THINKING ABOUT  TRAVEL  WHEN IT’S  A WINTER WONDERLAND OUTSIDE.

Winter is here ,  unofficially . 

December  21st  is the first day of winter here in the United  States . 

When I look outside my window ,  I see snow.

It looks  really  beautiful  and I can’t  wait  to take some pictures . 

Some parts of the United  States  got more snow than other parts as usual . 

If I lived down South, let’s  say in the cities of Houston ,  Atlanta ,  or even New Orleans ,  the 2-3 inches of snow that they received  would cause  all kind of panic on the roads and streets of those cities . 

However, I live in New York  City  and like other cities in the Midwestern  and Northeast states in the country, the three inches of snow is called  something  else . 

We call it, “Nuisance  Snow”.

Some of us play in it when it first comes  down, making snow angels and snow balls to throw at our friends or relatives . 

Some of us know how to drive in it when it hits the streets  or highways.

We definitely  know how to walk in it, because you know, it’s  New York  City ,  we’re  in a hurry to get no where fast.

We also know how to shovel and salt that sucker so that we or our neighbors  don’t  slip and fall . 

As usual ,  the snow coming down is making me think of one thing.

You guessed  it.

Travel and not just doing a 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  to some place  warm, although going to Tampa  or Miami sounds wicked  good right about  now  as it was 28 degrees Fahrenheit  outside.

Nashville  sounded really good too, until I noticed that “Music City” was getting some snow too . 

So much for that idea.

As you can tell ,  you don’t  need a warm sunny day  to think  about  travel.

You can do it anytime  and in any kind of  weather . 

Wintertime  should  be  the  time that you really  get those travel juices going and of course,  , you don’t  need to do a 30 Plus  Teams  Tour . 

The Carribean, Australia ,  Greece, or New Zealand  are good ideas as is Italy or Israel . 

There’s  only three weeks left in 2017, go somewhere . 

Just don’t  think about it.

Do a day trip for God’s sake . 

Think about your next trip, even if it is  a winter wonderland  outside.

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HOW DO YOU  DECIDE  WHERE YOU’RE  GOING TO  TRAVEL TO ? 

You’ve  saved  more than  enough  money for your trip.

You’ve  even  decided  what dates you  want to  go.

You aren’t  sure if your friends  are going with you ,  the family  is  going  with you  or you’re  going by yourself . 

There’s  one very important  question  to ask yourself  though.

Just where are you going to  go?

Are you going to  stay in your own country  or are you  going to  another  country?

Are you going to  visit  a city that you’ve  never heard of  or your own  city for a staycation?

Where are you  going  to  go?

Have you ever been in this dilemma ? 

You’re  all dressed  up  with no place to  go.

That’s  not true, though . 

You do have  some  place to  go, but you just don’t  know  where.

If you have children  or grandchildren ,  you just know that you have to go to some place with a theme park , no matter where it is or some family friendly  location .

You’re  traveling  with the girls ,  but you don’t  want some place like Miami ,  Los Angeles ,  Las Vegas  or somewhere out of the  country like Cabo, Punta Cana or Ibiza.

You and the guys are doing your own  30 Plus  Teams  Tour  but you’re  tired of going to  the same cities to see your team play.

Or are you?

You get the idea.

How do you decide where you want to  go?

Do you  plan months in advance  so you can make sure that your passport  and  visa papers are in order?

Do you wait until the last  minute and just go?

Do you look at your bucket list  and choose the  country or city that has the most places  that you  want to  see?

Is it a place that you saw on one of  those travel  shows and you  know  that  you have to  go there because  “it sure looks nice in pictures, and everybody seems to want to  visit . “?

Do you ask friends or family  for recommendations ? 

Of course, you look at all those travel brochures that you ordered to get some idea.

What do I do?

Since most of my travel is because I’m  going  to  some baseball ,  basketball  or hockey  game ,  my decision  on where to  go is fairly  easy . 

Sort of.

I look at schedules and decide  where I might want to go.

This usually  works  for  me ,  but I’m  not going to  lie and tell you that this ALWAYS  helps me to  decide  where my next trip is going to  be . 

It doesn’t  more times than  I  care to remember . 

What about you?

