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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diamondave by diamondave | LOS ANGELES, CA
Jun 24, 2014

just love to relax in the hammock & eat pizza & have some cold 1's.

nikkibecker73 by nikkibecker73 | BALTIMORE, MD
Jun 24, 2014

My favorite thing to do in the summer is going on vacation in July to Ocean City Maryland!!

Shawnalaa by Shawnalaa | Worcester, MA
Jun 24, 2014

I am definitely a stay-cation kinda girl, because you can do more of it! We have a two month straight stay-cation going to multiple places a week! I also love going to beaches that are fairly close. We live in MA. so we have a ton of beaches to choose from. Hampton Beach, NH is our favorite place to stay for a weekend away, but it's also close enough to get home within an hour!

kuchick by kuchick | Abilene, KS
Jun 24, 2014

My husband is a teacher and I am a stay at home mom so we get to do a lot of traveling in the summer. This year we went to 11 states in 10 days and have a great job visiting some of the Great Lakes. I love to travel and introduce my kids to new things!

lisaann by lisaann | Boise, ID
Jun 24, 2014

The ocean, ocean, ocean! I'm loving the Pacific right now. :)

doriisrad by doriisrad | PITTSBURGH, PA
Jun 23, 2014

I work at a summer camp and it's way better than my sept-may job!!!!

mreese by mreese | SPRINGBORO, OH
Jun 23, 2014

I love all of the outdoor concerts and festivals in the summer! And if I can make it to a beach, even better!!!!

MiltonMilt by MiltonMilt | SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Jun 23, 2014

Rock, gem and mineral hunting!

RobertRob by RobertRob | TEMPE, AZ
Jun 23, 2014

Exploring ghost towns!

glad2bamom by glad2bamom | WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Jun 23, 2014

I would love to go for swimming. I would also love to do outdoor activities with my friends and family. Love to visit amusement parks.

SKiefer by SKiefer | HARKER HEIGHTS , TX
Jun 23, 2014

Summer, sun and sand! That's what it's all about, in moderation of course. We love taking walks on the beach and lounging on the palapas on the beach, while listening to soothing music. Close the curtains on the bed and take an afternoon siesta with the ocean breeze. Beautiful visually and spiritually. What everyone needs to recharge, that is what vacation is all about.

ladydivakat by ladydivakat | Versailles, KY
Jun 23, 2014

Go to a Beach and just listen to the waves.

suzi98babe by suzi98babe | CUMBERLAND, MD
Jun 23, 2014

Summer to me means starry nights. long dirt roads. bonfires. beaches. and childhood fun that comes back no matter what age you are

mschuette by mschuette | Morristown, MN
Jun 23, 2014

My family goes camping. You have the same bed every night, you get to see nature up-close. Campfires, grilling, great family time!!

stephanmom by stephanmom | NORWICH, NY
Jun 23, 2014

I really would LOVE to win this luggage set for my 18 year old daughter who is going off to Rochester Institute of Technology this fall. She could use if for her clothes. As for summer we like to go the pool as much as possible but this year it won't as much do I can get my daughter ready for college