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Fun Fact Friday: Pets and PetMD

We continue to celebrate our pets month, which now is extended through March. To celebrate, here are some fun dog facts:

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1. Dogs chase their tails for many reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, predatory instinct or, fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, talk with your vet.

2. Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they’re born and develop their spots as they grow older.  

3. Dogs do dream! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM). During the REM stage dogs can dream. Twitching and paw movements that happen during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming.

4. Dogs have 3 eyelids! An upper lid, a lower lid and a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.

5. Dogs do see in color! It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and white. In fact, it’s believed that dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.

6. Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s.

7. The Beatles song “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle, audible only to dog, causing some dogs to howl. It was recorded by Paul McCartney for the enjoyment of his Shetland Sheepdog.

8. The longest lived dog was a 29-year-old Australian Cattle dog named Bluey, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

9. If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!

10. It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

Facts found from PetFinder and FunnyFido.

Our team also has been continuing to use PetMD this month as well!

Our Digital Brand Content Manager uses it to keep her pup at a healthy weight:bingo

  • “When we rescued our dog Bingo, we were shocked to find him on the heavy side of the scale. We discovered petMD and its thorough nutrition guides helped us plan a balanced diet that’s right for his age and breed. He’s already lost ten pounds—and hasn’t lost any tail wags!”

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY PETS MONTH!

-Katie

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You stay happy, Pets Stay FREE!

Our 15% discount for pet travelers has been extended through March! Make sure to take advantage of this discount for all of your travel needs, especially since kids and pets always stay free! Click here for more info.

Don’t forget, PetMD is a very helpful tool when traveling or just in general for any question you may have on your pet.

Our Digital Marketing Specialist uses it for any nutrition related questions for her pup named Tucker:

“Tucker is a yellow lab/husky mix and will be 3 years old this March! Tucker is my first furry four-legged child, tuckso as many other first time pet parents are, I was constantly overthinking everything when it comes to food, health, exercise, etc. for my pup. PetMD has helped me over the last few years in figuring out what is best for Tucker. The nutrition section is awesome! I am guilty of sharing human food with my pup every now and then and this section and others have several blogs and articles that make you aware of what foods are good for your dog and which ones are dangerous. Nutrition, food, health, diet & exercise – PetMD has it all the information for your pet to live a happy and healthy life.”

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Plan an unforgettable Trip to Nashville

Experience rich culture, history, southern hospitality, and a TOP 16 TRAVEL DESTINATION by Forbes! Nashville, TN is a great place for country music lovers and everyone alike. Whether you’re a “first-timer”, a music lover, a foodie, an arts & culture lover, a nature lover or a shopper, there’s something for everyone. Nashville is filled with exciting attractions and events that are a must-see from morning until night. The best way to be able to experience every single attraction is by staying at the affordable Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville Airport.

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Top attractions are as follows:

  • When visiting Nashville, a trip to the Opry is a must! The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert, which has presented the biggest stars of that genre. See a show while you’re in town! We’re just 7 miles away.
  • Check out the new exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, including Eric Church!
  • The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is just 8 miles away. Come here and see all of your favorite animals and check out the calendar for year round events.
  • The natural beauty of the Cumberland continues as one travels the winding river past huge bluffs and the many tributaries that offer safe anchorage and remoteness. Enjoy beautiful walkways or bike paths along the river.
  • Nissan Stadium is home to the NFL Tennessee Titans, come check out a home game during football season. Check out other year round events at the stadium while you are in town!
  • Join BIG names (Sheryl Crow, Kellie Pickler!) and take over the streets of Music City during the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon or 1/2 Marathon! Named a BUCKET LIST race by Runner’s World Magazine. More than a race, it’s a health & fitness expo, live music, unforgettable sights, and an awesome medal. April 29, 2017!
  • Schermerhorn Symphony CenterUpcoming Concerts include: Respighi’s Pines of Rome Feb. 10th – 11th, and MORE. TPAC: upcoming shows include Sound of Music February 14-19. Just 7 mi away.
  • The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville’s premier urban park. Visit the full scale replica of The Parthenon in Nashville, TN. Less than 10 miles away. The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum.
  • Visit the Nashville Fairgrounds only 7 miles away from Red Roof! From fairs to pet shows to sporting events, there is always something exciting going on at the Fairgrounds! Check out upcoming events here.
  • Looking to explore your inner country side? Head down to Broadway (7.8 miles) and check out all of Nashville’s finest boot stores including – Broadway Boots CompanyBoots CountryBig Time Boots, & more!
  • The Ryman Auditorium launches their 125th anniversary celebration with Little Big Town in residency for 6 shows! See the superstars take the stage at the Mother Church of Country Music in 2017. Book Your Stay for February 24th & 25th, May 19th & 20th or September 15th & 16th.
  • Planning a visit to Vanderbilt University to explore campus, attend a meeting, visit a family member, or go to a sporting event? Stay close-by.