How do YOU decide where your next trip is going to  be ? 

Do you  plan in advance or just wing it?

Let me know  in the comments  section  and as usual ,  thanks  for  following  my blog . 

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 . 

40 CITIES  IN  THE  UNITED  STATES  AND  CANADA  THAT  YOU  SHOULD  VISIT PART TWO

In the first part of this blog, I mentioned some cities that you should visit  if  you  come to the United States  or Canada. 

Some of the cities 1-20 you can do a 30 Plus  Teams  Tour ,  many of them no.

Here are the rest of  the  cities that you should  visit  starting  with  number  21.

21. QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS  

This city isn’t  pronounced   QUIN-CEE, but QUIN-ZEY. It’s  a  subway ride away from Boston ,  so you can definitely  do a day trip from the city. It’s  the city that gave the country two presidents ,  John Adams  and  his son, John Quincy  Adams.

22. NEW HAVEN ,  CONNECTICUT  

This city is a train or a bus ride from New York  City .  It has  many museums  and art galleries  that are either free or very inexpensive .  What’s  the  main reason  to visit  the  city? It’s  the home of the  third oldest  college in the country ,  Yale University .  Many of  the  art galleries and  museums in the city are located  right on the Yale campus . 

23. BOISE, IDAHO  

When most tourists  come to  the  United  States ,  the state of  Idaho  isn’t  one of  the  states they’re  thinking  of visiting .  Same thing with most Americans .  Idaho isn’t  on the radar. The closest most Americans  get to Idaho are the  Idaho potatoes  that we buy in the supermarket . Boise has the largest Basque  population  in the world next to Spain  and  France .  There’s  even a Basque  Museum  and Cultural  Center in town.

24. MONTREAL ,  QUEBEC ,  CANADA  

Like  Quebec  City ,  this is another  place to  practice  your French ,  but you can get by with English .  Visit another one of  the  most  beautiful  cities  in  North  America .  Have that comfort  food ,  Poutine, which is French Fries with Gravy and Cheese Curds. You can even find it at McDonald’s  in town. For another  taste of the city, have a smoked meat sandwich  at one of  the  many delicatessens .  If you happen  to  go to Montreal  in the colder months, do what a lot of Montrealers do- go to and fro via Montreal’s  Underground  City.

25. PITTSBURGH ,  PENNSYLVANIA  

This underrated  city on the Three Rivers (the Ohio, Allegheny ,  and Monongahela  )might not  be  a choice for a visit, but surprised  yourself  by taking a bus, train, or plane ride there. Not only are there  museums ,  and “The Nationality Rooms”, at the University  of  Pittsburgh ,  I would  advise  you to  take a ride on one or both of the two working inclines  in town, the Duquesne  and the  Monongahela. They start running  at 5:30am and a lot of locals ride them to work, so get to know the city and it’s  people  by riding either one of  them. Pittsburgh  is all about their three sports teams, so be sure to pack something  black and yellow with you . 

26. ANNAPOLIS ,  MARYLAND  

It’s  the  capital  of  the  state  of  Maryland ,  the home of the  United States  Naval Academy, which you can visit ,  just bring some identification  with you. It’s  also the sailing  capital  of  the  country as it sits right on the Chesapeake.

27. CHARLESTON, SOUTH  CAROLINA  

It’s  old world  charm in the country with all the horse  drawn carriages, and their style of food called “Low Country”, which is a lot of good quality  seafood and of course lots of barbecue  since this is the South. Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork sandwhiches, anybody ?  This is also the place where the first shots of the Civil War  were fired ,  so make sure to visit Fort Sumpter as well.

28. BALTIMORE ,  MARYLAND  

It’s  down the road from Washington  DC  and Annapolis ,  Maryland .  You could do a day trip by public transportation  from DC if you wanted to ,  but visit “Charm City” for a few days without going to DC. Visit  the Inner  Harbor , Little  Italy ,  Fells Point, and just do some shopping  at  Lexington  Market, one of the oldest markets in the country .  Learn about  the story of the  American  National  Anthem  at Fort McHenry .  The city is famous  for  its  crab cakes ,  so be sure to have some no matter where you go in B’more.

