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Going Back to Sweden!

August 1, 2014
Sweden Roadtrip Day 1, Fjallbacka

Hey guys! In just two short weeks I am heading back to Sweden again. A couple of years ago my dad and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a road trip through Sweden with Volvo and the West Sweden tourism board. I shared our incredible experience here on the blog. Volvo has an amazing program called the Overseas […]

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Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove

July 21, 2014
Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

Finally it was time for the big event… swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove!! :) If you missed part one of our experience at Discovery Cove, be sure to check it out here. For as long as I’ve known him, Kevin has always wanted to swim with dolphins, so I was so, so excited to […]

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Kevin’s Anniversary Surprise

July 17, 2014
Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

For the past couple of years at Christmas, Kevin has surprised me with some sweet, amazing, thoughtful trips. The first time to Savannah, Georgia, and the second time he surprised me with an incredible 15 day vacation to Scotland, London, and Paris. So this year, for our 12 year wedding anniversary, I decided it was time to […]

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Where We Stayed in Paris

July 11, 2014
Where to Stay in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. Paris Hotel Recommendations + Travel Tips. #paris #travel #france #parishotels

So many of you asked where we stayed in Paris with this incredible Eiffel Tower view right out our window. I loved our view and loved the area that we stayed in, but to be completely honest, I’m not 1000% sure I would recommend where we stayed or if I would stay there again. Below […]

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Everything I Ate In Paris

July 9, 2014
Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

If you’re planning a trip to Paris and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s our review for some great, off-the-beaten path restaurants with amazing food. Be sure to check out our Scotland Restaurant Reviews and London Restaurant Reviews, too! And don’t miss this post for some fun cupcakes in Paris! Le Petit Cler 29 Rue Cler […]

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Hidden Paris

July 7, 2014
Hidden Paris Photography Walking Tour. Site has GPS locations for every photo on the tour so you can find them yourself for free! #paris #photography #photowalk #france

On our last morning in Paris, we guided ourselves on an unforgettable walking tour of hidden Paris. The streets and locations we visited were quiet, secluded, and off the beaten path, yet still breathtakingly stunning, and gave us a glimpse at the hopelessly romantic, even more beautiful side of Paris. The GPS locations for all […]

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Sightseeing in Paris

July 3, 2014
View from Notre Dame, Paris. Tips for planning a Paris Vacation. www.kevinandamanda.com #paris #travel #france

Our last full day in Paris was a quiet Friday, and since we had good weather we decided to run around hitting a few of the major landmarks we hadn’t seen yet. We started at Notre Dame, and got there at 9:30 in the morning, thirty minutes before the tower opened. There was already a […]

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Garden of Versailles

July 2, 2014
You can't go to Paris without seeing Versailles. Tips for planning a Paris Vacation. www.kevinandamanda.com #paris #travel #france #Versailles

After we explored the Palace of Versailles in the morning, we made our way out to the expansive and opulent gardens, which sprawl over nearly 2,000 acres of land surrounding the palace. The vast gardens hold a lake where you can rent a row boat and paddle around in beautiful weather during the spring and summer. In […]

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Palace of Versailles

June 30, 2014
You can't go to Paris without seeing Versailles. Tips for planning a Paris Vacation. www.kevinandamanda.com #paris #travel #france #Versailles

Early on a beautiful, sunny, Thursday morning in April, after watching the sunrise at the Eiffel tower, Kevin and I hopped on a train to the stunning, awe-inspiring Palace of Versailles, just outside of Paris. Versailles is best known for the massive royal palace and expansive gardens built by King Louis XIV. It was home for […]

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A Walk Through Montmartre

June 19, 2014
Montmartre, Paris, France. www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #paris #france #photography

On a quiet, sunny, Wednesday morning in April, our first full day in Paris, we lost ourselves in the steep and cobbled streets of Montmartre, one of the most historic and interesting neighborhoods in Paris. We took the metro from our hotel to the Abbesses station and stepped out right into the heart of Montmartre. […]

