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On the Road With ... Detroit's Swin Cash

Good thing for frequent flier rewards programs, because Swin Cash is sure earning some free flights anywhere she wants to go.Since graduating from college four years ago, the All-Star Shock forward has been around the country and the world for basketball and to launch her new foundation and company. She won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004, not to mention the preparation tour in advance of that summer. And this year, she has already been to Hungary, Poland and Australia competing with USA Basketball. So beyond the gossip magazines, how does this global explorer stay grounded and where would she like to go next?
Detroit's Swin Cash has been all over the world with USA Basketball, but still prefers to be at her mother's house near Pittsburgh.
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Q. What are some of your favorite countries you've gotten to travel to?
"Australia is really beautiful, but Italy is one of my favorites. I saw Rome and had the opportunity to see the Pope. I also got to Cuba, which is definitely something I would have never gotten to do in my lifetime. And Greece was amazing in and of itself. Of course, everyone saw me get emotional on television, so I'll never live that one down."

Q. What is one place you haven't been that you would like to see?
"I've never been to the Bahamas or a beach type place. I would love to just go to an island somewhere."

Q. What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
"My mom's house in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. There is always great cooking, quiet and I can relax."

Q. What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?
"Minneapolis is a favorite because I get to visit my friend Tamika. And the Mall of America. I also like Washington D.C."

Q. What is the best WNBA city to go out shopping?
"I would have to say Washington D.C. and New York City."

Q. What is the best WNBA city to dine out?
"Seattle. I love the seafood."