On the Road With...
Indianaís Tamika Whitmore

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Whitmore has played for three WNBA teams and has had the opportunity to play in various basketball leagues around the world during WNBA offseasons. But the 2006 All-Star is still looking for her first vacation in seven years! Whitmore, who has a love for cars and racing, did, however, find some time to visit the Indianapolis 500.

Q. What are some countries you've gotten to travel to for basketball or personal reasons?
Whitmore: "Iíve been to Israel, Korea, Taiwan, France, Spain, I played in Spain for three years, I really liked it there, and itís more Americanized than any other country Iíve been to. This year I had the opportunity to go to Poland."

Tamika Whitmore has traveled the world, but is still looking for a vacation.
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Q. What is one place you haven't been that you would like to see?
Whitmore: "Cancun, Iíd love to get down there because I havenít had a vacation in seven years."

Q. What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
Whitmore: "Havenít had one, actually my sister lives in Hawaii, so Iím planning to visit there soon to see my nieces and nephews who I havenít seen in about two years."

Q. What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?
Whitmore: "I like to visit the two main cities that Iíve played in, New York and L.A., just thereís stuff to do, LA has the great weather, New York has I guess the hustle and bustle, and thereís always something to do."

Q. What is the best WNBA city to go out shopping
Whitmore: "New York has more variety, but I also think Seattle has a nice shopping district.".

Q. What is the best WNBA city to dine out?
Whitmore: "New York, itís just the variety of restaurants that they have and the variety of food and culture, so you get to experience just about anything you want."

Q. What are the best places to shop and dine out in your city - neighborhoods, specifically?
Whitmore: "Well we have that mall downtown, we have a variety of stuff to choose from, a couple of malls, we have one mall in particular, thatís shall we say, bourgeoisie, and I donít think I make enough money to afford to shop their."

Q. Cars?
Whitmore: "Mainly cars period, racing, fixing them, restorations, whatever, actually I did get an opportunity to visit the Indianapolis 500, I didnít get to go to the race because we had practice, but I got to see the cars. I wanted to meet Danica Patrick, but I heard she isnít really a big sports fan, sheís mainly into racing, but I wish her all the best because sheís a woman in a manís world."

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