Category Archives: Food

Food Quest: We Made DoubleTree Cookies At Home!

DoubleTree CookiesEarly on during the pandemic, the DoubleTree Cookes recipe was “revealed so bakers could create the warm, welcoming treat at home,” according to Hilton Newsroom.

Getting a DoubleTree Cookie (or three) has been one of the highlights of our stays at the chain’s properties. A couple of years back, I won a tasty prize from DoubleTree through an Instagram contest. Find out more about my prize here.

I’ve been wanting to make the famed DoubleTree Cookies at home for quite some time but Kim and I never got around to it, until now… Continue reading Food Quest: We Made DoubleTree Cookies At Home!

Food Quest: We Tried 12 Whoopie Pies In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

whoopie piesBack in August, the Michael W Travels family took a 10-day road trip around Maine.

While it wasn’t the international trip we’re accustomed to, we had a great time during this outdoorsy, food-focused adventure!

When thinking of popular foods in Maine, two come to mind, lobster rolls and whoopie pies! (Find out about 15 lobster rolls we tried during our visit.) Continue reading Food Quest: We Tried 12 Whoopie Pies In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

Michelin-Starred Restaurant Served Diners On A Ferris Wheel In Budapest

Michelin-Starred
Ferris Wheel in Chernobyl!

Dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been so simple. Many restaurants had to switch to a takeout and delivery only model, while other have also offered outdoor dining.

Since then, many restaurants have reopened for indoor dining with a greatly reduced capacity.

During the pandemic, my family has had quite a few car picnics. We’ll order/ pickup food and eat in the car or stand outside with the trunk of my Jeep acting as the table to rest our food on. Continue reading Michelin-Starred Restaurant Served Diners On A Ferris Wheel In Budapest

Finding Pizza Excellence at Ollie’s In Upstate NY

pizzaAs many of you probably know, food is a big part of our travels and pizza is my favorite food…

When I first heard of Ollie’s, a new pizzeria opening in upstate NY, I immediately put it on my list of places that I wanted to check out. The space looked incredible and we figured that the pizza would be excellent considering one of the partners was Frank Pinello of Best Pizza¬†and The Pizza Show. Continue reading Finding Pizza Excellence at Ollie’s In Upstate NY

Food Quest: We Tried 15 Lobster Rolls In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

lobster rollsAt the end of the summer, the Michael W Travels family took a 10-day road trip around Maine.

During the trip, Kim and I knew that we’d definitely do four things; finally visit Acadia National Park, visit lots of lighthouses and eat many Whoopie pies and lobster rolls!

Kim and I visited Maine over 10 years back and had great memories of delicious lobster rolls. Continue reading Food Quest: We Tried 15 Lobster Rolls In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!

Do You Know About The McDonald’s McMansion In Freeport, Maine?

McMansionA couple of years back I wrote about a very unique McDonald’s location in Long Island, NY, the McMansion. Check out my review of the McDonald’s McMansion here.

Due to COVID-19, what would usually be a month-long summer trip for my family amounted to a few road trips.

We actually just back from from an awesome 11-Day visit to Maine! While there, we visited lots of interesting (primarily outdoor) sites and ate so much great food. Continue reading Do You Know About The McDonald’s McMansion In Freeport, Maine?

Coming In September: McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets!

McNuggetsWhile I rarely eat McDonald’s, it’s a must visit when visiting new countries. It’s also a treat for my kids whether its at home or while on the road.

My almost four-year old Theo loves McDonald’s McNuggets. I’ll prefer that he’d eat ‘real’ chicken tenders (which he will) but the kid can pound like 10 McNuggets in a sitting.

Regardless, I find it exciting when the Golden Arches offers new menu items! Continue reading Coming In September: McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets!

A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: James Salt Water Taffy

Since the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail officially debuted in New Jersey, I’ve slowly tried to visit the places which made the cut.

To date, we’ve been to:

Earlier in the summer, we took a short trip to the Jersey Shore. While there, we stopped into James’ Salt Water Taffy. Continue reading A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: James Salt Water Taffy

Review: Forget 7-Eleven, We Visited 24Seven in India!

24SevenDuring our trip to India during the Summer of 2019, we saw a bunch of familiar American fast food restaurants. We dined at McDonald’s a handful of times and KFC once (it was extremely spicy).

When purchasing drinks and snacks, we did so from shops which weren’t exactly what I’d consider to be stores.

Kim and I did read about a convenience store which sounded a lot like 7-Eleven. The store has the very creative name, 24Seven! Continue reading Review: Forget 7-Eleven, We Visited 24Seven in India!