Family Top 10 San Francisco | Amy West Travel

  Every time I visit San Francisco, I feel like I'm experiencing the city for the first time all over again. This ever changing metropolis has so much to offer from history, to architecture, food, to technology. Over the course of the last decade I've visited as part of a girl's trip, a romantic baby moon with my husband, and (most recently) a…


The Gates Hotel South Beach | Amy West Travel Review

I still remember celebrating my 21st birthday in Miami's South Beach. I had escaped on a girls trip to see what the modeling scene was all about. More than a decade later my career has evolved from model to travel and lifestyle influencer. Likewise, South Beach has undergone it's own evolution. Never has there been a better time to immerse…


Polka Dots, Lace, and Cold Shoulders

Perfect for a picnic or a festival, this trendy little number has everything you are looking for! Polka Dots, Lace, and Cold Shoulders oh my. So many compliments on this one when I wore it recently to one of my favorite Jacksonville haunts, the Riverside Arts Market. Easily dressed up or down, I choose to give it a more casual…


Little Red Maxi

Every travel wardrobe needs a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks. I'm headed to South Beach soon and when I saw this red tropical print maxi from Urban Outfitters I was smitten. The strappy open back and peek a boo detailing lend the dress plenty of attitude and the airy fabric creates a dramatic silhouette on the…


Family Top 10 Sonoma Wine Country

Sonoma Wine Country! The iconic getaway of lovers, and laid back destination for friends and foodies. There is much to love and admire about the lifestyle here, but did you know it can also be a terrific getaway for families? This may not be your first inclination when planning a trip with kiddos in tow, but you should know the…


24 Hours in Savannah with B Historic

This November the family and I headed up to Savannah for a relaxing weekend away. Seeking to refresh and refuel before the busy holiday season we eagerly accepted an invitation to stay with B Historic Savannah. Although David and I had enjoyed a few brief day trips to Savannah P.C. (pre children), we had yet to experience the full charm…


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…


3 Tips for Beginning Your Fall Transition

We made it to September, but in Florida it's still heating up. Like most of America, as soon as the pumpkin spice rolls out I'm ready to feel all the fall feels. I don't, however, want to have a heat stroke. This requires some carefully crafted wardrobe adjustments. Here are 3 Tips for Beginning Your Fall Transition.  3 Tips for…


What’s in My Bag | Part 1

As a frequent traveler I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite new finds in my new ongoing series "What's in My Bag". This is my chance to reveal the best beauty secrets, my go to travel wardrobe, and the newest trends in the world of wanderlust. Some of these products have worked with me on collaborations, some…


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…