Incredible Sunset from London

June 5, 2014
Incredible sunset views over London. This is where to get the BEST sunset views in London! #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. #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. #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. #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. #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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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NYC Girls Weekend with Picky Palate!

March 17, 2014

Last weekend I was so excited to sneak away for a fun few days in NYC with one of my favorite friends, Jenny from Picky Palate. I always love it when we travel together, and we had been talking about going back to NYC for ages. I was so excited when the date finally came! […]

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What I Got For Christmas…

March 4, 2014

I am terrrrrrrible at guessing what Kevin will give me for Christmas. It’s always a surprise! I always beg and beg for hints, and he just laughs and teases me with vague clues because he knows I’ll never guess. I just wanna know so bad!! :) This year I needed a suitcase, but even when […]

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What’s New

February 27, 2014

1. For Valentine’s Day Kevin made me Red Velvet Cookie Dough Pies. They were so, so, so good, I am still dreaming about them. We found the most adorable heart-shaped pie press at Target, and he used it to cut out the dough and make the pies. He combined two Picky Palate recipes: Hot Little […]

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S’mores and Spa Day at the Montage Deer Valley

February 12, 2014
Montage Deer Valley

One of the most recognizable new landmarks of Deer Valley is the Montage Hotel and Spa. It is massive, right on the slopes, and visible from several chairlifts and summits. It is so huge, you can see it from almost everywhere! I always ski past it and wonder what it’s like. It is seriously like […]

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The Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley

February 7, 2014

*New feature on Kevin & Amanda! Use the left and right arrow keys to scroll between photos. The majestic Stein Eriksen Lodge was our home for five days last week while we were in Deer Valley, Utah. The Stein Lodge is Deer Valley’s premier on-mountain luxury hotel, and it is also the ONLY Forbes five-star […]

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Winter Wonderland at Deer Valley, Utah

February 5, 2014

When I was growing up, my parents — my dad especially — LOVED to ski. We didn’t get to go every year, but they planned and saved up, and the trips we did get to take were extremely special and meaningful. My dad taught me to ski at a fairly early age, and I always […]

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Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps

January 15, 2014

If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, what I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and […]

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