29. BILLINGS, MONTANA  

This is definitely   “Big Sky Country ” . You’ll  see a skyscraper  or two, but you’ll  mostly  see people  driving  way above the 55 MPH speed limit. (Most people  do 75 here.) Since it’s  so close to  the Canadian  border ,  don’t  be surprised  if  you see just as many Canadian  license  plates as you do American  license  plates. If you travel a little  bit  out of town, you’ll  come to another  part of U.S. history .  It’s  the location  of  the  Battle  of  the  Little  Bighorn ,  which many an American  knows as , “Custer’s Last Stand.”, in which  268 U.S. Calvary soldiers  led by General  George  Custer were killed by an army of no less than 2,000 Lakota and Cheyenne  Indians.

30. PROVIDENCE ,  RHODE ISLAND  

It’s  one of the smallest  states in the country. Boston and New York  City  are about less than two hours away. You can do a day trip here and be sure to visit  Federal  Hill, which  is the city’s ,  Little  Italy. Take a stroll not only around the waterfront, but also around the transportation  hub, Kennedy Plaza. Providence  is also the home of another Ivy League  school ,  Brown  University . 

31. CHEYENNE ,  WYOMING  

Cowboys ,  Cowboys, and more Cowboys, that’s  the state of Wyoming .  It was, however ,  the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869, long before the rest of the country did in the 1920’s. They elected their first female governor  in 1924. If you’re  thinking  about  visiting  in July, you’re  just I  time for a part of Wyoming’s history ,  the Cheyenne  Frontier  Days. It’s  not just about cowboys,chuck wagon  races , and rodeos .  Oh no .How about going to Cheyenne  Frontier  Days and a Keith Urban ,  Jason Aldean or a Carrie Underwood  concert breaks out? One or all of these Country and Western  music superstars  just might be there . 

32. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA  

It’s  the  home of the Girl Scouts of America  and during the Civil War ,this is the city that the Union Army DIDN’T  burn down because it was too beautiful  a city . It still is. Take a trip for yourself and find out.

33. WILLIAMSBURG ,  VIRGINIA 

Do you want to get an idea of  how Americans lived before the Revolutionary  War?  Take a trip to Colonial  Williamsburg .  Basically  most of the town is a step back  in town with the majority  of the people wearing period  clothes  from the 19th Century .  If you take a guided tour  or self guided tour of the town, you’ll  see the blacksmith  shop, the governor’s  palace, and even slave quarters. Do you think that you or especially  the little  ones might get bored ?  Busch Gardens  amusement  park  is also located here.

34. BURLINGTON ,  VERMONT  

It’s  the  largest city in the Green  Mountain  state of Vermont .  The city’s  waterfront  is right near Lake Champlain ,   which is on the border of  New York  state and Vermont .  You’ll  also see where Ben and Jerry’s  ice cream comes from. If you want to get really adventurous ,  grab your passport  and  head up to Montreal .  It’s  not that far either.

35. NEWPORT ,  RHODE ISLAND  

The city isn’t  far from New York  City  and Boston .  However , it’s  even  closer to Providence .  You can  take public  transportation  at Kennedy  Plaza and within no time you’ll  be at the summer homes of the  Vanderbilts  and Astors, as well as the fictional  home of Jay Gatsby , as F. Scott Fitzgerald  set one of most famous  novels here .  You are allowed to visit  the summer  mansions  of New York  City’s  rich and infamous  for that ,  “oh my God, did they really live here!?”moment as you walk along the area known  as   Cliff’s  Walk.

36. PRINCETON ,  NEW JERSEY  

This town may sound  very familiar  to  many of  you ,  even if you don’t  know that much about  the  country .  It’s  the home  of  the  fourth  largest  college  in the country ,  Princeton  University .  For four months ,  it was the capital  of  the  United  States .  It was also the  scene of  one of the battles of the Revolutionary  War, the Battle  of  Princeton. You can get there by a New Jersey  transit bus from Port Authority  bus terminal  in New York  City . 

37. BUFFALO ,  NEW YORK  

It’s  the  second  largest  city  in New York  state, and it’s  the  city that gave the worod, “Buffalo  Chicken  Wings”. You can visit Anchor  Bar, the place where they were supposedly served first .  If you want to visit the American  side of Niagara Falls ,  it’s  not that far. Neither is the Peace Bridge, which separates Buffalo from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Toronto  isn’t  that far from Buffalo  either.

