WE DID IT!!! My wife, Chandra and I have shared 11 years of marriage together! Surprisingly, each year is just as mesmerizing as the first. So we thought, what better way to celebrate than a romantic getaway… without our two kids. We wanted different scenery; somewhere other than home in New York City, and we didn’t want to go too far; the perfect compromise, a romantic two hour drive to the picturesque hills of Mount Poconos, PA.
To accommodate my wife’s requirements of luxury and peaceful relaxation and my desire to indulge in the finest cuisines and activities, the Mount Airy Casino Resort won hands down. This beautiful resort offers a full service spa & salon, a fully equipped gym, heated indoor/outdoor pool, an 18 hole golf course, several amazing restaurants, concerts, comedy shows, a nearby outlet mall and two floors of more than 1,800 slot machines and over 80 gaming tables!
After our visit, I now understand why Mt. Airy is Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four-Diamond-rated casino. The resort was very clean and all the employees were very pleasant… even while asking my wife and I for proof of identification when we entered the casino. FYI: best feeling ever! Another great was eating so many different and delectable cuisines under one roof. Everything from American and BBQ to Asian and of course a fully loaded buffet with something for everyone. My personal favorite is Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen and my wife loved Bistecca by IL MULINO.
The Mt. Airy Casino Resort is a picture perfect venue for a couple’s vacation or wedding. And, to top it all off their casino likes to engage their guest with the possibility of winning my dream car – that beautiful $117,000 Maserati car lottery displayed on the gaming floor – but you know the drill – you gotta play to win! Good Luck!
A veteran television host, relationship expert, and author, Shannon LaNier has been keeping audiences tuned in his entire life.
Shannon currently co-hosts “Arise Entertainment 360,” a daily culture and entertainment series that airs on BET’s sister station, Centric, and cable providers globally. “Arise 360” is part of Arise News, a network seen in over 175 million homes in more than 50 countries throughout the world, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa. LaNier can also be seen as a correspondent on Black Enterprise Magazine’s nationally-syndicated shows: “Black Enterprise Business Report” & “Our World With Black Enterprise.”
As a teenager in Cincinnati, Shannon got his first television job on “Real Exchange,” an Emmy Award winning talk show focusing on issues important to young people. After graduating from Kent State University, he made his New York City debut as a segment producer for the CBS2 Morning Show. But he didn’t waste any time getting in front of the camera. His next job saw him take on the One-Man-Band role of journalist, writer, director, editor, videographer, and producer of News 12 Networks. Soon thereafter, he took a similarly comprehensive role at Fios1 News.
Shannon is also a writer, having co-authored the Random House Inc. book Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family along with photojournalist Jane Feldman. The book follows his journey to uncover the history behind his heritage as a 9th generation direct descendent of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings. Jefferson’s Children received a Best Books Award by the American Library Association.
Additionally, Shannon has inspired audiences across the globe with captivating speaking engagements that touch on everything from his presidential lineage to his career in media. Most recently, he participated in the White House’s National Entrepreneurship Tour, bringing his signature brand of motivational humor to packed live audiences around the country.
Gifted with undeniable charisma and an energy that electrifies the stage, Shannon truly comes alive in the spotlight. Whether he’s hosting a TV show, speaking to a packed auditorium, or emceeing an event—this is one Renaissance man who can’t help but draw a crowd. A former executive at CBS said it best: “Once Shannon’s “on,” the audience is glued. He’s born to be a star.”
Despite his full schedule, Shannon remains an active member of his church, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists. He currently lives in NYC with his wife/college sweetheart Chandra and their two daughters.