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Paris

June 16, 2014
Eiffel Tower Sunset, Paris, France. www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #paris #france #photography

Oh my gosh you guys!! Paris!! We finally made it!! :) With just 5 days left to go in our European getaway (after 5 days in Scotland and 5 days in London) we were nearing the end of our amazing adventure. Neither of us had been to Paris before, and I was so just beyond […]

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Everything I Ate In London

June 10, 2014
Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

If you’re planning a trip to London and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s our review of everywhere and everything we ate in London. Below are pictures and reviews of what we loved, what we didn’t love, and a few off-the-beaten-path restaurants you’ll want to seek out! And just in case you missed it, here’s our […]

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Where We Stayed in London

June 8, 2014
Where to Stay in London + Tips for London. www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #london #uk

Many of you asked where we stayed in London, and since I loved our hotel so much, I thought I’d share it with you today! Here are some photos of our fun room. :) We stayed at the Hotel Indigo Tower Hill in London. There was plenty of space in the room and it was […]

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Incredible Sunset from London

June 5, 2014
Incredible sunset views over London. This is where to get the BEST sunset views in London! www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #london #england #sunset

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect last night in London. We spent an unforgettable evening 72-stories above the city, watching a vibrant, fiery sunset at The View from The Shard. (Click here to see what we did on Day 1, 2, 3, and 4 in London.) Not only is this London’s highest viewing […]

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Bakery Hopping in London

June 3, 2014
Leadenhall Market AKA the film location for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter Movies. Tips for Planning a London Vacation. www.kevinandamanda.com. #travel #london #england

Our last day in London was a slow, quiet Monday morning. We started out with breakfast at Duck and Waffle on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower. This was our breakfast view! There were incredible panoramic views of London from every angle. I could not stop staring. Can you see the London Tower Bridge […]

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Shopping & Sight-Seeing in London

May 29, 2014
French Macarons Fortnum & Mason. Tips for Planning a London Vacation. www.kevinandamanda.com. #travel #london #england

Sunday morning, our third day in London, was also the day of the London Marathon! We had no idea the marathon would be going on while we were there, and I was worried at first about getting around with all the traffic/barricades from the marathon. But as it turned out, the marathon basically just followed […]

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Sunset at Big Ben

May 27, 2014
London Eye. Tips for Planning a London Vacation. www.kevinandamanda.com. #travel #london #england

Our second day in London (here’s Day 1 if you missed it) was a beautiful Saturday morning. We did our own little sight-seeing tour, starting out at the Tower of London, then walking over the Tower Bridge and making our way down to London’s famous Borough Market just in time for lunch. That afternoon we […]

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Notting Hill, London

May 22, 2014
Neal's Yard, London. A secret courtyard in the colorful Covent Garden of London. www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #london #color

Hi friends! I’m back with our first update from London! :) On our first full day in London, we hopped on the Tube to spend a peaceful, sunny morning outside the city wandering around the beautiful neighborhood of Notting Hill. (As a side note, I loved our hotel in London and will be writing all […]

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Weekend In Seaside, Part 2

May 18, 2014
Swimming Pool clear water in Seaside, Florida. #travel #florida #beach #30A

Welcome to Part 2 of our Girls Weekend Getaway to Seaside! Here’s Part 1 if you missed it. :) On Saturday morning we started our day with breakfast at Pickles. This is the cutest little diner right on the beach and right next door to our cottage! You guys. This french toast. We were all […]

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Weekend In Seaside

May 15, 2014
Tips for Planning a Weekend Getaway in Seaside, Forida #Florida #Travel #30A

Maria, Ali, Shelly, Heidi, Jenny, Amanda, Gina Hi friends! I am interrupting the Scotland / London / Paris posts really quick to bring you some fun photos from the beach! :) A few weekends ago I met up with some girlfriends in Seaside, Florida for a quick girlfriend getaway. I drove down from Alabama, and […]

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