The Michael W Travels family is currently in Samoa and almost half way done with our trip to the Pacific.
It’s been a busy trip with lots of flying and crappy WiFi in most places so it’s been hard to follow what’s been going on in the world of miles and points. If I missed anything important, feel free to fill me in! Continue reading United Blamed For Dog’s Death, 50 FREE Marriott Points, Trip Planning: 5 Weeks in the Pacific, Honolulu Bans Cell Phones in Crosswalks, Wyndham Rewards Gift, Win A Lufthansa Duck, & More- The Rehash!
The Michael W Travels family is currently on our Summer Trip Around the Pacific.
We’re currently on the Solomon Islands which doesn’t normally see a ton of tourists. However, that is not currently the case as we coincidentally happen to be here during the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal. There are WWII history buffs and relatives of those who fought in the war all over. We also saw the car for the Prime Minister of the Solomons and New Zealand drive by on the road. Continue reading Windshield Destroyed By Hail- Pilot Lands Plane, Teen Opens Emergency Door As Plane Taxis, Junk-Foodie Layover in LA, Earn Up To 45,000 Marriott Points, Sex Abusers Arrested After Texting On Plane & More- The Rehash!
After three flights and a couple of long layovers, the Michael W Travels family has begun our trip to the Pacific in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Sundays are a very quiet day in Tonga so we headed to an off-shore island to spend the day. It was definitely a lazy and relaxing first full day to our trip. Happy 11 months to Theo!
There isn’t much else to report since we’ve been super-focused on our current adventure. Continue reading Fight Between Pilot & FA Delays Flight, Cancel Amex Card Through Chat, UNESCO Jumping, Robbed Due to Instagram, Products for Traveling With Baby & More- The Rehash!
Towards the end of the week the Michael W Travels family will be heading off on a 5 week trip around the Pacific. Kim, Lucas and Theo will visit 5 island nations while I’ll be visiting an additional one. (I’ll post more about our trip later in the week.)
Planning this trip has been a ton of work but my guess is that it will be well worth it once we’re there! Without the help of miles and points this trip would not be possible! Continue reading Baseball Players $683 Uber Ride, Nightmare JetBlue Flight, Helicopter Emergency Landing in Ocean, Unaccompanied Teen Removed From Oversold Flight & More- The Rehash!
Last week I mentioned that Lucas and I were going away on a Father- Son Trip.
We got back later last night from a visit to Pittsburgh, PA. I know it doesn’t sound like a glamorous destination but we had a great time. There’s lots of excellent museums, it’s a great sports town and those bridges make for awesome photos!
I plan to write a bit about our trip in some upcoming posts. Continue reading Odd Checked Luggage- A Can of Beer, Free Shake Shack, Queen Doesn’t Need Passport, Wyndham Card Retention, Flight Delay Due To Pee, Screwdriver In A Carry-On & More- The Rehash!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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It finally feels like summer here in NYC. Over the weekend we were quite busy heading to some parks and checking out some new (to us) restaurants. We found a new place to go for an awesome burger as well as another great place to go for pizza. Win win…
Otherwise, I’m considering getting the Marriott Business credit card since I received a direct mailer. I’m not sure if the card falls under Chase’s 5/24 rule. Do you know?
How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading AA Loses Pro’s Golf Clubs, AA & United Shopping Bonus Offers, Eiffel Tower Zip Line, Chase Ink Retention, Korean Professional Baseball- The Rehash!