Category Archives: Travel Articles

Flight Delayed Due To Vomit, Important Question I Asked NYC’s Mayor, 2019 NYC 5 Boro Pizza Challenge, Serial Stowaway Caught & Arrested Trying To Sneak Past Airport Security & More- The Rehash!

rehashI hope that everyone had a nice Columbus Day Weekend.

Over the weekend, we spent a couple of nights at a Hilton property in Binghamton, NY.          Super glamorous, don’t ya think? 🙂

This was our first time visiting Binghamton (we went to visit my niece who’s in school there). While there isn’t a ton to do in the area, we had a fun time being with a lot of family! Continue reading Flight Delayed Due To Vomit, Important Question I Asked NYC’s Mayor, 2019 NYC 5 Boro Pizza Challenge, Serial Stowaway Caught & Arrested Trying To Sneak Past Airport Security & More- The Rehash!

The Case Of The Missing Amex Offers, Brooklyn Pizza Scene Gets Even Better, Legoland NY’s Opening Date, TWA Hotel’s New Room- The Rehash!

rehashThis past weekend we headed to the Bronx for the 2nd annual New York Pizza Festival.

Shops from around the United States and Italy set up in the streets close to the borough’s Little Italy. This is a great event where you don’t have to go very far to try pizza from all over!

I’m a a bit behind on my pizza posts but I’m hoping to catch up this week. Continue reading The Case Of The Missing Amex Offers, Brooklyn Pizza Scene Gets Even Better, Legoland NY’s Opening Date, TWA Hotel’s New Room- The Rehash!

140,000 IHG Points Stolen, Hilton Has A Cookie-Themed Suite, Mini-Soap Bottles Could Be Banned In NY,JetBlue Schedule Extended & More- The Rehash!

rehashWhen I go onto TripIt, the only upcoming plans we currently have are for a two-night stay in upstate NY. (Not exactly the most exciting trip although we do expect to have a good time!)

It doesn’t look like our next flights will be until winter break. That’s still a few months away and I have no idea yet where we might go, but I’m OK with that. Continue reading 140,000 IHG Points Stolen, Hilton Has A Cookie-Themed Suite, Mini-Soap Bottles Could Be Banned In NY,JetBlue Schedule Extended & More- The Rehash!

AA Tells Singer Aubrey O’Day To Take Off Shirt, Man Arrested For Trying To Use First Class Bathroom, Saudi Arabia Invites Tourists, Man Jumps To Death At Grand Canyon Skywalk & More- Travel News!

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Continue reading AA Tells Singer Aubrey O’Day To Take Off Shirt, Man Arrested For Trying To Use First Class Bathroom, Saudi Arabia Invites Tourists, Man Jumps To Death At Grand Canyon Skywalk & More- Travel News!

Mini Soap Bottles Could Soon Be Banned At New York Hotels

new yorkA little over a year back I wrote a post wondering, will hotels get rid of mini shampoo bottles.

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed more and more properties offering wall mounted soap and shampoo rather than the mini bottles. While we don’t love this system, it is better for the environment. Continue reading Mini Soap Bottles Could Soon Be Banned At New York Hotels

Hacked! 140,000 IHG Rewards Points Were Stolen From My Account

IHG Rewards ClubYesterday I tried logging into my IHG account but ran into some trouble. From what I recall, the last time I checked out my account was just before we left for our month long trip around South Asia (figure mid-July 2019).

When I went to log in through Award Wallet, I got a message that my pin didn’t match! This made little sense but I then attempted to reset my pin. I then ran into another issue. When  I typed my e-mail in for the reset, I received a message that the e-mail didn’t match for my account!

Once this happened, I figured that while we were away, my account must’ve been hacked! Continue reading Hacked! 140,000 IHG Rewards Points Were Stolen From My Account

Hilton Hotels Has A Cookie-Themed Suite At One Property!

Hilton HotelsHilton Hotels has various brands among their properties. However, one of them has been a favorite of ours due to a tasty snack given out to guests.

During our most recent visit to a Doubletree in Philadelphia almost a year back, we enjoyed their famous cookies at check-in, checkout and when we came back from dinner one night.

The cookies are a nice touch which kids and adults both love (at least in the Michael W Travels family)! Continue reading Hilton Hotels Has A Cookie-Themed Suite At One Property!

TWA Hotel Offers $340 Helicopter Ride, Anthony Bourdain’s Items To Be Auctioned, Barron Hilton Dies at 91, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

rehashAfter returning from our month long trip around South Asia a few weeks back, I’m a bit behind on writing about our interesting adventure.

I’m hoping to write more about our experiences in future posts.

2019 is probably my weakest year for credit card sign up bonuses. I’m currently considering a deal where  I can upgrade a card I currently have for a significant amount of bonus points. Continue reading TWA Hotel Offers $340 Helicopter Ride, Anthony Bourdain’s Items To Be Auctioned, Barron Hilton Dies at 91, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

JetBlue Adding Flights To Country I’d Love To Visit, AA Adding Flights To US States I’d Like To Visit, Airline Files For Bankruptcy- Strands Over 10,000 People & More- The Rehash!

rehashIt’s been an uneventful week here when it comes to travel but Lucas had an interesting experience at a New York Mets game on Saturday related to Korea.

Let me explain…

Lucas and I showed up early at Citi Field and a family in front of us on line started asking us when the gates opened. After a few minutes, I noticed a group bringing lots of boxes of shirts towards the gate. I mentioned that it looked like some sort of giveaway. Continue reading JetBlue Adding Flights To Country I’d Love To Visit, AA Adding Flights To US States I’d Like To Visit, Airline Files For Bankruptcy- Strands Over 10,000 People & More- The Rehash!

CheapOAir Screws Up Our Booking, Prince Harry’s Sustainable Travel Program, Visiting The Famous Pequod’s Pizza In Chicago, Searching For A Traditional Nepalese Hat & More- The Rehash!

rehashThis is the first time in a while that I’ve logged into TripIt to see the app say No Upcoming Trips!

Besides some potential short weekend getaways, I don’t plan on traveling (flying) again until winter break. That seems like a long time from now. I have no ideas yet as to where we might go so I’ll definitely start looking into some things soon. Continue reading CheapOAir Screws Up Our Booking, Prince Harry’s Sustainable Travel Program, Visiting The Famous Pequod’s Pizza In Chicago, Searching For A Traditional Nepalese Hat & More- The Rehash!