Experience San Francisco!

Another great summer attraction to visit is San Francisco! Not only is the weather beautiful, but there are so many things to do and see that it is a perfect place to go for a getaway. Check out the list of attractions below:san francisco downtown

With so much to do and see, the best way to get the most out of your travel experience is to stay at a budget friendly Red Roof Inn like the Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport, close to many attractions and right next to the Burlingame Trolley, a free service that connects with the hotel and downtown.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Great Summer Travel Destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Summer is almost over and those of you who are still looking for your great, family-fun adventure, Pigeon Forge, TN is the perfect place to go. With tons of entertainment, amusement parks, museums, attractions, and beautiful mountains to hike, you will always find something to do. Check out this list of places to visit while in Pigeon Forge:

  1. The Island– The Island has an abundance of shopping, dining and great entertainment including the great smoky mountain wheel, the island fountain show, a ropes course, amusement park rides and more!
  2. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel-This great observation Ferris Wheel is 200 feet high and provides you with an excellent view of the mountains.
  3. Dollywood– Visit Dollywood for its exciting Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Adventure Park, nestled in the beautiful smoky mountains.
  4. Dixie Stampede– This exciting dinner show has 32 horses and riders that will entertain you with tricks, competitions, dances, music and more throughout a delicious dinner.
  5. WONDERWORKS– This Indoor Amusement park has over 100 hands on exhibits that are educational and a entertaining challenge for a family fun outing. Some zones include the Physical Challenge Zone, the Light and Sound Zone, Space Discovery, Imagination lab and an art gallery.
  6. Titanic Museum– Walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic and view more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.  Touch a real iceberg, 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, experiencing Titanic first hand. Each guest will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew and at the end, you get to discover your passenger or crew’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names line this historic wall.
  7. Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show Home-style dinner feast followed by a family feuding musical with dancing & comedy.
  8. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokey’s – See thousands of fish and sea creatures, like barracudas, rays, jellyfish, octopus, moray eels and giant sharks! 
  9. Smokey Mountain National Park – Hike the beautiful mountains and see plant life, waterfalls and maybe even a black bear!

Great places to eat:

Don’t forget to stay at Red Roof Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge while you are visiting. A great budget friendly place to stay so you can get the most out of your travel experience!

Safe travels!

-Katie

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Summer Travel INN-spiration

Summer is the perfect time for getaways, whether for some relaxation and rejuvenation or for action packed adventures. Whatever the reason, take advantage of the summer and go on as many adventures as you can and share them with us on gomoregobetter.com. We want to hear your stories! Check out some travel stories from vacationers below for some travel INN-spiration:

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Remember to get the most out of your travel experience by staying with Red Roof Inn! This summer, now through the end of August, all RediCard members who register for the Stay 3 Get 1 promotion, and who stay 3 separate times with Red Roof from the point of registration, will earn a free night! Click here for more info.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Explore Tupelo, Mississippi!

Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis Presley, is a great place to go not only if you are a fan of The King of Rock and natchez trailRoll, but a great place to experience historic sites and beautiful nature trails for a nice, relaxing getaway. While in Tupelo, check out these beautiful and historic attractions:

While in Tupelo, make sure to also experience some of their delicious, southern dining:

"VFMLID=66371783"To get the most out of your Tupelo travel adventures, make sure to stay with us at Red Roof Inn Tupelo! The Inn has an outdoor pool, continental breakfast, free WiFi and, not to mention, pets stay free!

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Visit Niagara Falls!

Niagara Falls is a definite must-see and great place to go for a fun weekend getaway. Not only can you watch the falls from afar, but you can get right up into the falls as well.

The Maid of the Mist is a boat ride that takes you right up close to the falls where you can feel, like the name states, the mist and water of the falls. You are given a poncho so you don’t get soaked. The boat takes you right in the middle of the Horseshoe Falls where it is a spectacular view and a great experience you will never forget.

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With the Cave of Winds, you get to climb up a stairwell that is right next to the falls. In fact, you are so close to the falls that they spill over the stairwell and you are sometimes walking up through a current of water. Though you are given a poncho, you still get pretty soaked, so make sure to bring a change of clothes! I definitely recommend a camera that is able to get wet so you can take a bunch of great pictures as well.

