How to Tailgate in Pictures

I’m a big fan of football, and I’m an even bigger fan of tailgating! I will (and have) tailgate anything – lacrosse, football, polo, etc. and always have a great time doing it.

Now up here in New England, we are not known for our college football fandom or prowess, but things are changing a bit with that, since my alma mater the University of Massachusetts, is moving to Division I and the New England Patriots will be hosting all their games in the upcoming season!

In order to prep for all that, the powers that be came up with the Colonial Clash – billed as a yearly game matching UMass vs. UNH (University of New Hampshire) as regional rivals. Since most of the alumni of both schools live in the greater Boston area, it makes a ton of sense to host these games at Gillette Stadium, and each school busses their respective student fan base out, really making it a win win and cutting down a ton on any drunk driving dangers.

So, I figured, what better way to welcome fall and football with a little how to guide in pictures. How does this apply to travel, one might ask? Simple, make an event out of it, be it hitting up the local game, or traveling to a new place to take in a tailgate, it’s a great way to try regional cuisines, meet new people and have some fun!

For a more in depth look at how much you can get out of tailgating and travel, check out Jeremy at Budget Travel Adventures who is starting a new series on tailgating around the country, he might be in your neck of the woods this season!

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Getting the grill fired up!

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Set up the apps to feed the crowds.

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Get the cornhole boards out for some pre-game entertainment.

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Always make friends with your neighbors.

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Seek out friendly territory.

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Get your entrees grilling in shifts.

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Never forget to bring dessert!

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Head over to the stadium to get your seats.

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy the game!

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  • Good ol’ UMASS I got my MBA degree from there. 🙂

    • Liz

      Nice!! I went to the SOM for my undergrad, small world!