THANK YOU FOR THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

While I really don’t participate in blogging awards anymore, I really want to thank blogger, Kathleen from Stylish Heath for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Check out Kathleen’s blog, Stylish Heath, y’all, it’s interesting and as the title suggests, very stylish .

I so appreciate it when other bloggers really truly enjoy what I have to say in my posts.

When I started this blogging journey almost three years ago on WordPress , I really didn’t think anyone would care about what to do in a city after you’ve gone to a sporting event in the United States and Canada .

Not only are many of you interested in that, but you also seem to love the twice monthly travel quotes, and surprisingly to me, you all want to know just what goes into my suitcase when I go on my 30 Plus Teams Tours .

I thank you all for that and continue to be surprised as all get out .

As some of you might or might not know, it was one of my Circle of Sisters , Michele , who, like me, will travel anywhere to see our favorite hockey team play, who is the inspiration for the 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams .

Her question , “what’s there to do there after we go to the game?”, made me think .

Other people might have the same question .

As you can tell if you read my posts, there are pictures all over the place because not only do I love taking pictures no matter where I am and what I’m doing, but it’s the closest thing to my followers actually being there, no matter if it’s a sporting event or somewhere else in the city.

I’m not that much of a reader, but as you might guess, sports, travel , and since I was a history major in college, give me a biography book or a book on the Civil War , Revolutionary War or World War 2 and you’d better believe that I’m going to read it.

You might be under the impression that I only watch sporting events on tv , but I have to confess that I love watching shows like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta , Snapped , The First 48, and the two shows with The Chrisley Family of Atlanta and Nashville (they’re hysterical ! )

As for music, I don’t just have a playlist for when I travel, I even have one when I write my posts.

I can listen to pretty much anything while I write my blogs except opera or classical.

This does includes rap, country and heavy metal .

Ask me though can I write post when a sporting event is on .

Oh hell to the no because I’m too busy yelling at the players , referees , and umpires to concentrate on a blog post.

Forgive me for rambling on and on but I’m so happy and blessed to know that someone , anyone, other than family and friends, actually love what I have to write .

I will continue getting as many travel quotes to inspire you to travel no matter if it’s home or away.

Also, much to my surprise , I will continue to show you the things that go into my suitcase when I go on a 30 Plus Teams Tour .

Thank you and God Bless y’all.

Love, Sports Diva

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Merry Christmas from the Sports Diva!

There will be more posts coming as I am visiting here in Boston.

I wish all of my followers and your families Merry Christmas and thank you all for following and supporting 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BUON NATALE, FELIZ NAVIDAD AND JOYEUX NOEL!

TEAM AWESOME  – MY GO TO FAVORITE BLOGS

I bet you thought  that  I  just write and go on 30 Plus  Teams  Tours  in my spare  time . 

Or that I  spend way too  much  time going to or listening to sports.

I  do but  that’s another  story  for another  time.

No, I actually  spend a lot of time reading a whole  lot  of  other blogs . 

Really, seriously ,  I  do.

If you look on my home blog page on sportsandtravelblog.wordpress.com ,  you’ll  discover that I follow a lot of  blogs.

They aren’t  just sports  and  travel  blogs, but religious ,  political ,  music ,  beauty ,  food, and fashion  blogs as well.

I  have  26 particular  blogs that I truly love to  follow ,  and I  try to  follow  them as soon as I see that they have a brand new post.

I  call these 26 blogs my “Team  Awesome  “.

I  hope when you get the chance, take a look  at some  of  these  blogs.
Not only do  they make some interesting  , but you might get some great tips.

1.Warriortraveler.com

It’s  a  blog about lifestyle ,  adventure ,  and travel. Lee, the author, nails it. Not only  does he tell you about his adventures all over the world ,  he gives you great information  on people  and places that you didn’t  know  much or anything  about.

2. Globetrottinggal.com

Sami K ‘ s blog is basically backpacking  for beginners .  You don’t ,  however, have to be a backpacker to travel, and  she gives you all the tips you need  to  know . 

3. FindingNYC.com

Susan ‘ s blog is just what  you  would  expect  it to be, discovering the city that never sleeps, an adventure  at a time . I  was born and live here, but there’s  so much that I  didn’t  know and places in the city that  I didn’t  know  existed , in all five boroughs . 

4. Umaima12blog.wordpress

Her blog is titled “Girl on Top”. Stop it all of you with the dirty minds. Her blog is about bring positive  about being  a  female ,  and taking  life  the good, the bad, and the really  ugly sides of it. I invite you to  check out her blog for  some of the greatest  writing  ever!