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Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville Airport features newly renoved rooms and Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! Experience a relaxed room with free Verified WiFi, a flat screen TV, spa-like vessel sinks & showers, wood-like flooring, and more! Heading to or coming from the Nashville Airport? Well, we’re right next door and have a free shuttle service from 6am to 10pm. Book Now.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Plan a Winter Getaway to Traverse City

Traverse City is a fantastic place to visit during the winter. Your stay in Traverse City is sure to be an experience that is purely unique and purely Michigan. This beautiful city is filled with all kinds of winter adventures from snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding and more. When traveling to Traverse City, make sure to get the most out of your winter getaway by staying at our new, affordable an pet-friendly property, Red Roof Inn Traverse City.

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From the second you walk in to Red Roof Inn Traverse City you will be surrounded by fantastic amenities, great service and a clean, comfortable stay. Rest and relax, making yourself ready for the next day’s adventure. Book Your Stay.

Nearby attractions to our location includes:

  • Enjoy over a quarter mile of beach right on the Grand Traverse Bay at the Traverse City State Park (.5 miles), or check out another of Traverse City’s best beaches at East Bay Park (.5 miles).
  • Adventure and Relaxation await at the Grand Traverse Resort (5 miles). Enjoy Skiing in the winter and a round of golf when it’s warmer. Kick back and relax at the spa with massages, facials and more. Enjoy luxury without the price tag by staying close by at Red Roof.
  • Stay close to campus at Red Roof Inn Traverse City. Just around the corner from North Western Michigan College (1.5 miles). A stay at Red Roof makes sure you are well rested and ready for your campus tour, visit with friends or loved ones, or official meetings.
  • Take a tour of Traverse City’s fantastic Wineries, Micro-Breweries and Distilleries. Tour Black Star Farms Old Mission Winery and DistilleryChateau Chantal DistilleryForty Five North WineryShady Lane Cellars WineryMackinaw Brewing Company and North Peak Brewing Company. Just a selection of the many breweries, wineries and distilleries in and around Traverse City.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery and unique atmosphere of a Tour at King Orchard Cherry Farm. Learn more about the fruit, its health benefits and how it is grown. Great activities for the whole family, this is one tasty tour you aren’t likely to forget.
  • Grab a bite to eat at great spots like Red Messa Grill (Walking), Ruby Tuesday (0.2 miles), Bob Evans (0.4 miles), Dons Drive In (0.5 miles), Toms Super Market (1.7 miles), The Cottage (2.1 miles) and The Omelette Shoppe (2.7 miles).
  • Grab a great meal and feel good about it at the Grand Traverse Pie Company. With delicious treats and food for every appetite, the Grand Traverse Pie Company donates 100% percent of their profits to charity and all proceeds go to paying employees and charity.
  • Make your travel easy and stay only 3.2 miles from Cherry Capitol Airport at Red Roof Inn Traverse City. Rest comfortable and go through your travel rested and relaxed.
  • At Red Roof Inn Traverse City we know that your next office visit or procedure at Munson Medical Center (5 miles) can be stressful. Make sure your commute is easy and stay with Red Roof, only five miles from the Center.

