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Suntripss Founder/Editor-in-Chief Colleen Lanin, has given travel tips in print, online, on the radio, on television and as a paid video blogger. Below are some of accolades and awards Suntripss has received and the publications featuring Suntripss, as well as Lanin’s writing samples and media appearances.

The Suntrips is pictured at the top left toasting her fellow White House Travel Bloggers in this spread in Capitol File Magazine (Photo credit: Capitol File Magazine)

The Suntrips is pictured at the top left at the White House Travel Summit in Capitol File Magazine (Photo credit: Capitol File Magazine)

Suntripss Accolades and Awards

  • – Society of America Travel Writers – SATW
  • according to Google Analytics traffic by The Expeditioner
  • by Everything Everywhere
  •  by Travel Babbo
  •  by Globehunters
  • by Feedspot
  • according to Globehunters
  • , for which 250 entries were received and a total of 700 travel blogs from around the world were considered. Ranking is based on: traffic volume, traffic value, SEO & social media engagement.
  • by Holiday Lettings from TripAdvisor
  • The Suntrips, Colleen Lanin, was invited to the White House as one of the 100 most influential travel bloggers and media outlets for a summit on study abroad and global exchange. She returned for a tour of the West Wing and Oval Office as one of 10 invitees for her influence in spreading the word about the White House’s #StudyAbroadBecause initiatives.
  • The Suntripss’ Guide WON the  for Best Travel Book
  • The Suntripss’ Guide is recommended by Working Mother Magazine, “The Ricki Lake Show” and Orlando Sentinel, LA Family Magazine, The Vacation Gals, Wandering Educators, Albany Kid, Ciao Bambino and more
  • according to FlipKey by TripAdvisor
  • Nominated for by USA Today
  •  by Red Tricycle
  • by Little Steps
  •  by Go Green Travel Green
  • : Two stories chosen as Editors’ Picks

The Suntrips’s Television Appearances

  • NBCUniversal television commercials starring Colleen Lanin and her family, promoting Park City, Utah including snow activities, delicious dining experiences, and fun off the slopes
  •  nationally syndicated morning television program, broadcast in 170 markets throughout the U.S.
  • Better TV nationally syndicated television program, broadcast in 140 markets throughout the U.S.
  • Fox5 San Diego News: How to Travel with Children
  • KUSI Good Morning San Diego: Hope Telethon Preview (featuring The Suntrips and family)
  • CBS Daytime Tri-Cities
  • CBS San Diego KFMB News: Travel Tips with the author of The Suntripss’ Guide
  • CBS San Diego KFMB News: How to Keep Mama Happy on Vacation
  • CBS San Diego KFMB News: Tips for Romantic Getaways WITH the Kids
  • CBS San Diego KFMB News: Five Tips for Traveling with Kids
  • ABC 13 The Morning Blend Las Vegas

  • ABC News WSET News Lynchburg-Danville-Roanoke
  • NBC WVTM News Birmingham-Anniston
  • Fox 43 News Central Pennsylvania
  • CBS 10 News Tampa Bay
  • ABC 12 KDRV News Medford-Klamath Falls
  • UPN KTVD News Denver
  • NBC 10 WAVY News Norfolk Portsmouth-Newport
  • FOX Daytime at Nine KABB San Antonio
  • CBS 12 KSLA News
  • CBS News WMBD Central Illinois
  • KCTU 43 Kansas
  • Kansas Information Network News – 38 affiliates in Kansas
  • NBC Valley News KVLY Fargo-Grand Forks
  • KTXD 47 News Dallas-Fort Worth

