Category Archives: Trip Reports

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s in Baku, Azerbaijan

AzerbaijanIn the summer of 2018, the Michael W Travels family visited three countries in Eastern Europe and then headed over to the Caucasus to visit three more.

Our first stop was Azerbaijan. We spent a few days in Baku and also took a day trip outside the city.

We were curious to see if there would be any interesting items on the menu at McDonald’s so we headed over to the location in Fountain Square, just a short walk from our hostel. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s in Baku, Azerbaijan

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Chisinau, Moldova

Moldova Since we’e stuck indoors,  I’m trying to catch up on posts I never got around to writing in the past.

Back in the summer of 2018 the Michael W Travels family took a trip to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. I recently I wrote about our experience at McDonalds in Ukraine (check out my review at the link below). That wasn’t the only country where we found the boys’ favorite American restaurant chain.

While visiting Chisinau, Moldova we only had one full day to check out the city. As we walked around, we made a stop at McDonald’s for lunch. While we rarely eat McD’s at home, we always stop in while visiting a new country to see what interesting items might be offered. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Chisinau, Moldova

Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Ukraine

ukraineWhile we rarely dine at McDonald’s at home, we have to pay a visit to the fast food chain in every country we visit.

It’s always fun to see what interesting menu items are offered at international McDonald’s locations.

During our visit to Ukraine, Kim, Lucas and Theo met me at the McDonalds in Kiev’s Independence Square for dinner after I got back from my trip to Chernobyl. Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Ukraine

A Visit To The Ghoulish Bones Chapel In Evora, Portugal

evora portugalUpon landing in Lisbon, we picked up our rental car and then drove straight to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed for its historic center.

While planning our trip, I decided on visiting Evora primarily due to one ghoulish site. I came across Portugal’s Chapel of Bones (Capella Dos Ossos) through one of my favorite sites, Atlas Obscura. Continue reading A Visit To The Ghoulish Bones Chapel In Evora, Portugal

What Did We Try At McDonald’s The Netherlands

the NetherlandsLucas and I recently returned from our Father-Son Trip to the Netherlands.

During our visit, we based out of Amsterdam and spent a couple of days enjoying the city. We also took day trips to Utrecht and Haarlem. Both are easy day/ half-day trips from Amsterdam and well worth checking out.

Whenever we visit another country, we love checking out McDonald’s to see what locally inspired menu items are offered. Continue reading What Did We Try At McDonald’s The Netherlands

How Was It Flying Norwegian Air With Their Strict Baggage Rules

Norwegian Air
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I recently wrote about a sweet deal, NYC- Amsterdam for $356 roundtrip.

While booking this deal with Norwegian Air, I had some concerns due to their strict baggage rules. The airline clearly states restrictions like the max size your bag can be and the allowed weight you can carry on for flights.

Due to this, I decided to pay to use the overhead bin during the flight. I figured that for an additional $12 each way, it was worth it to pay to bring a rollaboard. Continue reading How Was It Flying Norwegian Air With Their Strict Baggage Rules

Grab A Bite To Eat At This Unique Pagoda in NY- Walter’s Hot Dogs

Walters Hot DogsOver the years, we’ve visited many Asian temples and pagodas but we found one of the most unique ones close to home in Mamaroneck, New York.

Walters Hot Dogs is a hot dog stand with a roof which looks like a pagoda! It’s also on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading Grab A Bite To Eat At This Unique Pagoda in NY- Walter’s Hot Dogs

Chaps Pit Beef- Great BBQ In The Parking Lot Of A Strip Club

Chaps Pit BeefI first came across Chaps Pit Beef while watching Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives years back.

I had hoped to give Chap’s a try during a visit to Baltimore, MD years back but it didn’t work out. However, on a recent visit I made it a point to stop by on the drive back home to Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading Chaps Pit Beef- Great BBQ In The Parking Lot Of A Strip Club

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

world traveler
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!