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
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
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
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
. In a new scam that I recently came across, a tourist was taken for lots of money by Mickey Mouse. tourist who paid $400 for a free trip on the Staten Island Ferry Continue reading Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse
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!
to smartphones to severe turbulence , planes can make an emergency landing for a wide variety of reasons. bird strikes
A couple of days back an American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing due to a deer. Yes a deer…
Continue reading American Airlines Plane Hits Deer, Makes Emergency Landing
Warren Buffett is investing big-time on an industry that he once called a death trap.
The billionaire investor’s company, Berkshire Hathaway has upped its investment into Delta Airlines and American Airlines while also purchasing a significant amount of shares of Southwest.
Continue reading Warren Buffett Investing Big on US Airlines
A man smuggled endangered turtles into JFK Airport through the international mail facility in an interesting way.
The Queens man hid the turtles in packages labeled as snacks!
Continue reading Endangered Turtles Labeled As Snacks Smuggled Into JFK Airport
image: Gage Skidmore (Wikicommons)
Superstar actor Harrison Ford can’t seem to keep out of trouble when it comes to piloting his planes.
Back in 2015,
on a golf course. The crash wasn’t really his fault as it was Ford was seriously injured when he crashed his plane . attributed to mechanical problems
Now the FAA is investigating Ford.
Continue reading Harrison Ford Being Investigated By FAA
Anthony Bourdain, a chef by trade became a real household name thanks in part to his book Kitchen Confidential and even more so due to his show No Reservations on Travel Channel.
Since then, Bourdain has moved on to CNN where he stars in his food- travel show Parts Unknown. Hopefully, one day
. his market will open in NYC Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Tells Us His Favorite Seat On An Airplane