An unforgettable experience - Tailgating with the Raiders Black Hole Fans
Mark van Huisstede - Co-Owner italktravel Maitland, Rutherford, Newcastle West & The Junction
Tell us about your travel experience and passions?
I've been in the Industry for nearly 12 years. I love my job and passionate about travel experiences whether it is on your own, with a loved one or withfamily or a group. I love France, I love skiing and Sport. The "Super Bowl" would be an awesome experience and is on my bucket list.
About the trip
Phoenix and San Francisco, USA flying Qantas and American Airlines
What we did
Sports Tour that included 3 NFL (Grid Iron) Games, 2 Basketball Games and 1 Ice Hockey Game. Throw in a Comedy Club, Blue band Club, Segway Tour and Quad Biking in the Arizona Desert
Great atmosphere at Levi's Stadium for the 49ers home game
What I loved
The Oakland Raiders NFL game including the Trailer Party. Amazing experience. NBA Golden State Warriors first game of the NBA season, “Amazing".
What was just OK
Traffic leaving the new Levi's Stadium "Home of the 49ers NFL team". Best bet would be to stay at one of the near by hotels for the night and walk to and from the game.
Me (right) with my mate and travel buddy Dan
What was awful
The Heat in Phoenix.
Tell us about your favourite meal, what, where, when & why
San Fran has an interesting mix of culture and food but the Italian Pizza by the slice is fantastic and the Seafood Chowder at Fisherman's Wharf is the best I've every had.
Preparing the ice
Top tip for someone doing this trip
Only order entrée size meals as everything is HUGE.
Anything you would do differently next time
Yes, if I watching the San Francisco 49ers at their home ground again, I would stay at one of the near by hotels in Santa Clara for 1 night and walk to and from the game.
So much going on at an NBA Game
Would you go back?
Have you got another trip planned and where to?
KL (Kuala Lumpar) Malaysia for our international conference
How can I find out more?
A Segway tour is a great way to see any city