Eating Our Way Around the MLB

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 08:45 PM
January 26, 2010 - I was talking today to one of our customers who commented about some references that I made to food in a previous blog. She professed to be, like all of us at our house, a Food Network junkie. Admittedly, the dark side of the channel is that it's hard to watch your weight when you are watching great chefs prepare awesome meals that end up making you crave something from the kitchen. For me, it's always Guy Fieri's fault because it seems like Diners Drive In's and Dives is the show that makes me the hungriest.

But one of the best parts about the network is that it exposes us to restaurants, bakeries, and hangouts all over the U.S. that we would likely not know about any other way. It's become a passion of ours while on our package tours to seek out these establishments that usually are only known by the locals.

Take, for instance, The Stand. Here's a burger joint on 12th Street just a few minutes away from our hotel, that a typically traveler would never know about. It was featured on Food Network for one of their milkshakes, a toasted marshmallow milkshake (pictured to the right). They were incredible. It was like a creamy campfire. In addition, their burgers were out of this world. And in a city that can easily be an expensive place to visit, this was one of the most reasonable meals we've had on any of our MLB Tours and one of the best!

So if you enjoy food the way that we do, I would suggest catching up on some programming from Food Network and laying out your plans to visit some great establishments - whether you are traveling on your own family tours or taking group travel tours. The other option is to join us on our baseball vacation packages and we'll lead the way!

Topics: group travel, baseball vacation package, MLB tours, group tours, family tours

2010 Baseball Trip Feature - Texas

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 08:00 PM
Janurary 2, 2010 - The stars at night, are big and bright... Well, you know the rest. But have you ever experienced it yourself? No? Then it's passed time to do so. We'll take our group travel tours to four different games in the Lone Star state. These escorted tours start in Arlington, home of the Rangers, where the Angels come in town for an AL West division rivalry series. The game times aren't posted yet but we'll work in a baseball stadium tour when the schedule allows.

On Saturday, we'll load up our private motor coach and make our way down to Houston for some baseball action at Minute Maid Park. In both cities we'll be staying in the heart of the action, giving you a chance to explore Dallas and Houston and experience the cities while we visit.

Come into Dallas early or stay a few days after in Houston for family tours of sites in those great Texas cities. Head to our site to check out the details on this tour and all the 2010 Tour Vacations that we have to offer.

Topics: stadium tours, Rangers, baseball stadiums, family tours

Midwest Tour: Part III

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 04:45 PM
July 25, 2009 - Final day of one of our baseball road trips. We headed out Wrigley Field, The View from our seats on one of our baseball travel toursFriendly Confines, to see the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds. Admittedly, growing up a Reds fan, I was pulling for the "other" team but to no avail. The Cubs completed the sweep and sent my Reds packing. Click here to see the box score from the game.

Having been to games at Wrigley both at day and night, it's easy for me to see why they resisted putting lights in for so long. In my opinion, it's so much better to see day games there. The atmosphere is a total party buzz throughout the game and you know it's going to continue on for many more hours in Wrigleyville.

As the second oldest of the MLB baseball stadiums, one can't help but enjoy the charm of the ballpark. One also can't help but notice it's imperfections and crumbling infrastructure, too. When this team is sold, I'm certain that the new owners will need to address the challenges with the old ballpark. Even with its imperfections, it's still an awesome place for family tours.

Topics: baseball road trips, baseball tours, baseball stadiums, Wrigley Field, family tours, Reds, Cubs

We're Half Way Through the Season - Still Time for a Baseball Road Trip

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 03:45 PM
July 15, 2009 - The completion of the All Star Game signals that we're half way through the 2009 MLB season. Teams in contention start looking for the missing puzzle pieces that will keep them in contention and possibly help them go all the way. Teams that are out of the race start looking towards the future and planning for '10 and beyond.

Whether your team is a buyer or seller at this point doesn't really matter. There is still time to book family tours or group tours to your favorite baseball stadiums or to a city that you've always wanted to visit. Start planning your MLB vacation today or call one of our baseball trip planners to assist you with the process!

Topics: baseball road trips, baseball trips, baseball stadiums, group tours, family tours