thought I'd share a little bit of my Christmas inspiration with you with…


Introducing My Weekly Deals and Steals Round Up

Looking for the best deals? Great news! Now I'm curating a handful of my favorite destination deals every week just for you. Take advantage of great savings at my favorite Resorts, Restaurants, and Spas from all over the world, and right in your back yard. Every week I'll be releasing new deals right here on Amy West Travel. Catch them…