WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE?

Once again,the Sports Diva is going away somewhere, and it’s time for the ever popular what’s in my suitcase ?

I’m going away for a few days for some sun and fun with the family.

No sporting event is going to be happening on this 30 Plus Teams Tour but I will still be rocking team sport shirts and hats because that’s just how the Sports Diva rolls .

Where’s the 30 Plus Teams Tour taking me this time?

As usual , you have to guess.

They’ll be sun, fun, lots of water and enough fun to keep three ladies of a certain age very happy and it doesn’t take a year and a day to get there .

Check out what’s in my suitcase as you try to guess where my 30 Plus Teams Tour takes me this time.

My little blue backpack with wheels. My guys Gleyber and Julian are coming along for the craziness .

My black skirt and black top because you know how people here in New York City love wearing dark colors .

Repping my teams because I am that Team Sports Apparel Fashionista .

Two T shirts. One from an ex coworker , the other a Nashville Predators shirt from the NHL Store , flip flops for walking around nasty ass bathroom floors, black pants, and a flowered cover up.

Packing cubes, which I can’t seem to live without now. Red sunglasses , sandals, white pants, two shirts , shorts and my new gift from my auntie , a selfie stick.

This is a quick trip, so no big suitcase.

Have you guessed where my next 30 Plus Teams Tour is taking me?

If you haven’t, you’re going to have to wait to see.

In the meantime, enjoy this edition of What’s In My Suitcase .

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GETTING TO KNOW APPLE HOSTELS AGAIN

I decided at the last minute that since it was July 4th coming up, why not do a 30 Plus Teams Tour of the City of Brotherly Love even if it’s two days?

I actually just stayed for one day, July 4th until July 5th since Philadelphia is less than two hours from New York City .

Besides, hockey season is less than two months away, so I can spend a longer time in Philly then.

You can’t say the Sports Diva doesn’t have her priorities in order right?

I hadn’t been to Philadelphia in more than two years, which is surprising since it’s so close by.

I used to stay at the hostel that’s in the Historical Area of Philadelphia known as Center City, Apple Hostel.

This hostel is part of the Hostel International organization , so if you’re a member like I am, you can get a discount on your stay.

Apple Hostel is located at 33 Bank Street close to Independence Hall .

You can take a Greyhound bus or even better, the Megabus which goes to 6th Street, across from Independence Hall.

You can walk down to Bank Street from there.

If you have a lot of luggage, Megabus is the way to go

When I first stayed here, there was one hostel building .

Now, there’s two as the reception area has located to the the modern building across the street , known as the “West Wing”.

The rooms in the hostel are in the old building , known as the ” EastnWing”.

There’s no elevator in the building , which has three floors, so don’t look for one,

I stayed on the second floor in the 18 bed female dorm .

Each bed has outlets, a reading lamp, and a privacy curtain, which I don’t remember them having before.

The lights go out at 11pm and on at 10am, but if you have to get out before that time, just try not to disturb your fellow hostelmates.

Everyone is given a key card to get in out not just the hostel front door, but the door to your dorm or private room.

There’s also a code to get into your room.

While many of the hostels have free breakfasts every day, Apple Hostels only does on weekends , and that’s just cereal and oatmeal .

Since this area is filled with restaurants and stores , finding a place to eat breakfast isn’t a problem .

While the East Wing still has a kitchen, the main kitchen has moved to the new building , which looks like something out of one of those fancy interior magazines or commercials.

If your own 30 Plus Teams Tour brings you to the City of Brotherly Love , Apple Hostel should be the place to stay.

Believe me, you won’t be disappointed .

WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE ?

Here we go again.

It’s the summer edition of the ever popular , what’s in my suitcase.

Where am I going this time?

As usual, take a guess.

I’m going away for five days this time and yes something that has to do with a sporting event is involved because that’s just how the Sports Diva rolls.

Although, if you’ve followed my blog, you might have an idea of where I’m going and what sporting event I’m going to because I attend this every year .

Anyway here’s some of the old and new stuff that’s going in my suitcase for this 30 Plus Teams Tour .

My going to JFK outfit.

My return outfit.

Nope, I’m not bringing two suitcases, I can’t decide which one. Im not checking in any bags going. Coming back yes. My two sunhats and my Vegas Golden Knights hat.

It’s about my sandals and heels. Yes all three of these shoes plus sneakers for the ride are coming too.

It’s the bags, people . The bag with the elephant is my personal bag that’s going on the plane and yes,all these bags will go into my suitcase .

Shirts to wear to bed. Rarely do pajamas anymore

More shirts, not for bed though. The black shirt at the top says on the front, “I didn’t ask to be Princess” and on the back it says, “But hey if the crown fits . ”

Bathing suits, cover ups and sunglasses

Four dresses. The blue one is a maxi dress.

Pants and shirts

Dressy shirts

Shorts, shorts and even more shorts

Something to hold my toiletries , a black beach bag, packing cubes which I’m trying for the first time, and making their appearance in my suitcase are two of my stuffed animals Julian, looking very spiffy in his red tie ,and Gleyber the panda.

Since I’ve never used packing cubes before, I’m going to give you my review of them when I get everything in my suitcase.

That’s what’s in my suitcase for my 30 Plus Teams Tour .

I might take all of what you see here, I might not.

Anyway, have fun guessing where the Sports Diva is going next

MAY TRAVEL QUOTES

5 months already .

Have you gone anywhere yet?

What are you waiting for?

Take a trip somewhere even if it’s your own home town .

30 Plus Teams Tours of your home city are good too because you know you haven’t seen everything in your city.

The weather is getting nicer.

Explore and let these quotes inspire you.

WHAT ‘ S IN MY SUITCASE ?

Once again, it’s that blog post that some of y’all seem to love.

It’s the winter edition of what’s in my suitcase ?

The Sports Diva is going away for about ten days and of course a sporting event is gonna happen because that’s how I roll.

There might even be one, two or three sporting events going on .

You never know .

For 10 days, God willing , where am I going ?

You’ll find out soon enough, but in the meantime , take a guess.

While you’re trying to figure out which not so warm city that I’m going to, ( or maybe I am going to a warm city ), enjoy what’s in my suitcase .

It’s my new blue suitcase , a present from my sister in law . Yes, it will fit everything for 10 days and all the stuff in it isn’t going to be more than 40 pounds, trust me on that.

Blue sweater and beige shirt. Shirt a gift from my cousin and sweater from a thrift store here in Queens .

This is actually a sweater , but because I am 4’11 , this outfit from a thrift store is gonna be a dress.

Grey jacket and black dress from Forever 21 and black dress and red leather jacket from the catalog , Midnight Velvet .

Sorry this is so dark, but orange shirt from Rainbow Shops and black jacket from the thrift store in Queens , where I buy a lot of stuff .

Boots from Midnight Velvet , skirt and pants from my cousin (yes, I’ve got a lot of neices, girl cousins, and great neices who love clothes as much as I do and they don’t donate clothes, it’s more like do you want these?) Black sweatshirt from thrift shop.Shirt from Rainbow Shops .

Pants, pants, and more pants. Sneakers from my cousin and sweatpants once again from that store called, where did I buy these again?

My black shirt from Pittsburgh and red shirt from Las Vegas . It’s all about the bags. Sketchers bag from Sketchers Store. My favorite Boston bag from Primark Store in Boston and three bags, you guessed it , from my cousin . Also making an appearance a toiletries bag from Mary Kay and because I just cant get rid of these suckers , a bag full of medicine that I have to take.

That’s going in my purse, which is the black bag in the picture .

There you have it, this edition of what’s in my suitcase .

Now I might not take all this stuff but who knows?