Travel & Family Fun

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 10th, 2018
26 Comments
476 Views
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
755 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 California
Jul 30th, 2018
36 Comments
1917 Views
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
47 Comments
2195 Views
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
25 Comments
2065 Views
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
13 Comments
2357 Views
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
4274 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 Recent Posts
Jul 10th, 2017
65 Comments
4676 Views
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 Las Vegas
Jun 14th, 2017
55 Comments
4132 Views
Have you ever soared 500 feet above Vegas on the VooDoo ZipLine? Well, we have! Frank and I love to take road trips to Vegas and we’ve been a lot of times, but our most recent trip included an experience of Vegas unlike any of our other trips…from 500 feet above ground on the VooDoo […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
27 Comments
2175 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
53 Comments
5252 Views
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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
May 26th, 2017
39 Comments
2152 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
3582 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
2793 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
3919 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
2647 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
1887 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
32 Comments
4276 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
3064 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
247 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 […]...
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