Millions of American’s travel mostly for work or family obligations, rather than for leisure. At the same time, studies show that about 55% of American’s don’t use all of their vacation days because they fear falling behind at work. So just in time for the end of summer and beginning of fall, Emmy Award-winning reporter, columnist, viral blogger and mother of two Kristen Hewitt is teaming up with Hampton by Hilton to encourage real travelers to turn obligatory travel into ‘obli-cations’ in order to make the most out of real travel moments. Whether lengthening a work trip to a fun weekend or making the most of a vacation to visit family, this busy mom wants everyone to throw out the unrealistic travel expectations and focus on making REAL memories. From researching the best eatery in town to visiting a local museum or sports team while away on business, there’s always a way to make great memories!