On the Road With Lauren Jackson

Two-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson has been all over the world for the sport of basketball. In fact, though she's just 27 years old, the native Aussie has already represented her country in three Olympics, won a World Championship and is currently in Russia playing for defending EuroLeague champion Spartak Moscow.

WNBA.com spoke recently with Jackson about her travels in the game and her favorite things to do when she's on the road.

Dot-com: You're a native of Australia, but you've played in the States for a while now and you've played overseas in Russia and Korea. Where's the most exciting place you've been to play basketball?

Jackson: "Russia would definitely be one of them. I had a great time in Seoul, too… it was awesome. Those are probably my two favorite."

Dot-com: What about outside of basketball? Where is the coolest place you've been?

Jackson: "Probably America. I haven't been anywhere else too exciting. Hawaii was a nice treat at the end of last season. But I haven't really vacationed that much at all."

Dot-com: What's one place you haven't yet been to that you'd really like to visit?

Jackson: "I hadn't been to Hawaii before last year. But it's paradise. Australia is paradise, it's amazing, but I'd been there before (laughs)."

Dot-com: When you go on vacation, do you like spending time relaxing on the beach or doing something active like camping or hiking or sightseeing?

Jackson: "I definitely like spending time on the beach. I'm a beach bum."

Dot-com: What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?

Jackson: "Probably where my friends are: Phoenix, Indiana and New York."

Dot-com: What's the best WNBA city to shop in?

Jackson: "Seattle, of course. It's amazing! Seattle is the best city in the world! I shop, I enjoy the water, I have friends there, cafes, restaurants… I love it."

Dot-com: Which WNBA city has the best restaurants?

Jackson: "I don't go out all that much. In Seattle, I cook for myself a lot. On the road, I'm a room-service kind of girl. I'll usually get either pasta or salad."

Dot-com: Where do you hang out in Seattle?

Jackson: "Kangaroo and Kiwi. It's a good time."

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