Father-Son St. Louis Baseball Weekend

St. Louis baseball weekend

The alarm clock wakes me from a deep slumber, one that was induced by a long day and night in the summer heat. Only I begin to realize this alarm isn’t a clock but the curtains on our massive hotel room window being thrown open to let in the light reflecting up from the Mississippi River below. “Dad! Wake up! It’s time to order room service and play soccer hockey!” This “wake-up call” is from an 8-year-old boy imploring me to get going on this final day of our three-day father-son St. Louis baseball weekend. Continue reading

Baseball Opening Day Signals Summer Travel

baseball opening day

I recently read a stat that the average age of viewers of the Major League Baseball World Series was 53. As a 38-year-old baseball fan, I’m not sure what that says about me, but as I sit and watch baseball on opening day I can’t help but get excited about the opportunity to travel for some baseball this summer. To me, baseball opening day signals summer travel season is upon us, even though it’s technically still a couple of months away.

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(How Not to Spend) One Day in Nashville With Children

 

Nashville with children

Let’s cut right to the chase. This isn’t a post detailing all the fun ways to experience Nashville with children. It probably should be titled “How NOT to Spend One Day in Nashville With Children.” My 8-year-old son is a typical kid, but he also has a lot of things in common with men three times his age. He is OK sitting in bars, he loves attending sporting events and he demands a table in a restaurant closer to the televised basketball game. If you’re visiting Nashville with children, consider learning a few lessons of how best to map out your own trip.

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Baseball Spring Training Travel in Phoenix

baseball spring training

What’s a better travel experience for a sports-obsessed fan than a visit to baseball spring training? I’ve traveled for the four major professional sports leagues in North America, not to mention college football and basketball, the Olympics and Premier League soccer. But there is just something about baseball travel that gets me excited.

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Attending a Premier League Game in London

Attending a Premier League game

White Hart Lane

Attending a Premier League game at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane in London stands out as one of my greatest sports travel experiences. Yes, I’m a fan of Spurs, so being able to attend a game at their home pitch stands out. But more than that, attending a Premier League game for the first time opened my eyes to the beauty of football in its birth nation. And as the 2013-2014 season just concluded Sunday, I find myself reflecting on our experience of attending a Premier League game. Continue reading