There’s a lot to see in New Orleans that could be considered hokey or a tourist trap. The French Quarter is full of them, really, starting with Bourbon Street. If you’re looking for the real New Orleans, only part of the story will be found in the French Quarter. But I’ve spent a lot of time in New Orleans over the past 20 years, and much of that time has been spent in the French Quarter. And one of the spots I keep returning to is the New Orleans French Market. It’s a simple food market mixed with lots of trinkets, clothing and souvenirs for sale. And it’s one of my favorite spots in the French Quarter.
I’m not sure stats exist about how much fans of certain sports travel to enjoy a weekend at the game. Baseball travel is all too obvious. But why not NBA travel? Proving how fun traveling to an NBA game can be is why we set out on the NBA Road Trip. The latest installment took us to New Orleans where we spent an evening enjoying the New Orleans Pelicans. They might not be in playoff contention this season, but the New Orleans Pelicans do have some exciting young players and a fun arena.
I’ve written about my love of baseball travel, and my son’s growing passion for all things related to the games we watch, particularly basketball. With that passion to watch sports in person in mind, our family is off on a mini-sports road trip this basketball season. Beginning in Atlanta, we will visit three Southern cities that are all home to NBA franchises. We will watch the game we love, experience arenas, taste the food and drink of the home teams, and see what fun we can discover. It’s our own NBA road trip and I hope you’ll follow along in the fun.