Travel & Events

By Shannon Gurnee
In New York
Sep 16th, 2019
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Our blog post today about Tips and Tricks on Traveling Around New York on a Dime is brought to you through a sponsored guest post.   While it’s certainly true that New York City is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t visit and explore the Big […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 12th, 2019
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I love living on the California Central Coast and today, I am sharing about how you can experience wine like never before with the Santa Maria Valley Swirl Machine as part of a sponsored post. Have you heard of Santa Maria Valley? Many people I’ve talked to know Santa Maria Valley for their wines. What […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Latin America
Aug 22nd, 2019
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We love to share about travel, and today’s blog post on How to Plan a Family Trip to Latin America is a guest post in partnership with Totally Latin America. Planning on traveling to Latin America with your kids? A trip to South America with the whole family in tow is sure to make for […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 14th, 2019
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This is a partnered guest post about Costa del Sol. It’s not often that us grown-ups get some time to ourselves without the kids, so it’s only natural to seize the opportunity with both hands. We decided to treat ourselves to a break on the Costa del Sol. Whilst we love a family resort holiday, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 8th, 2019
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This is a partnered post with Visit Visalia. One of our moms spent the weekend in Visalia, California with her husband and three boys, ages 5, 8 and 9. She’s adventurous, nature-loving … and unavoidably girly. Read more about how this three-time #boymom managed to please the entire family on a mini getaway that kept […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cancun
Jun 19th, 2019
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about our stay at a beautiful, family friendly resort and the culinary experiences we enjoyed in partnership with Seadust Cancun Family Resort. When I travel, I love to see beautiful views, check out historical places, sleep in through the mornings and eat like I don’t usually eat. At the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 28th, 2019
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My husband and I have driven up to Cambria and passed Cayucos quite a few times over the past 7 years, and each time, I’ve noticed and pointed out the sign that said Brown Butter Cookie Company. Even though we saw the sign, we’ve never actually visited the store. A month ago, my sister was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cancun
Feb 3rd, 2019
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about our stay at a beautiful, family friendly resort in partnership with Seadust Cancun Family Resort. One of my favorite getaway destinations is Cancun, Mexico. I’ve been there a total of three times and each time is different. This time, my husband and I stayed at Seadust Cancun Family […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jan 11th, 2019
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about a Safari Guide to Lake Manyara and Why You Should Visit as part of a sponsored guest post.    There are a huge number of safari options located throughout Africa, from iconic reserves like The Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater. Owing to the plethora of operators that offer […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 10th, 2018
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Margarita Adventures hosted our family so that we could experience and share about the Zipline Tour. Each weekend we have all the kids together, we try to plan something fun. Whether it’s camping, going to an amusement park, heading to the movies, or bowling, we try to get out and do something together as a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 25th, 2018
39 Comments
2324 Views
Fright Fest 2018 As a family, we enjoy going to amusement parks. One of our favorites is Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. We enjoy it so much that we have annual passes. What’s great about the annual pass is that you can pay it in monthly installments, making it a lot easier on […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home Reviews
Aug 13th, 2018
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This is a partnered post with T.J.Maxx. One of our favorite stores to shop at is T.J.Maxx! They have so many items from name brands at super affordable prices! T.J.Maxx makes it possible to travel in style with their cute name brand clothes, shoes and even beauty supplies (including name brand makeup). At, TJMaxx.com, you’ll find […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 30th, 2018
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It’s the summertime and that means that county fairs are going on all around the country. We recently headed to the Santa Barbara County Fair, which actually takes place in Santa Maria, and it was a lot of fun! We love to take our kids to the fair, but with 6 kids, it can get […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 13th, 2018
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When it comes to amusement parks, our family loves to go to Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. In fact, we pay a monthly fee so that we have passes throughout the year and can go anytime we want. With our passes, we can go to several Six Flags Magic Mountain locations around the U.S., as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jun 27th, 2018
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This year, I turned 39 years old and my amazing husband surprised me with a visit to the Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach, California. I’d been to the Oasis before – this is a pool filled with warm mineral springs water – but had never been to the hillside hot tubs and had wanted […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 19th, 2018
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On the weekends, we are always on the lookout for fun things to do with our kids. This past weekend, we learned about the 9th Annual Free Family Kite Festival that was hosted by the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Santa Maria Valley is home to delicious restaurants, beautiful wineries with vineyards, beaches and a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 26th, 2017
59 Comments
5037 Views
This post was sponsored by Ling Ling and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you ever feel like you’re making the same meals over and over again and want to try something new? Or perhaps you have a favorite food and would love to try more products from the brand? In […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 12th, 2017
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Last summer, we went camping at Lake Lopez in Arroyo Grande, California and discovered Mustang Waterpark. We actually rode our bikes from our RV camping site to Mustang Waterpark and even bought season passes for our entire family! We went a few times and had a blast. While it wasn’t as big as other water […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 10th, 2017
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In my life, I’ve had the option of flying First Class a total of three times. All three times, I had the opportunity to upgrade my seat to a first class seat. I did not pay the expensive rate you pay when you first book, nor did I receive an upgrade because of a credit […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jul 5th, 2017
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As of this month, I’ve been blogging for 9 years (woo hoo!) and I’ve loved the experiences I’ve gained from it, as well as the ways in which I’ve been able to help provide for my family. I also have loved the brands I’ve worked with and the friends I’ve made along the way. As […]...
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