San Francisco Click Retreat

One of the best things about being a blogger is taking trips to meet and collaborate with other bloggers.  I was so lucky to win a spot in the most recent Click Retreat, in San Francisco.  It was beyond amazing!! Everyone I met, and everything I learned will be with me forever.

The first cool thing, was that Southwest Airlines was a sponsor.  Southwest is awesome. Their employees are so friendly!  I was able to sit and visit with Tauni, from SNAP!   I learned from her that even when some things don’t go your way, you just pick yourself up and start over or keep going. She’s such an inspiration.

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The first night in San Francisco we went to dinner, and that’s where I met the other bloggers.  Here is a view outside our restaurant.

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I fell in love with this girl, Stacy of Kids Stuff World. Stacy rocks it on Pinterest, and I was anxious to chat with her about her success there.   Stacy is a great example of being authentic, as well as consistent.  She pins things that she truly believes will benefit her followers, and she pins a lot!

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These other ladies are awesome!  Top left was Holly from Kids Activity Blog, Cindy from Skip to My Lou, a friend of Rachel from Today’s Mama, Rachel, from Today’sMama, Rachel from Kids Activity Blog, and Me.

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We visited the offices of Airbnb. Which also sponsored the housing.  We got this cool town home (where I shared a room with Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia). I became a huge fan of Airbnb!  It’s a great way to find a place to stay that is either out of the ordinary, totally affordable, or totally quirky and fun!    They have Tree Houses, Yachts, and even Castles in their listings!

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We also visited Uber (and used Uber the entire time we were in San Francisco.) It was so easy. I’ll definitely use them again next time I’m in a city. We don’t really need that in the suburbs, but now that I know how easy it is to get a ride when you don’t have a car, I won’t be so nervous about going to Chicago again!  (last time I did not know how to catch a cab to the airport!)

With the folks at Uber, we took a walk around the streets of San Francisco. 2014-10-10 08.59.57

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Our final stop was the Pinterest offices! We were all excited about chatting with these guys, as pinterest is a big driver of traffic for us.
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At the end, it was the best trip ever!  I said goodbye to my new friends at the airport, Cindy (Skip to My Lou), and Mique of 30 Hand Made Days

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And Tauni of SNAP!

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