Category Archives: Travel Articles

Emotional Support Squirrel Booted Off Plane, Air India Plane Hits Wall During Take Off, New York Pizza Festival, Town In Swiss Alps Becoming Hotel, Yogi Berra Museum & More- The Rehash

RehashA couple of weeks back I wrote about how I was considering booking a cheap fare to Spain. I decided to wait for now and the prices have gone up a bit, but there still seems to be bargain options available on and off.

Rather than buy any fares, I’ve been trying to see if my American Airlines miles could be of use. There is some hope but it’s very difficult to use AA miles around school breaks. Sad…

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Emotional Support Squirrel Booted Off Plane, Air India Plane Hits Wall During Take Off, New York Pizza Festival, Town In Swiss Alps Becoming Hotel, Yogi Berra Museum & More- The Rehash

American Airlines Flight Diverted Due To Pull-Ups, Lyft Amex Offer, A NYC Airbnb in SoHo For $69 Per Night, 10,000 Bonus Radisson Rewards Points & More- The Rehash!

rehashIt was nice having a long weekend, too bad we didn’t go away. However, we did attend the 1st annual New York Pizza Festival.

The event took place in the Bronx featuring pizzaiolos from all over the US as well as some from Italy. It was a really fun (and tasty) event and I’ll probably write a post about it later in the week.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading American Airlines Flight Diverted Due To Pull-Ups, Lyft Amex Offer, A NYC Airbnb in SoHo For $69 Per Night, 10,000 Bonus Radisson Rewards Points & More- The Rehash!

Two Years Old- 22 Countries Visited, Smashburger Smash Pass- $100 for 100 Burgers, United MileagePlus Shopping Bonus, McD’s Poster Prank Pays Off, Win A Trip To Belize- The Rehash!

rehashWe currently only have flights for one future trip booked. This is for winter break.

There’s been some interesting deals on flights to Europe. I’m seriously considering booking a trip to Spain (the first country I visited in Europe) over our February break. It would definitely be nice to revisit Barcelona with Kim and the kids. Continue reading Two Years Old- 22 Countries Visited, Smashburger Smash Pass- $100 for 100 Burgers, United MileagePlus Shopping Bonus, McD’s Poster Prank Pays Off, Win A Trip To Belize- The Rehash!

Woman Shows Up For Flight- Level Airline Isn’t There, Disney World Experts, Win A Share of 700,000 United Miles, Anthony Bourdain’s Apartment For Sale, & More- The Rehash!

rehashOver the summer I wrote about how I was trying to understand Wyndham Rewards “Go Free” availability. I was finally successful in booking the award night I wanted.

I’m wondering if Wyndham blocks award space and then opens it up closer to the date you’re looking to travel? Has anyone had a similar experience? Continue reading Woman Shows Up For Flight- Level Airline Isn’t There, Disney World Experts, Win A Share of 700,000 United Miles, Anthony Bourdain’s Apartment For Sale, & More- The Rehash!

iPhone Photo- Taking Hack, Searching For A Traditional Papakha, Target Car Seat Trade- In Offer, BP Rewards United Miles Offer, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

rehashWith the school year back in full swing it’s been a relatively quiet week here when it comes to miles, points and travel.

Besides hoping for a big credit card offer to arise (not really expecting that), I’ve been finishing off the minimum spend on my newest credit card. Otherwise, Kim and I need to start planning our winter trip. The international flights are booked, now we need to do everything in between. Continue reading iPhone Photo- Taking Hack, Searching For A Traditional Papakha, Target Car Seat Trade- In Offer, BP Rewards United Miles Offer, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

Did You Know About This Hack For Taking Photos With An iPhone?

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For quite some time now, I’ve been using my iPhone as my camera. I think the last time I brought my Canon SLR on a trip, was when we visited Cuba back in late 2015/ early 2016.

Using the iPhone as a camera makes things much easier. You always have your phone on you, so there’s no issue with not having a camera to take photos with. Continue reading Did You Know About This Hack For Taking Photos With An iPhone?

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Leaving Netflix, Stuck AA Passengers Get Pizza From Pilot, McDonald’s McMansion, 20% Off Hyatt House, Travel Contests, Diggerland & More- The Rehash!

rehashIt’s hard getting back into the swing of things after being away for a month over the summer.

I’m glad that we’ll soon be going away for a short break which should be really enjoyable for the kids. (Thanks to a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare offer we couldn’t refuse.)

Otherwise, I’m looking for another credit card to apply for. It’s been a very slow year for bonus offers for us. Hopefully we’ll close out 2018 strong. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Leaving Netflix, Stuck AA Passengers Get Pizza From Pilot, McDonald’s McMansion, 20% Off Hyatt House, Travel Contests, Diggerland & More- The Rehash!

Map Labels NYC As Jewtropolis, Anthony Bourdain Vietnam Tour, Dunkin’ Donuts Georgia, Brooklyn Pizza, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

rehashWe got back less than a week ago from our month- long trip to six ex- Soviet states.

Our trip home started at 3:00AM, followed by a 4 hour layover in Doha, before flying close to 14 hours to New York. It was actually a pretty comfortable flight but we’re still getting over jet lag and hoping our sleep schedules get back on track soon!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Map Labels NYC As Jewtropolis, Anthony Bourdain Vietnam Tour, Dunkin’ Donuts Georgia, Brooklyn Pizza, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!

Anthony Bourdain Documentary, SPG Amex Bonus Offer, Airport Pod Hotel Stay With Kids, Tourist Steals Pebbles From Beach- Faces $1,300 Fine & More- The Rehash

rehashThe Michael W Travels family is currently on a one month, six country trip around Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. It’s been a great trip but all good things must come to an end.

Today is our last day, which we’ll be spending in Yerevan, Armenia.

Besides really enjoying these new destinations, it was nice to see our plans work out without any issue. (During last summer’s 5 week trip around the Pacific, we ran into trouble during our flight home.) Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Documentary, SPG Amex Bonus Offer, Airport Pod Hotel Stay With Kids, Tourist Steals Pebbles From Beach- Faces $1,300 Fine & More- The Rehash

Overnight Sleeper Train With Kids, Hippo Kills Tourist In Kenya, Awkward Baku Uber Experience, Barcelona’s Tourist Problems, Bourdain Recommended Doughnut Hot Dog & More- The Rehash!

rehashWe’re currently traveling around the country, Georgia. After spending a couple of days in Tbilisi, we’ve been on a road trip around the country.

Out of the places we’ve visited so far (Belarus, Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova & Azerbaijan), the food has definitely been the best in Georgia. We’ve visited some amazing monasteries, fortresses and cave cities. The views have also been spectacular throughout our journey.

After a few more days in Georgia, we’ll be moving onto Armenia and the breakaway republic of Nagorno Karabakh! Continue reading Overnight Sleeper Train With Kids, Hippo Kills Tourist In Kenya, Awkward Baku Uber Experience, Barcelona’s Tourist Problems, Bourdain Recommended Doughnut Hot Dog & More- The Rehash!