Category Archives: Travel Articles

Can I Bring A Screwdriver In My Carry-On Bag?

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It’s always interesting to hear about the odd or dangerous items that people try to bring in their carry-on bags. I usually come across them ¬†thanks to the TSA’s Instagram account. (Curious to find out about some of the items? Search TSA on my site!)

If you’re unsure if an item is allowed to fly, you could ask the TSA through Facebook Messenger. Continue reading Can I Bring A Screwdriver In My Carry-On Bag?

Sunbathing Cows on the Beach in Corsica, France- Don’t Take Selfies!

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image: Twitter @lorraineelizab6

We love experiences which include animals while traveling.

In 2012, I wrote about My Top 5 Animal Encounters. It could probably use an update with A Visit to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital being added to the list.

One day I’d love to pay a visit to see the swimming pigs in the Bahamas. Tragedy struck these special pigs a few months back. Who knows if regulations will change, stopping tourists from interacting with the pigs in the future.

I came across another interesting animal experience on Corsica France but it might be wise to keep your distance. Continue reading Sunbathing Cows on the Beach in Corsica, France- Don’t Take Selfies!

Queen Elizabeth II Doesn’t Need A Passport

Queen Elizabeth II
image: wikicommons

Whenever I visit a new country, I look forward to checking out the stamp that I get in my passport. If a country doesn’t stamp my passport upon entry, I am not a happy camper…

Imagine not needing a passport for any travel. While it might make some things easier, I still love having a passport to look through at the stamps I’ve received along my many journeys. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II Doesn’t Need A Passport

Casey Neistat’s Lufthansa First Class Review, Gun Found In Suitcase Lining, Bog Bodies of Ireland, Muji Hotels, Service Ducks On A Plane, Turtles Cause Flight Delays and More- The Rehash!

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During Spring Break 2016 Lucas and I went on our first Father- Son trip to Poland. The trip was a great experience and we followed up with 3 trips together in 3 weeks since Kim was pregnant with Theo (and not traveling).

I didn’t expect it this summer, but Lucas and I will head off on another (domestic) Father- Son trip this week! Nothing exotic but to a city I’ve long wanted to check out, primarily for their baseball stadium.

Otherwise, trip planning is moving along well for our big family trip to the Pacific! Continue reading Casey Neistat’s Lufthansa First Class Review, Gun Found In Suitcase Lining, Bog Bodies of Ireland, Muji Hotels, Service Ducks On A Plane, Turtles Cause Flight Delays and More- The Rehash!

Amex Platinum Retention, More Trouble For United, JetBlue Bonus Offer, Nobody Cares About Your Photos, New North Carolina Island & More- The Rehash!

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It’s been a busy week here. We’ve made a lot of progress with plans for our big Pacific Islands trip which we’ll be leaving for in about 3 weeks. We still need to finish booking some hotels and then we’ll be good to go.

After some debate, I decided to apply for the Hyatt card before the 2 free-nights bonus went away. Chase called me for more info before getting approved. Talk about an odd conversation! (Maybe I’ll share it in a future post.)

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Amex Platinum Retention, More Trouble For United, JetBlue Bonus Offer, Nobody Cares About Your Photos, New North Carolina Island & More- The Rehash!

Can It Be True? Nobody Cares About Your Vacation Photos!

Vacation Photos

While traveling, one of the best ways to document a trip is by taking photos. And is there a better way to share details of your trip than by posting vacation photos on social media?

I used to share lots of vacation photos to Facebook but rarely do so anymore. It can be a pain and I also don’t really think about doing it. I think for one trip in the past year or 2, I posted photos since I had free WiFi during the flight home as a way to kill time. (I have been posting photos to Instagram though.)

The New York Post shares some interesting news related to vacation photos. Continue reading Can It Be True? Nobody Cares About Your Vacation Photos!

Baby To Fly FREE For Life, Call To Fiji Air Saves Me Over $600, Is Flying Killing You, 1.8 Million AA Miles Giveaway, McD’s Mac ‘N Cheese Sandwich & More- The Rehash!

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I finally finished booking all of the flights we’ll need for our summer trip to the Pacific. We’ll be doing a lot of flying to get to some awesome destinations. Next up- ¬†starting to book our hotels.

I recently got a new credit card and I’m already thinking about what to get next. I’m debating whether or not its time to finally get the Hyatt card before the two free nights at any property sign up offer goes away… Continue reading Baby To Fly FREE For Life, Call To Fiji Air Saves Me Over $600, Is Flying Killing You, 1.8 Million AA Miles Giveaway, McD’s Mac ‘N Cheese Sandwich & More- The Rehash!

Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands w/ Plane Passengers, Global Entry in Penn Station, Lost in Paris Catacombs, Katz’s Deli Expansion, Suicide at Marriott Marquis Times Square & More- The Rehash!

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With the annual fee soon coming up on my American Express Platinum card, I decided to apply for the Amex Blue Business card (which I was instantly approved for). The signup bonus isn’t huge but it buys me some time to decide what to do with my Membership Rewards points.

Planning for our summer trip wasn’t looking good but then I started finding award availability for various flights around the region we’ll be visiting. It’s been frustrating using American Airlines miles over the past year or so but for this trip, they seem to be coming up big!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands w/ Plane Passengers, Global Entry in Penn Station, Lost in Paris Catacombs, Katz’s Deli Expansion, Suicide at Marriott Marquis Times Square & More- The Rehash!

Teens Lost 3 Days in Paris Catacombs, Rescued

Paris Catacombs
From Michael W Travels visit in 2001

During my second trip to Europe in 2001, I got my first taste of a site that I consider odd.

I was in Paris with a friend and I called home to say hello to my family. My mother had come across an interesting article in an upstate NY newspaper. She told me about a site which had recently reopened in Paris.

Right after the call, I stopped at a Tourist Information Center to inquire about the Paris Catacombs. Continue reading Teens Lost 3 Days in Paris Catacombs, Rescued