38. GETTYSBURG ,  PENNSYLVANIA  

This town isn’t  that far from Baltimore ,  and I would advise  you  to  visit when you come to the United  States .  During the  Civil War ,  the whole  town was a battlefield . For three days it wasn’t  only the troops from the North and the South who were fighting  each other, it was neighbor versus  neighbor .  Take a tour of the city and be sure to visit the battlefields  with tour guides  who will give you a better understanding  of  what  life was like during this time . 

39. HARRISBURG ,  PENNSYLVANIA  

This is the capital  of  the  Commonwealth  of  Pennsylvania .  While in town, be sure to visit  the  state capital  building  as well as the Civil  War  Museum  if you can’t  get to Gettysburg .  While a visit to Gettysburg  will only tell you about the Battle  of  Gettysburg, this museum tells  you  the entire history  of this dark  time in American  history .  If this is a  little  too much for you and the family ,  go an hour or so from town to the place known as “Chocolate  City  “. You got it, Hershey, Pennsylvania . 

40. LAS VEGAS,  NEVADA  

No visit to  the   United States  would be complete without  a visit to Sin City .  Everyone  who visits here should  have this city on their bucket lust, just to see the neon lights at night, eat like crazy at one of the many buffets in town that seem to try to outdo  each other with the amounts of food they serve ,  see the shows , or just  dance the night away. You can even gamble, but guess what, you don’t  have  to .  There’s  so much else to do here. Where do you start ?  Like everyone  else, you start on the Las Vegas Strip just to gawk at all those hotels that look larger than life .  Don’t  neglect the Fremont  Street  Experience  in Downtown  Las Vegas. You can even get out of town to Hoover Dam or even the Grand Canyon .  There’s  something  for everyone ,  but please try to leave the  little  ones at home.
These are some ideas of what cities to visit if you come to  the  United  States  or  Canada . 

If you’ve  been  to either country before ,  what cities would you suggest that might or might not be on this list ? 

Drop me a line in the comments  section  and as always , thank you for your  support  of my little  blog.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THAT 30 PLUS  TEAMS  TOUR IS OVER?

Let’s  say you’ve  gone on that fabulous  vacation  to somewhere exotic like Bangkok  or Bali, or you’re  going  to  visit  your family  in Korea or Nigeria . 

You spent a whole  year living or working in Europe  or Asia or went backpacking  in Australia  or New Zealand . 

Of course you did that 30 Plus  Teams  Tour  of Atlanta just to see the Atlanta  Falcons  Football  team’s  new stadium . 

All these trips have ended and you’re  getting ready to  come back home.

You’re  going to miss the friends you’ve made and you’re  happy to be going home.

Or are you?

Something  just doesn’t  seem  right.

You’re going to  sleep  in your own bed that you haven’t  seen  in a long time.

You might even  be  sleeping  in the same room that you’ve  had for years because  you’re  living  with your folks . 

Something  still isn’t  making you happy ,  in fact you’re  doing everything  you can to keep  from thinking  about  the fact that you’re  leaving.

You can’t  stop thinking  about  the wonderful  time you had and the  things that  you  saw.

Worse for everyone  else, you CAN’T stop talking  about your trip overseas or cross country  to anyone  who  will listen . 

You want to go away again so badly and oh so very  soon.

Okay, what’s  going on  here?

What’s  wrong  with  you?

Might it be that you’re  suffering  from  Post Travel  Depression ? 

Now before you poo poo and think that  this  is  another  one  of  those “fake  ailments  “, think about  it  for a minute . 

Your trip or sabbatical  is almost over   .

Do you think  to yourself ,  ”  I  REALLY don’t  want to  go back. Maybe I can  stay one more day if I have the money and I can change my ticket . ”

Or are you  like me and buy two one way tickets because  you’re  not  sure when  you’re  going to  come back?

Sometimes I  wait until the last minute  to buy a return  ticket . 

Not very practical  and  kinda expensive ,  but it works for me.

I guess it’s a  blessing  to  live in  a big city where transportation  is plentiful . 

