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My Name is Amy West

TRAVEL EXPERT. AUTHOR. MEDIA PERSONALITY.

I believe it’s my purpose to inspire others to take the first step towards a lifelong passion for exploration. I believe that travel isn’t just an experience, it’s a lifestyle. When you start looking at life as a great adventure, you begin to welcome the unknown, and get outside of your comfort zone.

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Passport Philosophy

ARRIVING THIS FALL

Check out my new shop Passport Philosophy, for all your essential packing needs. Learn to lose your “baggage” with Amy’s packing tips, and find essential travel supplies to help you travel light on your next trip.

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100 Things to Do In 
Jacksonville Before You Die

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the trails of the Timucuan preserve, Jacksonville, Florida is a vibrant multicultural city with great weather nearly year-round and the largest urban park system in the country. Known by its many visitors for its rivers and beaches, it also has a treasure trove of unique experiences for young and old to discover. 100 Things To Do in Jacksonville Before You Die is your cheat sheet to Jacksonville’s most iconic destinations.

Jacksonville Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for Jacksonville's Hidden Treasures

From the beaches to the swamps and throughout its concrete jungle, you’ll get to immerse yourself in Jacksonville like never before as you embrace the unknown and unfold the mysteries of Jacksonville Scavenger. Modern-day treasure hunters, families of all ages, geocachers, and gamers will love the challenge of solving over 300 clues

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Welcome to West World

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Welcome to West World, a 3 bed, 2 bath 1500 sq/ft house, conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood framed by ancient oak trees, 5 min (4mi) from downtown events/sports, 2 min (1mi) from Jacksonville University, and 25 min from the airport and beaches.

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WHERE TO NEXT?

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TIME IS PRECIOUS WASTE IT WISELY. . .

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always take the scenic route

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Check Out My Featured Posts

In my Travel Journal you’ll find city guides, expert travel advice, product reviews, and insight on destinations both domestic and abroad. I believe that whether you are exploring your back yard or parts unknown, you can expand your mind through new experiences evolving into the best version of you. My Travel Journal celebrates the philosophy that we are citizens of the world, and our residence on this planet unites us all.

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100 THINGS TO DO IN JACKSONVILLE
BEFORE YOU DIE

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JACKSONVILLE TOP 10  FAMILY TRAVEL

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BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN JACKSONVILLE

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6 ATTRACTIONS NOT TO MISS AT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA