Whats your story?

Whether traveling for family vacations, sporting events, pet competitions and hiking adventures; we have the stories. What is yours? Share your story today at gomoregobetter.com 

baseball fun

Rex Sox Training Camp! -Janet J

mountain adventure

My first trip out west was absolutely amazing! This is on top of Zion National park Utah. The view was well worth the 4miles up! -Christina R

beautiful view

This brings me back to an adventure with my husband on Oahu. We found this hike by accident but are so glad we did! Look at the view! #gomoregobetter. -Mary R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disney family travel

Downtown Disney! -Janet J

bridge

My friend and I strike a pose in front of the 360 Overlook bridge in Austin, TX. -Melanie M

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Road Trip + Adventure +Family Fun + Getaway = Family Fun! -Sally J


 

 

 

 

 

 

pet travel

I show my odgs in agility. We travel all over and always are welcome at any Red Roof Inn! Thank-you Red Roof! -Pepi L

sun set

Island Community Church Easter Sunrise Service, Chesapeake Beach, Islamorada, Florida Keys. -Peter K

sports

After a well played game. Relaxation is waiting with our accommodations at The Red Roof Inn. -Bristol F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Go more. Go better.

Red Roof Inn invites you to Go More. Go Better. Travel is not just the destination but the experience of the journey and the memories made along the way.

With Red Roof, we want you to get the most out of your travel experience. Our budget friendly prices allow you to experience more at sporting events, shopping sprees, amusement parks, excursions and so much more!

We invite you to share your adventures with us at gomoregobetter.com. The purpose of the site is to share our travel stories, experiences and memories. Along with the site,we will be doing some fun give aways to help you capture and create memories as you travel this year.

Enter our Memory Maker Contest for a chance to win a GoPro, Free Night stays at any Red Roof and more!

Go More. Go Better.

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Travel for Wellness

Many travelers are adopting wellness into their getaways, going out of their way to nurture their mind and body on vacation- from yoga retreats, cycling tours, hiking national state parks, kayaking and doing themed races. Here are a few ideas for your next wellness vacation:

  • Kipralu Center for Yoga and Health– a great place to learn and experience yoga. They host retreats attended by more than 36,000 people every year.
  • Tough Mudder- Outdoor boot camp and Extreme Fitness- Experience rolling hills, open fields, rugged trails and a frenzy of obstacles. Check out the list ofTough Mudder locations for 2015.
  • Hiking at Crowders Mountain State Park in Asheville, North Carolina- Hike to the top of Crowders Mountain to see a view that stretched over 25 miles. Walk the nature trails that go for miles on a variety of terrains.
  • Color Run/ Shine Tour– “The happiest 5k on the planet!” – A paint race that this year will be combined with glitter!
  • Monterey Bay Kayaksat Monterey beach- have a fun kayaking adventure around the beautiful bay.
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee trails- Explore beautiful falls of the Great Smoky Mountains or an amazing panoramic view on the LeConte/Rainbow Falls or the Chimney Tops trail.

Remember to get more out of your health and wellness vacation by staying and saving at Red Roof.

Safe and healthy travels!

-Katie

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Top Attractions to Visit in Indianapolis

Congrats to Michigan State, Duke, Wisconsin and Kentucky for making it to the final rounds of the big March tournament! For those of you traveling to see the game at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on April 4th, here are some great attractions to check out while in town:

  1. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum– Take a tour of the race track, home to the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and many other races. Afterward, tour the Hall of Fame Museum, which is dedicated to automobiles and auto racing from IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One, Sprint and more
  2. White River State Park– Explore the trails, fields, concert grounds, waterways and many attractions found on the 250 acres of the Park, including:
  3. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis-the largest children’s museum in the world! Visit this amazing museum with fun filled family learning experiences, including exhibits on physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, arts and a dinosaurs!
  4. Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District– Pay your respects at this historic district which contains 2 museums (Indiana War Memorial Museum and Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum) , 3 parks and 24 acres of monuments honoring veterans, including the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Veterans Memorial Plaza.

There are also many Red Roof’s near Indianapolis to stay at while you are visiting for the big game. Get more out of your travel and game experience by staying and saving with Red Roof!

Safe travels!

-Katie

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NYC Attractions

NYC is the perfect place to travel to if you want to visit a city filled with great restaurants, entertainment, tours and attractions! Here is a list of great places to explore when you are on a trip to New York:

  1. 30 Rockefeller Center aka GE Building– Home of NBC Studios where you can tour the sets of some of your favorite shows. You can have dinner on the 65th floor of the GE Building at a restaurant called the Rainbow Room or you can go up to the observation deck, the Top of the Rock, to get an amazing view of New York. You can also ice skate in the 30 Rock Plaza.30rock.jpg
  2. Time Square– Every visitor needs to experience Time Square- all the lights, buildings, the huge advertisements, people, shops and restaurants- Time Square is filled with many things to do and see.IMG_0331
  3. Federal Hall– View a historic landmark where George Washington was inaugurated as president.IMG954505
  4. Wall Street -Take a stroll along Wall Street, the financial district of New York City, home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.IMG954506
  5. Dining– Dine at themed restaurants like Ellen’s Stardust Diner– a 50’s themed diner known as the home of the future stars where the wait staff perform Broadway songs. Also, check out Jekyll’s Hyde Club Restaurant and Bar found in Time Square- a haunted restaurant with live and spooky entertainment and where the wait staff are dressed up as monsters like Frankenstein and vampires. IMG952184Try Shake Shack– a chain based in New York with delicious burgers and shakes. Looking for something more upscale? Try Delmonico’s Kitchen, a delicious steakhouse.IMG951344 steakdinner.jpg
  6. Madison Square GardenCatch a basketball game, a hockey game or a concert at MSG Arena! IMG954522
  7. Radio City Music Hall– Where many big concerts and events take place, including one of my favorite shows, America’s Got Talent!BeFunky_IMG953529.jpg
  8. Central Park– Take a walk, run or carriage ride around the beautiful park! Explore the Central Park Zoo, take a ride on the carousel, see the Strawberry Fields, sit down and relax around the lake, gardens, or statues around the park.
  9. Empire State Building – A world famous landmark with exhibits like the Dare to Dream exhibit which talks about the history and construction of the building and an observatory on the 86th and 102nd floor where you get to see an amazing view of New York! They also have some restaurants and shops inside.empirestatebuilding.jpg
  10. One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, stands 104 standard stories tall, the tallest structure in NYC, at the spot of where the original World Trade Center stood.freedom tower
  11. 9/11 Memorial Museum– The museum commemorating the September 11th attacks and is at the location of where the Twin Towers use to stand.
  12. Ellis Island– Tour the island and see the Statue of Liberty. You can also view it from a distance at many other places like from the Staten Island Ferry or from Battery Park.statueofliberty.jpg

When visiting New York, Red Roof Inn is the perfect budget friendly place to stay at so you can get more out of your travel experience. With the money you save, you can see more attractions, go on tours, go on a shopping spree, eat at nice places and so much more. Click here to find an Inn and book your New York City adventure today!

Safe travels!

Katie

 

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And so it begins: March Basketball Tournaments!

Yesterday, the March tournaments started with the session one basketball games at the University of Dayton Arena in Ohio. The atmosphere was electric and the sports fans were all excited for the start of the tournament.Capture

First, Manhattan played Hampton with the Hampton Pirates taking the win last night and moving on to play undefeated Kentucky. The second game, BYU played Ole Miss with Ole Miss turning around in the second half from a 17 point deficit to take the win and move on to play Xavier! Even though BYU did not take the win, they had an amazing mascot, Cosmo the Cougar, who would do back flips and break dance on the arena floor!

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Whether you’re a sports fan or not, most people seem to become one in March, especially if they fill out a bracket and have a chance to win big. People become fans of teams they don’t normally cheer on just because they have chosen them to win in the round.

March is a great time of year to get together with your friends and watch the games. With the start of spring, you can find a great sports bar that has TVs outside on the patio and enjoy the warm spring weather while watching the game.

If you are attending one of the March tournaments, you should make the most of your travel experience and explore the city around you. Get the most out of the basketball tournament by staying and saving at Red Roof! Make sure to check out our list of Red Roof Inns nearby all the stadiums during the March tournaments. We still have rooms available!

Safe travels and good luck to all those who have a bracket!

Katie

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10 things to do during Spring

Spring is just around the corner with the official start date beginning on March 20th! With spring being so close, the snow beginning to melt and warmer weather coming our way, it’s a great time to plan a list of things to do during this beautiful season.

  1. Plant something green- Start a garden with beautiful flowers, vegetables or plant a tree.
  2. Have a picnic- With cherry blossoms and flowers blooming everywhere, spring time is perfect for a picnic.
  3. Go for a much needed run or a hike outside once the snow is gone and the weather is beautiful.
  4. When going out to eat, sit outside on the patio.
  5. Go to a park- Feed the ducks at the pond, fly a kite, lay in the sun or toss a ball around.
  6. Spring cleaning- Go through your closet and find clothes that you can donate while getting your spring clothes and open toed shoes out for the season.
  7. Play in the rain- It does tend to rain a lot during the spring, but you know what they say- April showers bring May flowers.
  8. Open all the windows in your house or car while driving and let the spring breeze in.
  9. Plan a trip to a zoo, a conservatory or a baseball game once the season starts.
  10. Plan a spring vacation and travel! At Red Roof, we want you to get more out of your travel experience by staying and saving with us! With the money you save, you can do more during this spring season!

Don’t forget, during the month of March, you can also register to receive double points on every stay and earn a free night faster!

-Katie

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Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

Last week on February 24th, it was National Tortilla Chip Day! At Red Roof Inn Corporate, we hosted a Chip and Dip competition in honor of the day. Our favorite dip was a Jalapeno Popper Dip. Here is the winning recipe:

Jalapeno Popper Dip:

Ingredients (Serves 12):

  • 7 slices bacon, dicedchip dip

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion

  • 5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

    Toppings:

  • 1 cup crushed buttery round crackers

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  3. Stir bacon, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, green onion, and jalapeno peppers together in a bowl; spread into a 9-inch round baking dish.
  4. Mix crackers, Parmesan cheese, and butter together in a bowl; spread over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

-Katie

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago, Illinois!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and weekend celebrations will start taking place on Saturday, March 14th in many cities, so start planning your trip today!

This St. Patrick’s Day, plan a road trip to Chicago, Illinois where they host big events, traditions and parades all weekend long. There are also many Red Roof Inns nearby that you can stay at during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

  • First, experience the most famous event, watch Chicago turn their whole river green! Of course, only eco-friendly vegetable dye is used. This event will take place on Saturday at 10:45 am and the dye will last in the river for around 5 hours. This event has been a tradition for over 50 years. Time for you to come experience the tradition!
  • Next, check out the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country in Downtown Chicago. The parade takes place at 12 pm on Saturday on Grant Park along Columbus Drive, from Balbo to Monroe Drive and is around 3 hours long. See step dancers, colorful floats, bag pipers and more!
  • Take a St. Patrick’s Day Cruise where you get to cruise the green waters of the Chicago River while enjoying an Irish buffet, music and dancing.
  • Chicago also has a ton of Irish Pubs to offer. Click here for a list of some of the best Irish Pubs.

Looking for other places to visit during St. Patrick’s Day? Click here to check out a list of great places with rich Irish heritage or big events that take place during the holiday with budget-friendly Red Roof Inns nearby! Get more out of your St. Patrick’s Day experience by staying with us!

Safe travels!

-Katie

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Pet Travel Tips

When traveling with your pet, it is very important to plan ahead to keep you and your best friend safe and comfortable on the road. Here are some helpful tips to follow that will make your travel experience a great one:

What to Bring:pet traveling

  • Pet carrier
  • Food
  • Water
  • Bowls for food and water
  • Leash or harness
  • Collar with tags
  • Baggies for cleanup
  • Bedding
  • Toys
  • Litter and litter box if traveling with your cat
  • Medical records

Helpful Tips:

  • Ensure your pet has a proper collar with up-to-date contact information.
  • Consider a first-aid kit with tweezers, gauze and antiseptic.
  • Keep a health certificate and photo of your pet with you while traveling.
  • Use a travel carrier or harness. It’s safest for your animal to be in a pet carrier or wearing a secured harness when traveling. Many pet-supply retails sell seat belt adapters, car seats and cargo barriers.
  • Never leave your pet in the car unattended.
  • Have frequent pit stops for exercise and bathroom breaks.

Remember when traveling, if you need a place to stay for the night, Red Roof Inn is a pet friendly hotel where we consider your pet part of the family and they always stay free! Don’t forget to save 15% during the month of February on your stay with us and to enter in our SPOTlight on Pet Travel Sweepstakes!

Safe travels to you and your pet!

-Katie

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