Category Archives: Trip Reports

I Came Back From Africa A Trillionaire!

AfricaOver the summer, we took an almost three week trip to Africa. While there, we spent time in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Ethiopia.

While we try not to buy too many souvenirs anymore, I was hoping to find a nice mask for my collection and some worthless, high denomination currency from Zimbabwe. Continue reading I Came Back From Africa A Trillionaire!

Feasting At 5 Tasty North Carolina BBQ Joints!

North Carolina BBQA few years back, the Michael W Travels family took a quick three day trip to North Carolina.

One reason we chose N.C. was due to the fact that the State Fair would be going on during our visit. The other main reason was to get to sample some North Carolina Barbecue!

Besides loving pizza and burgers, I’d probably consider barbecue another family favorite. Continue reading Feasting At 5 Tasty North Carolina BBQ Joints!

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s South Africa!

McDonald'sIn August 2022, we took an almost 3-week trip to Africa. During the trip, we visited 6 countries. Sadly, only one of them had a McDonald’s.

Luckily, there was a McDonald’s a short walk from our airport hotel. We visited McD’s for dinner the night we arrived as well as the following morning for breakfast. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s South Africa!

Food Review: Delicious Greasy Cheeseburgers From Dyer’s In Memphis!

Dyer'sAt the end of 2021, we headed to Memphis over winter break. Our list of things to do and eat was pretty long but there was one place I had to give a try.

I think I first heard about Dyer’s Burgers on a Food-TV show years back. If not, I definitely read about it in the burger bible, George Motz’s book Hamburger America. Continue reading Food Review: Delicious Greasy Cheeseburgers From Dyer’s In Memphis!

Stuck In FL, We Randomly Came Across A Single Arch McDonald’s Sign!

McDonald'sEarlier in the week, a Jetblue flight delay caused us to miss our flight to Ecuador. Due to this, we got stuck in Florida.

While this was a major pain and caused us to miss a day of our trip, one positive¬† came out of this experience! Continue reading Stuck In FL, We Randomly Came Across A Single Arch McDonald’s Sign!

Awesome Ballpark Pizza At Manco & Manco in Citizens Bank Park- Philly!

Manco & MancoIn recent years, food at ballparks has gotten much better. There’s even a book written about the food at baseball parks called The Joy of Ballpark Food!

My favorite team, the New York Mets used to have a solid and reasonably priced pizza option called Papa Rosso’s. The stand switched from selling pies to slices and then (from what I heard) it went downhill. It no longer has a stand at Citi Field…

During a recent visit to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, I was excited to see Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani play in person. I was also excited to try Manco & Manco, a well known Jersey Shore pizza shop! Continue reading Awesome Ballpark Pizza At Manco & Manco in Citizens Bank Park- Philly!

Our Short Visit To (The Yugoslavian) Zeljava Air Base In Croatia

CroatiaA few months back, I wrote about our visit to the abandoned Douglas C-47 plane At Zeljava Air Base In Croatia.

We found out about the abandoned C-47 while in Sarajevo from a couple of other travelers we were chatting with. While visiting the Douglas C-47, a couple mentioned they heard we could visit the air base (or whats left of it) close by. Continue reading Our Short Visit To (The Yugoslavian) Zeljava Air Base In Croatia

One Of The Last Original Single Arch McDonald’s Signs Is In NJ!

McDonald'sA couple of years back I read about a very special McDonald’s sign located in New Jersey.

What makes this sign so special is the rarity of its Golden Arches or shall I say Golden Arch!

The McDonald’s I am referring to has a sign with one of the last remaining original single arch signs. According to NJ.com, the sign dates back to 1962! Continue reading One Of The Last Original Single Arch McDonald’s Signs Is In NJ!