I’ve been really busy planning our 2017 Summer Trip. We’ll be heading to the Pacific for around 5 weeks!
The first order of business was getting a flight from the U.S. to the region. American Airlines miles came in handy for that, costing 80,000 miles per person + tax ($71.66). When I asked about adding Theo to the itinerary as a lap baby, I was beyond surprised by the price I was told.
Continue reading How A Call To Fiji Airways Saved Me $645.94
In February 2017, the Michael W Travels family
for the first time. While I would’ve liked to have had more time to see the country, we made sure to take one day-trip out of Dublin. visited Ireland
While debating where to go, Kim and I narrowed our choices down to the Cliffs of Moher or Giant’s Causeway.
After debating what our best option was (I don’t think either would be a bad choice), we decided on a trip to the Giant’s Causeway. This trip would take us to Northern Ireland which is actually part of the United Kingdom. Continue reading A Quick Visit to Northern Ireland and the Giant’s Causeway
Kim and I are always looking for ways to lighten the load when it comes to what gear we bring along on our trips.
Traveling with kids requires a variety of extra items. While we never use a car seat on flights, when we rent a car, we bring along one of our car seats so we don’t have to pay ridiculous rental fees of around $12 per day.
Continue reading An Interesting Car Seat Alternative, the Ride Safer Travel Vest
During our we had a couple of interesting problems that we faced. The funny thing is that both happened in the same day but ended up working out. trip to South Korea
The morning we were to fly back to Seoul from Jeju Island I encountered our first problem.
. Find out what I did in the link above. We had an early flight and Sixt Rent-A-Car was closed
Kim and I decided to end the trip by using our IHG free nights for a two night stay at the
. When we arrived, the service was absolutely amazing and friendly! We were greeted by staff like the hotel Duty Manager and the concierge checked us in. InterContinental Seoul COEX Continue reading Bag Lost in Seoul, Intercontinental Duty Manager to the Rescue!
(Publishing this review is long overdue…)
in his first 2 years, Lucas took his first flight in his own seat back in January 2014 (during our trip to 91,144 miles as a lap baby . He got some more experience flying again in his own seat in February during our Norway ) Quick Euro Roadtrip , Our Visit to Malta & Milan and on a bunch of other trips since in 2014.
Although we did bring our car seat on Lucas’s second trip we didn’t bring it to Norway or want to bring it on the flights. We figured that his car seat would be a pain in the butt, taking up precious space instead of giving us extra space due to our third seat.
We were hesitant to have Lucas secured with only a regular airplane seatbelt so we started to look into other options. I had seen a couple of solutions at stores in the past but didn’t think much about them until now.
Continue reading Product Review: Kids Fly Safe- CARES Safety Harness
While researching things to do during our
, there was one place that I knew we had to visit. trip to Ireland
For years I’ve heard about the Guinness Storehouse, home to the iconic Guinness Brewery. It seemed that no trip (or at least first visit) to Ireland would not be complete without checking it out.
Since Kim and I enjoy visiting breweries and beer-related sites, we decided to stop by on the day we arrived in Ireland.
Continue reading A Family Visit to the Guinness Storehouse
At the beginning of March I wrote about how
(Check out my Ireland trip planning post Theo’s coach lap baby ticket to Ireland cost $350+ . .) here
Had OTA Explore Trip called British Airways to book Theo’s lap baby ticket on one of the occasions that I called, the taxes/ fees would’ve been a lot cheaper.
Continue reading Lawyer Up! My Fight Against Explore Trip for Theo’s Lap Baby Ticket
turned 6 months old a couple of weeks back. He was born a bit early on August 30. I guess he was eager to meet Mommy, Daddy and big brother Lucas! My little man Theo
Theo’s an amazing little boy and he’s added so much to our family. I doubt most of you want to hear a parent brag about their kid but since this is a travel blog I did want to share a six month travel update!
Continue reading Theo’s Six Months Old Travel Update!
A couple of weekends back the Michael W Travels family
. visited Buffalo, NY
On the way home Kim noticed a cute friendly dog playing with another family. Lucas really loves dogs so Kim suggested that he go over and ask to pet the dog.
This turned out to be a simple request considering the dog was walking around the airport with its owner as part of the Paws for Love program!
Continue reading Meeting A Paws For Life Therapy Dog at BUF Airport
Theo was born at the end of August 2016 and at six months old he’s already flown 16 flight segments and just under 20,000 miles. (
.) Theo took his 1st flight at 7 weeks old
On every flight Theo has flown as a lap baby. When you fly to an international destination, lap baby tickets have a fee. If you’re flying domestic, you won’t have to pay anything extra but the baby will still need a ticket.
Continue reading Does It Matter What Name Is On A Domestic Lap Baby Ticket?