All posts by Michael W

Awesome NYC Seasonal Burger & Ice Cream Stand Mister Dips Expanding

Mister DipsIn late 2016 I wrote a review of the seasonal burger and ice cream stand Mister Dips.

The stand is actually an Airstream trailer located at the William Vale Hotel (in Vale Park) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Mister Dips was created by restaurateur Andrew Carmellini, famous for restaurants like The Dutch and Lafayette. Both of those restaurants serve incredible burgers although they’re a bit pricer than what you’ll find at Vale Park! Continue reading Awesome NYC Seasonal Burger & Ice Cream Stand Mister Dips Expanding

A New Anthony Bourdain Travel Book Is Available For Pre-Order

Anthony Bourdain
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Chef, author and globetrotting TV star Anthony Bourdain tragically died around a year and a half back. Since then, many of his personal items were put up for auction. A scholarship was also started by the Culinary Institute of America in his name.

For fans looking for more from Anthony Bourdain, you’ll have one last chance! Continue reading A New Anthony Bourdain Travel Book Is Available For Pre-Order

Win A Disney Cruise Vacation for 4 from Southwest

Disney CruiseSouthwest Airlines is giving away a Caribbean Disney Cruise for four. The prize includes a 7-night cruise, airfare and more!

While I’m not a fan of cruises I’d still love to win this prize. In 2018 we visited Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland Paris. We all had a fun time and the kids have asked to go back to Disney various times. Continue reading Win A Disney Cruise Vacation for 4 from Southwest

3X AA Miles With World of Hyatt, Hotel Strategy For Our Road Trip, 1st Harry Potter Store Opening In NYC, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

rehashIt was a very special week here for us.

Our little man Lucas turned 8 years-old over the weekend. For his birthday we took a quick road trip to Philadelphia, one of our favorite destinations within a couple of hours of home.

I plan to have a post up this week highlighting the places Lucas has been as well as how much he flew this past year. Continue reading 3X AA Miles With World of Hyatt, Hotel Strategy For Our Road Trip, 1st Harry Potter Store Opening In NYC, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

How Messy Should You Leave Hotel Room, 52 Places To Go In 2020, Is It Safe To Travel To The Middle East, Museum Wants To Hear Your Drunken Stories & More- Travel News!

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Continue reading How Messy Should You Leave Hotel Room, 52 Places To Go In 2020, Is It Safe To Travel To The Middle East, Museum Wants To Hear Your Drunken Stories & More- Travel News!

First Harry Potter Flagship Store Opening This Summer In New York City

Harry Potter
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Harry Potter books and movies are some of the most popular of all time.

Universal Studios Hollywood  has The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter which draws huge crowds and long waits.

In the summer of 2020, New York City will be getting their own Harry Potter destination-worthy shop. Continue reading First Harry Potter Flagship Store Opening This Summer In New York City

Hotel Strategy For Our Road Trip- Don’t Book More Than A Day In Advance!

Road Trip
image: Hyatt

Over Winter Break 2019 the Michael W Travels family went on a Deep South Road Trip.

Along the way (we live in Brooklyn, NY) we made stops in states like Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina.

Kim and I wanted to keep this trip as flexible as possible. We didn’t want to be tied down to a set plan of where to overnight. We wanted to be able to stay and enjoy a place longer or return to a missed place on the way back if weather wasn’t on our side. Continue reading Hotel Strategy For Our Road Trip- Don’t Book More Than A Day In Advance!

Earn 3X AA Miles With World Of Hyatt Bookings- Targeted

World Of HyattAmerican Airlines and World of Hyatt have a partnership where you can link your accounts and earn extra miles and points.

With the offer, you can earn 1 AAdvantage bonus mile for every $1 you spend on qualifying Hyatt stays. Find out more about the AA- World of Hyatt partnership from One Mile At A Time.

Last night I received a bonus offer from Hyatt. Continue reading Earn 3X AA Miles With World Of Hyatt Bookings- Targeted

Win A Trip For 2 To Grand Cayman from Southwest Vacations

grand caymanSouthwest Vacations is giving away a trip for two to Grand Cayman.

The prize includes airfare, a four- night hotel stay, a food and beverage credit and more.

I haven’t had the chance to visit Grand Cayman and I’ve heard great things about the island, so I’d love to win this prize. (I’d also like to check out Hell!) Continue reading Win A Trip For 2 To Grand Cayman from Southwest Vacations