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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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Everything I Ate In Scotland

May 8, 2014
Where to Eat in Scotland! Restaurant tips, what to order, and the BEST thing I ate in Scotland!! A must-see if you are a foodie planning a trip to Scotland! Tips for Traveling to Scotland from www.kevinandamanda.com.

If you’re planning a trip to Scotland and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s an overview of everywhere and everything I ate in Scotland! :) The River House Inverness, Scotland Our very first meal in Scotland was at The River House restaurant in Inverness, located right on the water. This was a very small restaurant with […]

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Edinburgh & Castle Driving the Coast of Scotland

May 1, 2014
Visit Alnwick Castle, aka Hogwarts, featured in the Harry Potter movies on a castle drive down the coast of Scotland + More Tips for Traveling to Scotland from www.kevinandamanda.com.

We spent our final evening in Scotland in Edinburgh. I completely fell in love with the gorgeous architecture here, and wished we’d had more time to explore this beautiful, historic, mysterious city! We only had about an hour to explore, so we spent most of our time wandering up and down the Royal Mile. We […]

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Fa’side Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

April 29, 2014
Stay in your own private Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland — Fa'side Castle. Tips for Traveling to Scotland. www.kevinandamanda.com

On our 5th day in Scotland, we had breakfast at our hotel in Oban, then headed for Edinburgh. Kevin told me we were staying in a castle, but I had no idea what to expect! This was our view as we were pulling up the drive. Welcome to Fa’side Castle! We stayed in The Tower […]

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Islands of Scotland: Mull, Iona, and the Cave of Melodies

April 27, 2014
Exploring the Islands of Mull, Iona & Staffa + Tips for Traveling to Scotland. What to Do, See, & Eat. www.kevinandamanda.com

Scotland Day 4 — Mull, Iona, & Staffa Tour from Oban On our fourth day in Scotland, we woke up early at our hotel in Oban for our Early Bird Three Isles Excursion to Mull, Iona, and Staffa with Staffa Tours. This was another one of the things I was most looking forward to doing […]

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Fairy Pools of Scotland

April 24, 2014
Fairy Pools of Scotland. Tips for Traveling to Scotland! What to Do, See, & Eat. www.kevinandamanda.com

Scotland Day 3 — Skye to Oban One of the things I was most looking forward to seeing on the Isle of Skye were the famed Fairy Pools of Scotland. So after breakfast on our first morning in Skye, we made our way to the mystical, spooky trail that would lead us to the Fairy […]

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Made it to Scotland!

April 23, 2014
Sunrise at Beach Cottage B&B, Inverness, Scotland. Tips for Traveling to Scotland -- What to Do, See, & Eat. www.kevinandamanda.com

Scotland Day 1 & 2 — Inverness to Skye Good morning from Scotland! We’ve just returned home from our 15 day trip through Scotland, London, and Paris, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! Over the next few weeks I’ll be recapping and sharing everything with you here: where we went, where […]

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