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Cute Places to Stay in Sweden!

September 12, 2014
Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We stayed in some of the cutest B&Bs all over Sweden! This fairytale castle by the sea is Villa Sjötorp (pronounced kinda like Where-torp). It was built in 1901 on the coast of west Sweden with a stunning view of the surrounding ocean and islands. In the afternoons they have “fika” — the Swedish custom of taking a […]

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Swedish Countryside

September 10, 2014
A walk through the Swedish countryside in Spiken, Sweden. #travel #sweden #photography www.kevinandamanda.com

After a night at Läckö Castle, we spent the next morning exploring the breathtaking scenery surrounding our little hidden-away hotel. It was a gorgeous sunny day with perfect, 70-degree weather. We could not get over how fabulous the cool breeze and warm sun felt on our faces!! We decided to take a walk through the beautiful Swedish countryside to the nearby port of Spiken, […]

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A Night at Läckö Castle

September 8, 2014
Weekend Getaway in Sweden: Spend a Night at Läckö Castle. #travel #sweden #holiday #photography www.kevinandamanda.com

After spending a few days on the stunning west coast, Stephanie and I drove the Volvo through the quiet, gorgeous countryside of Sweden. We drove past golden wheat fields, red barns with thatched roofs, wind turbines, and beautiful churches as we made our way north to Läckö Castle. Here we had one of the most […]

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Upper House Dining Experience

September 5, 2014
The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden is a major hotspot in Sweden for cutting-edge restaurants and chefs. On one of our first nights in the city, Stephanie and I got to experience Upper House Dining. It’s on the top floor of the Gothia Towers with an incredible panoramic view of Gothenburg. It was hands down one […]

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A Charming Weekend in Sweden

September 3, 2014
THE most charming and picturesque village in Sweden. Perfect for a weekend getaway!! #travel #holiday #photography www.kevinandamanda.com

If you are looking for the picture-perfect weekend getaway in Sweden, the colorful and charming coastal town of Lysekil is the perfect destination! We drove our Volvo up the scenic west coast of Sweden and found ourselves at Strandflickorna, a turn-of-the-century hotel quietly nestled on the shore of the North Sea. I loved every minute of our stay here. How […]

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Exploring Sweden!

September 1, 2014
Hidden Treasures of Gothenburg, Sweden. Where to find the best food and shopping! www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #foodie #photography

Two weeks ago my friend Stephanie and I took an incredible road trip through Sweden. We started in the big city of Gothenburg, drove up the stunning west coast, explored the quiet countryside, and came back to the city again. We experienced unique and fabulous food, fun shopping, and explored some of the most picturesque and charming villages I’ve […]

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New Orleans Girls Trip, Part 2!

August 22, 2014
Best Restaurants in New Orleans. #travel #neworleans #nola #restaurants

Lauren and I had a fabulous first two days in New Orleans, and had some of the best food we’d ever had in our entire lives. On our third afternoon in NOLA, we went to one of the most amazing bakeries I’ve ever been to in my entire life. For two food bloggers and dessert-lovers, […]

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New Orleans Girls Trip

August 20, 2014
Best Restaurants in New Orleans. #travel #neworleans #nola #restaurants

Right after I got back from LA with Kristen, I turned around and hopped back on a plane to New Orleans with my amazing friend Lauren. She has a wildly popular recipe blog at Lauren’s Latest, where she turns everyday ingredients into extraordinary meals. At the last minute, another one of my friends from New Orleans invited us […]

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Celebrity Week in LA!!

August 18, 2014
Girls Week in Hollywood Resulted in MAJOR Celebrity-Sighting Experience!!

Oh my goodness. You guys. I don’t even know where to begin. I am so excited to finally tell you this story. I feel like I’m finally getting to sit down at the kitchen table and chat with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in forever. And I have a good one to share today. :) It involves […]

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BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami

August 11, 2014
The BEST Places to Eat in Miami!! #sobe #miami #florida #travel

Happy Monday! So excited to finally be sharing a little recap of my weekend in Miami for the BlogHer Food Conference this year. This was my 5th year to attend the annual conference. It’s always so much fun seeing all of my food blogging friends that I talk to and keep in touch with on […]

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Swimming with the Dolphins in Cancun

August 8, 2014
Swimming with the Dolphins in Cancun, Mexico. #travel #cancun #mexico

One of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had was on our last full day in Cancun. We took a ferry to Isla Mujeres, a beautiful tropical island famous for its rich heritage of Mayan civilization. We did a day trip with Dolphin Discovery to swim with the dolphins and explore Garrafon Park. Garrafon is known worldwide for […]

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Isla Holbox, Cancun

August 6, 2014
Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the cost of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Our girls getaway to Cancun was genuinely like experiencing a little slice of heaven. One day we took a day trip to explore the enchanted island of Isla Holbox. At just 2.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, Isla Holbox (pronounced HOL-bahsh) is a tiny tropical island located about 40 miles northwest of Cancun. It’s quiet, secluded, and perfect for […]

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Girls Week in Cancun!

August 4, 2014
These incredible travel photos from Cancun will make you want to book a trip immediately!! #travel #cancun #mexico

Back at the beginning of summer, Kevin had to do some traveling for work. While he was away, I was extremely fortunate to be able to spend a little quality time with friends on some fun trips and girlfriend getaways. One of my favorite trips was to Cancun, Mexico with two of my favorite food bloggers, Sommer and […]

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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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