Red Roof sponsored this post but all opinions expressed are my own.
Road Trip with the Kids
The classic American road trip with the kids is alive and well. Millions of families are expected to hit the road this summer to vacation together. Whether you are a vacation pre-planner like I am or more of a spontaneous stopper, the new RedRoof.com makes finding lodging for the night easy and convenient.
Getting Lost on Purpose
One of the best things about a vacation or road trip with the kids is the unexpected surprises you find along the route. It's the picture you get with the world’s largest thermometer in Baker, CA, walking “all the way” from Colorado to Wyoming by stopping and walking across the state line, or the experience of hearing mariachi musicians as you dine along San Antonio’s Riverwalk. It's the unexpected fun that makes road trips with the kids what they are.
Getting lost on purpose is the practice of choosing a direction and just going to find your next adventure. No plan, just a tank a gas, a few snacks, and the desire to experience something new as a family. We started “getting lost on purpose” when we wanted to discover a new town or city we moved to. We'd ask the kids, “which way do you want to go?” They'd point and off we went. We'd stop at any place that looked interesting, ate of local dive restaurants with parking lots filled with cars, and took every opportunity to stop and read the historical markers.
With cellular phones, it's nearly impossible to get truly lost, but you can get off the beaten path and discover new favorite places and sites. Pack your bags and make a weekend out of it. You never know what you'll find on an adventure road trip with the kids.
Red Roof makes Road Trips Easier
Whether you are at home or work planning a trip or half way to Timbuktu, RedRoof.com can help you find a room to rest your head for the night. Their new “Along-a-Route” feature uses geo-location technology to know where you and which direction your driving to recommend properties along your route.
When you travel, you want to find the best rate available. RedRoof.com’s redesigned site makes finding the information you want simple and easy to find. Finding the best deal is as simple as “Tap! Tap! Go!” Plus the site is full of rich media tools like photos, destination information, videos, slideshows, and TripAdvisor reviews to help you select the Red Roof property that is right for you and your family.
Whether you're planning a future road trip with the kids or looking for inspiration wherever you are, head to RedRoof.com to start planning your next family adventure.