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Happy B-Day World Traveler Lucas- 8 Years-Old, 64 Countries Visited!

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Appalachian Trail: TN-NC State Line

Last week our little man Lucas turned 8 years-old!

Rather than have a birthday party, our family opted to celebrate by going on a quick trip to Philadelphia (probably our favorite city close to NYC). Since we all love to travel, this was a great way to celebrate!

I can still remember our first trip with Lucas at 3 months old to Barbados and now, here he is at 8 years-old having already visited 64 countries! No, that isn’t a typo, before turning 8, Lucas made it past 60 countries. Yes, Lucas is a true world traveler! Continue reading Happy B-Day World Traveler Lucas- 8 Years-Old, 64 Countries Visited!

A Family-Friendly Must Visit In Asheville- The Moogseum

ashevilleOver winter break, the Michael W Travels family went on a road trip to the Deep South.

During the trip we visited a couple of new states. We also made a stop in Asheville, NC, a city I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time.

While researching Asheville, it was hard to find many must-see attractions. I did come up with lots of options for dining and drinking though! Continue reading A Family-Friendly Must Visit In Asheville- The Moogseum

4 Hours Exploring West Virginia with Kids!

West VirginiaThe Michael W Travels family set off on a Deep South Road Trip for winter break 2019.

During our trip, the plan was to visit two new states and as luck would have it, West Virginia was just a half hour away from where we spent our first night.

Due to this, we decided to spend some time visiting Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. While we didn’t have the time to see more of the state, we had a great time, even more so since one of my best and oldest friends met up with us with his family.

Here is a short review of our time in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Continue reading 4 Hours Exploring West Virginia with Kids!

Our Visit To A Drive-In Pizzeria- Pizza Palace in Knoxville, TN

pizza palaceFor winter break 2019, we decided to head off on a Deep South Road Trip. While we hoped to fly to an international destination, a deal or award flight never materialized.

While on the way to our furthest destination, Birmingham, Alabama, we passed through Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knoxville was a good place for a pitstop to grab a bite to eat and take a break. It also just so happened to be home to a drive-in pizzeria, the Pizza Palace! Continue reading Our Visit To A Drive-In Pizzeria- Pizza Palace in Knoxville, TN

Ridiculous Street Signs: For Drying Hands Only- Vik, Iceland

icelandWhile dining at The Soup Company in Vik, Iceland, it was time for a potty break. I headed to the bathroom with my 7 year-old son Lucas and came across a bizarre sign.

I’ve seen other odd bathroom- related signs over the years but this one was very different. Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs: For Drying Hands Only- Vik, Iceland

Our Budget Friendly Trip To The Maldives With Kids

maldivesIn the summer of 2019 the Michael W Travels family went on a month-long trip around South Asia.

During the trip we visited five new countries- Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

While planning the trip, Kim and I knew that our visit to the Maldives wouldn’t be the classic experience. (Most people think of the Maldives and picture overwater bungalows and luxury.) Continue reading Our Budget Friendly Trip To The Maldives With Kids

Camelback Resort: A Fun, Family-Friendly Getaway Close To NYC

Camelback ResortI first heard about Camelback Resort (located in the Poconos, Pennsylvania) a few years back. The resort looked like it could be a fun weekend trip but Lucas was a bit too young at the time to make it worthwhile.

When I recently received an invite to check out the resort, I figured that it would be the perfect time for Lucas who is now 7 years old. Continue reading Camelback Resort: A Fun, Family-Friendly Getaway Close To NYC

Searching For A Traditional Mask In Nepal

NepalI recently wrote about a traditional hat that I bought in Nepal during our trip to South Asia.

In the post I mentioned how we got much better at minimizing the amount of souvenirs we buy on trips now.

Nepal is the one country in recent years where we actually wanted to buy a few things. As we wandered around the streets of Thamel and by various sites, I noticed many shops selling beautifully painted masks. Continue reading Searching For A Traditional Mask In Nepal

A Visit To The Famed Pequod’s Pizza During A Layover In Chicago

Pequods PizzaDuring our trip to South Asia, we had a long layover in Chicago before making our way to the Maldives.

I was hoping to go into the city but it seemed too far away to make it worthwhile. Instead, Kim and I decided to go to Morton Grove (around 20 minutes away) to grab lunch at Pequod’s Pizza.

Pequod’s Pizza is deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza known for its “carmelized crust” edge. Continue reading A Visit To The Famed Pequod’s Pizza During A Layover In Chicago

CheapOair Screws Up Our Flight Booking, Makes Good

cheapoairDuring our month-long trip around South Asia we visited five countries. The last stop on our trip was to India where we visited a bunch of different areas.

We booked a flight with AirAsia (through CheapOair) to get us from Delhi to Goa.

For those who don’t know, traffic in Delhi is beyond awful. Our flight was at 7:55 pm and we hoped to arrive at the airport two hours early. However, the ride to the airport took a lot longer than expected due to that fun Delhi traffic. Continue reading CheapOair Screws Up Our Flight Booking, Makes Good