No stranger to travel and certainly no stranger to the WNBA Finals, Shock center Ruly Riley has a few more weeks of WNBA action ahead of her as the women's basketball world descends on Detroit for the 2006 Finals. Riley was named the 2003 Finals M.V.P. when the Shock won the title in 2003. She also happens to be an Olympic gold medalist, an NCAA champion, an international traveler and a multi-city WNBA veteran.

Q. What are some countries you've gotten to travel to either for basketball or personal pleasure?
"I lived in Spain for nearly eight months and I really enjoyed that. In Valencia. China was really cool to see because the culture is so different than ours. Europe has a lot of similarities..."

Ruth Riley was the 2003 WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player after the Shock defeated the Sparks.
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Q. What is one place you haven't been that you would like to see?
"I really would love to see Australia some day."

Q. So if you had your choice, would you prefer to be on a beach, hiking and camping out or visiting a museum?
"Definitely the beach. I love the beach and live in Miami in the offseason."

Q. What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?
"Indianapolis, because my family is there. Also, New York, so I get to meet up with a lot of my friends."

Q. What is the best WNBA city to go out shopping?
"Definitely New York. It is hard to have a favorite store, though, because they have everything!!"

Q. What is the best WNBA city to dine out?
"Again, I have to say New York. I like going to different places each time, but Sushi Samba and Mr. Chow are cool spots."

Q. With the Finals coming to your city, what are the best places to shop and dine out in Detroit?
"For shopping, definitely the Big Beaver Mall. For dining, it just depends on what you are looking for. Royal Oak or Birmingham are my two favorite spots."