Category Archives: Family Travel

Legoland New York Delays Opening Due To Coronavirus

Legoland New York

Back in 2017 I first that a new Legoland New York location was supposed to open by 2019. It turned out that the 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. Continue reading Legoland New York Delays Opening Due To Coronavirus

Happy B-Day World Traveler Lucas- 8 Years-Old, 64 Countries Visited!

world traveler
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!

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!

A Family-Friendly Must Visit In Asheville- The Moogseum

ashevilleOver 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

Our Budget Friendly Trip To The Maldives With Kids

maldivesIn 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 Family-Friendly Must Visit: The Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll

rock and rollDuring our trip to Iceland, 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.

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. Continue reading A Family-Friendly Must Visit: The Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll

ALWAYS Pre-Order A Kids Meal For Your Little Ones For Upcoming Flights

kids mealFlying 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

Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

world travelerA few days back, our (not so) little boy, Lucas Miles turned 7 years-old!

It’s almost hard to believe that Lucas is already seven years old. He’s in first grade, doing very well in school. Lucas loves math and is excelling in reading and writing. Yes, homework can be cause for complaint though!

He’e also a world traveler, having already visited 54 countries! Yes, he’s visited over 50 countries before turning 7 years-old! Continue reading Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

This Will Have Your Kid Not Wanting To Leave The Museum

museumDuring our travels, we like to visit a museum or two during the course of our trips. We try to find a museum that’s geared towards kids, but many we visit aren’t.

Art museums aren’t always the most fun for kids and it can definitely be annoying to hear questions like when are we leaving or are we almost finished constantly!

The Michael W Travels family recently got back from a trip to France and Monaco. During our trip, we were surprised by how much Lucas enjoyed the Musee d’ Orsay in Paris. While in Nice, we visited the Chagall Museum. Continue reading This Will Have Your Kid Not Wanting To Leave The Museum