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If you look closely, you can see the boardwalk for the Cave of Winds that goes directly next to the falls.

There are also other great things to do and see like the Aquarium of Niagara for a great sea lion show or the Niagara Adventure Theater for an IMAX movie about the legends of the falls.

During my weekend getaway there, we also made a stop at The Silo, a restaurant with a spectacular view right on the river that was on the show Man V. Food! Adam tries the Haystack and made it sound absolutely delicious on the show, so of course I had it too and it was great!

While visiting the falls, there are also a few Red Roof’s nearby that you can stay at to get the most out of your travel experience.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Red Roof on the Red Carpet at the Max Premiere!

10927858_10152850504700163_4885671855888291825_oThis Tuesday, Red Roof was very lucky to have the opportunity to attend the Red Carpet and Premiere of the movie MAX, which took place in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theater. What a great experience! We were able to see the stars of the film like Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Mia Xitlali, Dejon LaQuake and Jay Hernandez. Best of all, we were able to see the star, the hero, and the one and only, MAX! MAX walked the red carpet like a pro, pleasing the paparazzi and the viewers with many tricks he has been trained to do. After the Red Carpet, we were able to see the movie, which is a definite must see. I would like to thank Warner Bros. for giving us this amazing opportunity and once in a lifetime experience!

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Sights we got to see; the Chinese Theater, Hollywood Boulevard and the Egyptian Theater!

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Lauren Graham, Josh Wiggins, Mia Xitlali, Luke Kleintank and Max!

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To celebrate the release of Max in theaters June 26, Red Roof Inn is giving you a chance to win 1 of 25 movie ticket prize packs! Each prize will include a MAX movie poster and 2 tickets to see MAX, only in theaters.

For your chance to enter and official rules click link below: http://bit.ly/1JGVyND

-Katie

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Experience Galveston, Texas!

Galveston, TX is a beautiful city and is a definite must-see on this summer’s travel bucket list! There are many fun things to do and see! Here is a list of top things to experience while in Galveston!

  1. Moody Garden’s Galveston IslandExplore an aquarium, a rain forest exhibit, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruises,pier zip lines, a ropes course, Palm Beach waterpark and more!
  2. Pleasure PierEnjoy rides, shopping, games, dining and more on this historic pier!
  3. Port of Galveston- Located on the Mouth of Galveston Bay
  4. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and MuseumLearn about offshore oil and drilling through models and interactive displays.
  5. Seawolf Park– One of the island’s most popular fishing piers and picnic sites. View attractions, including the WWII submarine the USS Cavalla, the USS Stewart and the remains of the WWI tanker S.S. Selma.
  6. Schlitterbahn Galveston Water Park– Enjoy up to 35 water adventures including water slides, lazy rivers and a surf ride.
  7. Get Hooked Fishing CharterGet hooked on fishing in the Gulf Coast.

While visiting, you can also explore the campus of these colleges below:

Make sure to check out these delicious local dining options below while in town:

When in Galveston, make sure to get the most out of your travel experience by staying at the Red Roof Inn located right on the beach front and close to many of the attraction, Red Roof Inn Galveston – Beachfront/Convention Ctr!

Safe travels!

-Katie

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Top 10 US cities to visit during the Fourth of July

Celebrate July 4th differently this year by traveling to one of these top cities in the US that are known for their amazing firework displays, American history, parades, festivals and more!:

