Find Your Happy Place with Alamo This Vacation Season + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
March 12, 2013

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I love to travel and have been traveling since I was in junior high.  The first trip I took was to the gorgeous island of Maui (one of my Happy Places).  There I met a girl from Canada and we became friends and pen pals – which led to my next trip to Alberta, Canada.  There, I experienced Canada and the art of gardening, tubing in a lake and reveling at the beauty that was Lake Louise – a lake with a year round glacier!


When I was in high school, my Show Choir group traveled to Hawaii and there I saw Pearl Harbor.  Talk about an amazing experience!  We also attended a luau, took in some of the beauty that was Hawaii, and performed with our Show Choir group (of course).

Once I graduated from high school, I moved from Southern California to the Central Coast to attend community college.  My first summer there, my parents took my sister and I to Russia.  We experienced Russia on a river cruise that took us from Moscow to St. Petersburg.  We saw the Kremlin and the Red Square in Moscow, as well as monuments and beautiful buildings, including one of the most amazing museums I’ve ever walked through – the Hermitage.


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Once I was an adult, I had the opportunity to travel to Florida, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, and even a trip to Cancun, Mexico.  If you can’t tell, I LOVE to travel!  This trip to Hawaii this summer will be the first vacation to a far-away place with Frank, the boys, and I.  I am looking forward to the memories we will make as a family on that trip!

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When given the opportunity to create a Happy Place Board on Pinterest for Alamo, I jumped at the opportunity.  And let me tell you – it was tons of fun to do!  I decided to focus my Happy Place on an upcoming trip we’re taking this summer for my little sister’s wedding and a family vacation.  We will be going to the beautiful island of Maui as a family!  There are so many things I’d like to do in Maui with Frank and the boys, and it was so much fun to come up with collection of those things.

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You can rely on Alamo for reliable and comfortable rental cars to transport you from place to place when you have the chance to visit your Happy Place!  Right now, you can join the Alamo Insiders and become eligible for at least 10% off every Alamo car rental, and use the Alamo Deal Retriever on the revamped to find all of the best Alamo deals, customized just for you!

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Are you getting excited about thinking of your Happy Place?  Well, let me add to that!  Alamo is giving away an awesome prize pack valued at over $430 just for creating your Alamo Happy Place Pinterest Board!!!


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will win an Alamo Pin Your Happy Place Prize Pack ($430 value), including:

–       $100 AMEX Gift Card
–       Audiovox Portable DVD Player with Wireless Headphones
–       Solace 5-in-1 Outdoor Game Set
–       Bellino Rolling Speaker Cooler
–       Aqua 5500 Waterproof Digital Camera
–       Alamo Sunglasses
–       Alamo 24 oz Twist Water Bottle
–       Alamo Beach Towel
–       Alamo Rugby Stripe Tote


Simply create a board in Pinterest, entitled Alamo Happy Place.  On your board, have fun pinning items that make up your Happy Place that you’d like to visit!  Be sure to leave a link to your Pinterest Board in a comment below.  See additional entries to increase your chances of winning this awesome prize package.

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I received a prize pack from Alamo to facilitate this review.  The giveaway is sponsored by Alamo.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

50 Responses to “Find Your Happy Place with Alamo This Vacation Season + Giveaway”

  1. Daiva says:

    I created a “Happy Place” Pinterest Board

  2. Jessie C. says:

    Pins here-

  3. Wild Orchid says:

    Here is a link to my board–

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  4. Sarah Stover says:

    I am finally able to travel again! This would really make my summer!

  5. Sarah Stover says:

    We have a very long raid trip planned…this would be perfect!

  6. Margaret Smith says:

    This is my happy board:
    Thanks so much.

  7. Katie Roch says:

    I created an Alamo Happy Place Pinterest Board

  8. Heather! says:

    I have a Happy Place board!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  9. Sarah Hirsch says:

    here’s my pinterest board

  10. robyn paris says:

    my pinterest board

  11. San says:

    We have long trip planned. This would be perfect!

  12. venus lopez says:

    I in fact created a happy place Pinterest board!

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