Amy West is mother of aspiring fashionista Sienna, a second baby girl expected to arrive this summer, and wife to avid cyclist and man of mystery David. Amy’s lifetime pursuit of adventure has culminated into her brand Amy West Travel where she writes about her experiences in food, fitness, fashion, and fabulous destinations. You can also find her regular contributions in travel and lifestyle on multiple media formats including USA Today’s 10Best.com, The Chat Talk Show, and News 4 Jax.

How to Have a Guilt-Free Grown Up Getaway

For many new parents, traveling sans kiddo is a distant fantasy. If you’ve been nervous about leaving the bambino at home while you escape on a grown up getaway, let me put your mind...

What I Am Learning From My Strong-Willed Child

I have a strong-willed daughter. I often joke that she came out fighting (see previous posts about her condition at birth), and she never stopped. My daughter and I share many interests, but our personalities...

Need a Private Escape? Three Romantic Getaways Close to Jacksonville

Feeling a little frazzled? I can relate. This year we have made a family resolution to have more fun. This means more family adventures, but it also means dedicating specific time for my husband...
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Saving Your Marriage From Your Kid

Imagine this. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Get married. Live in a happy married fantasy for 5 years going on adventures, traveling the world, and dreaming of the future. The couple decides...

Amy vs the Mammogram

I found a lump.... It hadn't been there before, and then suddenly it was there. A cold wave of nausea and fear passed like a wave over my body as I realized what it...

How I’m Expanding My Daughter’s Worldview

The first time I came in contact with a third world country I was fourteen years old, an only child, and growing up in a sheltered home while being home schooled. Until that point...

Shop Like a Designer Part 1

In the decade I’ve spent acting and modeling, I’ve had the good fortune of making some great friends in the fashion and entertainment industry, including some very talented designers.  Erin Healy, Lisa Kaminski, Lauren...
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Skin Care Confidential

Now that my career thrives on close ups in HD, you could say this 30 year old mom of one has become more than a little obsessive about my skin care regime. Fortunately with...
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Success through Turmoil

My husband David, and I came into 2009 with great excitement as we learned we were pregnant. Little did we know we were about to enter the biggest personal crisis we had ever experienced...
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Secrets From a Modeling Mom- Does your Child Have What it Takes?

With Jacksonville Fashion Week just around the corner (March 27-30th). I thought I’d share a little blog about kids and fashion. My munchkin will be walking the runway for the first time in her...

Date Night Destinations

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, what a perfect time to recommend a few exceptional “date night” venues. My favorite part of creating “Amy West Travel” is discovering new places in my hometown and beyond that I’ve never...
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Five Tips to Liven Up Your Family Photos

As you know, the holiday season is right around the corner. For me, that goes hand in hand with another season, “Family Photo Season.” We love this time of year as we get to...