Travel & Family Fun

By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 17th, 2014
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In our family, we love to go camping!  In fact, we just bought a RV – woo hoo!  We have a favorite campsite in Santa Barbara that we visit on a regular basis and the kids love it because they get to swim, make ice cream sundaes, enjoy s’mores, play in the park and go […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
2 Comments
266 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
29 Comments
586 Views
  As a family, we love to camp!  Ok, so I’m not talking about sleeping on the ground under the stars or in a tent camping.  I’m talking about enjoy the beauty around you with a kitchen and a bathroom available at all times without having to walk in the dark by yourself camping.  Yes, […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
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Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
797 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Anaheim
Oct 16th, 2014
54 Comments
1222 Views
We received passes for our visit.  All opinions are mine. I love Disneyland!  No matter how old I am, there is always something magical about visiting Disneyland.  I especially love visiting during the holidays, particularly during the Halloween and Christmas seasons.  Frank and I recently headed to Disneyland on a weekend getaway sans kids.  W...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Oct 3rd, 2014
45 Comments
1558 Views
    I love traveling and visiting National Parks.  I have been to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park.  I recently visited Sequoia National Park with one of my friends and contributors on The Mommy-Files (Caroline) and loved it!  In fact, I got a ton of really […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Sep 17th, 2014
25 Comments
1127 Views
Frank and I love to travel!  Recently, we headed up to San Francisco and spent a weekend exploring the city like tourists do.  It was pretty fun!  I definitely think we’ll be visiting San Francisco again – especially since it’s only about 4 hours away north of us.  We had a great drive up and […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
749 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Aug 25th, 2014
35 Comments
1570 Views
I LOVE to eat crab!  Living on the Central Coast of California, you think I would have it a lot, right?  Not so.  It’s kind of outside our budget on a regular basis, but this was a special getaway weekend for Frank and I and we decided to splurge.  And oh my gosh – was […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Alaska
Aug 13th, 2014
4 Comments
1077 Views
I love to travel, but have never been to Alaska before.  I’ve heard amazing things about Alaska from those who have traveled there and have it on my bucket list of places to visit.  I’m hoping that Frank will want to visit Alaska someday too! Do you seek adventure, love to travel or enjoy the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Aug 6th, 2014
36 Comments
974 Views
Last year, I attended my very first Fitcation Event (now known as ShiftCon).  It was an awesome experience and nothing quite like I thought it would be!  Part of the Fitcation experience involves exploring the region the conference was located in.  Last year, it was located on the California Central Coast in Paso Robles.  it […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cruising Life
Jul 22nd, 2014
30 Comments
1008 Views
If you follow The Mommy-Files, you know that I love to travel and especially love to cruise!  This May, my handsome, smart and amazing fiancé turned 40 years old.  To celebrate his birthday, we decided to go on a Carnival Cruise to Ensenada with some of our friends.  It was so much fun!!!! We decided […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jul 14th, 2014
36 Comments
1009 Views
I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last year, I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  Let me tell you – it’s a gorgeous hotel […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Jul 11th, 2014
43 Comments
1089 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 Gosney
In Los Angeles
Jun 24th, 2014
0 Comments
373 Views
Frank and I travel down to Los Angeles a lot!  We’ve found that sometimes it’s just easier (and more cost-effective) to take a taxi to get where we’re going.  Whether we’re heading to a baseball game, a concert or a press event, it can get expensive (and frustrating) driving around and searching for parking in […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Jun 17th, 2014
1 Comment
299 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cambria Estate Winery for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love living on the Central Coast!  Not only do I live in a beautiful part of California, but also I am within driving distance of other beautiful areas on the Central Coast.  One […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Recent Posts
Jun 14th, 2014
0 Comments
364 Views
I love to travel and if you’ve noticed, our generation of techies in their twenties and early thirties (Millennials), are reshaping the way of travel.  According to a survey commissioned by Chase Card Services, millennials are twice as likely to prefer Elite status as a benefit of their travel rewards program, compared to older travelers. […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
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  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
0 Comments
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  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
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