Embassy Suites: More Good Company
Every Thanksgiving we head to Pittsburgh, PA to spend the week with my in-laws. Pittsburgh is a 10-hour drive from Rhode Island, and since we don’t get to see my in-laws too often, we end up trying to spend some extra time there. The tough thing is, as the years have passed… our little family has gotten bigger and bigger. It used to be just me and my husband heading to my in-laws for the holiday, now it’s us plus 4 boys!
That’s right. 6 extra people at my in-laws, all sleeping over.
As much as I know my in-laws LOVE having us, I know after 2-3 days, enough can be enough. My boys are non-stop, they love to go places and do things, it’s not easy to “try” to keep them still. I always feel bad because they love to stay up late during the holidays because they don’t have school and my mother-in-law goes to bed early and wakes up early, so I always worry about disrupting her.
I absolutely love what Embassy Suites it doing right now with their More Good Company campaign!
During the holidays families travel to spend time with their loved ones, and while having everyone under one roof is great, the truth is that the tight quarters can be stressful (ahem!).
Embassy Suites is teaming up with improv comedian Nate Dern of the Upright Citizens Brigade to spread the word that better holidays come with a little space for host AND guest, which I think is absolutely GENIUS!
Embassy Suites and Nate are hitting the road to teach people how to be good holiday company!! Beginning on November 11, Nate started a road trip that will take him across the country from New York City to Denver to visit his parents for Thanksgiving (I can’t complain about 10 hours when I see how long this may take him!).
Along the way, he’ll stop in Washington D.C., Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis to spend an evening with a family in their home and bestow his good guest know-how on them — including one of the most important “good company” tips of all, that staying at a hotel is the key to happy, stress-free holidays.
You’ll be able to keep updated on Nate’s journey through Embassy Suites’ Facebook page and Twitter, with video content, tips and prizes for people who see Nate on the road.
Embassy Suites has an awesome giveaway for me to give to one of my reader’s!!
You can win a free one-night stay at any Embassy Suites location!!
How can you enter?
Share with me YOUR best “good company” tip.
MY BEST “GOOD COMPANY” Tip… Always, always, always help clear the table when dinner is over. There’s nothing like seeing a host take so much time and effort in prepping a delicious meal for guests. It takes a ton of work and effort to do. Be a good guest and help clear and clean the table. It’s a HUGE help for the host, even if they insist you don’t help – do it anyway!! Every little bit helps them!! With my 4 boys, believe me… I would never let anyone clean up after them. So if you’re a mom or dad and traveling with your kids this holiday season, remember to help out as much as you can.
Here are some additional tips:
Tip #1: Bring a hostess gift. Don’t dare arrive empty handed!
Tip #2: Follow your host’s lead. Not everyone texts their way through dinner, so adapt to your surroundings.
Tip #3: Lend a helping hand. Well don’t just sit there, make yourself useful.
Tip #4: Opt for a hotel, and eliminate the stress of a full house. Sometimes you just need to take a breather – thank you, spacious two-room suite hotel room.
Tip #5: Send a hand-written thank you note. It’s as simple as, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Share yours to win!!!
I will choose a winner on Monday, November, 19th.