Since most of  my  travel consists  of  bus travel  in the  United States  and Canada ,  it’s  relatively  easy tto  buy tickets  or change  my ticket to leave on another day.

Greyhound  charges $20 to change your ticket.

Megabus  charges $  20 for a standby ticket, no matter what  day it is.

You just have  to  wait until  everyone  is seated and the driver counts the empty seats.

If you happen to  be  flying  or taking  Amtrak ,  it’s  a  little  harder  and more expensive  to change  your  ticket . 

Another question . 

Do you dread every minute that you get closer and closer to your home?

Do you look  forward  to  that next trip, only  to  realize  that your  next trip  isn’t  coming  anytime soon?

Why do you feel  this way and just what  can be done about  it ? 

I  honestly  don’t  know . 

But rather than dwell on the fact that  your next trip  isn’t  for a long time, work with what you’ve  got.

You can’t  tell me that you’ve  seen  everything  in your hometown . 

I  live in  New York  City  and I’m not going to lie and tell you that  I’ve  seen  everything  because  I  haven’t .

Get together  with friends and be a tourist in your own city.

It will take your mind off the urge to  tell everyone  about how great the night markets are in Saigon  or Jakarta . 
What about you?

How do you feel  after you’ve  come back from a trip and just what do you  do about it?

Let me know  in the comments  section  or if you have my email  address ,  sportsdiva63@gmail.com ,  give me a shout out . 

Thanks  again  for  reading my posts . 

YOU TRAVEL  FOR  WHAT  REASON  AGAIN ?  

I don’t  think  that  I  need  to  tell  you  how  I  feel  about  people  who  have  no  desire  to  travel  ANYWHERE ,  or  discover  ANYTHING  whether  it  be  in their  own  city , state  or  country . 

I’ll  just  let  that  train  leave  the  station  and  talk  to  those  of  you  who  are  like  me .  

You  can’t  wait  for  your  next  trip  no matter  where  it is . 

So  many  people  ask  the  question ,  ‘  so  why  do  you  travel ?  ‘ . 

It’s  just  not  travel  bloggers  that  get  asked  this  question  by  other  bloggers ,  but  especially  by  people  who  don’t  travel  that  often . 

I  just  have  to  ask  one  question  though . 

So just  why  do  you  travel ?  

Is  it  to  visit  friends  and  relatives  that  you  haven’t  seen  in awhile  or  at  all?

Do you  travel  because  you’re  getting  older  and  you  might  not  have  the  chance  to  visit  many places ? 

Do you  travel  because  you  have  a bucket  list ? 

Is  it  because  you want  to  see the  sights  that  you  haven’t  seen  before  or  maybe  you’ve  seen  it  fifty  million  times  before  and just  can’t  get  enough  of  it ? 

What  about  travel  in  your  own  hometown ?

Do  you  travel  to places in your  hometown  because  you  hated  going  to  these  places  when  you  were  younger ?  

Of  course  now  that  you’re  older ,  you  appreciate  them  more . 

Do  you  travel  because  your  job  requires  you  to ?  

Do  you  travel  to  remember  a place  that  was  special  to you  and your  family ? 

Do you  travel  because  your  children  and  grandchildren  have  seen  all  those  television  commercials  about  Disneyland  and  Disney  World  and they  want  to  go  oh  so  badly ? 

Admit  it  though ,  you  want  to  see Mickey  and  Minnie  Mouse  just  as  badly  as  they  do . 

Do  you  travel  because  all  those  ”  travel  experts  ”  keep  telling  you  about  the  hottest  new  city  or country  to see  and you don’t  want  to  feel  left  out . 

You know ,  suffer  from  F.O.M.O ,  the fear of  missing  out  on  the  new  “hottest  in  spot  ”  that  travellers  say that you should  visit  now . 

Or maybe  you’re  like  me . 

Are you  doing  your  own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  to  watch  some  sporting  event  and you just can’t  wait ? 

Are you  traveling  to  a  place  because  the  last  time  you  saw  it was during  World  War  I I ,  the Vietnam  War  or  the  Korean  War ?  

So  just  what  is  the  reason  why  you  travel ? 

Let  me  know  in the  comments  section  and  please  share  this ! Thanks .