Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

My BRIDES Essay: Happily Ever Before

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

By all accounts, I had a dream wedding with my husband Gus. But the planning—oh, the planning.


After the six fast months we pulled our wedding off in Mexico, I finally understood the building stress that can turn some sweet women into Bridezillas. And I learned so much about seeing things “bright side up” that I wanted to share it.

So here’s my essay in Brides magazine: “Happily Ever Before.”


—Amy Spencer

An idea and a magazine: Visit California!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

As a break from my usual gig interviewing artists, actors, creative stars and up-and-comers, I did a little exploring around my town of Los Angeles for the brand new, redesigned 2016 edition of Visit California—which is technically the California state tourism guide. But cool, like.

The magazine hits on every area of California—Northern wine country, San Diego, the desert areas, etc.—but I got to write about all the latest greatest stuff in L.A. Here’s a taste of the spots I wrote about (speaking of taste, mmmm, those oysters):


You can also go to the Visit California site for travel ideas. My stories aren’t on there yet, but it’s currently being redesigned as well and will soon be rad. Another option is to actually visit California. I vote for that one.


My Week in Samoa

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Want to read about a gorgeous, fun country? I spent a week in the Polynesian country of Samoa—visiting three of the islands, Upolu, Savai’i and Manono. And I wrote about the trip for

Check out my piece Samoa’s Polynesian Culture, and hopefully you can get a taste of the relaxing and inspiring experience for yourself!

The boat from Savai'i to Manono on crystal blue water. (Image by Amy Spencer)


Machu Picchu: Stepping Into a Postcard

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

My husband and I made a trip to Machu Picchu Peru back in April, and this week, my travel story on the trip was featured on the awesome travel site,

The story, “Stepping Into a Postcard,” covers our trip flying in from Lima to Cusco, and then taking a taxi and train to the town of Aguas Calientes at the base of the Machu Picchu mountain. I’ve traveled a lot, but this was one of the coolest, magical and adventurous-feeling trips I’ve ever taken. Check out the full story on TravelSquire for tips on how to make your trip as good as—or even better than—ours.