Category Archives: Trip Reports

Revisiting My Favorite Site In the City of Love, The Paris Catacombs

paris catacombsThis past winter break, the Michael W Travels family headed to Paris. While Kim and I had each (separately) been to Paris before, this would be the first visit to France for our kids.

I typically like to try to visit new countries rather than repeat. However, it had been something like 18 years since I had last visited.

Thanks to a sweet deal from a Delta Air Lines bump (from the previous winter break), we used our vouchers to book flights to Paris. Continue reading Revisiting My Favorite Site In the City of Love, The Paris Catacombs

Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

world travelerA few days back, our (not so) little boy, Lucas Miles turned 7 years-old!

It’s almost hard to believe that Lucas is already seven years old. He’s in first grade, doing very well in school. Lucas loves math and is excelling in reading and writing. Yes, homework can be cause for complaint though!

He’e also a world traveler, having already visited 54 countries! Yes, he’s visited over 50 countries before turning 7 years-old! Continue reading Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

This Will Have Your Kid Not Wanting To Leave The Museum

museumDuring our travels, we like to visit a museum or two during the course of our trips. We try to find a museum that’s geared towards kids, but many we visit aren’t.

Art museums aren’t always the most fun for kids and it can definitely be annoying to hear questions like when are we leaving or are we almost finished constantly!

The Michael W Travels family recently got back from a trip to France and Monaco. During our trip, we were surprised by how much Lucas enjoyed the Musee d’ Orsay in Paris. While in Nice, we visited the Chagall Museum. Continue reading This Will Have Your Kid Not Wanting To Leave The Museum

This Paris Restaurant Serves One Dish & It’s Awesome!

paris restaurant While in Paris, we made sure to eat a variety of French specialties. The thing is that many of them tended to lean more towards the dessert category!

After spending time visiting the Eiffel Tower, we decided to grab lunch at le “Relais de l’Entrecote”.

The restaurant is well known for serving one dish, steak frites. Continue reading This Paris Restaurant Serves One Dish & It’s Awesome!

How To Save Money On Disneyland Paris Tickets

Disneyland ParisEverybody knows that visiting  theme parks isn’t cheap. You can expect to pay around $100 per person per day to visit major parks like Disney.

Odds are pretty high that if you’re visiting a theme park, it will be the priciest day of your trip.

The Michael W Travels family recently visited France over winter break. We decided to visit Disneyland Paris on Christmas Day since we figured that pretty much nothing would be open.  Continue reading How To Save Money On Disneyland Paris Tickets

An Easy Way To Save Money On The Paris Metro

Paris MetroOur this past winter break, the Michael W Travels family flew to Paris. Kim and I had both previously visited Paris (separately) around 18 years back.

We were both excited to return to the city for a visit together and with our kids, Lucas and Theo. (During the trip we also visited Nice and Monaco for the first time.)

Paris is a pretty large city divided up into 20 arrondissements. Getting from one area to the next can be time consuming.

Luckily, the Paris Metro is really efficient, reliable and affordable.  Continue reading An Easy Way To Save Money On The Paris Metro

Our (Pretty Much) Failed Attempt at Visiting The Center of Paris

ParisDuring our winter trip, the Michael W Travels family visited Paris, Nice and Monaco. We chose to fly to France due to a voluntary bump on the way home from last year’s winter trip.

While researching things to do in Paris, I came across a site that I had to visit- a marker which is at the center of the city. Continue reading Our (Pretty Much) Failed Attempt at Visiting The Center of Paris

We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

philly tacoOver the weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed to Philadelphia for a one night stay at the DoubleTree located in Center City. (We booked the stay to use our Spend A Night On Us Certificate from our recent Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Offer.)

We had no set plans besides visiting the close-by Legoland Discovery Center the following day.

One of the reasons we love Philadelphia is because its such a great food city. Continue reading We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Stairs Ahead- Flushing Meadows Park

Flushing Meadows ParkIt’s been a while since I last came across a bizarre or ridiculous street sign. I think the last time I spotted one was back in February. (From time to time, I also post signs contributed by friends and readers which can be a lot of fun!)

For those of you unfamiliar with these signs, check out my collection of Ridiculous Street Signs here.

The Michael W Travels family recently headed to Flushing Meadows Park for a visit to the Queens Zoo. Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Stairs Ahead- Flushing Meadows Park