All posts by Michael W

Swimming Pigs in Bahamas Found Dead

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Kim and I have had many wonderful animal experiences during our travels over the years.

We loved seeing a wide variety of wildlife during our visits to Africa, were educated and got up close with elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, swam with turtles in Barbados and got to see turtles lay eggs in Oman. (Check out a post from 2012 which has My Top 5 Animal Encounters.)

Besides trekking to see mountain gorillas in Africa again or swimming with whale sharks, a top animal experience I’ve been hoping to do would be to revisit the Bahamas to see their swimming pigs. Continue reading Swimming Pigs in Bahamas Found Dead

The Most Interesting Priority Pass Lounge I’ve Visited

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The Michael W Travels family recently got back from an awesome little trip to Ireland.

While Dublin is usually a quick flight from NYC, we flew on connecting flights each way. A small inconvenience is worth it to save on the cost of a flight, if you ask me…

During our travels we got to visit a Priority Pass lounge in three airports. Two of the lounges were solid offering food, snacks, drinks and a place to relax.

The other Priority Pass lounge was quite different and possibly the most interesting one that I’ve ever visited. Continue reading The Most Interesting Priority Pass Lounge I’ve Visited

Win A Trip for 21 to Scotland from HomeAway!

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I recently shared the details of a contest where you could win a trip for 4 to the Beauty and the Beast US premiere in Hollywood.

After entering the contest, I noticed another, possibly more desirable prize being offered by HomeAway.

In this contest you can enter to win a trip for 21 people, (the winner and 20 guests) to Scotland! Continue reading Win A Trip for 21 to Scotland from HomeAway!

IFE Injures Toddler’s Finger, Qantas Being Sued

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Last month I wrote about how Qantas was being sued for $74 due to a broken IFE.

For those of you unsure of the term IFE, it’s the In-Flight Entertainment system that helps us get through a flight.

It seems that Qantas isn’t doing well when it comes to their IFEs.  Continue reading IFE Injures Toddler’s Finger, Qantas Being Sued

American Airlines Introducing New, Simplified Boarding Process

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Back in 2011 I earned Lifetime Gold status with American Airlines. An overwhelming majority of the miles earned to get to Gold were due to credit card sign-up bonuses.

American Airlines Gold status is the lowest tier of status and it doesn’t really offer a ton of benefits. However it does allow for one free checked bag and priority boarding. Continue reading American Airlines Introducing New, Simplified Boarding Process

Win A Trip for 2 to Sanibel and Captiva Islands

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Lonely Planet is giving you a chance to win a trip for 2 to the Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The trip includes airfare, hotel and lots of extras like some food and activities.

I don’t know much about Sanibel and Captiva Islands but I’d definitely love to find out about the islands by winning this prize! Continue reading Win A Trip for 2 to Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse

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For those of you visiting a city like New York for the first time, there are lots of scams to look out for during your trip.

Last year I wrote about a tourist who paid $400 for a free trip on the Staten Island Ferry. In a new scam that I recently came across, a tourist was taken for lots of money by Mickey Mouse. Continue reading Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse

Pop Tarts Cafe Pop-Up Opening in NYC

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Last summer NYC got an interesting Magnum Bar Ice Cream pop-up. (Check out my review about the Magnum pop-up here.)

In June 2016 I wrote about a Kellogg’s Cereal Restaurant set to open in the city. The restaurant opened in July and has seemed to do well. For a limited time, Pop Tarts will be joining in on the fun. Continue reading Pop Tarts Cafe Pop-Up Opening in NYC

Oddest Airline Passenger, Anthony Bourdain’s Fav Airplane Seat, US Bank FlexPoints to JetBlue Credit, Warren Buffett’s Airline Investments, AA Plane Hits Deer & More- The Rehash!

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The Michael W Travels family headed off on our first international trip of 2017 and it’s been a lot of fun so far. We’re currently on a short visit to Ireland!

We flew to Europe on Iberia and I was a bit surprised by a few things about the airline. It was our first time flying with them and we were disappointed to learn that AA Gold status couldn’t even get us free seat selection. We also found the seats to be extremely uncomfortable, almost claustrophobic. The one good thing we encountered was a tasty meal! How have your experiences been with Iberia?  Continue reading Oddest Airline Passenger, Anthony Bourdain’s Fav Airplane Seat, US Bank FlexPoints to JetBlue Credit, Warren Buffett’s Airline Investments, AA Plane Hits Deer & More- The Rehash!