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I Bought The Largest Individual LEGO Set, The Art World Map!

LEGOThe Michael W Travels family really likes maps. Besides being extremely helpful while planning trips,  we’ve bought a handful of maps to hang on our walls. (Most are actually still waiting to get hung up.)

I recently came across a LEGO set that I had to track down and purchase. No, I wasn’t looking for the set for my kids. This LEGO set isn’t what I’d consider a toy, it’s more hangable art. Continue reading I Bought The Largest Individual LEGO Set, The Art World Map!

New England Patriots Jet Brings 500,000 COVID Vaccines To El Salvador

New England Patriots
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The New England Patriots are the most hated NFL team in three states,  New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Being from Brooklyn, NY and a Jets fan, I’ll admit that I do not hate the Patriots. And regardless of one’s feelings towards the Pats, the team has done some non-gridiron good. Continue reading New England Patriots Jet Brings 500,000 COVID Vaccines To El Salvador

West Virginia Will Pay You $12,000 To Move There!

West VirginiaOver the past year, many people have moved to working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Various countries and states have offered perks for people to become digital nomads, moving there long term or even permanently. Northwest Arkansas was offering $10,000 + a free bike to move there.

Now, West Virginia is looking to entice remote workers with the new Ascend WV program. Continue reading West Virginia Will Pay You $12,000 To Move There!

Trump Plaza In Atlantic City Will Be Blown Up, Auction For Viewing Party

Atlantic City
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On February 17, 2021 the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City is set to be blown up.

The date of the implosion was announced late last week. If you’re interested in watching the event take place (I am), you “can place a bid to join a “viewing party” from nearby hotel rooms”, according to the New York Daily News. Continue reading Trump Plaza In Atlantic City Will Be Blown Up, Auction For Viewing Party

Man Shot In Brooklyn, Orders Uber To Get To Hospital Instead Of 911

Uber
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When we need a ride share service, Uber is our first choice. The prices are pretty fair and the app is pretty reliable.

We’ve used Uber during trip in India, Azerbaijan, Portugal and various other countries.

A few years back, an Uber drive got an assist in a drug bust. This morning the ride share was summoned to help after another crime. Continue reading Man Shot In Brooklyn, Orders Uber To Get To Hospital Instead Of 911

Oops! Couple Orders $18 Wine, Served $2,000 Bordeaux at Balthazar NYC

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A couple dining at Balthazar in NYC got a pretty sweet deal when they ordered the cheapest bottle of wine on the menu.

Rather than get served the $18 bottle of wine they ordered, they were brought the restaurant’s most expensive bottle, a $2,000 Bordeaux! Continue reading Oops! Couple Orders $18 Wine, Served $2,000 Bordeaux at Balthazar NYC