Category Archives: Trip Reports

A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Hiram’s Roadstand

Anthony BourdainThe late Anthony Bourdain has inspired many around the world to make food a big part of their travels.

While planning to visit new places, I look for ideas where to eat based on places featured on Food/ Travel shows. Places recommended by Anthony Bourdain tend to just about always be really good.

On the New Jersey episode of Parts Unknown (which aired back in 2015), Bourdain visited Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee. Since seeing the episode, I’ve wanted to visit. Continue reading A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Hiram’s Roadstand

This Travel Souvenir Has Been Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19

SouvenirAs the years go by, we tend to buy fewer and fewer souvenirs during our travels. It seems like we usually see similar junk for sale in many countries.

We typically buy the kids small souvenirs which can create great memories. (Like this one from Costa Rica.) I like to buy t-shirts from time to time and also add to my hat and mask collections when something catches my eye. Continue reading This Travel Souvenir Has Been Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19

A Kid-Friendly Visit To The Sea Turtle Research Project In Sri Lanka

Sea TurtleOver the summer of 2019, the Michael W Travels family spent four weeks traveling around South Asia.

In total, we visited five countries, spending the most time doing a road trip around Sri Lanka.

During our visit, we saw lots of wildlife including elephants, peacocks, monkeys, mongeese and more. While driving back towards the capital Colombo (during our last day), we made a stop at the Sea Turtle Research Project in Bentota for another animal experience. Continue reading A Kid-Friendly Visit To The Sea Turtle Research Project In Sri Lanka

48 Hours In Bangladesh With Kids!

BangladeshOver the summer of 2019, the Michael W Travels family went on a four week trip around South Asia. During this time, we visited five countries.

While doing research for the trip, I decided that this would be the perfect time for a quick visit to Bangladesh, a country none of us had ever visited before.

Here is what we did while spending 48 Hours in Bangladesh. Continue reading 48 Hours In Bangladesh With Kids!

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Sri Lanka

McDonald'sDuring summer 2019, the Michael W Travels family spent four weeks traveling around South Asia. During the trip we visited five countries in the region.

When visiting a new country, we make it a point to stop at  McDonald’s. The primary reason is to see what local/ unique menu items are available. It’s also a treat for our two kids!

While visiting Sri Lanka, we ended up dining at McDonald’s as our final meal. We stopped into a location in the country’s capital, Colombo. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Sri Lanka

Visting An Important National Monument, Amsterdam’s City Hall Urinal!

City HallThe last time I flew (thanks COVID-19) was in February when Lucas and I took a Father-Son Trip to the Netherlands.

Before heading off on our trip, I read about a bizarre national monument that I hoped to check out and possibly even use, if necessary. I read about Amsterdam’s City Hall Urinal on Atlas Obscura. Continue reading Visting An Important National Monument, Amsterdam’s City Hall Urinal!

A Visit To The Sólheimasandur DC 3 Plane Wreck In Iceland With Kids

At the end of June 2019, the Michael W Travels went on a trip to Iceland, a country that I’ve wanted to visit for years.

While I hoped to see the Northern Lights, that wasn’t an option during the summer. However, a unique site that I’ve always wanted to visit was on our list of things to do.

Every since I read about the famous DC 3 plane wreck located on Sólheimasandur Beach, Continue reading A Visit To The Sólheimasandur DC 3 Plane Wreck In Iceland With Kids

A Visit To The EKASUP Cultural Village On Vanuatu

Vanuatu During the summer of 2017, the Michael W Travels family spent 5 Weeks in the Pacific.

The final destination of our trip was the island nation, Vanuatu. While driving around, we saw some very interesting fast food chains.

We like to learn about the culture of destinations we visit and heard about a very interesting half-day trip option. We decided to book a visit to the EKASUP Cultural Village. Continue reading A Visit To The EKASUP Cultural Village On Vanuatu

Check Out This 170 Year Old Pharmacy In Haarlem, The Netherlands

HaarlemOver mid-winter break, Lucas and I flew to Amsterdam for a quick visit.

While away, we took a couple of days trips to other cities in the Netherlands including Haarlem which is just 15 minutes away by train.

I looked for  things to do in the area and read about a very interesting pharmacy worthy of a quick visit. Continue reading Check Out This 170 Year Old Pharmacy In Haarlem, The Netherlands

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Tbilisi, Georgia

McDonald's GeorgiaWhile visiting Georgia, we made sure to eat lots of tasty local food. We did enjoy most of what we ate but 3 of us also caught food poisoning at the end of our stay so we left the country with mixed feelings regarding the food.

Besides eating lots of local food, we also made it a point to stop into McDonald’s Georgia to see what was offered and if any local dishes made an appearance on the menu. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Tbilisi, Georgia