Family Travel

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 California
Jul 8th, 2019
12 Comments
1908 Views
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 California
Jul 13th, 2018
47 Comments
4109 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 Anaheim
Apr 23rd, 2017
34 Comments
4375 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
3089 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 Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
22 Comments
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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 California
Feb 13th, 2017
20 Comments
3304 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 California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
3432 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 Holiday Gift Guide
May 22nd, 2015
28 Comments
7840 Views
Can you believe it’s almost the summer? That means lots of traveling and road trips for this big family! We love to go road tripping and camping in our RV! Not only is it super comfy, but it has beds, a bathroom, running water and electricity! Not to mention a little kitchenette and stove with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 11th, 2014
43 Comments
9233 Views
I love to travel!  In fact, since a young age, I’ve enjoyed traveling.  I’ve traveled to Maui (at age 13), to Canada (at 15) and to Russia (at age 18).  Since starting my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the county, as well as to Mexico a few times.  I’ve visited Cancun, Mexico […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Mar 12th, 2014
6 Comments
5768 Views
Over the past few months, I have LOVED driving the 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE…and my family has loved riding in it too!  Family road trips, travel and running errands have become fun rather than annoying and boring.  This is both for the kids and us as parents!  In fact, we decided one weekend to take […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Feb 26th, 2014
1 Comment
3825 Views
When you think about your next vacation destination, a cabin in the woods may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But perhaps it should be. Vacation cabin rentals can be a luxurious option for those wishing to enjoy the beauty of nature while maintaining the comforts that come with a high-end destination […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Feb 25th, 2014
1 Comment
4082 Views
The following is a post contributed by site supporters of The Mommy-Files. Image courtesy of Thomson. Family Holiday in Mauritius With spring just around the corner, you may already be wondering as to where you and your family can enjoy a much-needed holiday. If you are in the mood for a relaxed atmosphere, a tropical […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Car Review
Feb 12th, 2014
6 Comments
5116 Views
For the next few months, we have the opportunity to test-drive a 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE Van.  Let me start off by telling you that I LOVE the Sienna!!!  Not only is it comfortable for me (the driver), but it’s also very comfortable for our passengers.  If you have kids, you probably dread the words, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 17th, 2013
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2169 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Enterprise Rent-A-Car for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   Traveling is a lot of fun, but the expenses can add up rather quickly.  When we look to rent cars on trips, we look at the cost of the rental service, the quality of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Sep 25th, 2013
6 Comments
2531 Views
I love to travel!  I’ve traveled to different places around the world via a car, a boat, an airplane, and a train and made some amazing memories that I’ll have for the rest for my life.  Whenever I’m traveling, I always make an extra effort to keep myself safe – such as keeping my luggage […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Aruba
Sep 6th, 2013
6 Comments
1823 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love to travel and thanks to The Mommy-Files, I’ve had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and even to a few places internationally.  I remember reading about a travel blogger […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Aug 21st, 2013
15 Comments
3769 Views
Can you believe the end of summer is here?  I sure can’t!  This past weekend, Frank and I spontaneously decided to head down to Southern California for some end of the summer fun with our family at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  My youngest, Sammy, had never before been to Disneyland, and none of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Aug 20th, 2013
18 Comments
3216 Views
This past weekend, Frank and I spontaneously decided to take the family to Disneyland Resort and Disney’s California Adventure for some end of the summer fun!  It was Sammy’s first trip to Disneyland Resort and all of the boys’ first time to Disney’s California Adventure.  They had so much fun and it was definitely a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Maui
Aug 3rd, 2013
9 Comments
3128 Views
The boys loved eating the pineapple – even with sticky hands!   When I was younger, I remember watching Blue Hawaii with Elvis Presley – specifically the scene where they ate fresh pineapple wrapped in parchment paper.  I remember thinking to myself, “I wanna do that some day!”  Well, that day had finally come!  This [&hellip...
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