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Exploring the French Riviera

July 27, 2015
Ultimate French Riviera Travel Guide. Where to eat, where to stay, day trips from Nice.

After two fun-filled days in Monte Carlo, Sommer and I got up bright and early to make our way to the next stop on our French Riviera tour. We took a half-day tour with Friend in France. They picked us up at our hotel in Monte Carlo, and dropped us off at our hotel in Nice. […]

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Sandestin Beach Summer Getaway

June 5, 2015
Had one of the BEST trips of my life here! The resort is stunning and the location is amazing — right next to everything! There's tons of fun shopping, activities, and all kinds of restaurant options all within walking distance. Great for families, couples, and girlfriend getaways. Would highly recommend to friends and family and plan on visiting again VERY soon. This blog has all the places you HAVE to eat in Sandestin!!

Last month I met up with a few of my favorite girlfriends for a girls weekend getaway at the beach. We stayed at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida, and it was honestly one of the best trips of my life. We had SO much fun in one short weekend! The Sandestin Golf and […]

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Israel

May 15, 2015
A list of the MUST-SEE most famous historical sites in Israel, including: Caesarea, where King Herod lived in Biblical times, The Hanging Gardens at Haifa, The Sea of Galilee (where Jesus walked on water) and Masada.

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Israel with 11 other bloggers and the Israel Ministry of Tourism. We swam in the Dead Sea. We walked where Jesus walked. I watched the sunrise at the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. We hiked the mountain where the Sermon on […]

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A Week in the Caribbean, Part 2 {Atlantis, Bahamas}

February 12, 2015
Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

A few weeks ago I went on my first ever Caribbean cruise as part of the Click Retreat photography conference I attended. I shared part one of my recap earlier this week. Here’s a little bit more about our week-long cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and our time at Atlantis in the Bahamas! […]

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A Week in the Caribbean, Part 1 {St. Thomas, St. Martin}

February 9, 2015
Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Two weeks ago, right smack dab in the middle of the harshest cold snap Alabama has seen this year, I was escaping away to tropical weather, sunny skies, and white sandy beaches…  :) Last summer I signed up for Click Retreat, a photography and blogging conference that took place on a cruise, The Royal Caribbean Oasis […]

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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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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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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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Miley and Howie at the Beach!

September 16, 2013
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Miley and Howie had so much fun at the beach!! They swam with the waves, ran in the sand, chased their frisbee and napped in the sun.  They haven’t stopped talking about it since. ;) Grab a drink and sit back — Today’s post is a photo report on what Miley and Howie did on […]

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Where to Stay in Cape San Blas: Barrier Dunes

September 13, 2013
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On Wednesday I shared a few photos from our beach getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida for Kevin’s birthday. If you missed them, go take a peek now!! :) I wanted to share a few more photos of where we stayed in case you might be considering a visit to Cape San Blas in the future. […]

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A Week at the Beach in Cape San Blas, Florida

September 11, 2013
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For Kevin’s birthday this year we took a little getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida. It was our first time to visit that part of Florida and we absolutely fell in love! Not only were the beaches gorgeous and secluded, but it was also PET-FRIENDLY!!! Miley and Howie could go!! And they could run on […]

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Cottages of Seaside

May 17, 2013
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One of the things we loved about Seaside that made us feel so immediately at home was where we stayed. Seaside is not like other commercialized beach towns. There are no skyscraper hotels or giant condominiums. An escape to Seaside will simply find a quiet cluster of cobblestone streets, pastel-colored homes, and white picket-fenced cottages. […]

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Seaside, Florida

May 15, 2013
WIN a perfect beach weekend in Seaside, Florida!!! #giveaway

The iconic Seaside beach community in South Walton, Florida has always been a place I’ve dreamed of visiting. I was so excited to get the chance to go for the first time last weekend. I love the idea of living in a small neighborhood and walking to everything. We got a taste of that in […]

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Afternoon Tea and Sunset in Santa Monica

October 19, 2012
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What a dream our stay at the Montage Beverly Hills with Maria and Josh was. We felt very, very fortunate to be able to have this experience, it was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity for us! When Maria invited us to come stay for the weekend, courtesy of their friends at the Montage, […]

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The Waves at Cape Perpetua

October 8, 2012
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Oh my gosh, you guys. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited to see a place than Cape Perpetua in Yachats, Oregon. When I first started researching our Oregon trip, one of the first photos I saw was at Cape Perpetua. I knew right then and there I absolutely had to see this […]

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The Boardwalk at Night

September 14, 2012
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This is the boardwalk at Pensacola Beach. A few weekends ago over Labor Day, Kevin took me here to watch the sunset, dangle our feet over the pier, and walk on the beach under the blue moon. I brought my camera of course, but when we got there, I realized I’d forgotten my tripod, which […]

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