A lot of mystery surrounds Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in England.
The site consists of burial mounds and massive standing stones set up in a ring. Stonehenge is one of the most famous pre-historic monuments built around 2500 BC.
During our summer trip to six former Soviet states, we ended our journey in Armenia.
While visiting Armenia, we hired a guide & driver to take us to the unrecognized republic of Nagorno- Karabakh. (More on that another time.) As we headed back to Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, we had a chance to stop at the country’s version of Stonehenge called Zorats Karer. Continue reading A Visit To Armenia’s Stonehenge, Zorats Karer
In November 2017, I wrote a post sharing Where Kim and I redeemed our four Hyatt Visa Free Nights.
After much thought, we decided on using them for a stay at the new Park Hyatt St Kitts.
We visited the property at the end of the school year- from late June- early July and I felt that it could be helpful to share what a family visit to the Park Hyatt St Kitts was like. Continue reading A Family Visit to the Park Hyatt St Kitts
When it comes to sports, baseball is my favorite.
I’ve seen games in many stadiums in the US and I have also been to games in Canada, Cuba, Japan and South Korea.
A visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame is a must for any fan. I’ve been there three times and would like to go again. I also visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, another amazing museum all about baseball where you can also learn how bats are made. Continue reading A Visit to the Yogi Berra Museum, A Must for Baseball Fans!
Over Columbus Day Weekend (October 6 & 7), the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival took place on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx.
The festival was a two- day event featuring pizza makers from the US and Italy. Some I had heard of while others were new to me.
Considering how much we love pizza, the Michael W Travels family had to attend the event. Continue reading Our Experience at the 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival
This post is way over-due…
I want to wish my little man Theo a very Happy Birthday in the online world! (We told him many times on his actual birthday!)
Over the summer, the Michael W Travels family headed off on a month- long trip to six former- Soviet states.
We had to fly home on August 29 to make it back before Theo’s 2nd birthday the following day. Continue reading Happy Birthday Theo, 2 Years Old- 22 Countries Visited!
While traveling to new countries, I’m always on the lookout for traditional, local hats. However, in recent years I haven’t really bought any new hats since they can be a pain to carry around during a trip.
In the past, I’ve shared some of my World Hats here. My collection probably comes in at around 15-20 hats. It’s been years since I last shared a post about a hat.
During our month long summer trip, I came across an interesting hat which I had to bring home. We spotted the papakha in two of the six countries we visited. Continue reading Searching For A Traditional Papakha Hat In Azerbaijan & Georgia
McDonald’s is a must- visit for me when checking out a new country but I rarely dine at the fast food chain while at home or traveling around the US.
I look forward to visiting McD’s when visiting new countries to see what interesting and different menu items might be available on the menu. (Scroll to the bottom for links to my reviews of various international McDonald’s.)
Around 4-5 years back I read about what might just be the fanciest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen. The McMansion was actually located close to home. We live in Brooklyn, NY and this fancy McD’s is located on Long Island. Continue reading Did You Know About the McDonald’s McMansion on Long Island, NY?
The Michael W Travels family recently returned from a month-long summer trip where we visited six new countries.
We love trying local foods when visiting new places but it’s also nice to eat something familiar at times too. We like to visit McDonald’s when traveling to new countries to see what special menu items might be available. (We also tried something interesting in Singapore at Starbucks.)
During our summer trip, we spent the longest time in the Republic of Georgia, which is located in the Caucasus. Continue reading An Awesome Local Food at Dunkin’ Donuts in Georgia
During our four week trip to six countries, we were bound to try some new travel experiences.
One of them was a new food experience, trying a doughnut hotdog!
Two other new experiences included catching some zzz’s. We spent a night on an overnight sleeper train and also stayed in an airport pod hotel with kids. Continue reading Our Experience Staying in an Airport Pod Hotel with Kids
In early June, the world mourned when we found out that star chef, TV host and traveler Anthony Bourdain had taken his life.
Anthony Bourdain inspired many in different ways. When visiting a new destination that Anthony had visited, I usually search to see where he ate at on his shows No Reservations or Parts Unknown. This is a great way to get some recommendations from an authority on food and travel.
During our month-long summer trip, the Michael W Travels family spent a few days in Kiev, Ukraine. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Doughnut Hot Dog- Kiev, Ukraine