WhiskynSunshine.com (formerly MerlotMommy.com) is a lifestyle and travel blogazine. Whether we're traveling or enjoying our time at home, you'll find something here about our travels or our life between trips. We feature stories related to travel destinations, beverages (wine/beer/cocktails), food, parenting, tech gear, entertainment, home, DIY, crafts, travel gear, fitness/health, children, and more. Our next adventure is just around the corner.
Jana Seitzer is founder and editor-in-chief of Whisky + Sunshine. She's a full-time mom to 4 amazing kids (11×2, 13, 15)—including two with special needs; married to her husband for 16 years, although she identifies as bi-sexual; writer; speaker; photographer; marketer; designer; former Disney podcaster; and social media maven. She loves to travel all over the world—solo and with her family—and tell stories about her travel adventures—adventures that often involve a glass of wine or bourbon.
She's a wine and food girl with a background in journalism. She owns a marketing/communications and graphic design firm and is a freelance photographer. Formerly, she's a Thirsty Girl (chapter head in Vermont).
Often she ends up with many more items than she needs, especially around the holidays. How many toys or kitchen items does one household need? Whisky + Sunshine is happy to be able to contribute to local shelters, toy drives, and the like for families in need.
Things Jana loves, in no specific order:
- her husband & children
- Mad Men
- Star Wars
- social media
- whisky and whiskey
Other websites where you can find her contributions:
A Girls Guide to Cars
Belle: What Experts Think About Visual Social Media
Bloghands: See Why Mom Bloggers Are Crushing Social Media Influence
BlogHer: Which Video Livestreaming Platform Is Best for You?
Circle of Moms: Recipe of the Day Winner
Crazy Family Adventure: 19 Epic Indoor Water Parks You Will Want To Visit This Year
Doug Levy (FTC disclosure quote)
Drizly Top Shelf Blogger (Guava Lemonade Cocktail)
Flipkey by TripAdvisor: Family Travel Expert Tips Contributor
Gator Mommy Reviews: Featured Recipe Weekend Recipe Link Up Party #36
Global Citizen: Live Below the Line Challenge
Network Niche Member Spotlight
PDX Kids Calendar
The Modern Village: Parent du Jour
Sous Vide Supreme Blogger of the Month March 2015: White Wine Maple Poached Pears | Maple Raisin Rice Pudding | Vanilla Cardamom Rice Pudding
Traveling Mom: DIY Disney World Countdown | CityBox Oslo Review | Have an Allergy Friendly Experience at Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party | 9 best Castaway Cay Activities | Top 5 Family Tech Picks at CES | Star Wars Merchandise at Disney Parks | Let it Go … Really Fast Top Thrill Rides | What Happens When You Need a First Aid Station at a Theme Park | How Google Can Help Build a Perfect Vacation Albums | Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort In Arenal, Costa Rica | 3 reasons We Love the Disney Dining Plan | Iguana Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica | 7 Free Things to do in Vermont in the Winter | Visit The 20th Annual Epcot International Food And Wine Festival | Save Money, Have Fun With These 9 Budget Travel Tips For Families | All Aboard The Polar Express Train
Vermont Wine Media
2015 Excel Wines Top 100 Most Influential Wine Blogs (#13)
2014 Babble Top 100 Best Blogger Nominee
2013 Babble Top 100 Best Blogger Nominee (ranked 10th by social media votes)
2012 Babble Top 25 Parenting Blogger nominee
2013 Burlington Social Media Day Blogger and Wine Blogger winner
2011, 2012, 2013 Burlington Social Media Day Nominee
2013 Circle of Moms: Top 25 Funny Moms 2013 Nominee
2014 Shorty Awards Nominee Wine and Business Influencer
2013 Shorty Award Nominee Wine, BestWineGal, and Blogger and KeepGoodDoing; voted 1st in Wine and BestWineGal
2011 Honorable Mention Tetra Tech Annual Photo Contest (work featured on numerous corporate magazines and brochures)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.