Work with The Guru


Welcome! I’m the Guru, but you can call me Shan.  Thanks for your interest in collaborating.  I work hard to cover the best Southern hotels, restaurants, and attractions.  Reach out and I would be glad to consider coverage of your property or service. I accept payment for advertisements of products and services when relevant to The How-to Guru. I disclose all relationships with brands for FTC good practices.

Services offered

  • Hotel, restaurant, or attraction coverage
  • Genuine Sponsored Posts
  • Travel Reviews
  • Hotel Reviews
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Attraction or Venue Reviews
  • Ambassadorship
  • Relevant Product Reviews for family life or travel

Family Travel

If you’re looking for more families to visit your destination, then look no further. 

The main focus of this site is sharing incredible and unique family vacation ideas and tips in the Southern U.S. with my readership.

I have worked with many top destinations and brands, and as a result, I’ve created a lot of excitement about resorts, hotels, attractions, restaurants, and travel products.  I’ve received lots of positive comments and travel advice requests for specific places.

Invite my family to experience your destination and I’ll tell the world about it. 

A sponsored press trip with me is the perfect way to increase your online visibility and exposure. My fabulous readers relate to our family-friendly experiences and picture themselves at the places we visit since they now have our insider tips.  I’ll showcase your destination with an engaging review, quality photography, and video. In addition, I’ll create buzz with natural social media posts during and after our visit (social media channels of your choice).


How to work with me

If you have a fabulous property, product, or service that you think will fit my audience, my readership needs to know about it!  Let me spread the word.

  • Invite me to your Accommodation, Restaurant, Tour, or Attraction and let my audience view its best features through my eyes 
  • Let me write a sponsored post, article, or social shares to showcase what’s amazing about your product or service
  • You can advertise with your own piece of real estate on my website so that you can reach the readers you want

If we are a perfect fit, I’ll gush about the value you can bring to my readers. Not sure exactly how we can partner together?  That’s OK, just drop me a line and I might surprise you with my ideas!

Read all about my disclaimer and terms HERE!


I look forward to hearing from you.




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