Category Archives: Trip Reports

Diggerland Construction Theme Park, Even Better Than We Remember!

diggerlandIn July 2014, the Michael W Travels family visited Diggerland, an awesome construction theme park located in West Berlin, NJ.

At the time of our visit, Lucas was 2.5 years old. He was too small to drive any vehicles on his own but still had a great time. He hasn’t forgotten about Diggerland and has asked if we could visit again quite a few times.

We planned to return to Diggerland but it just never happened. Then, I received an invite to the Diggerland 2018 Media Preview Day. This was a great excuse to head to the park again last weekend! Continue reading Diggerland Construction Theme Park, Even Better Than We Remember!

These Have Got To Be The WORST Airplane Seats

Airplane Seats
image: Royal Air Maroc

On Thursday night the Michael W Travels family flew to Portugal on Royal Air Maroc.

The first leg of our flight was from New York’s JFK Airport to Casablanca on the Dreamliner. Upon check- in (at JFK), we were assigned some of our least favorite airplane seats. By the end of the flight, I’d probably call them the WORST airplane seats ever! Continue reading These Have Got To Be The WORST Airplane Seats

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #13: No Bunny Fare Allowed- Moscow, Russia

moscow russiaI love coming across funny signs both at home and while traveling around the world. Most of the time these signs aren’t meant to be funny, regardless, humor can be found in them.

From time to time, I post about funny signs which I call, Ridiculous Street Signs.

I recently posted about a sign I came across in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus. This led to an e-mail from a reader who wanted to contribute a sign she came across in the suburbs of Moscow Russia. Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #13: No Bunny Fare Allowed- Moscow, Russia

Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Watch For Old People- Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus

Northern CyprusWhether it be at home or while traveling, I love coming across odd and strange signs. Over the years I’ve posted a collection of Ridiculous Street Signs.

Ridiculous Street Signs aren’t an easy thing to come across. These days, it seems like I might find one good sign per year. I’ve also shared signs contributed by readers and friends. Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs #24: Watch For Old People- Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Greece

McDonalds GreeceOver February break, the Michael W Travels family headed to Greece and Cyprus.

While we rarely dine at McDonald’s at home, we had to pay a visit to the fast food chain in each country.

After landing in Athens, Greece we had around 10 hours to kill before catching our flight to Cyprus. We headed into the city to the busy Syntagma Square and decided to grab lunch at McDonalds Greece. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Greece

I Was This Close To Meeting The Irish President At The Acropolis Museum

acropolis museumDuring our final day in Greece, the Michael W Travels family ended our day with a visit to the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

The museum was a fitting end to our short visit to the country. We visited lots of ancient sites as well as the Acropolis the day before.

When we approached the Acropolis Museum, Kim and I were surprised by how many police officers seemed to be standing outside. Continue reading I Was This Close To Meeting The Irish President At The Acropolis Museum

Hey Lufthansa, Where’s Our Car Seat?

Lufthansa
image: Aero-Shots

Last Friday the Michael W Travels family flew to Athens, Greece with Lufthansa. We then caught a late- night flight to Larnaca, Cyprus.

We brought our car seat for Theo since we’d be renting a car in Cyprus. Rather than gate- check it, we decided to check it at New York’s JFK Airport through to Athens. Continue reading Hey Lufthansa, Where’s Our Car Seat?

Takeaways from the 2018 New York Times Travel Show

new york times travel showThe New York Times Travel Show took place at the Javits Center from January 26-28, 2018.

This was the 15th anniversary of the show of which I’ve attended probably 9-10 of them.

I debated whether or not to attend this year but in 2017, Lucas had a fun time visiting booths, collecting pens and wandering around. Continue reading Takeaways from the 2018 New York Times Travel Show

Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

world travelerYesterday was a very special day for the Michael W Travels family.

Our little man Lucas Miles turned 6 years old! It’s been an amazing six years and I can’t believe that Lucas is in kindergarten and has already been to 42 countries! No, that’s not a typo- he’s a true world traveler!  Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

No Running Water On Delta Airlines Flight, Pax Had To Wash With…

delta airlinesOur final flight of 2017 turned into a small windfall which is sure to fund one very nice trip in 2018. Find out how I turned 63,000 SkyMiles into $2,700 in Delta Airlines vouchers.

The Michael W Travels family’s last flight of the year was a short one. We flew from Detroit to New York’s JFK Airport. Continue reading No Running Water On Delta Airlines Flight, Pax Had To Wash With…