Category Archives: Family Travel

Happy Birthday Theo, 2 Years Old- 22 Countries Visited!

This post is way over-due…

I want to wish my little man Theo a very Happy Birthday in the online world! (We told him many times on his actual birthday!)

Over the summer, the Michael W Travels family headed off on a month- long trip to six former- Soviet states.

We had to fly home on August 29 to make it back before Theo’s 2nd birthday the following day. Continue reading Happy Birthday Theo, 2 Years Old- 22 Countries Visited!

Disney World Experts, Share Your Advice & Help Us Out

Disney WorldIn early 2015, the Michael W Travels family visited Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

During our day there, we spent most of the time at Magic Kingdom while also making a stop at Epcot .

Lucas was just a little over 3 years-old at the time and didn’t love Disney World. Kim and I are also not big fans of theme parks (I don’t love rides) so we’re looking for some advice. Continue reading Disney World Experts, Share Your Advice & Help Us Out

Our Experience Staying in an Airport Pod Hotel with Kids

pod hotelDuring our four week trip to six countries, we were bound to try some new travel experiences.

One of them was a new food experience, trying a doughnut hotdog!

Two other new experiences included catching some zzz’s. We spent a night on an overnight sleeper train and also stayed in an airport pod hotel with kids. Continue reading Our Experience Staying in an Airport Pod Hotel with Kids

Our Experience Taking the Overnight Sleeper Train in Ukraine with Kids

trainTraveling for a month with a family can be pricey. The Michael W Travels family uses miles and points to help bring down the costs. However, this doesn’t cover all of the expenses.

During our month long Summer 2018 Trip, we needed to get from Kiev to Odessa, Ukraine.

Our options were limited to a very long bus ride (no thanks), a short but pricey flight or an overnight sleeper train. Continue reading Our Experience Taking the Overnight Sleeper Train in Ukraine with Kids

Product Review: The Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack

Picking the right gear is crucial to making travel more comfortable. When you’re traveling with kids, this is even more so the case.

I typically travel with a 60 liter North Face backpack and a 35 liter Cotopaxi Volta daypack. This is usually a good amount of space for my thing as well as some of the kid’s items.

One problem we consistently run into during trips is which bag(s) to bring along when we’re out for the day. My wife Kim always has a bag, but she doesn’t always want to carry a backpack when she ‘wears’ Theo in our Ergo (baby carrier). And the issue I have is that I don’t want to bring along a 35L daypack, just for a few things. Continue reading Product Review: The Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack

Diggerland Construction Theme Park, Even Better Than We Remember!

diggerlandIn July 2014, the Michael W Travels family visited Diggerland, an awesome construction theme park located in West Berlin, NJ.

At the time of our visit, Lucas was 2.5 years old. He was too small to drive any vehicles on his own but still had a great time. He hasn’t forgotten about Diggerland and has asked if we could visit again quite a few times.

We planned to return to Diggerland but it just never happened. Then, I received an invite to the Diggerland 2018 Media Preview Day. This was a great excuse to head to the park again last weekend! Continue reading Diggerland Construction Theme Park, Even Better Than We Remember!

Hey Lufthansa, Where’s Our Car Seat?

Lufthansa
image: Aero-Shots

Last Friday the Michael W Travels family flew to Athens, Greece with Lufthansa. We then caught a late- night flight to Larnaca, Cyprus.

We brought our car seat for Theo since we’d be renting a car in Cyprus. Rather than gate- check it, we decided to check it at New York’s JFK Airport through to Athens. Continue reading Hey Lufthansa, Where’s Our Car Seat?

Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

world travelerYesterday was a very special day for the Michael W Travels family.

Our little man Lucas Miles turned 6 years old! It’s been an amazing six years and I can’t believe that Lucas is in kindergarten and has already been to 42 countries! No, that’s not a typo- he’s a true world traveler!  Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

Product Review: The Mifold Super- Portable Booster Seat

mifoldIn travel and everyday life, safety is of utmost importance when you’re getting into a car with kids.

One of the biggest problems when it comes to traveling with a car seat or booster seat is portability. Bringing your own car seat equates to bringing a lot of extra bulk on a trip but it will save you a good amount of money instead of renting one. A booster seat isn’t as bulky as a car seat but they can still take up a decent amount of space.

We came across an interesting car seat alternative earlier in the year, the Ride Safer Travel Vest.

I had received e-mails about another, super- portable booster seat option a while back. Then, I was offered the opportunity to test out and review the mifold. Continue reading Product Review: The Mifold Super- Portable Booster Seat