Sunday, June 9, 2013

Brandcation - Destin, Florida

Part of being a blogger means getting to attend awesome conferences.  Pampers sponsored me to go to Brandcation last month and it was in Destin, Florida.  It was so much fun and conferences are definitely the places to go to network.  I've had a lot of people over the years ask me how I got started with my blog and how I've grown it into the business that it is now.  I'd say that 90% of it has been networking.  Making relationships with others online and sharing opportunities has helped to shape me and given me some of the most amazing opportunities.  I went to Brandcation last year and loved it.  I knew since Miss Nova would be here in August, it would probably be the only conference that I would go to this year.  I didn't lug around my big camera because sometimes it's just too much hassle.  All photos are courtesy of my iphone and a little waterproof camera I took with me.

I flew out Thursday morning and got to Destin about 3 pm.  We stayed at the most beautiful resort while we were there, called the Emerald Grande.  There were 4 of us to a condo and 3 bedrooms in each condo.  My friends were nice enough to give me a room to myself with a queen sized bed.

Once we were all settled in, we headed to the main condo to see everyone, talk brands and have our little swag party.

Over the next few days, we snorkeled and did snuba diving, went on a pirate cruise, saw dolphins, sat on the beach, swam in the pool and ate a ton of delicious food.  It was a bit overcast while we were there but was still way fun.

The last day that we were there, a few of us went out on a boat to Crab Island.  It's a sandbar right in the middle of the water.  Lots of people take their boats there and just hang out for the day to play in the water since you can see it isn't very deep.

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