Travel & Events

By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jun 12th, 2017
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Ever since I was a kid, flying in a plane has made me nervous. I honestly think it’s a number of things, including being scared of heights, having no control over the plane and not really understanding how a huge plane can stay in the air thousands of feet off the ground. Even though I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
27 Comments
3221 Views
I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years and have been to Mom 2.0 Summit four different times (including this year in Orlando, Florida). I’ve been to Laguna Niguel twice, Atlanta and Orlando. Next year, Mom 2.0 will be in Los Angeles and I’m so excited to go because it’s within driving distance! I love reuniting with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cancun
May 28th, 2017
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Accommodations were provided at The Grand at Moon Palace Resort. All opinions are mine. A few weeks ago, Frank and I headed to the beautiful city of Cancun, Mexico for a week. I had been to Cancun once before for a FAM trip I was invited to attend where I visited Moon Palace. I was actually […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
May 26th, 2017
39 Comments
2973 Views
This post is sponsored by Neutrogena.  All opinions are mine.   Memorial Day is almost here and it marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season. Being a redhead, I have VERY fairy skin! I feel like I burn just looking at the sun! Heck, some people have joked that I burn just standing […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Apr 23rd, 2017
34 Comments
4352 Views
This is a partnered post with Great Wolf Lodge. All opinions are mine. When my 3 boys were little, I had the opportunity to take them to Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington and they had so much fun! It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Great Wolf Lodge, so you can […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Pennsylvania
Apr 15th, 2017
25 Comments
3071 Views
This post was sponsored by Sands Bethlehem as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Life can get pretty busy with our family of eight, but one thing we love to do as a family is travel to new places. In fact, we purchased […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Mar 26th, 2017
47 Comments
4804 Views
I remember heading to Girl Scout camp when I was a kid. I have great memories of summer camp, including those of nature, making new friends and enjoying new experiences. This past year, my parents found a great summer camp to send Brian, Dallen and Sam to and they were super excited! It was a great […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Mar 24th, 2017
28 Comments
3419 Views
One of the many things I love about my husband is his shared love for cruising and traveling. While we don’t travel as often as some bloggers out there, we do enjoy our yearly getaway (usually lasting about a week or so). Last year, we took a cruise via the Carnival Conquest to the Western […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
22 Comments
2133 Views
After quite a few cold and rainy weekends, we finally had a gorgeous weekend where the weather was perfect for some time on the lake! Last Saturday, we headed out to Lake Lopez with our boat and it was a great day! All 6 of our kids love going out on the boat and are […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Feb 15th, 2017
33 Comments
4972 Views
On our most recent cruises (last summer), Frank and I cruised on the Carnival Conquest. It was a really nice ship and we had a lot of fun, as well as relaxed a bunch on our trip. One of the ports we stopped in was Cozumel, Mexico. While I took Geography in high school, I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 13th, 2017
20 Comments
3290 Views
Our kids love to go to theme parks! We’ve been to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom and now Universal Studios. It was the first time for Brian, Dallen and Sam to go to Universal Studios and they were stoked as they’ve been asking to go for quite some time. It was also […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Jan 26th, 2017
0 Comments
602 Views
  We recently attended CES in Las Vegas and during part of our stay, we were at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Casino and Resort. It is definitely a cool place to stay! While we stayed, we were even able to capture a 360 degree video of our room! Each room has a different theme and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jan 18th, 2017
14 Comments
6928 Views
Travel and accommodations were provided by 3M Company. All opinions are mine.   Earlier this month, Frank and I headed to CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, courtesy of the 3M team. We attended CES last year (my first year) and it was way bigger than I ever expected. This year was no different. During […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Dec 31st, 2016
19 Comments
3734 Views
Nintendo provided travel, accommodations and product samples for this trip. All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, I loved playing Nintendo. There’s something nostalgic about the Nintendo brand and I love seeing our kids play with Nintendo products! In our home, we have a total of 5 Nintendo 3DS consoles and they are […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 23rd, 2016
21 Comments
3253 Views
Back in October, we surprised our kids with a trip to Hollywood, California.  We love to travel in our RV because it’s packed with food, power and a bathroom! It definitely makes road trips easier and more fun! A while ago, Frank purchased tickets for our family of 8 to go and see The Nightmare Before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
3411 Views
We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Laughlin
Sep 26th, 2016
5 Comments
2466 Views
Both my mom and mother-in-law celebrate their birthdays in August, so at the end of the summer, my husband and I decided to take them on a birthday trip to Laughlin, Nevada. While we stayed at a hotel in Laughlin, we made the long trip in our RV. On our RV road trip was my husband, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Florida
Sep 24th, 2016
6 Comments
2831 Views
I received tickets in exchange for sharing my experience. All opinions are mine. I’d never been to Epcot before…until this summer. I’d seen it from a distance a few times, but had no idea what was in store inside Epcot. It was awesome! Let me tell you – it definitely required some good walking shoes, sunscreen, light clothing […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Sep 21st, 2016
2 Comments
2327 Views
When I was a kid, I had the opportunity to go to Girl Scout Camp every year. I loved it because it gave me the chance to sleep in a tent or teepee, learn about horses, experience the outdoors and make new friends. Camp is an experience that every child should have if possible. I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Las Vegas
Sep 20th, 2016
1 Comment
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This year, we had the opportunity to visit Las Vegas a few times. While many might think of Las Vegas simply for it’s casinos, it actually does have more than that! We even had the opportunity to see a few shows while we were visiting. Here are a few Las Vegas shows you should see. […]...
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