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A Tasty Souvenir From Our Trip To Iceland

icelandThe Michael W Travels family started off the summer break with a trip to Iceland.

During our trip, we focused on visiting areas in the south. We had a great time during our trip around this pricey island nation.

Food costs in Iceland can potentially break the budget but there are some ways to save. Daily supermarket visits kept the price of daily  breakfast, lunch and snacks to $25-$30 (per day for a family of 4). Continue reading A Tasty Souvenir From Our Trip To Iceland

Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur- Iceland

anthony bourdainWhen traveling to new places, we love trying out some of the local food. During our recent trip to Iceland, this meant trying out hot dogs which are know there as pylsur.

During our 8 days in Iceland, we tried out hot dogs at various different stands and even at gas stations. In my opinion, they’re all pretty much the same. (From what I noticed, all places serve the same brand of hot dog from the brand SS, so how different could they really be!)

However, there is one tiny stand in Reykjavik which we had to try. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur- Iceland

80K Barclay Arrival Miles + $1,825.88= Trip for 4 to Iceland

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On the evening that school ended (in NYC), the Michael W Travels family headed off to Iceland. This would be the first trip to the island nation for all of us.

Kim and I have wanted to visit Iceland for years but put it off for one reason or another. When I saw what I felt was a great deal on a flight there, I immediately booked it.

With 8 days/7 nights for our trip, we needed to decide whether or not it made sense to drive the full ring road. Rather than rush around, we decided to focus on sites around the south. Continue reading 80K Barclay Arrival Miles + $1,825.88= Trip for 4 to Iceland

Win A Trip To NYC To Attend The Seinfeld Experience

SeinfeldI recently wrote about how New York City was getting The Seinfeld Experience this fall.

This interactive event sounds like a must-visit for any fan of one of the top sitcoms of all time.

Drake’s Cakes is currently running a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a trip for two to NYC to attend The Seinfeld Experience! Continue reading Win A Trip To NYC To Attend The Seinfeld Experience

In Iceland Forget The Petting Zoo, Stop & Mingle With Icelandic Horses

icelandic horseThe Michael W Travels family started off summer 2019 with a trip to Iceland. During our visit, rather than rush around the whole ring road, we focused on covering sites in the south.

While away, we saw many unique sites, primarily natural and some man-made.

Kim and I came across flyer for a petting zoo and  thought it might be a good idea to stop by for the kids. The thing is, it didn’t really sound overly exciting when reading more about it online. Continue reading In Iceland Forget The Petting Zoo, Stop & Mingle With Icelandic Horses

Window Seat Open- Do You Ask Man In Middle To Move, 50% Off Lyft Rides, I Got The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass, Wyndham Rewards Bonus Offer- The Rehash!

rehashWe flew home from Iceland on July 4th. Kim and Theo had some nice views of the fireworks, sadly I couldn’t really see much from my aisle seat on the other side of the plane.

We all really enjoyed Iceland and hope to return soon. I currently have a flight on hold for our August trip. When I confirm it, we’ll have a lot of work to do putting together the rest of the pieces. Luckily, we consider this part of the fun! Continue reading Window Seat Open- Do You Ask Man In Middle To Move, 50% Off Lyft Rides, I Got The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass, Wyndham Rewards Bonus Offer- The Rehash!

KLM’s Surprising Request For Passengers, Drunk Passenger Ordered To Pay $172K To Airline, Best Airline Lounge In US, Most Underwhelming Places To Visit, Billionaire Dies In Helicopter Crash & More- Travel News!

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Bonus Offer: 2X Wyndham Rewards Points On Next 5 Stays

Wyndham RewardsWyndham Rewards used to be a pretty straight-forward program. A one night stay at any property used to cost 15,000 points (unless you opted for the cash + points option).

The program got a bit more complicated a few months back when they introduced three award pricing tiers (7,500, 15,000 & 30,000 points per night). For lower-end  properties this could be a good thing, not so much for their higher end ones. Continue reading Bonus Offer: 2X Wyndham Rewards Points On Next 5 Stays

I Got The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass Again, It Really Wasn’t Bad!

SSSSBack in February, we were flying home from Barcelona to NYC with a stop in London. When I got my boarding pass for the London-NYC flight I had the four letters you never wanted to see.

When you get SSSS on your boarding pass, you’re in for an additional security check which can be quite annoying. To my surprise, it wasn’t that bad.

Now, just two trips later, I got those dreaded letters again! Continue reading I Got The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass Again, It Really Wasn’t Bad!