One of the joys of being a mom is being able to share the things you love with your children. As I’ve mentioned before, travel is something that my husband and I have cherished, both individually and as a couple since the beginning of time. Pair it with traveling for a passion, such as pop culture conventions, and we are happy campers. I remember the first time I went to San Diego Comic Con: before people slept outside to get into panels, when 4-day badges were $100 and if you attended a panel, you automatically went to meet and greets with the cast. No big. Now, living the con life is not as rare as it used to be and people from all walks of life are traveling to attend their favorite conventions in cities all over the country (and world, really).
Luna’s first convention was Megacon in Orlando last year and she absolutely loved it. I really love Megacon because it has all the perks of large cons while still holding on to the feel of a small one. I think it’s a perfect “gateway con,” and one we’ve enjoyed for years. This year, we opted not to cosplay just for comfort sake, got a photo op with the gift that is David Tennant + saw some amazing vendors and friends.
It’s pretty cool that people that live our sort of lifestyle are being recognized by big hotel chains like Red Roof Inn. They are offering 15% off stays for those of us “passion travelers,” which not only includes con-goers, but also sports fanatics and music junkies. We stayed that the Red Roof Inn at Ocoee, which was a 25 minute drive from the convention center and found it to meet our needs perfectly! The rooms were newly renovated, it was clean and staff was so friendly and nice. Not sure if this is a toddler thing, but Luna LOVES hotels and sometimes says she wants to go back to it or stay there instead of go out on adventures – she actually started crying on the way home because she “missed the hotel.” So sweet.
To find out more about this initiative and to get your 15% off coupon code, go here + here. And check out my stories highlights on Instagram for more details about our stay!
Look out for a full post about our experience at Megacon 2019 soon!
Disclosure; I received a free stay at Red Roof Inn in exchange for social media and blog posts about our experience. However, this did not effect my review, and promise that what I have shared is genuine and accurate.