A Year in the Life of a Travel Expert | 2018 In Review

2018 was another great year full of travel, adventure, personal challenges and achievements. Most importantly to me, it was full of human connections. I am so proud of all the memories we made in 2018 and the work I did as a travel expert. It was a banner year for me, with significant progress on personal goals, and some surprise…


24 Hours in St Augustine | Where to Eat, Sleep, & Play in the Oldest City

St Augustine is one of Florida's most iconic destinations. Full of romance, history, and charm, it's teeming with attractions for all ages. Recently my husband and I escaped for a quick 24 hours in St Augustine. Here's where to eat, sleep, & play when you plan your next visit to the Oldest City. (more…)


Black Raven Pirate Ship Family Adventure with Dramamine(R) Non-Drowsy Naturals

There is nothing that inspires me quite like an adventure at sea. The romance, the sea mist, and the sunset all seduce me while setting the scene for memorable moments I'll never forget. I've found however, that as I've gotten older, motion sickness has become a major set-back for me. As a mom and blogger, I'm constantly behind the camera…


Air Boat Safari Adventure With TripAdvisor

Even though I've lived in Florida for more than twenty years, I still have so much on my Sunshine State bucket list to see and do. That's one of the reasons why David and I love finding new adventures to experience together for our dates. On our latest date excursion we partnered with TripAdvisor in search of a watery adventure…




My South Beach Swimwear Edit | Amy West Travel

  It's summer and that means I'm practically living in swimwear. Between residing at the beach in North Florida, and traveling to some incredible destinations, I'm embracing the heat and donning as many stylish swimsuits as I can. I've had great feedback on social media on all these great suits. With so much interest, I thought it was time to…


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…


5 Tips for Walking Through Wynwood

On our recent visit to Miami I made a special trip to see the Wynwood Art District. I, like many of you, had been hearing and seeing the buzz about the Wynwood Walls and had to see for myself what was happening there. I was truly unprepared for how amazing it would be. What was once a struggling part of…


Little Edge Threads | For Your Fashionable Kid

As you know my kiddos take to their stylish ways naturally. I'm constantly getting compliments on their latest fashion and I always respond that I'm sure my kids are way more stylish than I am. In fact, I usually run my looks by Sienna just to make sure I'm still in the cool zone (which I'm prob not since I…


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…