Category Archives: Trip Reports

Find Out How Hyatt Made Theo’s Birthday Extra Special Last Year!

HyattIn the summer of 2019, the Michael W Travels family went on a four week trip around South Asia. During our trip we visited 5 countries, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

During our visit to Nepal, Hyatt helped me celebrate visiting my 100th country with an awesome surprise. Due to this and another Hyatt stay during our trip, we were beyond impressed with the company’s customer service.

At the end of our trip, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Mumbai. Continue reading Find Out How Hyatt Made Theo’s Birthday Extra Special Last Year!

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #17: No Shoulder… To Cry On- Hawaii

HawaiiI 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 like to call, Ridiculous Street Signs.

Recently, Benjamin Sands shared a sign with us, Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #16: Cebu City- Jesus Is My All Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #17: No Shoulder… To Cry On- Hawaii

Review: Forget 7-Eleven, We Visited 24Seven in India!

24SevenDuring our trip to India during the Summer of 2019, we saw a bunch of familiar American fast food restaurants. We dined at McDonald’s a handful of times and KFC once (it was extremely spicy).

When purchasing drinks and snacks, we did so from shops which weren’t exactly what I’d consider to be stores.

Kim and I did read about a convenience store which sounded a lot like 7-Eleven. The store has the very creative name, 24Seven! Continue reading Review: Forget 7-Eleven, We Visited 24Seven in India!

A Must Visit In Asheville, North Carolina- Hole Doughnuts

Hole DoughnutsOver Winter Break 2019, the Michael W Travels family went on a Deep South Road Trip.

During the trip we visited five states,  Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina.

One of the highlights was our visit to Asheville, North Carolina. The city has a great mix of interesting sites, breweries and lots of great food. I’d consider it an awesome junk foodie destination! Continue reading A Must Visit In Asheville, North Carolina- Hole Doughnuts

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #16: Cebu City- Jesus Is My All…

Cebu CityI 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 like to call, Ridiculous Street Signs.

For the past few years, I’ve been a member of a Facebook group called, Every Passport Stamp. In the group, you can ask questions about harder to reach destinations and get lots of great tips and advice from a group full of experienced travelers. Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #16: Cebu City- Jesus Is My All…

Visiting The Church Floor In Kirkjubæjarklaustu, Iceland

IcelandDuring our trip to Iceland, we visited lots of natural sites. We really enjoyed the diversity of these attractions and made it a point to see as much as possible.

While in Iceland, there was one site that we hoped to visit which reminded us of the amazing Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland) in a way. Continue reading Visiting The Church Floor In Kirkjubæjarklaustu, Iceland

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #15: Forbidden To Shit Here- Togo

TogoI 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 like to call, Ridiculous Street Signs.

For a few years now, I’ve been a member of a Facebook group called, Every Passport Stamp. Stefan Kasokwski of Rapid Travel Chai is the founder of the group which is described as, “For serious travelers chasing every country in world. Discussions to make it possible. Friends to share the journey.” Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #15: Forbidden To Shit Here- Togo

A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Kubel’s- Barnegat Light

Anthony BourdainA little over a year back the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail officially debuted in New Jersey.

At the time the trail came out, we had previously visited 3 of the 10 stops. A few weeks back we visited the first stop on the trail, the very tasty Hiram’s Roadstand.

Restaurants featured on food-travel TV shows can be hit or miss but those visited by Anthony Bourdain have always been pretty safe bets at being excellent. Continue reading A Stop On The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail: Kubel’s- Barnegat Light

Visiting The Amazing Justin Bieber Canyon in South Iceland

Justin BieberIt’s hard to believe that it was just a year ago that the Michael W Travels family visited Iceland.

We all had an incredible time during our road trip around the country. We loved Iceland so much that I was close to booking trips back a couple of times.

Iceland is filled with probably some of the most of amazing natural sites in the world. While doing research, we never expected to find an incredible canyon to visit thanks to Justin Bieber! Continue reading Visiting The Amazing Justin Bieber Canyon in South Iceland

Find Out What We Tried During A Visit To McDonald’s India

McDonald's IndiaDuring the summer of 2019, the Michael W Travels family went on a four-week trip around South Asia, visiting five countries.

During our travels, we love stopping into McDonald’s to see what local/ unique menu items might be available. It’s also something our kids look forward to!

The last country we visited during our trip was India. I was definitely curious to see what was being offered at McDonald’s India! Continue reading Find Out What We Tried During A Visit To McDonald’s India