Road Trips Help Create Great Summer Memories

Road Trips Help Create Great Summer Memories

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Disclosure: MomCentral partnered with Red Roof for this post. All opinions are our own.

Maya Angelou wrote, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

I hold fast to this quote because when I recall my own memories, they’re most vividly colored by how I felt at the time: like the thrill of my first visit to the movies (to see Disney’s The Rescuers). The trepidation I felt walking into a new classroom after changing schools mid-year (followed by relief when I found a friendly face!) And the joy of laughing, running home in the rain after picking flowers with my aunt on a trip to the country.

Today, my own little family creates memories to cherish through travel. A quick scroll through my Instagram feed might lead someone to believe we live with a large travel budget, when the truth is, most of our trips are quick, budget-friendly overnighters! We hop in the car to visit extended family, national parks and monuments, sporting events, concerts, and attractions. We love spending quality time together, making memories and “feeling all the feels”. We don’t need a hefty budget or a passport to do it – just some good tunes, a deck of cards, a little “go with the flow” attitude, and a few overnight bags.

Ask any road-trippin’ family like mine, and they’ll tell you that a clean, well-equipped hotel that’s easy to find, plan, and book wins every time. We love hotels that keep the fun going, and whose booking systems don’t prove stressful or time-consuming to use.

Red Roof gets that.

You need only browse the new for a moment to see why choosing the Red Roof hotel location and room that’s right for you proves a no-brainer! Our family even found one – in record time – for our next road trip that’s pet-friendly!

VFMLID=80911369’s “Along-a-Route” feature uses technology to locate travellers’ exact coordinates and the direction we’re traveling in, to intelligently serve up properties literally along our route – not well past, or miles off course!

Making decisions on-the-fly when you’re having a great time, or want to venture further, is the key a lot of successful road trips. caters to travelers who book while on-the-go, always offering up the best rate, using geo-localized and personalized content and deals specific to you.

And since Red Roof knows we’re going to head over to TripAdvisor to see how real travelers rated their rooms, they’ve displayed them right there for us, on the site! Talk about making our jobs easier.


So get out there and explore! Try things you’ve never tried. Laugh, play games, eat new foods, see the sights, and make a point of truly connecting with your family out on the open road. Red Roof wants your family to focus on the journey, not the destination, which the exact feeling you’ll get when you visit the new

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Natalie Rea
Natalie Rea
Mom to two amazing daughters - a feisty teen in middle school, and an ambitious young adult in university. Originally from Montréal's West Island, I now explore the beautiful trails of Hamilton, Ontario. Proud Canadian, vegetarian, dog-adopter, & bleeding-heart liberal. I smile a lot because I have Resting Bitch Face.
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