Enter the SheSpeaks Summer Fun Giveaway

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jun 18, 2014

Who doesn't love summer, a time when you can visit somewhere you've never been, or even go to a place you've been over and over, and spend quality time with your family, partner or good friends. Whether it be for a weekend getaway, a week, or two weeks, it's important to make every moment count so you can create everlasting memories. And we have an exciting giveaway* to help you get there in style!

We know you're busy, so we turned to 4 savvy bloggers for suggestions on where to vacation this summer. Their suggestions ranged from traveling local to Sanibel, FL or Beaufort, SC to jetsetting off to Mexico or simply taking a staycation in your hometown. Here's what they had to say.



Paula Schmitt, This Girl Travels
"I love summer. The kids are out of school, the days are long and lazy, the sun is shining and the air is warmer begging for family travel. One of my favorite travel destinations by far is to the beautiful state of Florida, the Sunshine State. From sandy white beaches to vibrant coral reefs, the ocean is always calling. Families can enjoy anything and everything from shell collecting in Sanibel to meeting astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center. And let's not forget theme parks. Florida has some of the biggest and best, including Disney."

Samantha FeussHave Sippy Will Travel
"If you are looking for a quiet spot to spend time as a family, but with plenty to see & do, take a gander at Beaufort, South Carolina.  This sleepy town is so picturesque that Hollywood has used it as the backdrop for such films as “The Prince Of Tides” and “Forest Gump”, and while there are many lovely cafes, bakeries, chocolateries, coffee shops, and restaurants in the district, you won’t find a Starbucks or a McDonalds in town."

Zippy SandlerChampagne Living
"I love looking for off-season bargains when traveling. There's nothing like getting luxury accommodations for a fraction of the cost, so my recommendation would be to visit a wonderful all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen or Cancun. My favorite is the 5-diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Families can stay in the Ambassador Class with access to the ocean, pools, a kids and teens club, and luxury that you can't find anyplace else. With all of the food, activities,and entertainment included (even alcohol for the adults) it's an easy vacation that allows alone time for mom and dad while the kids play with new friends under watchful eyes."

Melissa Chapman,The Staten Island Family
"I am a TOTAL staycation kind of girl. I love the idea of playing tourist in my backyard - which just so happens to be the greatest city in the world- NYC. And while we live in NYC, we are on Staten Island, which requires a ferry ride or a trip over the bridge to get to the bright lights and big city of Manhattan. So I am always looking for great NYC hotels that will allow us to drive in, park our car and stay overnight, so that we can take in all the sights and sounds without for a solid 24 hours with no distractions. The bonus is when I can bring our dogs along- so I am all about pet friendly accommodations."

And now for the prize!* 

We're giving away a luggage set from Heys that's packed with personality!
It's an expandable 22" Spinner & Beauty Case with style galore (it's so easy to spot at baggage claim!)

 It features:

  • A built-in TSA lock that allows only certified officials to open, inspect, & relock your luggage
  • A retracting elastic valet strap to easily attach a handbag or pillow to the front
  • Polycarbonate, high gloss finish; lightweight
  • Easy-to-manuever, double track 360-degree wheels & push-button telescoping handle


TO ENTER, just comment below about your favorite things to do in Summer, and you'll automatically be entered to win!

*This giveaway is open through July1 to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.

Congratulations to our lucky winner!:  HPan210


Who doesn't love summer!




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cmessias by cmessias | CHERRY HILL, NJ
Jun 30, 2014

My favorite thing to do during the summer is nothing at all. I'm a teacher and it is a very short time for me (less than two months). I love that fact that my boys and I are not on any schedule. Wake up, relax, go to the pool, library, or any daytrip. I also love to cook so it gives me so much more time to enjoy cooking rather than always rushing home from work, getting dinner on the table and then rushing out to activities. On the weekends when my husband is home we have family time. Sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy the moment.

ecollins86 by ecollins86 | Laveen, AZ
Jun 30, 2014

I love to swim!

maybemonica by maybemonica | NATIONAL CITY, CA
Jun 29, 2014

My favorite things to do in summer would be going to the beach, late night chats with friends, getting ice cream!

tnortham333 by tnortham333 | Abilene, KS
Jun 29, 2014

Front porch sitting with homemade lemonade watching the kids play in the yard.

girl17 by girl17 | EAGAN, MN
Jun 29, 2014

My favorite thing to do in summer is spend time at the cabin

Anitakay by Anitakay | CONCORD, NC
Jun 29, 2014

My favourite thing to do in the summer is go to the beach or hike in the mountains. Living in North Carolina is great! A simple drive and I can enjoy a variety of vacation fun.

stef42678 by stef42678 | LAS VEGAS, NV
Jun 29, 2014

I love to visit the beach, surf and have pool parties with friends!

jessad by jessad | WINTER PARK, FL
Jun 29, 2014

my favorite summer getaway is meeting friends and family up in Traverse City for a week of being on the beach, boating or jet skiing. Shops, wineries, antiquing and bonfires on the beach

XiousGirl by XiousGirl | CORRY, PA
Jun 28, 2014

My favorite thing to do in the summer besides sitting in front of the air conditioner is going to the park and having a picnic. And BBQing in the backyard.

hofken by hofken | TUCSON, AZ
Jun 28, 2014

My favorite thing to do in the summer is cool off in the mountains at our cabin, enjoying the peace and reading a great book.

pippilongstocking by pippilongstocking | EAST BEND, NC
Jun 28, 2014

Being able to enjoy nice, long days outdoors, getting in the pool, cookouts and road trips!

KatieCurr by KatieCurr | Lumberton, NC
Jun 28, 2014

Without a doubt, Summer is my most favorite season of the year! Some of the best vacations I have ever been on were to Orlando, Fl, Bryson City, NC, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, La and my personal favorite, Holden Beach, NC. Orlando, Fl is jam packed with exhilerating adventure that you can find at various theme parks! You can find adventerous events such as water rafting & zip lining in Bryson City. New Orleans and Lancaster are two of the most interesting trips ive ever been on and Holden Beach is the perfect beach for some downtime with your family!

mariachen by mariachen | LAKE ELSINORE, CA
Jun 28, 2014

Travelling visiting families and relatives.

MrsLSKMiller by MrsLSKMiller | CHARLOTTE, NC
Jun 28, 2014

I love that it stayes light out longer!!

bmlarouche by bmlarouche | N ATTLEBORO, MA
Jun 27, 2014

My favorite thing about summer is the chance to sit back and read and relax.