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Wild Monkeys of Bali

November 12, 2015
Alila Ubud ~ a gorgeous, secluded resort in Ubud, Bali.

After a quick adventure in East Bali, Barbara and I arrived at Alila Ubud, a secluded resort on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali. Ubud is located in the center of Bali, deep in the mountains, surrounded by stunning rice terraces, Hindu temples, rushing rivers, deep canyons, jungles of palm tree forests, and looming volcanoes visible […]

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East Bali Cuisine

November 5, 2015
Indonesian Cuisine ~ Where to find the best food in Bali!

Last month someone asked me what was the strangest thing I’ve ever eaten in all my travels. Without a doubt it was something I had in Bali! When Barbara and I were in East Bali, we had some unique and exotic dining experiences. One of my favorites was at a strawberry farm in Bedugul. This mountainous […]

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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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Elephant Safari in Bali

October 5, 2015
Feed, bathe, and experience the rescued elephants of the Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Ubud, Bali.

After our first few days on the coast, Julie and I made our way deep into the topical forests of Bali, to an elephant sanctuary in Ubud. This was such an amazing and unique experience. I will never forget our time here. For two days we got to feed, bathe, and interact with these incredibly smart, […]

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Four Seasons Las Vegas Girls Weekend

September 15, 2015
Girls Weekend Getaway in VEGAS at the Four Seasons Hotel!

Hi friends! I’m interrupting the Australia posts super quick today to share my recent trip to Las Vegas with you. I’ll be back next week with more from Australia! Top Row: Lauren, Shawn, Shelly and ME.  Bottom Row: Kristan, Angie, Stephanie and Jenny. I am so grateful to have a great group of girlfriends from all […]

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Saint Tropez

August 10, 2015
Saint Tropez, French Riviera, France. The best hidden spots in Saint Tropez.

Saint Tropez is a quiet coastal town on the French Riviera, known for its exclusive beaches and vibrant nightlife. When I imagined Saint Tropez before our trip, the two things that came to mind first were celebrities and luxury. Saint Tropez (pronounced San Troh-pay, rhymes with San Jose) was very different from anywhere else we […]

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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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Monte Carlo, Part 2

July 20, 2015
Best Things to See & Do in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

In the short time Sommer and I were in Monte Carlo, we absolutely fell in love. Monte Carlo is the perfect mix of the excitement of city life with quiet old town charm. There’s stunning views hidden in narrow, cobblestone shopping streets, gorgeous beaches, fabulous food, gardens, spas, larger-than-life hotels, and everything in the air just seems magical. […]

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Monte Carlo Night!

July 16, 2015
Best things to do in Monte Carlo, Monaco!

After Kevin and I spent a week biking through the French countryside, my sweet friend Sommer met me in France for a fun girls week on the French Riviera! I hopped on a quick flight from southern France to the Nice Côte d’Azur airport to meet her there. I seriously could not get over the […]

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May 22, 2015
Click here for the must-see Most Holy Places in Jerusalem, including The Sea of Galilee, the Via Dolorosa, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tips for Traveling to Israel + Where to Eat and Where to Stay in Jerusalem.

On Sunday morning I stood at the Sea of Galilee, with my toes in the water and my face in the early morning sun. I washed my hands and face in the sea where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. Our last two days in Israel were spent near the Sea of Galilee […]

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New York for Christmas

January 8, 2015
Plan the Ultimate Weekend in NYC at Christmas. A checklist to help you see and do everything in NYC in one weekend for the perfect NYC Christmas experience.

For Kevin’s mom’s 60th birthday, we surprised her with a trip to New York at Christmas. She’d never been to New York before, and it has always been her dream to go at Christmas! For her birthday, Kevin gave her one of his famous travel brochures. :) Since she had never been before, we had […]

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September 15, 2014
Amsterdam! #travel #amsterdam www.kevinandamanda.com

After a wonderful week in Sweden, Stephanie and I thought it would be fun to add a few extra days to our trip to run around Amsterdam. Neither of us had ever been before, and it was right on the way since our flight had a layover there. We were so excited to check it out and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weekend Getaway in Kohler, Wisconsin

November 21, 2013

Ali, Heidi, Sandy, Sommer, Dara, Amy, Me A few weeks ago I spent four days in the gorgeous little town of Kohler, Wisconsin with some sweet girlfriends. It was my first time to visit Kohler, and I had no idea what to expect, but I fell so much in love with this cozy little village […]

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