My First Video Blog *Travel Tuesday* – Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel

by Carrie with Children with 41 comments

Okay blogging friends…be nice, it’s my first video blog!  It’s not going to win me any awards, but we’ve all gotta start somewhere, right?   I wanted to share with you a little bit about the vacation we took right here in town to the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.


So…..what did you think?  Yay for my first video blog!  Was that an amazing view of Downtown Jacksonville or what?!

What places should we visit next for Travel Tuesday?!

**I paid for my own hotel room and thought this would make a great place to start my Travel Tuesday video blogs!  All opinions here are my own and not influenced by others.  **


  • Mary

    Very cool! I am too chicken to try a video blog right now. I am content with posting videos of the kids! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Mary – You should give it a try – it’s a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by today!

    • Robyn Wright of Robyn's Online World

      Mary the vlogging really isn’t bad – I promise you will like it if you start!

  • Amy

    Whoa cool!

  • Courtney

    Great job on your video! Great editing and loved that it was personal and informative too! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Courtney! I’m so glad to have my first vlog post done! I’ve still got a lot to learn in the vlogging world and I’m already trying to decide what to focus on for the next one!

  • Naomi

    Great job, Carrie! You’re braver than me…

    • Carrie with Children

      You can do it, Naomi! I promise it’s a lot of fun!

  • Nichol

    You did a great job Carrie. Vlogs are fun, I keep saying I’m going to do more of them. Jacksonville is very nice:)

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Nichol! I love my hometown – so pretty! Vlogs are a lot of fun – I enjoyed making this one!

  • Melissa

    Great video Carrie! I loved it!

    And what a gorgeous view!!! This was a lot of fun, I can’t wait to see more!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Melissa! It’s such an amazing view – I could have stayed out on that balcony all day! 🙂

  • Steve aka @fathernorest

    Very nice. I think I could hear the sleepiness in your voice during the skyline view. lol

    • Carrie with Children

      You are SO right! LOL I was super sleepy…we stayed out a little too late the night before 🙂 Thanks for watching my first vlog!

  • Vi Nguyen

    Great video for your first. =) Love the view from the hotel!

    Positive Feedback:
    I would say try some better lighting because your face was so dark in the video we don’t get to see you so clearly haha and maybe be a little louder. Other than that I suggest smile more! haha, you should be happi you’re taking this next step in the blogging world & everyone’s happi to see you =)

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Vi! I appreciate the feedback too! You are so right about the lighting…definitely something I need to work on! And the smiling too… I guess I was thinking too much! 🙂

  • Martha

    good job, Carrie. You will a pro in no time

  • A Mommy in the City

    Great job! Downtown Jacksonville is so beautiful. My sister-in-law got married there and it was gorgeous!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks so much! We got married right on the riverfront in Downtown…four years ago! (Time flies!) I was born and raised in Jax – I love it here!

  • Martha

    I ment to say you will be a pro in no time.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Martha! As I told my husband….I’ve gotta start somewhere! 🙂

  • Jessi

    The opening shot of the view is incredible. Well done. I think you did a great job. I can’t wait to see more!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Jessi! I appreciate your nice words – I’m so glad to have the first vlog out of the way…now to decide what the next topic will be! 🙂 The view from the Crowne Plaza is so amazing – I love it!

  • Jen(craftymomof3)

    Great job Carrie!

  • Shanna

    You did great! I would love to be able to do that but I hate cameras!

    • Carrie with Children

      I’m not a fan of cameras either..but it was actually really fun!

  • Mommy Head

    Ahhh! Look at you my friend. All vlogging and stuff.

    Great video. Hope to one day visit your city.

    Oh, and do a video of the babies next time 😉

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks! I’ve been wanting to do a vlog for awhile now…so glad I finally took the plunge! 🙂

      If I can get the girls to stay still long enough…I’ll have a video of them next!

  • Robyn Wright of Robyn's Online World

    Excellent video! What kind of camera are you using – the shots from the hotel were so super sharp and clear – very nice!

    I’m so glad you took the plunge into vlogging! See, I told you it is easy!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you so much Robyn! The hotel video was done with a FlipCam! I need to find a better place in my house to do the webcam video…I need better lighting! I’m glad I took the plunge too – you are right, vlogging is fun and easy!

      • Robyn Wright of Robyn's Online World

        I’m working on getting a different desk for my home office and making a backdrop wall for my videos at my desk area. It’s all a work in progress LOL

  • MusingsfromMe/Jill

    Stopping by from MomSparkMedia! Awesome post! Go you on the vlog! Vlogging really works well for travel, doesn’t it?

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Jill – Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! Vlogging is so much fun – I’m glad I finally gave it a try! And yep…it’s perfect for travel! I see a lot more of it in my future!

  • Zippy Sandler

    Wow, the view is beautiful. Thanks for sharing Carrie.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for watching, Zippy! I appreciate it!

  • Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy

    Good job for your first video!! That was a great view… that pool looked awesome!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Sandy! They have a fantastic view – I want to go back and take advantage of their pool! 🙂

  • Becky

    Holy cow! Love that you were able to do your first video blog! Loved it even more that it was from my wedding weekend! I agree, it was definitely hard to check out that morning after the wedding – the weather and the view of the city was amazing!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! It’s not the greatest video in the world, but it’s a start! 🙂 I love the CP Jax.