Category Archives: Trip Reports

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Ukraine

ukraineWhile we rarely dine at McDonald’s at home, we have to pay a visit to the fast food chain in every country we visit.

It’s always fun to see what interesting menu items are offered at international McDonald’s locations.

During our visit to Ukraine, Kim, Lucas and Theo met me at the McDonalds in Kiev’s Independence Square for dinner after I got back from my trip to Chernobyl. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Ukraine

A Visit To The Ghoulish Bones Chapel In Evora, Portugal

evora portugalUpon landing in Lisbon, we picked up our rental car and then drove straight to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed for its historic center.

While planning our trip, I decided on visiting Evora primarily due to one ghoulish site. I came across Portugal’s Chapel of Bones (Capella Dos Ossos) through one of my favorite sites, Atlas Obscura. Continue reading A Visit To The Ghoulish Bones Chapel In Evora, Portugal

What Did We Try At McDonald’s The Netherlands

the NetherlandsLucas and I recently returned from our Father-Son Trip to the Netherlands.

During our visit, we based out of Amsterdam and spent a couple of days enjoying the city. We also took day trips to Utrecht and Haarlem. Both are easy day/ half-day trips from Amsterdam and well worth checking out.

Whenever we visit another country, we love checking out McDonald’s to see what locally inspired menu items are offered. Continue reading What Did We Try At McDonald’s The Netherlands

How Was It Flying Norwegian Air With Their Strict Baggage Rules

Norwegian Air
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I recently wrote about a sweet deal, NYC- Amsterdam for $356 roundtrip.

While booking this deal with Norwegian Air, I had some concerns due to their strict baggage rules. The airline clearly states restrictions like the max size your bag can be and the allowed weight you can carry on for flights.

Due to this, I decided to pay to use the overhead bin during the flight. I figured that for an additional $12 each way, it was worth it to pay to bring a rollaboard. Continue reading How Was It Flying Norwegian Air With Their Strict Baggage Rules

Grab A Bite To Eat At This Unique Pagoda in NY- Walter’s Hot Dogs

Walters Hot DogsOver the years, we’ve visited many Asian temples and pagodas but we found one of the most unique ones close to home in Mamaroneck, New York.

Walters Hot Dogs is a hot dog stand with a roof which looks like a pagoda! It’s also on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading Grab A Bite To Eat At This Unique Pagoda in NY- Walter’s Hot Dogs

Chaps Pit Beef- Great BBQ In The Parking Lot Of A Strip Club

Chaps Pit BeefI first came across Chaps Pit Beef while watching Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives years back.

I had hoped to give Chap’s a try during a visit to Baltimore, MD years back but it didn’t work out. However, on a recent visit I made it a point to stop by on the drive back home to Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading Chaps Pit Beef- Great BBQ In The Parking Lot Of A Strip Club

Happy B-Day World Traveler Lucas- 8 Years-Old, 64 Countries Visited!

world traveler
Appalachian Trail: TN-NC State Line

Last week our little man Lucas turned 8 years-old!

Rather than have a birthday party, our family opted to celebrate by going on a quick trip to Philadelphia (probably our favorite city close to NYC). Since we all love to travel, this was a great way to celebrate!

I can still remember our first trip with Lucas at 3 months old to Barbados and now, here he is at 8 years-old having already visited 64 countries! No, that isn’t a typo, before turning 8, Lucas made it past 60 countries. Yes, Lucas is a true world traveler! Continue reading Happy B-Day World Traveler Lucas- 8 Years-Old, 64 Countries Visited!

A Family-Friendly Must Visit In Asheville- The Moogseum

ashevilleOver winter break, the Michael W Travels family went on a road trip to the Deep South.

During the trip we visited a couple of new states. We also made a stop in Asheville, NC, a city I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time.

While researching Asheville, it was hard to find many must-see attractions. I did come up with lots of options for dining and drinking though! Continue reading A Family-Friendly Must Visit In Asheville- The Moogseum

4 Hours Exploring West Virginia with Kids!

West VirginiaThe Michael W Travels family set off on a Deep South Road Trip for winter break 2019.

During our trip, the plan was to visit two new states and as luck would have it, West Virginia was just a half hour away from where we spent our first night.

Due to this, we decided to spend some time visiting Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. While we didn’t have the time to see more of the state, we had a great time, even more so since one of my best and oldest friends met up with us with his family.

Here is a short review of our time in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Continue reading 4 Hours Exploring West Virginia with Kids!