5. ThroughOpenLens.com

Lukas ‘ blog is about as you can tell by the title ,  photography .  It’s  more than  that ,  though. If you’re  having a really down  day, his witty puns and humor will put a wicked huge smile  on  your  face. You might even get some great information  as well.

6. BayAreaBeautyBlogger.com

She lives in the Bay area of San Francisco ,  and not only tells you about the latest fashion  and makeup  tips, she tells you about the latest beauty products on the market  right now. My favorite  post by her was when she showed you what to wear when you attend a baseball  game , even if you aren’t  a baseball  fan. Gotta  love  it ! 

7. TheChallenge2017.blog

She calls her blog “The Real Stories- The Obstacles  “, and Yoly isn’t  kidding .  She talks about everything  sad, funny, and all those, ‘are you for real right now?’ moments in the lives of her and her family .  You real enjoy her “realness  “.

8. RolandMillward.com

He states that his blog is about “travel, life, and people  “. Maybe it us, but I  can tell you  that his blog is much more than  that to me .  Not for nothing ,  but I  think that because  of  his excellent  blogging  tips and being a sounding board for my way too many blogging  questions ,  I’ve  been  able to step  up  my blogging  game. THANKS ROLAND ! 

9.Libertysfreedomblog.wordpress

Liberty states that her blog is about freedom of  speech  and besides her traveling  throughout  Europe ,  it is. But this blogger writes about very mature topics and makes a whole lot of sense, and to think she’s  15 years old.

10. Anjage.com

Anna G writes about fashion ,  music ,  and what she likes to  call ‘Other  Stories”. I  especially  like to  read her  posts about her music  playlists. We have some of the same tastes  in music.

11. SparkleofLucy.wordpress

Lucy talks about mental  health ,  lifestyle ,  and  other thoughts .  She’s  always  so upbeat in her posts and the title of  her blog, Sparkle of Lucy ,  says all you need to know about her .  Did I mention  that  she just turned 16?

12. Voyagesofmine.com

It’s  about travel and photography and even though the author, Haley, is from Knoxville ,  Tennessee ,  she travels all over.

13. Lovetravellingaroundtgeworld.worpress

The author of this blog post calls herself ,  ‘Little  Miss Traveller  ‘, and she provides you with all the information you need for your own perfect  trip

14. NicciMcShane.com

Nicci describes herself as ‘an Expat at home’, meaning no matter what ,  yes, you can always go back to where  you  came from and appreciate  even more the places ,  people ,  and things that you  left behind . 

15. Theblogabroad.com

Gloria  calls describes herself  as ‘an adventure  travel junkie ‘ and her blog is just stories  of her travels. As a black female  traveller like Gloria ,  I  certainly  can relate to some of her travel issues . 

16. Sendingpistcardshome.com

Raga and Nandita are a husband and wife pair of bloggers who travel everywhere and have the pictures to show you, just as though they had sent you  a postcard. I truly love the fact that when they travel, their parents sometimes go on these adventures  with them. What a blessing ! 

17. TheCampervanmsnblog.com

This blogger likes to  say that his blog is all about ‘a man, his van, and no plan’. Yeah, sometimes  he has no plan where he and his van are going to  go. He just goes .  Dude after my own heart . 

18. PinkLogs.wordpress

This blog is all about fashion ,  beauty ,  and a big glimpse  of  Indian  culture .  I keep telling  the author ,  Swati ,  that she should be one of those Bollywood actresses . 

19. UsedYorkCity.com

It’s  a blog about, you guessed it, New York  City   However the tips the author, Jessica,  gives you don’t  only apply  to  New York  City .  They can apply to  any city.

20. Shutupandgo.travel

Damon and Jo are speaking  my language here. Don’t  think  about where you want to  go, even if it’s  a day trip  or seeing  something  in your own town. If you have a few dollars to your name, just shut up  and  go!

21. AnnasLittleThing.wordpress

It’s  Anna ‘ s thing about life and beauty .  In her last post, she even talked about  what great finds you can find at your local  drugstore .  HELLO WALGREENS ! 

22. Journeyofalifestylye.com

The author of this post, Rosie, is an English  lady who moved to  Florida .  It’s  interesting  to  discover  her thoughts  about packing up and moving to another country that’s not even that close to yours. By the way, she loves Florida so much that her wedding  is going to  be  at Disney  World in Orlando .  Congrats ,  Rosie . 

23 .MyPrettyLittlePassport.com

Do you want to know what it’s  like to travel with the little  ones? Then follow Mitiele  and her mini me , one adventure throughout  London  at a time.

24. ChrissyAdventures.com

Blogger Chrissy basically  has the same outlook  on life that I do. “Everyday  is an adventure ,  embrace it . ” Like my  blog, her nlog is mostly about travel  in the United  States .  My favorite blog post of hers? The post on her hometown ,  Nashville ,  Tennessee  and taking in the atmosphere  of a Nashville  Predators  hockey game .  You go  Chrissy! SMASHVILLE FOREVER!

