Category Archives: Family Travel

Legoland Planning To Open In New York In 2019

legolandLegoland is inching closer towards opening its third location in the U.S. in New York State.

The park would open in Goshen, NY, around 60 miles from the city.

The New York Post reports that, “A planning board in Goshen approved a site plan to build a $500 million theme park based on the construction toy, which would open in 2019.” Continue reading Legoland Planning To Open In New York In 2019

Our Visit To The Solomon Islands with Kids

While planning our 5 Week Trip to the Pacific, one country that we’d be visiting seemed far different than the others.

The Solomon Islands is most famous for and mainly visited due to its wealth of World War II sites. While I’m no WWII history buff, I do enjoy the topic. It also just so happened that our visit coincided with a big event, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal. Continue reading Our Visit To The Solomon Islands with Kids

Looking Back: Should You Take Your Toddler To Oktoberfest?

With Oktoberfest 2017 underway (and ending on October 3), I felt it would be a great idea to re-share a post which I wrote about the festival a few years back.

The majority of people might think of Oktoberfest as a beer-filled festival full of drunks and they would be correct to an extent. However, the festival is also family-friendly with yummy food, fun rides and appealing music playing in the tents.

Take a look at my post, “Should You Take Your Toddler to Oktoberfest“.  Feel free to share your thoughts. Would you bring your toddler to Oktoberfest or would you rather experience an adult only version? Continue reading Looking Back: Should You Take Your Toddler To Oktoberfest?

11 Countries Visited, 55,000+ Miles Flown- Happy 1st Birthday to Theo!

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Lelepa Island, Vanuatu (8/30/17)

On August 30, 2016 the Michael W Travels family got a big surprise. Theo couldn’t wait to meet his family, arriving 5 weeks early.

It was definitely a bit scary at first. Theo had to spend some time in the NICU, although not nearly as long as what we were originally told. After six nights, Theo came home and got to meet big brother Lucas.

Boy what a difference a year makes.

Theo turned one recently and we got to celebrate and wish him a very Happy 1st Birthday in Vanuatu! (We’ve since returned home from our 5 week trip to the Pacific.) Continue reading 11 Countries Visited, 55,000+ Miles Flown- Happy 1st Birthday to Theo!

Sleepy Sundays in Tonga, A Visit To Pangaimotu Island

The Michael W Travels family is currently on a 5 Week Trip Around the Pacific.

The first stop of on our journey was to the Kingdom on Tonga. Our first full day on the island was a Sunday when there isn’t much to do since just about everything is closed!

Rather than waste the day, we headed on a short day-trip. Continue reading Sleepy Sundays in Tonga, A Visit To Pangaimotu Island

Can I Bring A Kids Micro Scooter As A Carry-On Item?

Recently, I wrote a post asking the question, Can I Bring A Screwdriver In My Carry-On Bag?

I needed the screwdriver for a trip that I was going on with Lucas.

Lucas loves riding his Micro Scooter so Kim and I thought it would be a good idea to bring it on our trip. The only problem was taking it apart to pack in a bag. To do so, I needed a screwdriver.

You might wonder why a scooter would be a good item to bring along? Continue reading Can I Bring A Kids Micro Scooter As A Carry-On Item?

Pittsburgh, PA- An Incredibly Kid-Friendly Destination!

Pittsburgh PA

Last week, Lucas and I headed off on a trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was our first Father-Son Trip since last summer.

Some of you might be thinking Pittsburgh PA, wow, how glamorous. Right? You can be honest! The truth is that I’ve wanted to visit The ‘Burgh for years, primarily to check out PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and to try a sandwich from Primanti Bros. Continue reading Pittsburgh, PA- An Incredibly Kid-Friendly Destination!

Traveling With An Infant? 10 Products You Need!

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Singapore Airlines- August 2012

Traveling with a baby or young child for the first or 100th time requires extra time overall. From packing, to getting ready, and actually getting to the airport all take a little more time and effort than traveling sans kids.

One area that needs to be addressed when traveling with that third (or fourth) wheel, I mean cute little one is what baby-specific gear you now need to bring on your adventures. At the beginning, you’re going to most likely over-do it but odds are that you won’t need most of that extra bulk! Continue reading Traveling With An Infant? 10 Products You Need!

Jumping By The Most Awesome UNESCO World Heritage Sites Marker

Whenever I travel to new places I check to see if any UNESCO World Heritage Sites are nearby.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be really interesting while others can be pretty boring. Overall, I’ve been to 112 sites to date and most were worthy of a visit.

Most UNESCO World Heritage Sites are commemorated with some sort of marker or plaque, listing various info about the site. During a trip to Poland with Lucas, the Wieliczka Salt Mine really impressed. After seeing amazing salt carvings deep in the mine, we came across this awesome UNESCO marker while exiting. Continue reading Jumping By The Most Awesome UNESCO World Heritage Sites Marker