Unique McD’s Closing, Travel Souvenir Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19, Anthony Bourdain Food Trail, Amazing Natural Site & More- The Rehash!

RehashOver the weekend we stayed in a hotel for the first time in months.

We spent a couple of days checking out some boardwalks along the Jersey Shore where we visited a couple of lighthouses and ate some tasty food.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Unique McD’s Closing, Travel Souvenir Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19, Anthony Bourdain Food Trail, Amazing Natural Site & More- The Rehash!

Guests At Hotel Must Take $35 COVID-19 Test, Use Of Ovehead Bin Banned On Some Flights, Europe’s Travel Ban, Where Can Americans Travel & More- Travel News

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An Amazing Natural Site: The To-Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

SamoaDuring the summer of 2017, the Michael W Travels family went on a five week trip around the Pacific.

During the trip, my family visited five island nations; Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu (plus American Samoa). In addition, I went on my own to spend 9.5 hours on Christmas Island, Kiribati.

When thinking about amazing natural sites, the one that always comes to mind is our experience in Samoa. Continue reading An Amazing Natural Site: The To-Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Hiram’s Roadstand

Anthony BourdainThe late Anthony Bourdain has inspired many around the world to make food a big part of their travels.

While planning to visit new places, I look for ideas where to eat based on places featured on Food/ Travel shows. Places recommended by Anthony Bourdain tend to just about always be really good.

On the New Jersey episode of Parts Unknown (which aired back in 2015), Bourdain visited Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee. Since seeing the episode, I’ve wanted to visit. Continue reading A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Hiram’s Roadstand

This Travel Souvenir Has Been Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19

SouvenirAs the years go by, we tend to buy fewer and fewer souvenirs during our travels. It seems like we usually see similar junk for sale in many countries.

We typically buy the kids small souvenirs which can create great memories. (Like this one from Costa Rica.) I like to buy t-shirts from time to time and also add to my hat and mask collections when something catches my eye. Continue reading This Travel Souvenir Has Been Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19

Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good

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When visiting an international destination, I always make it a point to visit McDonald’s.

Besides being a real treat for my kids, I love seeing what interesting (and sometimes local) menu items might be offered.

I’ve also been to some very interesting looking McDonald’s. A couple that stand out is one with Maori cavings in New Zealand and another in Pennsylvania which has a train car attached to it! Continue reading Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good

48 Hours In Bangladesh, Review: Wearing The Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt For 5 Days, Frontier Giving Away 1,000,000 Miles, Lonely Planet Collaborating With Apple Maps & More- The Rehash!

Rehash I’m hoping to take a short road trip for a few days in the middle of the week. The main options we are looking into is either New Jersey or Connecticut. Exotic, right?

Over the weekend we visited a new park to do some light hiking. The most exciting part of the day was visiting a new place on the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail! Continue reading 48 Hours In Bangladesh, Review: Wearing The Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt For 5 Days, Frontier Giving Away 1,000,000 Miles, Lonely Planet Collaborating With Apple Maps & More- The Rehash!

People Are Defecating Outside The Queen’s Vacay Home, Broadway Shut Down Until January 2021, AA Resume Booking Flights To Capacity & More- Travel News!

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A Kid-Friendly Visit To The Sea Turtle Research Project In Sri Lanka

Sea TurtleOver the summer of 2019, the Michael W Travels family spent four weeks traveling around South Asia.

In total, we visited five countries, spending the most time doing a road trip around Sri Lanka.

During our visit, we saw lots of wildlife including elephants, peacocks, monkeys, mongeese and more. While driving back towards the capital Colombo (during our last day), we made a stop at the Sea Turtle Research Project in Bentota for another animal experience. Continue reading A Kid-Friendly Visit To The Sea Turtle Research Project In Sri Lanka