You haven’t decided where you all are going to go for your next 30 Plus Teams Tour , but you have an idea .
You want to see the Pacific Ocean up close and personal , plus you want to see a San Diego Padres baseball game .
There’s one problem though .
Your friend doesn’t want to take a plane all that way.
Yes, she’s afraid of flying and neither of you know how to drive .
As for taking a bus or train , forget that .
It’s not happening .
You don’t want to take a trip to Japan or somewhere in Europe , because if your friend is afraid of being in a plane for five hours , how is she going to feel about a 12 hour flight ?
Wait a minute , isn’t this a 30 Plus Teams Tour ?
Why are we talking about Europe or Asia ?
What are you going to do then ?
Are you going to leave your friend at home and go by yourself ?
Or are you going to stay home and not go anywhere ?
That second choice is not going to happen because staying home is NOT an option whether you’re doing a 30 Plus Teams Tour or not .
You love to travel , no matter where it is , and so does your friend , just not to places where she’s on a plane for longer than three hours , time change or not .
What do you do then?
Why not have a 30 Plus Teams Tour of the city where you live ?
You heard me right .
A stay cation for your 30 Plus Teams Tour .
What fun is that?
I know what you’re thinking .
HOW BORING !
Not really .
Pretend that you’re a tourist in your city.
You can’t stay in a hostel because most of them don’t accept guests that live less than 90 miles away , but who said for a few days , a weekend or even a week , you can’t be a tourist in your own city?
Still unsure about this ?
You can’t tell me that if you live in Los Angeles , Chicago , Toronto , or Washington DC , you’ve seen EVERYTHING that your city has to offer .
If you have , then I have some swampland in Florida to sell you.
As long as you have the money to pay , do you think that the Ritz Carlton , Westin, or Sheraton hotels are going to turn you away just because you’re doing your own 30 Plus Teams Tour in Houston , Dallas or Phoenix , and you just happen to live in one of those cities ?
No, take that Uber, or subway , pack your suitcase and play the role of a tourist .
Have fun at that Dallas Cowboys , Houston Texans Astros , or Arizona Coyotes games that you all worked overtime for.
You may have lived in New York , New York all your lives, but trust me, as big as the city is, you HAVEN’T seen it all.
If you say that you have, forget about that swampland in Florida .
I’ve got a big bridge to sell you.
We were all born to roam somewhere , believe it or not .
How about roaming in your own backyard ?
That’s right , explore your own comfort zone .
You don’t have to stay in the Motel Hotel or the Do Drop Inn across the street from where you live.
That defeats the whole purpose of being a tourist in your own city .
You live outside of Philadelphia , just hop on that SEPTA train and stay in the Center City area of the city , right near the Liberty Bell .
Like the tourists do.
You say that you’ve never seen Independence Hall?
That’s it, right behind that building where the Liberty Bell is kept .
Go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and run up the stairs like Rocky did.
The tourists are doing it, why not you?
Take selfies of yourselves being silly just like you see the tourists doing.
Oh, you do that anyway , sorry.
When you go to a Philadelphia Eagles football game at Lincoln Financial Field or a Phillies baseball game at Citizens Bank Park , you and your friends aren’t going back to your homes outside of Philadelphia , you’re tourists , remember ?
You’re going back to the hotel .
You might even order from room service when you get back because you can .
This stay cation thing even works even if you aren’t doing a 30 Plus Teams Tour .
You say that you live in London or Paris and you’ve seen everything in those cities ?
Sure you have, people .
Get real, please .
There’s so much to see and explore .
Some of it right under your nose in your city.
Be a tourist in your own city .