Travel & Family Fun

By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Feb 15th, 2017
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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
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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 App Review
Jan 18th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [&he...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Sep 21st, 2016
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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 Florida
Jul 20th, 2016
6 Comments
1863 Views
We received tickets to Epcot in exchange for sharing about our experience. All opinions are mine. I’ve only seen Epcot from a distance, but this summer, Frank and I had the opportunity to visit Epcot during our summer vacation. We headed to Florida for a work conference, visit with my family, trip to Epcot and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Florida
Jul 19th, 2016
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A few weeks ago, Frank and I headed to Miami, Florida. There he had a work conference, which I helped at, and then we headed to Orlando to visit my mom and then Ft. Lauderdale to head out for our 7-day Caribbean Cruise. I’d been to Florida a few times and it’s amazing how you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 14th, 2016
32 Comments
3985 Views
It’s summer time and that means a lot of time in the car and RV traveling to fun places! Let’s also not forget about all the running around we do as a family during the rest of the year! Each of our 6 children have a tablet, but they can only get internet on their […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 25th, 2016
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Summertime is here and that means our kids are out of school and have a lot of free time on their hands. How often do you hear the phrase, “Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Whereas during the school year, they can’t wait for all that free time during the summer. The trick is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Las Vegas
May 31st, 2016
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564 Views
I received tickets in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine. If you haven’t noticed, we love to take road trips to Las Vegas. It’s about a 7 hour drive, but such a great chance to get away together. This last time, we headed out with my in-laws and it was a lot […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
May 18th, 2016
101 Comments
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This post is brought to you in partnership with Penguin Random House. All opinions are mine. Last year, we bought a 2015 Toyota Sienna and both Frank and I love to drive it! It’s super comfortable for going on day trips or traveling far for staycations and vacations! However, going on road trips takes time […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Apr 26th, 2016
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When we travel, we always look for great deals! Whether it’s getting cash back on purchases, enjoying upgrades or earning points on our hotel stays, saving money while traveling makes it that much more enjoyable. The demand is growing for bigger, better, and faster rewards, even as many loyalty programs – and their perks – […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 9th, 2016
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A few weeks ago, our family headed down to Southern California for a much needed staycation. We only took half of our crew (3 of our 6 kids) this time around, but after our experience with Extended Stay America, we would definitely do it again with all 6 kids! We headed down on Friday after […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Mar 13th, 2016
15 Comments
2743 Views
On our last cruise, Frank and I traveled to the Caribbean. Our very first stop was Barbados. We were really excited because neither of us had been to the Caribbean before and this was going to be our first time to Barbados. When we got off the ship, we had to take a shuttle into […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Mar 8th, 2016
14 Comments
2092 Views
I had heard about CES (Consumer Electronics Show), but never attended before….until this year. My husband (who works in the field of technology) had attended before and had a little better idea of what to expect. While there was a lot to get out of it, I don’t really feel I was prepared as much as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 22nd, 2016
41 Comments
7391 Views
Frank and I love going on road trips to Las Vegas! A few visits ago, I was introduced to the Brazilian Steakhouse. I have to be honest and say that I was hesitant to go to one after seeing the movie, “Bridesmaids.” I was afraid to try it for fear I would have an experience […]...
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