Category Archives: Trip Reports

Find Out What McDonald’s Menu Items We Tried In Cyprus!

McDonalds MenuEarlier in the year, the Michael W Travels family went on a trip to Greece and Cyprus.

During the trip we visited McDonald’s in Greece which was a bit of a letdown. I had high hopes for the McDonalds menu in Cyprus and it happened to be a bit hit!

I’ve previously written about McDonald’s we’ve visited in: Continue reading Find Out What McDonald’s Menu Items We Tried In Cyprus!

Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

kimpton monaco philadelphiaThe Michael W Travels family recently stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia thanks to an IHG Anniversary Free Night.

When we checked in, I gave the Kimpton Social Password. Due to this, we ordered room service at a hotel for the first time ever. We also received a jerky IHG Rewards Club elite benefit.

For those of you curious about the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia, here’s a photo tour of our stay. Continue reading Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

Chestnut Street in Philly Might Have The Fanciest Bus Stops

chestnut streetDuring our recent visit to Philadelphia, we stayed at  Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco.

I wasn’t about to pay the hotel’s ridiculous $50 per night parking fee. Through the site BestParking.com, I was able to find an outdoor lot which cost a reasonable $15 for 24 hours.

The lot is located on S.9th and Chestnut Street, a short walk to the hotel. Continue reading Chestnut Street in Philly Might Have The Fanciest Bus Stops

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