Today is a very special day for the Michael W Travels family.
Our little man Lucas Miles turns 2 years old today and I want to wish him an extra special Happy Birthday! (Check out my post about Lucas’ 1st birthday here.)
Lucas is an amazingly friendly and happy little boy. He brings a smile to the face of most that meet him. He’s brought an unmeasurable amount of happiness to Kim and I over the last 2 years!
While we all love to brag about our kids, this is a blog about travel so today I want to reflect on Lucas’ 2 years of travel (and as a lap baby). Since he is now 2, Lucas has taken his last flight without needing his own ticket/ seat.
Continue reading Happy 2nd B-Day Lucas! 91,144 Miles Flown, What A Journey So Far!
While walking around SoHo in New York City we came across this awesome sign. It was in the window of Giggle, a baby store.
I thought it would make for a good photo with Lucas. It pretty much sums up our thoughts for traveling with a baby. Lucas has not held us back, he has been a great travel partner!
When Kim got pregnant many people commented on how things would slow down for us in terms of travel. I never listened to these remarks and always said how we plan to still go away multiple times each year. The question would then be- with the baby??? My answer was always a firm yes. I have always seen families traveling with infants so why couldn’t we?
The other day I ran into a neighbor that I had not seen in a few months. She asked how Lucas was and then made a comment about us not traveling. I told her how great Lucas was doing and then went on to tell her about our trips we had taken. I also mentioned our upcoming trip to Southeast Asia. After each trip that I spoke about she asked “with the baby”, was he coming along? When I told her yes she was surprised and impressed that we were still getting to travel.
On our two trips (flying) to date with Lucas we’ve definitely had to slow down a little. There are stops needed for feeding and changing but otherwise Lucas has been a great travel partner.
I don’t feel like we had to pass up many experiences or missed out on much so far.
Lucas is having a great first year of travel. He might not remember the places he went and things he saw but we have lots of pictures to show him when he is older. It’s also been an amazing experience for Kim and I!
Here are Lucas’ trips and the age that he took them:
- Barbados- 3 months old
- South Dakota- 6 months old
Tomorrow we leave for Southeast Asia and Lucas just turned 7 months old this past Saturday. We’ll be flying in business class thanks to our mileage collecting! (This should be a great experience in itself!)
We will be visiting:
- Bali, Indonesia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hopefully we’ll get in another little adventure before his first birthday!
Many of us are obsessed with collecting airline miles to help fund our travels around the world. We collect them by applying for credit cards, shopping on award portals and some even go on mileage runs.
There are tons of airline frequent flyer programs out there. We have AAdvantage, Aeroplan, Avios, MileagePlus, Dividend Miles, Skymiles and many others.
I want to introduce my favorite kind of miles… His name is Lucas Miles!
Continue reading A New Kind of Miles