25. Lifepunchesblog.wordpress

Efren calls his blog “Crazy Stuff Happens  “, which is life from a married man’s  point of  view .  His blog makes you really appreciate  that guy in your life ,  whether  it’s  your son, brother , husband,  father, or boyfriend .  He also gives you the REAL reason why your boyfriend  or husband  cleans up the house real fast . 

My last favorite  blog on Team Awesome  should come as no surprise  if you’ve  been following  my blog, or you know  me very well.

26. WingspanSports.com

These three cousins  live, breathe, eat, and sleep sports . 

Sounds like the Sports  Diva 64  if you ask me !

There’s  more than covering the four major professional  sports leagues ,  they also cover college sports as well as the sports topics of the day. Like my blig, they also tell you what to do in a city while you’re  attending  that sporting event . 

There you have my list of blogs that I  call my “Team Awesome  ”

What  blogs are on your Team Awesome  list?

Let me know and I’ll  definitely  follow  them as well . 

As always    thanks for liking and reading my little  blig.

I so appreciate  your  support . 

THE VERSATILE  BLOGGER  AWARD  

I   hadn’t  checked  on  my  emails  or  read  any  other  blogs  in a  few  days .

Silly  me !

Imagine  my  surprise  when  I  read  a  blog  post  from  one  of  my  favorite  bloggers ,  The  Warrior  Traveler .

(  Congrats  on  the  nomination  for  the  Versatile  Blogger  Award ,  dude . )

Under  his  list  of  nominated  blogs  for  the  Versatile  Blogger  Award  was  sportsandtravelblog.wordpress.com

OMG !

WAIT  A  MINUTE ,  THAT’S  MY  BLOG !

Thank  you  and  God  bless  you ,  Warrior  Traveler  for  nominating  my  ”  little  story  about  traveling  to  a  sporting  event .  .”

If  you  don’t  know  the  ends  and  outs  of  the  Versatile  Blogger  Award ,  here  goes .

Write  and  publish  a  blog  post  thanking  and  linking  back  to  the  person  who  nominated  you .

(  Follow  warriortraveler.wordpress.com  whenever  you  get  the  chance .  )

List  seven  random  facts  about  yourself .

Here’s  mine  :

1. I’m  a  HUGE  sports  nut  and  I’m  in  Seventh  Heaven  right  about  now  because  Baseball  and  Football  season  are  both  underway  and  Hockey  is  right  around  the  corner .

2. Boston  is  my  favorite  go  to  city .

3 .  Most ,  if  not  all  of  my  stuffed  animals  are  named  after  athletes .

4 .  I  love  to  read  as  many  travel  guides  as  I  can  no  matter  if  it’s  a  guidebook  or on the  internet .

5 .  My  motto  is  ”  Staying  Home  is  NOT  an  Option  ” ,  so  therefore  if  there’s  no  one  to  travel  with  me ,  three  people  are. ME, MYSELF  AND  I .

6. I HATE  SQUIRRELS !  Sorry ,  they  may  look  all  cute  and  cuddly  to  you ,  but  they’re  rats  on  steroids  to  me ,  just  saying .

7 .  I  want  to  take  as  many  30  Plus  Teams  Tours  as  long  as  the  Good  Lord  allows  me  to .

Finally ,  a  big  shout  out  to  some  of  the  15  blogs  that  I  follow  the  most  and  who I’m  nominating  for  the  Versatile  Blogger  Award . God  Bless  you  guys  and  keep  on  blogging  😉 !

1. HTTPS://  floridianlifestyle.wordpress

2 .  HTTPS://  thecampervanmanblog.wordpress

3 . HTTPS://  bayareabeautyblogger . com

4. HTTPS://  nomadonroad.wordpress

5. HTTPS://  notwhentravelnow.wordpress

6. HTTPS://  myprettylittepassport.com

7 .  HTTPS://  glamitupwithtc.wordpress

8 . HTTPS://  bluefishh.wordpress

9. HTTPS://  anjage.com

10 .  HTTPS://  rolandmilward.com

11 .  HTTPS://  wingspansports.com

12 . HTTPS://  sparkleoflucy . wordpress

13 . HTTPS://  annastravelstofarandnear.wordpress

14 .  HTTPS://  Tashnee . V.mavee.wordpress

15. HTTPS://  pinklogs . wordpress.com

 

Thank  you  again ,  Warrior  Traveler ,  for  nominating  me .

You  have  no  idea  how  much  this  means  to  little  old  me !  😉  wp-image--1493508820