Six years ago, I flew 11,000 miles from Japan to California just to watch a
NHL hockey game, I had a great time, and an idea….Wouldn’t it be a thrill to
visit every NHL arena in a single season?
But why stop there? My concept is simple….I’m going to watch a hockey
game in all 30 National Hockey League arenas….in 30 consecutive nights!
Something that’s never been done before….30 hockey games in 30 nights in
30 different cities in fall 2007….it’s the ultimate hockey road trip!
I'll be sharing the ups and downs of my 30 Games In 30 Nights adventure on
this site. Take a look around the site and you’ll find my complete schedule,
the complexities of my travel plans and much more. I'm updating this site
daily with my stories from the games, and how I traveled to each city blog-
style. Read today's blog here.
I'm on a tight budget. Although I’ll need to fly to most cities, I have searched
for bargain airfares and am using a bunch of my frequent flyer miles to keep
costs down. In some cities, I’ll stay with friends or family, and in others I’ll be
finding cheap hotels on Hotwire or using up my Hilton points. As far as game
tickets go, I’ll be looking out for good deals, so if you have any extras, let me
As a hard-core hockey fan who loves to fly, I’m well prepared for the ultimate
hockey road trip. I’ve flown almost a million miles in my lifetime, seen over
500 NHL games, and most importantly, have no problem falling asleep on
For months, I've been planning the details of this 30 Games In 30 Nights trip.
Poring through the NHL schedule for hours to find just the right combination
of games, staying away from the frigid winter months when weather could
disrupt travel, finding affordable flights that get me into each city by 2pm,
coming up with backup travel plans if flights are cancelled, and so on.
So now I'm ready to roll, mentally and physically, for the Ultimate Hockey Road
Look at all those airplanes!