My Travel Tales: Erin Andrews
The Fox Sports reporter and Dancing with the Starsco-host shares her fondest travel memories
Getting Real in Italy
I’ve spent most of my life traveling to stadiums around the country, but I never really had a chance to do any trips to Europe, so I went to Italy a couple years ago. My husband had just won the Stanley Cup, and we went to the Amalfi Coast to celebrate. I quickly realized that the Italian food we have in the U.S. isn’t like what they have there. It’s clean and delicious. They’re not serving garlic bread at dinner.
Honeymooning with Friends
We went to Greece and Spain for our honeymoon. As silly as it sounds, we ended up bringing two of our best friends with us because we went for two weeks and thought, “Yeah, we got married. We love each other, but we don’t want to spend two weeks alone with each other.” Our best friends came with us for the beginning part of the trip, and then we had the last portion of the trip by ourselves. It was perfect.
A Whale of a Time
One of our best vacations was when we visited Punta Mita, Mexico, during the humpback-whale migration. On the first day, we went out on a boat and of course didn’t see anything. We were so bummed. We sailed back out the next day determined to see them. Still nothing. But as we were pulling in, I could hear this mama and her baby calf and the dad putting on a major display. We were freaking out.
New England might be my favorite spot in the U.S. to visit because I’m from there. I must
have a bowl of clam chowder when I’m visiting Boston.
Erin’s Must-Pack List
Whether I’m on an airplane or a football field, I can’t deal with bad breath, so I always have either a bottle of breath spray or one of those breath-strip packets.
Because I travel so much, I always feel like my immune system could be hit, so I take maitake mushroom drops. You can buy them in a pill form, but I like to do the drops under my tongue.
My husband introduced me to them. My feet swell, so compression leggings are a must. It’s amazing what they do for you when you’re up in the air.
My assistant packs me travel sizes of this sports drink mix called BioSteel. It doesn’t have any sugar in it. You put it in your water to stay extra-hydrated. I drink it on the sidelines, on the plane, everywhere.