Category Archives: Travel Articles

20% Off Hotels.com, Happiest Countries, Lawyer Up Against Explore Trip, Trouble with 10K AA Flex Payment Offer, Wake from A380 Flips Small Plane- The Rehash!

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Yesterday I visited three Staples stores in hopes of finding Hotels.com gift cards. There’s currently a nice promo where you can buy Hotels.com GCs at a 20% discount– $50 cards are selling for $40!

The third time was the charm! I finally found some Hotels.com gift cards. I ended up buying $300 worth for $240. Sounds like a deal to me. (I’m now debating whether or not I want to buy more before the offer expires.) Continue reading 20% Off Hotels.com, Happiest Countries, Lawyer Up Against Explore Trip, Trouble with 10K AA Flex Payment Offer, Wake from A380 Flips Small Plane- The Rehash!

Lawyer Up! My Fight Against Explore Trip for Theo’s Lap Baby Ticket

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At the beginning of March I wrote about how Theo’s coach lap baby ticket to Ireland cost $350+. (Check out my Ireland trip planning post 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

The Happiest Countries in the World Are…

happiest countriesWhen looking into traveling to new places have you ever thought about what the happiest countries in the world might be? If you answered no, well neither have I.

I like to think that I’ve traveled my fair share, although definitely not enough! Some places have stood out as being happy or maybe just friendlier. If I had to pick one destination that would be at the top of my list, I’d go with Bali, Indonesia.

Today, March 20 is the International Day of Happiness according to T+L. Continue reading The Happiest Countries in the World Are…

Summer Travel Deals, Win A Stay at Guinness Storehouse, $166K Left in Overhead, Amazing Race, Theo’s 6 Month Travel Update & More- The Rehash

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It’s been a productive week for us here at Michael W Travels.

Kim and I were able to use our IHG Anniversary Free Nights for our upcoming Asia trip. The nice thing is that I’ll have another free night coming my way in May.

My new Citi American Airlines Business card arrived and I’m working on hitting the minimum spend. I’m hoping to find another solid offer soon after I earn the 50,000 miles bonus. It’s tough to find new cards to apply for with all of the rules these days… Continue reading Summer Travel Deals, Win A Stay at Guinness Storehouse, $166K Left in Overhead, Amazing Race, Theo’s 6 Month Travel Update & More- The Rehash

Airfare Deal Site, Please Don’t Mislead On Summer Travel

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I really appreciate sites that seek out, find and share great airfare deals.

Years back, the main site I found deals from was Airfare Watchdog through their Twitter account. Over the past bunch of years most would agree that the king of airfare deal sites would be The Flight Deal.

More recently, Secret Flying and Airfare Spot have shared deals. Continue reading Airfare Deal Site, Please Don’t Mislead On Summer Travel

Woman Buys Stranger $750 Plane Ticket, Airbnb in Trump Tower, Discounted CLEAR Membership, Name on Lap Baby Ticket, Swimming Pigs- The Rehash!

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With an impending snowstorm on the way, we found out earlier today that schools would be closed here in NYC! This will be a good opportunity for Kim and I to work on the plans for our Spring Break trip which is a little over three weeks away.

I was happy to get approved for my first new credit card of 2017. No, it wasn’t a card with a 100,000 miles bonus offer but I’ll take 50,000 more American Airlines miles. (Although it’s been extremely hard to redeem the AA miles I already have.)

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Woman Buys Stranger $750 Plane Ticket, Airbnb in Trump Tower, Discounted CLEAR Membership, Name on Lap Baby Ticket, Swimming Pigs- The Rehash!

What Really Led to the Death of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs?

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At the end of February I wrote about how some of the famed swimming pigs in the Bahamas being found dead. A couple of days later I wrote that it was reported that some of the pigs were given alcohol.

It’s been a bit of a mystery pertaining to one of the island’s biggest attractions. Continue reading What Really Led to the Death of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs?

Ireland Trip Planning, Bahamas Pigs Given Alcohol, 25% Off Uber, 5X Points with Hotels.com, Crazy Expensive Lap Baby Ticket & More- The Rehash!

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Over the weekend the Michael W Travels Family took a very short trip to Buffalo, NY. It was freezing out but still a fun and interesting trip.

We’re closing in on our Spring Break trip which is just a little over one month away. It’s definitely time for Kim and I to get into serious planning mode!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Ireland Trip Planning, Bahamas Pigs Given Alcohol, 25% Off Uber, 5X Points with Hotels.com, Crazy Expensive Lap Baby Ticket & More- The Rehash!