Meet the 2022 Sweetest Families Bloggers
Hear from the experts why Hershey, PA really is The Sweetest Place on Earth
Hershey, PA is a year-round destination with a premier amusement park, AZA-accredited zoo, world-class resorts, delicious dining, relaxing spa treatments and so much more. While we continue to share destination information across our social media channels and blog, we want you to hear all about Hershey, PA, from our Sweetest Families bloggers!
Make sure to follow our 2022 participants throughout the year as they experience all we have to offer and share their sweet memories. The 10 bloggers chosen for the 2022 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 experiences this year!
Take a look below at our 2022 Sweetest Families bloggers:
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 entertainment, travel, and geek site Ashley & Company. Her family is always up for an adventure. Hersheypark is where, as a child, Ashley discovered her love for thrill rides when she rode her first roller coaster, the sooperdooperLooper! This is her fourth year as part of the Sweetest Families program and she is thrilled for all the sweet and exciting changes coming to Hersheypark in 2022! That Jolly Rancher Remix is calling her name. Ashley’s favorite spot to eat in Hershey, Pa is The Chocolatier, where she recommends trying the Chocolatetown Burger and Cotton Candy Martini. Yum!
Debbie loves spreading her enthusiasm for all things Hershey, and has been visiting The Sweetest Place on Earth since she was a child. When she's not hanging out in Hershey's Chocolatetown, Debbie'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 before making the plunge into motherhood and blogging. She also enjoys spending time with her family and catering to her spoiled doggy, Spot.
Jenn is a freelance travel writer who discovered her words were best used to help travelers plan family vacations. When she isn’t at her favorite theme parks riding roller coasters, or cruising in the Caribbean, she can be found on the farm helping her daughter with her livestock for show season.
Krystle is the content creator/blogger behind Queen of the Beehive. The lifestyle blog was started in 2017 to help cope with stay at home motherhood with two under two. Over time it has evolved with our lives and become so much more. Her goal is to always be transparent in her triumphs and struggles as a woman, wife, mother, and business owner. She spends her time with her husband and two kids. They live outside of Baltimore, MD. They love to be outside, whether hiking or on the beach, and cozying up for movie nights together.
Lance lives with his wife and two children in New York City. When he's not on a family adventure, Lance frequently contributes to the conversation about modern fatherhood, work-life balance, shifting gender roles, and brand’s marketing to dads. He has appeared on local and national television, including CNN, Good Morning America, Today and CBS Sunday Morning. He has been quoted by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Out Kids, GQ, and The Atlantic.
Leah is the writer of the family travel blog Five for the Road. She shares her family travel adventures which include road trips, theme parks, and family fun destinations. She lives outside of Rochester, NY with her husband and three children.
Meredith blogs at The Mom of the Year blog, 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 loves that now, years later, she can visit these special spots with her own children! 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!
Robyn is the author of the lifestyle/entertainment blog, Mom the Magnificent. Robyn lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and three kids. Robyn loves to share her tales, tips, and tricks of the trade on travel, entertainment, DIY, parenting and more. You may have seen her popular DIY segments on your local news channel. Robyn and her family have made many sweet memories visiting Hershey PA, and they can't wait to make more! The Chocolatier has become a favorite stop each visit. Robyn and her family love to try new things and are always seeking out their next adventure.
Sara is no stranger to the Hershey region — this local writer and blogger has been covering Hershey dining, entertainment, and activities for nearly 20 years! She even wrote a travel guide to Hershey in 2009! From a nightlife column to web series, Sara has made a career out of sharing the best places to eat, drink, and enjoy in the area. She runs a local marketing company offering promotion, events, and social media services, using her well-tended blog as a launchpad to showcase the area’s best. Now, she’s excited to share the joys of Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, Hershey Gardens, and more with her family, including her four year-old foodie-in-the-making, Bo! This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.
Yatzuri is a Northern Virginia mom to two amazing kids, a fabulous wife, a full-time working woman, and part-time volunteer. She is blessed to be part of a family of four: her husband, Blair, daughter Mia, and son Myles. With a Colombian and Panama heritage, she came to the United States as a first-generation immigrant at the age of 11. After earning her Bachelors in Health Care Administration and Management as well as a Master in Integrated Marketing Communication, she works full-time in branding, advertising, PR, and communication. Although she has a very challenging job, she makes sure to make use of all her paid time off, weekends, and holidays to travel with family and explore new things.