Category Archives: Travel Articles

How Could NJ Honor Anthony Bourdain, Crazy Airport Welcome Sign, Odd Delta Airlines Congrats E-Mails, Amex Offers for SPG, Parts Unknown Season Finale, 2026 World Cup Finals- The Rehash!

rehashTomorrow, the Michael W Travels family heads off on our first trip of the summer.

W e’re heading to St Kitts & Nevis. This will be the first visit for all of us to this Caribbean country. Plans for our month long trip are moving along nicely. Once we return from St Kitts, Kim and I need to book lots of accommodations and one more flight.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading How Could NJ Honor Anthony Bourdain, Crazy Airport Welcome Sign, Odd Delta Airlines Congrats E-Mails, Amex Offers for SPG, Parts Unknown Season Finale, 2026 World Cup Finals- The Rehash!

Season Finale Of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Airs Tonight

Anthony Bourdain
image: CNN

It’s been a little over two weeks since Anthony Bourdain tragically died.

Since then, its been reported that there were no narcotics in his system.

The chef, author, traveler and TV star is also being remembered with a mural which debuted in Santa Monica, California this past week and a bill has been proposed to create an Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in New Jersey. Continue reading Season Finale Of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Airs Tonight

Bill Proposed For Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in New Jersey

Anthony Bourdain
image: CNN

Two weeks back, Anthony Bourdain shockingly died and many around the world have mourned his loss.

Anthony Bourdain inspired many people in different ways- to try different foods, get out of their comfort zone and be a better world citizen in one way or another. Continue reading Bill Proposed For Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in New Jersey

British Airways Lawsuit- Cash or Avios, Women Kissing Kicked Out Of Uber, Marriott Anniversary Gift, Odd Travel Collection, The Amazing Una Pizza Napoletana & More- The Rehash!

rehashKim and I have been very busy working on plans for our two summer trips. We ran into a car rental issue which was solved with some calling around via Skype.

Now we’re working out the itinerary for our longer trip which is still a long way from being completed.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading British Airways Lawsuit- Cash or Avios, Women Kissing Kicked Out Of Uber, Marriott Anniversary Gift, Odd Travel Collection, The Amazing Una Pizza Napoletana & More- The Rehash!

Do Not Disturb- One Man’s Odd Travel Collection

Do Not DisturbWhen it comes to travel, I’ve collected various things over the years. I used to get a shot  glass from places we visited. After a while (and many glasses), I gave up on this collection.

I still collect local hats, masks and amenity kits from some of our flights.

One of the odder collections I’ve heard about  is the world record Pizza Box Collection held by Scott Wiener of Scott’s Pizza Tours. His collection included boxes from all over the world.

Last month, CNN reported on a very odd yet interesting collection related to travel. Continue reading Do Not Disturb- One Man’s Odd Travel Collection

Be Careful Taking Selfies: Couple Falls To Death During Vacation

Selfies
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Taking selfies can be quite the dangerous activity.

A few years back, I wrote about a boy who fell 1,640 feet off of a cliff and survived. A year later, a man destroyed a 126 year-old statue while taking a selfie. The country Croatia told visitors to stop taking stupid and dangerous selfies. A woman fell 60 feet off of a bridge taking a selfie.

The New York Post had a tragic story related to selfies. Continue reading Be Careful Taking Selfies: Couple Falls To Death During Vacation

RIP Anthony Bourdain, Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia Review, LL Bean Being Sued, McDonald’s Cyprus, NYC Getting Nutella Cafe, Win A Trip To Australia & More- The Rehash!

rehashRIP Anthony Bourdain.

The world was shocked by the surprising death of Anthony Bourdain a few days back. Many of us have been affected by this in one way or another. Most of us would say that he had the dream job- traveling all over the world, eating great food and meeting interesting people. Maybe that kind of life isn’t all that its cracked up to be.

Here is one of my favorite Tony Bourdain quotes:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you… You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

I’ve been reading and watching stories about him all weekend. Yes, I’ll go back and watch (or rewatch) episodes to destinations we’ll be visiting on future trips. I think many of us will. Continue reading RIP Anthony Bourdain, Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia Review, LL Bean Being Sued, McDonald’s Cyprus, NYC Getting Nutella Cafe, Win A Trip To Australia & More- The Rehash!