What’s Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome been up to lately? He’s been traveling the U.S. checking out some of the most historic college basketball rivalries.

Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome is up to his usual antics again! Given his mission to “Go and Smell the Roses” and his penchant for adventure, the Roaming Gnome has embarked on a multi-week trek across the U.S. to experience some of college basketball’s oldest and most historic rivalries.


With help from local fans and the hosts of ESPN’s College GameDay covered by State Farm, the Roaming Gnome will uncover the best of pre-game food, fun and fan festivities in and around college campuses. Check him out at the Duke versus Syracuse game or the University of Michigan versus Michigan State University game.

“The Roaming Gnome and college basketball fans share an obvious passion for travel,” said Bradley Wilson, chief marketing officer, Travelocity North America. “Our work with ESPN is about showing fans how Travelocity can empower them to ‘Go and Smell the Roses’ to see their team in action.”

Is the Roaming Gnome going to be in your area for some basketball action? If so, reach him via Twitter (@Roaming Gnome) and Instagram (@RoamingGnome) and let him know about the local hotspots!  He’ll also share photo and video highlights of his college town adventures during the road trip which will include stops at the following men’s basketball games through March 8:

Feb.22, 2014 Arizona at Colorado (Boulder, Colo.) or
UCLA at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.)
March 1, 2014 Kansas at Oklahoma State (Stillwater, Okla.)
March 8, 2014 North Carolina at Duke (Durham, N.C.)