The Suntrips’s Radio Appearances

  • KGO 810 AM San Francisco
  • WCCO Radio Minnesota
  • Real Parenting, CFAX 1070 AM in Victoria, B.C.
  • CJAD 800 AM, Quebec’s most popular English-speaking radio station
  • The Art of Potential on North Carolina’s 1360 WCHL
  • CJAD 800 Montreal Radio
  • KJAY 1430 AM Sacramento
  • WNEW Radio FM Washington
  • KPQ Radio FM Seattle-Tacoma
  • WFIN Radio AM Toledo
  • WCHE Radio AM Philadelphia
  • WTLC Radio FM Indianapolis
  • KLTF Radio AM Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • WDIS Radio AM Philadelphia
  • KCMN Radio FM/AM Colorado Springs-Pueblo
  • WOCM Radio FM Salisbury
  • WAMV Radio AM Roanoke-Lynchburg
  • WYYZ Radio AM Atlanta
  • WXBR Radio AM Boston
  • WBEV Radio AM Milwaukee
  • WESB Radio AM Buffalo
  • KSAL Radio AM Wichita-Hutchison
  • WSAT Radio AM Charlotte-Gastonia
  • WLKF Radio AM Tampa-St. Petersburg
  • WGNU Radio AM St. Louis
  • KSIS Radio AM Kansas City
  • WBNR Radio AM New York
  • WSCC Radio FA Charleston
  • WJJM Radio AM Nashville
  • KMA Radio AM/FM Omaha
  • WFIN Radio AM Toledo
  • WYRQ Radio FM Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • WXGM Radio FM Norfolk-Portmouth-Newport
  • WBES Radio AM Columbus
  • WICH Radio AM Hartford/New Haven
  • WAMV Radio AM Roanoke-Lynchburg
  • Holiday travel tips on 
  • Healthy Voyager Radio Show
  • The Sky Steward’s Radio Show
  •  radio program
The Suntrips is available to speak to parenting groups about how to travel with babies and children

The Suntrips speaking about how to travel with babies and children at a Bump Club and Beyond event in Chicago (Photo courtesy of Bump Club and Beyond)


The Suntrips’s Speaking Engagements

  • Founder Colleen Lanin has spoken on travel with babies and children at events for Bump Club and Beyond, San Diego Public Libraries, Parent Connection and more
  • Lanin developed curriculum and taught blogging classes through and  for five years
  • The Suntrips taught “Build a Vision Board for Your Blog” at the in 2014

Suntripss Featured In

  • Romper:
  • Lonely Planet:
  • The Orange County Register:
  • The Costco Connection:
  • U.S. News & World Report:
  • Real Simple Magazine:
  • Real Simple Magazine: Cash-Saving Hacks for Every Vacation (print only)
  • Make-A-Wish:
  • U.S. News & World Report: l
  • U.S. News & World Report:
  • RewardExpert:
  • Trivago:
  • CheapFlights:
  • TripAdvisor:
  • San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa News:
  • Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News:
  • USAA Magazine: 15 Ways to Vacation Like a Pro
  • Men’s Health Magazine: Survive the Worst Part of Air Travel
  • Huffington Post Canada: 
  • TODAY Travel/ Great Gear for Kids on the Go
  • TODAY Today/ Airports Give Kids a Place to Play
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Trekking with Toddlers
  • San Diego Reader Magazine:
  • The Post-Journal Newspaper: Traveling with Children over the Holiday Season
  • Parenting Magazine: 8 Tips for Great Travel Deals
  • Recommended on Arizona television show,

The Suntrips’s Ongoing Writing Gigs

  • : Regular contributor. (February 2012 – April 2013)
  • CheapOair Blog: Regular contributor. (September 2011 – April 2012)
  • Travel blog editor. (February – July 2011)
  • : Regular contributor. (September 2009 – July 2010)

The Suntrips’s Other Articles Written

  • : Spring Break Prep (Print only)
  • Vacatia:
  • TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals Blog:
  • Working Mother Magazine: 10 Tips for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers
  • Parenting Magazine: 
  •  and : Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland—A Disney Throw Down
  • Expedia:
  • San Diego Family Magazine:
  • San Diego Family Magazine:
  • San Diego Family Magazine:

The Suntrips’s Vlog Appearances

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