  1. Nashville Join Nashville for Let Freedom Sing, a big celebration with a free concert and more! This year, Martina McBride and fireworksMilly Ekko will be the performers at Music City during the celebration. The firework show will light up Downtown Nashville with more than 30,000 fireworks produced by Pyro Shows, Inc. During the fireworks display, Nashville Symphony’s original medley of songs will be performed live and choreographed to the show, lasting 27 minutes- the longest in Nashville history!
  2. Washington DCThe fireworks display in Washington DC is administered by the National Park Service and illuminates the landmarks, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The show is accompanied every year by live music from “A Capitol Fourth,” that is held on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn.  Before the show, be sure to catch the National Independence Day Parade to see all the floats, marching bands and military units. The parade takes place on Constitution Avenue and travels from 7th to 17th Street.
  3. San Diego: Big Bay Boom-The largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges around North San Diego Bay. The fireworks can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. What is better than relaxing with loved ones on a beach and watching an amazing fireworks show!?
  4. Las Vegas Fourth of July in Las Vegas lasts from the 1st to the 4th. Many hotels along the strip will be having a fireworks show including Caesars Palace, The LINQ, the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower (they also host a pool party) and Fireworks by Grucci will be shot from the hotel’s Roman Tower. Grab a seat at a restaurant or a bar on the strip to see the fireworks all over the valley.
  5. Dallas- In Dallas, you will find Fair Park Fourth, a free admission festival where you get to celebrate America’s birth. The celebration begins with a morning 7k/4k race and ends with a fireworks display. In between, you can enjoy live music, explore the historic Fair Park, enjoy the State Fair of Texas Midway, go on rides, eat local food and listen to live concerts.
  6. New York City– NYC delivers a great patriotic experience. Their amazing fireworks display lights up the night skyline. During the day you can walk Central Park, check out Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest- a nearly century-long tradition held on the 4th of July each year or take the Big Onion Walking Tours, which tours significant NYC landmarks from the Revolutionary War.
  7. Chicago-The city is packed with Fourth of July parties. Experience the fireworks at the Navy Pier, where they light up the skyline along the Windy City lakefront. Celebrate American History by visiting the Chicago History Museum to listen to a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, Americana music performances and a children’s costume parade. You can also check out Independence Day bashes from Wrigleyville to The Loop.
  8. Mount Rushmore– This 2-day celebration is full of patriotism. Each year during the day you can find music provided by local musicians, performances along the Avenue of Flags, Military honors, a flag folding ceremony, Declaration of Independence reading, a US Air Force flyover and the monument lighting. The entire celebration is dedicated to veterans and active duty members of the military.
  9. Boston– Concerts take place in the historic Hatch Shell during the day. At night, 10,000 fireworks are launched from 7 barges along the banks of the Charles River. During the free Boston Pops Fireworks, you can find half a million viewers watching this spectacle.
  10. San Francisco– Enjoy a large firework display over the bay and all around the waterfront. There are 2 sets of fireworks that takes place at the same time, one at the end of the Municipal Pier and the other in front of Pier 39. Activities will take place all day around Pier 39, including ferry rides, the Fillmore Street Festival, a free concert in Stern Grove Park and Oakland Athletics baseball.

Get more out of your July 4th celebration and travels by staying with a budget-friendly Red Roof. Be sure to also share with us your Fourth of July stories at gomoregobetter.com. Safe travels!

-Katie

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BlogPaws 2015 in Nashville, TN!

We had a great time last week attending our first ever BlogPaws Conference! Thank you BlogPaws team and all the sponsors who made it happen and who provided us with this fantastic week. We met so many great people and their pets as well as enjoyed our time in Nashville, TN!

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Our booth at the conference. “You stay happy, pets stay free!”

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Exhibit hall!

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We enjoyed delicious ice cream on the first night.

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We had a fantastic luncheon with these great bloggers! Thank you for coming!

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We made a bunch of new friends!

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Exploring Nashville was great! Broadway was filled with live country music everywhere! We also explored the Parthenon in Vanderbilt with the Athena statue.

It was great to meet every one of you!

It was great to meet every one of you!

Hope everyone had safe travels on the way home!

-Katie

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Employee Appreciation Week – Appreciating Red Roof’s super hero team!

This week, Red Roof wanted to thank all their super hero employees with a week filled with fun, group activities to make the team even stronger. The week consisted of crafting our own super heroes, corn hole tournaments, jump rope and hula hoop competitions, snow cones, our quarterly meeting, which took place at the Lennox AMC movie theater and ended with the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, water balloon tosses, walking to the Audubon obstacle course, yoga, and more! A special thanks to the HR team for putting all this together and thank you to all of Red Roof’s employees for being the fantastic super heroes that they are each and every day!arts and crafts

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