Carnival Sunshine ~ The Foodie Cruise in the Caribbean!

January 28, 2016
Review of the ship, ports, excursions, food, and restaurants aboard the Carnival Sunshine Caribbean Cruise.

Last fall I had the opportunity to go on an 8-day Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. The ship was fun and super family-friendly, the ports we stopped at were gorgeous, and the food was amazing! Most cruises are better known for their quantity of food rather than quality, which is why I was super surprised to […]

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Christmas at the Beach

January 4, 2016
Pet-friendly dog beach and condo rentals on the Florida Panhandle! Pristine white-sand beaches with crystal-clear turquoise water. Perfect for the whole family!

This year Kevin and I spent Christmas at the beach in Cape San Blas, Florida. Cape San Blas is quickly becoming one of our favorite hidden vacation spots. We spent an amazing week there a few summers ago, and when we were deciding where to spend Christmas this year, Cape San Blas was at the top […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2015

Wishing happiness, joy, peace and love to you and yours. Merry Christmas to all. Love, Kevin, Amanda, Miley and Howie Photo taken in Cape San Blas, Florida.

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A Private Villa in Bali…

October 26, 2015
Jamahal Private Resort & Spa was our FAVORITE place we stayed in Bali!!! Quiet, secluded, perfect for honeymoons or a romantic getaway. Fabulous food and unbeatable service. If you only only go one place in Bali, make sure it is here!!!

When Julie and I were on the west coast of Bali, we stayed at the Jamahal Private Resort & Spa. This is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed, so I definitely wanted to let you guys know about them. The rooms were beautiful and luxurious, the resort was secluded and private, and the […]

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The Water Temple {Bali}

October 19, 2015
The Water Temple, Luwak Coffee, and Jimbaran Bay. Top things you CAN'T MISS in Denpasar, Bali!!

On the fourth day of our adventure exploring Bali, Julie and I made our way to Jimbaran Bay, near Denpasar, located on the west coast of Bali. This is a great area on the island, so I wanted to share some of our favorite things we did here in case you ever find yourself in Bali, or are […]

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Escape to Bali {Sanur Beach}

October 1, 2015
Escape to the quiet side of Bali... Sanur Beach has the longest uninterrupted stretch of white sand beaches for walking and swimming.

When I started telling friends, family, and fellow travelers that I was headed to Australia, especially Western Australia, many of them asked if I was planning on going to Bali afterwards. “Hands down, Bali is my FAVORITE place I’ve ever been!!” they all said emphatically. And, “It’s a super short flight from Perth!” I heard it […]

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Beaches of Saint Tropez

August 17, 2015
Saint Tropez, French Riviera, France. Where to find the best beaches in Saint Tropez.

Last week I talked about my favorite place we stayed in Saint Tropez, now I want to show you the amazing beaches! We spent a warm, sunny day at the beach just relaxing, having lunch, and walking along the shores of the French Riviera in Saint Tropez. The beaches of Saint Tropez are free to […]

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Nice, France

August 3, 2015
Ultimate Travel Guide to Nice and the French Riviera. What to do, where to eat, where to stay, day trips from Nice.

Nice, France is the capital of the French Riviera, the 5th largest city in France, and home to the third largest airport in France (after the two in Paris). So when Sommer and I were planning our French Riviera trip, I knew we wanted to spend some time here. If you missed our first post […]

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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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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.

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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