National Parks Raising Entry Fees

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Here is a little bad new for you U.S. National Park lovers out there.

Visiting a national park is a pretty budget-friendly activity. With only 131 of 401 public properties under NPS management charing a fee, we’re talking about over 60% of the parks being absolutely free to visit!

However, for those 131 parks which do charge a fee, there is a good chance that the entry fee will be increasing in the near future. Continue reading

Best Airport Food in the World

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In recent years, airport food has been greatly improving. Some airports are offering gourmet and high-end food while others have what I like to call higher-end fast food.

We used to always bring lots of snacks and sometimes even a small meal to eat while waiting for our flights to take off, but these days it might be worth checking out what the airport has to offer in terms of tasty, sometimes gourmet food.

(Check out Eater’s Airport Dining Guides to find out the best of what some airports have to offer.) Continue reading

Who Owns the Overhead Bin Space

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With all of the news in the past month about knee defenders and the right to recline, it made me wonder about another sensitive topic- the overhead bin.

I have to admit that Kim and I check our luggage probably on 98% of our flights. For longer trips, especially when you’re traveling with a toddler, fitting all of a family of three’s things into a couple of carry-on bags just isn’t going to happen. Continue reading

Top 10 Coffee Growing Countries + Free Dunkin’ Coffee

Find out at the end of the post how to get free coffee today, September 29!

When it comes to coffee, I’ve never been too interested. I don’t like the smell or taste and for that matter I don’t really care for hot beverages. However, I do find it interesting how beans are grown all over the world, making for a wide variety of flavors.

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A Twitter Contest Win from Lufthansa

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Over the past few years I’ve heard a lot about Lufthansa’s  Rubber Ducks.

The ducks are only available to those that visit a Lufthansa First Class Lounge or the First Class Terminal. I’ve only been so lucky to fly as fancy as Lufthansa Business Class so a souvenir duck has eluded me so far.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Lufthansa Ducks, they come in a wide variety of designs. Many are seasonal and lots of people collect them. I’ve heard that they can even sell on ebay for $50- $100! Talk about some looney tunes out there! Continue reading

The Weekly Rehash

The Weekly Rehash

We’re closing in on the end of the month and it’s time for a rehash of the past couple of weeks here at Michael W Travels.

Kim and I got back from Las Vegas after attending BAcon, the BoardingArea Conference. The event was filled with lots of seminars, some of which I hope will help to make improvements to the site. We also enjoyed the social events where I got to catch-up with some friends and also meet some new, like-minded individuals. Continue reading

Travel News, Deals and Offers

Travel News,Deals,Offers

Travel News:

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Uber Driver Allegedly Attacks Passenger with Hammer

Uber- Can Someone Please Explain The Big Deal?For all of you Uber lovers out there, you better think twice the next time you step foot into your car.

After going for a run this morning with Kim, we stopped  by my father-in-law’s house to pick up Lucas. While there I was told of a really crazy and frightening story involving Uber.

An Uber driver allegedly attacked a passenger with a hammer at around 2 AM this past Tuesday. Continue reading