Category Archives: Trip Reports

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

A Visit To Armenia’s Stonehenge, Zorats Karer

stonehengeA lot of mystery surrounds Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in England.

The site consists of burial mounds and massive standing stones set up in a ring. Stonehenge is one of the most famous pre-historic monuments built around 2500 BC.

During our summer trip to six former Soviet states, we ended our journey in Armenia.

While visiting Armenia, we hired a guide & driver to take us to the unrecognized republic of Nagorno- Karabakh. (More on that another time.) As we headed back to Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, we had a chance to stop at the country’s version of Stonehenge called Zorats Karer. Continue reading A Visit To Armenia’s Stonehenge, Zorats Karer

A Family Visit to the Park Hyatt St Kitts

Park Hyatt St KittsIn November 2017, I wrote a post sharing Where Kim and I redeemed our four Hyatt Visa Free Nights.

After much thought, we decided on using them for a stay at the new Park Hyatt St Kitts.

We visited the property at the end of the school year- from late June- early July and I felt that it could be helpful to share what a family visit to the Park Hyatt St Kitts was like. Continue reading A Family Visit to the Park Hyatt St Kitts

A Visit to the Yogi Berra Museum, A Must for Baseball Fans!

yogi berraWhen it comes to sports, baseball is my favorite.

I’ve seen games in many stadiums in the US and I have also been to games in Canada, Cuba, Japan and South Korea.

A visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame is a must for any fan. I’ve been there three times and would like to go again. I also visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, another amazing museum all about baseball where you can also learn how bats are made. Continue reading A Visit to the Yogi Berra Museum, A Must for Baseball Fans!

Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival

pizza festivalOver Columbus Day Weekend (October 6 & 7), the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival took place on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx.

The festival was a two- day event featuring pizza makers from the US and Italy. Some I had heard of while others were new to me.

Considering how much we love pizza, the Michael W Travels family had to attend the event. Continue reading Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival

Happy Birthday Theo, 2 Years Old- 22 Countries Visited!

This post is way over-due…

I want to wish my little man Theo a very Happy Birthday in the online world! (We told him many times on his actual birthday!)

Over the summer, the Michael W Travels family headed off on a month- long trip to six former- Soviet states.

We had to fly home on August 29 to make it back before Theo’s 2nd birthday the following day. Continue reading Happy Birthday Theo, 2 Years Old- 22 Countries Visited!

Searching For A Traditional Papakha Hat In Azerbaijan & Georgia

papakhaWhile traveling to new countries, I’m always on the lookout for traditional, local hats. However, in recent years I haven’t really bought any new hats since they can be a pain to carry around during a trip.

In the past, I’ve shared some of my World Hats here. My collection probably comes in at around 15-20 hats. It’s been years since I last shared a post about a hat.

During our month long summer trip, I came across an interesting hat which I had to bring home. We spotted the papakha in two of the six countries we visited. Continue reading Searching For A Traditional Papakha Hat In Azerbaijan & Georgia

Did You Know About the McDonald’s McMansion on Long Island, NY?

McMansionMcDonald’s is a must- visit for me when checking out a new country but I rarely dine at the fast food chain while at home or traveling around the US.

I look forward to visiting McD’s when visiting new countries to see what interesting and different menu items might be available on the menu. (Scroll to the bottom for links to my reviews of various international McDonald’s.)

Around 4-5 years back I read about what might just be the fanciest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen. The McMansion was actually located close to home. We live in Brooklyn, NY and this fancy McD’s is located on Long Island. Continue reading Did You Know About the McDonald’s McMansion on Long Island, NY?

An Awesome Local Food at Dunkin’ Donuts in Georgia

dunkin donutsThe Michael W Travels family recently returned from a month-long summer trip where we visited six new countries.

We love trying local foods when visiting new places but it’s also nice to eat something familiar at times too. We like to visit McDonald’s when traveling to new countries to see what special menu items might be available. (We also tried something interesting in Singapore at Starbucks.)

During our summer trip, we spent the longest time in the Republic of Georgia, which is located in the Caucasus. Continue reading An Awesome Local Food at Dunkin’ Donuts in Georgia