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Shake Shack South Korea, Just About As Good As Shacks in the US!

The Michael W Travels family loves burgers and our favorite fast-casual style burger is served at Shake Shack.

Shake Shack began as a small cart in Madison Square Park in NYC and slowly grew as a chain to what it is today. The company is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has a presence in 18 states and Washington, D.C. There are also international locations in 11 countries. Continue reading Shake Shack South Korea, Just About As Good As Shacks in the US!

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

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?

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!

Early Flight, Sixt Rent A Car Closed- What Would You Do?

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During our recent trip to South Korea we spent a few days on beautiful Jeju Island.

Rather than waste a lot of extra money to have someone drive us around I decided to rent a car to maximize our time on the island.

I found a good deal with Sixt Rent A Car. The rental came to $145.52 including the rental of a navigation system. Tip: If you rent a car in South Korea, an International Driving Permit is required. Continue reading Early Flight, Sixt Rent A Car Closed- What Would You Do?

156,672 miles + 2 IHG Free Nights + $1,172.24= Trip for 4 to South Korea

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Over Spring Break the Michael W Travels family went on a trip to South Korea. This was our first trip back to Asia since we visited Myanmar in spring 2015. It would also be our first visit to the region as a family of 4!

So why did we pick South Korea for our Spring trip? There were a bunch of good reasons! Continue reading 156,672 miles + 2 IHG Free Nights + $1,172.24= Trip for 4 to South Korea

Beware of New $138 Fine In Seoul For…

Seoul South Korea
image: CNN

I haven’t been to South Korea yet and don’t recall hearing about strict laws there but this one seems to be pretty fair and make a lot of sense.

If you happen to find yourself in a taxi in Seoul, you better think twice before throwing up in the car.

If you do find yourself in this situation, you’ll be paying a hefty fine which started today, February 1. Continue reading Beware of New $138 Fine In Seoul For…

American Praises North Korea, Being Deported From S. Korea

North and South Korea
image: Yahoo

An American woman was giving a lecture in South Korea  and committed a big no-no, she said positive things about North Korea and is now being deported.

I don’t know what’s going on, but it sure does seem that ridiculous news stories keep coming out of the Koreas.

Over the past couple of months we had Korean Air’s Nutty former-executive all over the news and due North Korea we had The Interview making headlines. (Check for links below to some of these stories.) Continue reading American Praises North Korea, Being Deported From S. Korea