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Remember, get the most out of you travel experience by staying with Red Roof Inn Traverse City. Enjoy a clean and comfortable room every time you stay with us and enjoy in room amenities like Free Wifi, In room coffee, flat screen TVs, updated rooms with hardwood floors and more.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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2017 Travel Bucket List

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Where do you want to go in 2017? Here is a list of our 2017 Travel Bucket List of US Cities that we would like to go too below. Make sure to stay with Red Roof Inn when you travel so you can get the most out of your travel experience!

Safe travels, happy adventure and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-Katie

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Best Cross Country Ski Locations, Out of the Country Travel and Cruise Port Locations!

Whether Cross Country Skiing, traveling different countries, or relaxing on a cruise, you are sure to find adventure and a Red Roof wherever you go. Make sure to take advantage of these final 31 day’s of Holiday Travel events! For adding even more WOW to your stay, experience one of our Red Roof PLUS+ properties this holiday season. Click here for a full list.

Cross Country Ski Locations: Get outside for some exercise, winter time fun and a unique way to see the country around you with a cross country skiing trek.

Experience Brazil or Japan: Red Roof has now gone international! Get the most out of your holiday travel experience by staying with Red Roof plane-2even when you are not in the United States!

Cruise Port Locations: Stay close to your port and make the night before you come aboard the cruise a restful and relaxing one at an affordable Red Roof.

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

-Katie

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Football Events, Santa Clause Indiana and top Ice Fishing Lakes!

31 Days of Holiday travel is almost over! Make sure to attend this season some exciting football games, celebrate the holiday season in style by visiting a small town with a Christmas themed name or plan an ice fishing adventure!

Football events: Cheer your college to Playoff or Big Game Victory as the biggest games of the season take place this Holiday Season and New Year!

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA: Enjoy the holiday fun and spirit of santathe season in Santa Claus Indiana. A great place to have your celebration this holiday season. Visit one of the many Christmas themed attractions, such as Santa’s Candy Castle, Santa Claus Post Office, Santa’s Toys and the Santa Claus Museum and Village.
Top Ice Fishing Lakes: Grab your line, lure, poll… and mittens? Check out the exhilarating fun of Ice Fishing on the following lakes. Don’t let the wintertime keep you from your favorite past time, Ice Fishing is the perfect way to reel a few in this winter.

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

-Katie

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Kwanzaa Celebrations, top candy shops and dog sledding adventures

It is almost Christmas! Are you ready yet? We have listed below top holiday candy shops to visit if you want something sweet for your loved ones or how about you take them on a adventure of a lifetime with our listed Dog Sledding locations. Celebrating Kwanzaa? We have the best celebrations listed below for you as well! Our 31 Days of Holiday Travel Continues!

Kwanzaa Celebrations: Celebrate the African American heritage at some of these cities, which feature top Kwanzaa Celebrations:

Top Holiday Candy Shops: This holiday season grab worldly sweets, confections and treats that will bring smiles to your friends and family at the following locations:

Dog Sledding Locations: Put on your Parka and jump on for the adventure of a lifetime at the following Dog Sledding Locations:

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

-Katie

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Holiday Theme Park Events, Rockettes and A Christmas Story House

The count down is continuing and it is time to experience top amusement parks, performances and movie sets this holiday season!

Theme Park Events: The following theme parks offer holiday themed events throughout this season that is a must-see!

TRAVEL TO EXPERIENCE THE MUST-SEE ROCKETTES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR: Experience one of the most famous Christmas shows, The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. Book your tickets now as the show only takes place through January 2nd, 2017.

“A Christmas Story” House: If “A Christmas Story” is your favorite Holiday movie, then you’re in luck! You can take a tour of christ-story-houseand experience the actual house that the movie was filmed in. Nearby Red Roof’s include:

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

-Katie

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Best Christmas Light Displays, Snowbird Destinations and top Ski Locations!

The most magical time of the year is filled with decorative Christmas lights that light up the night ski and snowy days where you can ski, snowboard or sled down steep hills. Or, if you need to get out of the cold and snow, avoid it all together by traveling to a sunny state. Our 31 days of Holiday Travel Continues!

Christmas Light Displays: The Best Christmas Light Displays can be found at a few of the following places:

Snowbird Destinations: Get out of the cold and into the sun at these warm weather destinations:

Ski Destinations: Top ski locations include:

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

-Katie

 

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