Meet the 2019 Sweetest Families Bloggers!
There's so much to do in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth...why not hear it from the experts?!
Hershey, PA is a year-round destination with an incredible amusement park, amazing zoo, beautiful resorts, delicious dining, relaxing spa treatments and we want you to hear all about it through our Sweetest Families bloggers! Have questions or need tips? Make sure to follow our 2019 participants throughout the year as they experience all we have to offer and share their sweet memories with everyone!
The 12 bloggers chosen for the 2019 Sweetest Families program can help with all of your questions and point you in the right direction for the best Hershey, PA experience for the whole family! Stay tuned as they visit and share their best experiences throughout 2019!
Take a look below at our 2019 Sweetest Families bloggers:
Arianny - Prep and Shine
Arianny is a New York blogger and mom to Gabriel (7 years old) and Amelia (4-years-old). She is a Fordham graduate with an extensive background in television marketing. She has worked for History, A&E, Lifetime, and is currently Sr. Manager of Creative Operations at truTV. Her international television experience has given her incredible experiences and hopes to expose her children to the world just the same. Her children have had their passports since they were 6 months old! The most important part of having a healthy life, successful travel, and smart parenting is PREPPING! If you PREP, you will absolutely SHINE in life.
Ashley - Ashley & Company
Ashley is a native of the DC Metro area where she lives with her husband and two amazing kids. She is the voice behind the lifestyle, travel, and geek blog Ashley & Company. Hersheypark is where, as a child, Ashley discovered her love for thrill rides when she rode her first roller coaster, the sooperdooperLooper! Her family enjoys exploring and trying new things. Ashley’s favorite Hershey, PA treat is the Sticky Bread from Fire & Grain at Hershey Lodge. Yum!
Ashley - Maryland Momma's Rambles
When she's not out on the trail for a jog or making tacos in the kitchen, Ashley runs the website Maryland Momma's Rambles. This East Coast mom's little corner of the internet features everything from family entertainment to tasty recipes to whatever random ramble comes to mind.She's always down for family fun adventures, whether building sandcastles at the beach, taking in a baseball or hockey game, or hitting the road to her favorite amusement park!
Debbie - The Jersey Momma
Debbie Zelasny was born with chocolate coursing through her veins and is a self-proclaimed Hershey expert. When not visiting The Sweetest Place on Earth, she’s busy running her blog, The Jersey Momma. The Jersey Momma is a website where fun-seekers of all ages can find travel advice, recipes, crafts, reviews, and more. Debbie was an elementary school teacher for over ten years and currently serves as the educational liaison for The Toy Insider’s Parent Panel. She loves spending time with her family and catering to her spoiled doggy, Spot. Debbie’s work has been featured in The Mailbox Magazine, Yahoo Voices, and Thrive Global. Follow Debbie on social media for her latest Hershey adventures!
Jenn - Journeys with Jenn
Jenn is the owner of Journeys with Jenn a travel and lifestyle blog, where every day is a journey. Jenn loves to explore new places with her family and believes travel is the best educator.
Jessica - Mommy University
Jessica is a full-time school psychologist, wife to an amazing husband and mother to 2 incredible boys. Every day Jessica is looking for fun and unique ways to enhance her children's development and then share those ideas with her readers. Jessica and her family especially love to learn through travel and that includes frequent trips to Hershey, PA. She has been visiting The Sweetest Place On Earth since she was a little girl and loves carrying on the tradition with her children. Jessica is so excited to be chosen for the Sweetest Families program and cannot wait to share her love of Hershey with everyone for a second year!
Leslie - And Her Little Dog Too
Leslie is a 30-something mom of two little boys and one little dog, living in Philadelphia. Obsessed with Instagram, she is a lover of travel, anything chocolate and a glass of red wine at the end of the day. Leslie is all about that #momlife with a side of style - she blogs about healthy living, fitness, recipes, adventures, fashion - anything and everything. Oh, and don't forget her little dog too!
Meredith - The Mom of the Year
Meredith blogs at themomoftheyear.net, where she spoofily earns her Mom of the Year title one epic parenting fail at a time, striving to offer heart, practical help and hope with a sweet dose of humor for fellow parents of the world and all their empathizers. Her family has lived in the Hershey area for generations, and she grew up playing at Hersheypark. Meredith's first job was a ride attendant in the Kiddie Rides group, and she later worked as a server at the Hotel Hershey. She never imagined she might someday experience these special spots with her own family! Meredith enjoys sharing her personal experience with ASD/SPD and grief and loss with her audience, while remaining fully committed to a real, relatable, less serious look at the world of parenting--including how-tos for visiting the Sweetest Place on Earth!
Natalie - A Turtle's Life for Me
Natalie is the voice behind A Turtle’s Life for Me, a lifestyle blog where she shares easy recipes and the importance of traveling with your family. Natalie has lived in Central PA her whole life and grew up working at Hersheypark. She is now a busy mom of two teenagers, wife to a jack-of-all-trades husband, and official muddy-paw-wiper to her adorable rescue dog. She enjoys traveling to new locations, classic rock music, Diet Coke and thinks there is always time to read one more chapter.
Nickida - Nicki's Random Musings
Nickida is the founder and author of Nicki’s Random Musings and she is happily married living in Baltimore with four amazing children. She has been blogging on and off for almost five years. She loves working with brands and companies in a variety of ways that are beneficial to both parties. She loves sharing about family life, having a child with Autism, travel, entertainment, recipes, local events, and technology.
Sarah - Savoring the Good
A foodie at age 15 Sarah first stepped into a professional kitchen as a prep cook and discovered hard work, a love for the culinary craft and she came alive when creating cuisine for others. Sarah’s life long love of food lead her to earn two degrees from Johnson & Wales University. While Sarah is a trained Chef she is not a certified Chef and does not call herself one. This stems from her deep love and respect for those who who have taken all the steps to take certification exams and pass the rigorous process. Sarah fell in love with travel the first time she took an Amtrak train to college. It was a more cost effective way for her to travel up and down the east coast to return home each break. Then, in her Junior year of college she was invited to tour Germany and Switzerland for 10 days. Her entire world opened up and her appreciation for other cultures and destinations just grew. She and her husband have explored Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belize, Mexico and Uganda.
Tania - Lola Lambchops
A Latina mom of 5 girls (ages 14 to 6), Tania finds her happy in traveling, watching movies, running, and challenging people to Lip Sync Battles. She’s a Marvel fangirl and forever #TeamCap. Come on in where we’ll drink some hot chocolate, share parenting war stories, chat Disney, laugh a lot, and maybe throw in some side-eye for good measure.