Category Archives: Trip Reports

Cancelled Flights- Lucas & I Get Home on AA Flight That Doesn’t Really Exist!

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Lucas and I got home late last night from Pittsburgh. It should’ve been a quick one hour flight.

We were scheduled to fly at 5:50 PM from PIT, getting us into New York’s LaGuardia at 7:14 PM. When we arrived at the gate, it seemed busy but nothing unusual. After standing around for a few minutes, I noticed that the screen said now boarding for a 2:45 flight which was switched to 5:30!

This got me curious. If the flight before ours was delayed, then our flight most likely would be too. Continue reading Cancelled Flights- Lucas & I Get Home on AA Flight That Doesn’t Really Exist!

Visiting the Bog Bodies at the National Museum of Ireland

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In February 2017, the Michael W Travels family took a quick trip to Ireland.

We spent a few days in Dublin where we visited the Guinness Storehouse, checked out some pubs and also visited some other interesting sights. We made sure to get out of Dublin for one day taking a quick visit to Northern Ireland and the Giant’s Causeway.

Besides the usual attractions in Dublin, there were a couple of odd sites that I had to visit. Continue reading Visiting the Bog Bodies at the National Museum of Ireland

A Great Experience: Korea Baseball Organization- LG Twins Game

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While traveling I love going to see local sports when possible.

Here are some sporting events I’ve been to:

  • Soccer in Scotland and Lithuania
  • Aussie Rules Football in Sydney, Australia
  • Rugby in New Zealand
  • Kickboxing in Thailand

Then there’s my favorite sport- Baseball! I’ve been to lots of MLB games/ stadiums in the US (and Canada- the Blue Jays). We’ve also been to professional games in Japan and Cuba. Continue reading A Great Experience: Korea Baseball Organization- LG Twins Game

A Quick Visit to Northern Ireland and the Giant’s Causeway

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In February 2017, the Michael W Travels family visited Ireland 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.

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

Did JetBlue Compensate Me For A Broken IFE?

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There are a bunch of reasons why we like flying with JetBlue.

The airline offers a good amount of legroom, free snacks, free Wifi (with their FlyFi service) and entertainment options like DirecTV and movies.

While I rarely watch movies anymore, I do like to pass the time during a flight watching (a movie) unless I’m busy tending to one of the kids. (Lucas is good on his own during flights unless he needs to take a trip to the restroom.) Continue reading Did JetBlue Compensate Me For A Broken IFE?

What Did We Try At McDonald’s Korea?

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During our trip to South Koreawe arrived late in Seoul tired and hungry. While I would’ve liked to have had some local food, Kim and I decided that we needed to be quick and play it safe for our first meal. In the process we’d still get to check off something we do when visiting a new country.

There was a McDonald’s across the street from our guesthouse so it was a good time to check out what local menu items might be available. Lucas would be happy to visit to get a toy! Win, win! Continue reading What Did We Try At McDonald’s Korea?

The Most Comfortable Airport Transfer Ever

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The Michael W Travels family took a trip to South Korea recently during Spring Break.

We ended our visit by staying for a couple of nights at the really nice Intercontinental Seoul COEX hotel.

We wanted to save money on our airport transfer and hoped that we wouldn’t need to take a private taxi which are both pricey and low in space when you’re traveling with four people. Continue reading The Most Comfortable Airport Transfer Ever

Pass on the Steak, Head to Peter Luger For Their Amazing Burger

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OK, so if you’re making a special trip to Peter Luger, I know you’ll most likely want to try their famous steak (and I don’t blame you) but hear me out on this one…

Peter Luger is considered by many to be the best steakhouse in New York City. If you want to get in, odds are pretty high that you’ll need a reservation which needs to be made a month in advance.

I’ve had steak at Peter Luger and it is really good but it’s also really pricey. If you ask me, a better option for visiting this historic restaurant is to head over during the day to give their awesome burger (available until 3:45pm) a try. Continue reading Pass on the Steak, Head to Peter Luger For Their Amazing Burger

Ridiculous Street Signs #23: Don’t Step on the Toilet Seat- Seoul, South Korea

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It’s been a while since I came across Ridiculous Street Signs while traveling. It was actually last Spring Break when Lucas and I took a trip to Poland. You can check the sign out here.

During our recent trip to South Korea, it didn’t take long to see what I’d definitely consider to be a good addition to my Ridiculous Street Signs collection. Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs #23: Don’t Step on the Toilet Seat- Seoul, South Korea

Bag Lost in Seoul, Intercontinental Duty Manager to the Rescue!

Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 12.09.41 AMDuring our trip to South Korea 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.

The morning we were to fly back to Seoul from Jeju Island I encountered our first problem. We had an early flight and Sixt Rent-A-Car was closed. Find out what I did in the link above.

Kim and I decided to end the trip by using our IHG free nights for a two night stay at the InterContinental Seoul COEX. 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. Continue reading Bag Lost in Seoul, Intercontinental Duty Manager to the Rescue!