A couple of weeks back my not so little man Lucas reached double digits! I can’t believe that he is 10 years old! To celebrate, we had our favorite burger at
. Peter Luger
Due to COVID, 2020 wasn’t a very good year for anyone. In terms of travel, Lucas and I took a
, otherwise, we all went on some bunch of road trips. trip to the Netherlands
While I didn’t write a 9th birthday post for my young world traveler, he was at 65 countries (UN Member States), adding only one new country that year.
Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday World Traveler Lucas- 70 Countries Visited! →
Packing for a family of four isn’t always easy, especially when the kids aren’t doing much of the carrying.
While we have a decent amount (and variety) of luggage, I was excited to give the Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack a try when I was contacted by the company.
Continue reading Product Review: Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack (Spoiler- It’s Awesome!) →
Back in 2017 I first that a new
by 2019. It turned out that the Legoland New York location was supposed to open . park didn’t announce an actual opening date until late in 2019
We were very excited that a Legoland would be opening around two hours drive from home. (We really loved visiting the Florida park a few years back and have also been to the smaller Discovery Centers.)
Legoland New York was set to open on July 4, 2020.
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Appalachian Trail: TN-NC State Line
Last week our little man
Lucas turned 8 years-old!
Rather than have a birthday party, our family opted to celebrate by going on a quick trip to Philadelphia (probably our favorite city close to NYC). Since we all love to travel, this was a great way to celebrate!
I can still remember our first trip with Lucas at 3 months old to Barbados and now, here he is at
8 years-old having already visited 64 countries! No, that isn’t a typo, before turning 8, Lucas made it past 60 countries. Yes, Lucas is a true world traveler! Continue reading Happy B-Day World Traveler Lucas- 8 Years-Old, 64 Countries Visited! →
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! →
Over winter break, the Michael W Travels family went on a road trip to the Deep South.
During the trip we visited a couple of new states. We also made a stop in Asheville, NC, a city I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time.
While researching Asheville, it was hard to find many must-see attractions. I did come up with lots of options for dining and drinking though!
Continue reading A Family-Friendly Must Visit In Asheville- The Moogseum →
In the summer of 2019 the Michael W Travels family went on a month-long trip around South Asia.
During the trip we visited five new countries- Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
While planning the trip, Kim and I knew that our visit to the Maldives wouldn’t be the classic experience. (Most people think of the Maldives and picture overwater bungalows and luxury.)
Continue reading Our Budget Friendly Trip To The Maldives With Kids →
A couple of years back I wrote about how Legoland was planning to open a location in upstate New York in 2019.
Here we are, just a few months from the end of 2019 and Legoland NY won’t be opening this year. However, an opening date has finally been announced!
Continue reading Legoland NY Now Has An Opening Date! →
During our , we primarily visited some of the country’s incredible, natural sites. We also made it a point to visit a few museums to learn more about the country. trip to Iceland
While on the way to the airport for the flight home, we had some extra time to kill and decided to stop at the Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll.
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Flying with kids isn’t easy. There are a few things that one can do to make it a bit more manageable when flying with little ones.
We always bring along various forms of entertainment to (hopefully) keep the kids busy. Some obvious items are tablets like an iPad or Kindle, stickers, small toys and special snacks.
For us, the most annoying part of a flight (with kids) can be meal time.
Continue reading ALWAYS Pre-Order A Kids Meal For Your Little Ones For Upcoming Flights →