I’ve had lots of people , not just friends ask me a lot of questions about the blog and things they didn’t know about me. So I’m going to try to answer some of them for you. If you have any other questions that I don’t answer here, feel free to contact me by email at Sportsdiva64 @gmail.com .
WHAT’S UP WITH THAT TITLE ?
In all four of the major professional sports , that’s hockey , football , baseball , and basketball , there are at least 30 or more teams .
As for the 30 Plus Dreams part , well, for some people who love sports as much as I do, it’s a dream to attend a game in person no matter which one of the sports it is.
You don’t even have to be a fan of the team .
WHO IS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BLOG ?
That would have to be my girlfriend , Mish T , who is forever asking the question “but what’s there to do there ? ” Hopefully , this blog answers that question for you after you’ve gone to that sports event.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPORTS ?
I have been a baseball fan since 1963, when my late Aunt Blecka took me to a baseball game at Yankees Stadium . I don’t even remember what team was playing against the Yankees that day . Sports was always something we talked about in my family , the women as well as the men .
Some things don’t change, although some members of my family just don’t get my crazy obsession with hockey .
I was a freelance sports writer and most of my work was done with the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings hockey clubs .
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS AND TEAMS ?
In this order , Baseball , New York Yankees . Hockey , New York Rangers and Boston Bruins . BASKETBALL . Boston Celtics and football , New England Patriots .
HOW DID YOU GET INTO TRAVEL ?
I took my first plane ride at age 12 from Martha’s Vineyard , Massachusetts to New York City . I worked for Delta Airlines in Boston and Los Angeles , and for Malaysia Airlines in Los Angeles .
WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED?
I have lived in four places. I don’t count Dayton , Ohio, because I went to college there from August to April of 1971 at the University of Dayton . I have lived in Boston , Los Angeles , Las Vegas , and New York City , where I am now .
WHERE HAVE YOU TRAVELLED TO?
This is a very long list and forgive me if I left out a few places. INTERNATIONAL and I do consider Canada as international . Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , London , England , Singapore , Brisbane , Australia , Sydney , Australia, Penang , Malaysia , Niagara Falls , Canada , Toronto , Canada , Vancouver , Canada , Barrie, Canada, Calgary , Canada, Ottawa, Canada and Montreal , Canada.
In the United States , Portland . , Maine , Providence , Rhode Island , Baltimore , Philadelphia , Pittsburgh , Washington DC , Atlanta , Los Angeles , St. Louis , Boston , New Orleans , Phoenix , Detroit , Nashville , San Francisco , San Diego , Salt Lake City , Denver, Buffalo , and Wheeling , West Virginia .
WHAT CITIES ARE YOUR FAVORITE ?
International , it’s a tie between Toronto and Kuala Lumpur . In this country , there’s no contest . It’s the city that will ALWAYS be home to me, Boston .
DO YOU HAVE A BUCKET LIST OF CITIES THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ?
Yes, Dublin , Belfast , Tel Aviv , Dubai, Winnepeg, Memphis , Seattle , Chicago , Miami , and Cleveland .
DO YOU HAVE A BUCKET LIST OF ARENAS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE ?
DEFINITELY ! Progessive Field – Cleveland , Miller Park – Milwaukee , Lambeau Field – Green Bay , United Center – Chicago , Great American Ballpark -Cincinnati , ComericaPark-Detroit , Gillette Stadium -Foxboro , Massachusetts , Nationwide Arena -Columbus , Quicken loans Arena -Cleveland , and the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis . I saw the old one , but the new one looks amazing !
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BLOGGING?
I had started a blog on blogspot .com many years ago , but I wasn’t really passionate about it , plus I was working full time and didn’t have the time or the patience to keep up with it. Now that I’m retired , I’m blogging about the two things that I’m very passionate about , travel and sports .
I follow a lot of the blogs out there and am so amazed at all the great writing about traveling that I see.
Shout out to The Shooting Star, Oneika the Traveller, Fly Brother, Why Wait to See The World, This Battered Suitcase , Travels With Adam , Shut Up and Go,Kesi To and Fro, and The Blog Abroad , among others .
You guys really inspire me . THANK YOU !
I AM TAKING A TRIP TO BOSTON AND NEW YORK CITY , WHAT SHOULD I SEE?
WOW!Where do I start?! What can I tell you without leaving out a whole lot of things to do ?
Of course while you’re in New York City , you must take in a baseball game at Yankees Stadium or Citifield , home of the New York Mets. In Boston , visit one of the oldest baseball parks in the United States , Fenway Park , home of the Boston Red Sox .
Even if you aren’t a fan of baseball or you aren’t a fan of either team, just go.
If you know NOTHING about baseball , just go for the atmosphere , especially when the Mets play against the Yankees or whenever the Yankees play the Red Sox .
As for visiting the other things that New York City has to offer , I could tell you about seeing the usual touristy places, but I’m not .
Visit the other areas like Washington Heights or Harlem .
York’s “outer boros”, that would be Brooklyn , Queens , The Bronx , and Staten Island . You’d be surprised at what you see there .
Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry , which is free and it runs all night .
As for Boston , it’s all about the seafood and the history .
Take a picture with that ginormous statue of Paul Revere sitting on his horse , walk along the Freedom Trail , and say hello to Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall.
Don’t neglect the cities of Salem , Cambridge , Lexington and Quincy . By the way, we don’t pronounce it Quincey , we say Quin zee .
You might have heard about these cities in history class, so see them up close .Take a walk through Harvard Yard and say hello to the statue of the guy that we’re not sure really is John Harvard .
After the hectic pace of New York City , Boston is a welcome change .