I’ve told you many times this summer in my quotes to get out and go somewhere .

I’m doing just that.

It’s another 30 Plus Teams Tour, which means it’s time for another edition of What’s In My Suitcase .

This time two suitcases are going .

I’m going away for a week, God willing , so I need a carryon and a bag that’s going to be checked.

More on where I’m going and my plane ride in a later post.

I’ve already packed pajamas, undies,and my hair stuff in my suitcase so you won’t be seeing that.

My chargers are in my carryon all ready, even my portable one because that’s where TSA says that’s where it’s supposed to be .

I’m not going to argue with TSA on this, I’m looking forward to my 30 Plus Teams Tour .

Here’s some of the stuff that you will see.

My hats and yes, these aren’t going on my bed because you know how superstitious the Sports Diva is- NO HATS ON THE BED!

My caryon bag from Avon and my old reliable carry on, which is getting checked in this time. Notice all those tags on my check in bag.

All my beach stuff. The leopard looking outfit was a present from my landlady and it’s actually a dress. It’s going to be used as a coverup this time. I have 3 bathing suits, because you just can’t have enough of those in the summer. The fan is what I brought during a layover in Taiwan. My beach bag is from the Boston Celtics store because I AM that sports team fashionista, even at the pool.

I’m not sure if I’m bringing all these dresses and a skirt which are from Telco , Fallas, and Pretty Girl shops here in Queens , but they sure look wicked nice.

Shorts and shirts from stores in New York City and Las Vegas .

More shirts, 2 pairs of pants, sunglasses and that black bag is my jewelry case.

Shoes, munchies,toiletries , my little wallet with kisses all over it, and yeah, a whole bag ful of Tylenol, Advil, and Ibuprofen.

My bag collection and scarves. Leopard bag is my makeup case. Gonna need those casino cards for where I’m going . That blue case holds my doodads for the nails! Brown bag is what I put my dirty clothes in. R.I.P. Kate Spade .

There you have what’s in my suitcase . Keep in mind, I might not be taking all of this stuff, but I’m gonna try!



I spent last weekend on my own 30 Plus Teams Tour in the “City of Brotherly Love”, aka Philadelphia.

I was there for the NFL Draft Fan Fest.

That’s the National Football League, folks.

When I’m in town, I normally stay at the Apple Hostel down on Bank Street.

Not this time, thanks to Booking.Com, I think I’ve found a new place.

No, I KNOW I’ve found a new place to stay while I’m in town.

It’s located in the Old City section of the city near Independence Hall among other famous landmarks that Philadelphia is famous for.

If you walk down Market Street and Third, you just might miss the building.

This building reminds me of the type of colonial buildings back home in Boston.

The official name of the building at 325 Cherry Street is the Old City Philly House.

It’s a hostel, and like so many other hostels, you do need a code to get in.

Once you have and you’ve checked in, your shoes do have to come off so as not to mess up the floors, so bring some extra socks with you.

There’s no free breakfasts here, but free coffee and tea all day.

On Thursday through Saturday, there’s Happy Hour from 8pm, where you really get to know your hostel mates.

The decor of the hostel reminds me less of a hostel and more like one of those boutique hotels.

The fact that I was in a mixed dorm wasn’t a problem.

I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.

At some hostels, you could say that you got to know your hostel mates.

At Old City Philly House, I can truly say that I did.

True to this blog , a lot of people staying at the hostel were REALLY doing their own 30 Plus Teams Tour.

They were there for the NFL Draft Fan Fest and just like me in my New England Patriots jersey, some of my hostel mates were representing their favorite football team.

As for the staff, I really did feel at home and even was told by a staff member how much fun I was.

Thank you, Jude! You and your staff ROCK!

When I go back to Philadelphia for another 30 Plus Teams Tour, I’m going to stay at my new go to place in Philadelphia, the house at 325 Cherry Street.