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It’s been a little over a year since I last stepped foot on a plane. In February 2020,
for $356 per person. Lucas (8 years old at the time) and I flew to Amsterdam
I’ve been hoping to fly somewhere over Spring Break but the need to quarantine for 3 days upon return to New York made this idea complicated.
Regardless, I’ve been searching for flights to a variety of destinations. I started focusing on flights to El Salvador recently.
Continue reading EWR- El Salvador: $178- $205 RT, A Deal Too Good To Pass Up!
Earlier in the month I heard about a free art exhibition at The Hole in New York City with a really fun name.
The exhibition from Misaki Kawai, called
Moko Moko Doki Doki didn’t only have a fun name, the art itself looked really bizarre, unique and interesting! I also felt that it would appeal to not only Kim and I, but also to our kids, 9 year-old Lucas and 4 year-old Theo.
I had planned to visit the exhibition before going for dinner at a place close by but I totally forgot about it. However, as luck would have it, we happened to walk past The Hole on the way to Momofuku Ko. I guess luck was on our side…
Continue reading Visiting NYC’s The Hole To See Misaki Kawai’s Moko Moko Doki Doki
Over winter break, we spent a night at the . While checking in, we used the Kimpton Palomar in Philadelphia ! Kimpton Secret Password
We enjoyed our stay, but it reminded me of a question I’ve had while away from home.
Why do hotels often place the toilet paper holder in such hard to reach places? Continue reading Question: Why Do Hotels Place The Toilet Paper Holder Here?
The Michael W Travels family makes it a point to visit Philadelphia at least once per year. At around two hours drive from home, the city makes for a quick and fun getaway.
On previous visits, we’ve stayed at the
and a Kimpton Monaco that reminded us of a Kimpton. Fairfield Inn & Suites
We’ve wanted to check out the Kimpton Palomar for quite some time and finally stayed there recently.
Continue reading Hotel Review: Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia
A couple of days back we spent a night at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. I’ve wanted to check out this property for quite some time so I was definitely excited for the visit.
Before checking in, I told Lucas the new Kimpton Secret Password and told him not to forget it. He took this job very seriously, even asking Kim to make a note of it in her phone!
(For those of you not too familiar with the Kimpton Secret Password, here’s a short explanation: The brand has a secret password in the winter and summer which gets announced on social media. When you say the secret password at check-in, you’ll get a surprise. What you get varies from property to property.)
Continue reading Find Out What We Got For Saying The Kimpton Secret Password
Since the officially debuted, I’ve been trying to visit the restaurants on the list. Anthony Bourdain Food Trail
To date, we’ve been to:
During Winter Break 2020 we were pretty limited as to where we could travel due to the pandemic. We didn’t want to quarantine once getting back to NY, so this limited us to some places close to home.
Continue reading A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Tony & Ruth’s Steaks
2020 hasn’t been a good year for travel or really anything else thanks to COVID-19.
We usually take a month-long summer trip to international destinations. However, this year we settled for a few road trips including a trip to Maine for a couple of weeks.
During our visit, we stopped at Fort McClary State Historic Site.
Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs: Carry Out Your Fecal Matter- Kittery Point, ME
Back in August, the Michael W Travels family took a 10-day road trip around Maine.
While it wasn’t the international trip we’re accustomed to, we had a great time during this outdoorsy, food-focused adventure!
When thinking of popular foods in Maine, two come to mind, lobster rolls and whoopie pies! (Find out about
.) 15 lobster rolls we tried during our visit Continue reading Food Quest: We Tried 12 Whoopie Pies In Maine During Our 10 Day Trip!
It’s been quite a while since I last stepped foot on a plane. The last flights I took were with my 8-year old son Lucas to The Netherlands back in February.
During the trip we stayed in Amsterdam. We also took day trips to Haarlem and Utrecht.
At the end of our visit to Haarlem, we visited the De Adriann Windmill.
Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs #28: No Dog Toilet- Haarlem, The Netherlands
Over the summer, we took a road trip to Maine where ! we tried 15 lobster rolls during our 10 day trip
Besides eating lots of lobster rolls, we also visited quite a few lighthouses, ate lots of whoopie pies and visited Acadia National Park.
Museums weren’t high on our list of places to visit but there was one that stood out. With some spare time while in Portland, we decided to stop by the
International Cryptozoology Museum! Continue reading A Visit To The International Cryptozoology Museum- Portland, ME