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Happy 10th Birthday World Traveler Lucas- 70 Countries Visited!

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Memphis Pyramid

A couple of weeks back my not so little man Lucas reached double digits! I can’t believe that he is 10 years old! To celebrate, we had our favorite burger at Peter Luger.

Due to COVID, 2020 wasn’t a very good year for anyone. In terms of travel, Lucas and I took a trip to the Netherlands, otherwise, we all went on some bunch of road trips.

While I didn’t write a 9th birthday post for my young world traveler, he was at 65 countries (UN Member States), adding only one new country that year. Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday World Traveler Lucas- 70 Countries Visited!

Target Sends Something Special For My Birthday!

Target My birthday was at the beginning of the week. Leading up to and on my birthday, I received various discount offers from different companies and restaurants.

We shop quite a bit at Target so I was happy to receive a special offer from them. The offer I received can be found in Target Circle (the store’s rewards program where you can find lots of different deals and offers). Continue reading Target Sends Something Special For My Birthday!

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!

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

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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!

An Awesome Birthday Surprise From Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo DrafthouseAlamo Drafthouse is a movie chain known for offering food and drinks (of the adult variety, too) brought to guests by waiters.

I’ve also read how the chain “is famous for its strict policy of requiring its audiences to maintain proper cinemagoing etiquette”, according to Wikipedia.

Alamo Drafthouse has 40 locations with more currently in the works. A Brooklyn location opened a few years back but I’ve still yet to visit. Continue reading An Awesome Birthday Surprise From Alamo Drafthouse

Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

world travelerA few days back, our (not so) little boy, Lucas Miles turned 7 years-old!

It’s almost hard to believe that Lucas is already seven years old. He’s in first grade, doing very well in school. Lucas loves math and is excelling in reading and writing. Yes, homework can be cause for complaint though!

He’e also a world traveler, having already visited 54 countries! Yes, he’s visited over 50 countries before turning 7 years-old! Continue reading Happy 7th B-Day World Traveler Lucas, 54 Countries Visited!

Hertz Sends A Birthday Bonus Which I Won’t Be Able To Use

HertzMy birthday is coming up at the end of this month and we’ll be heading off on our winter break trip the following day. (I guess I could say the trip is my present!)

Last year, IHG sent me a birthday bonus offer which I couldn’t use. I don’t know if I’ll get another off again but Hertz just sent me something. Continue reading Hertz Sends A Birthday Bonus Which I Won’t Be Able To Use

11 Countries Visited, 55,000+ Miles Flown- Happy 1st Birthday to Theo!

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Lelepa Island, Vanuatu (8/30/17)

On August 30, 2016 the Michael W Travels family got a big surprise. Theo couldn’t wait to meet his family, arriving 5 weeks early.

It was definitely a bit scary at first. Theo had to spend some time in the NICU, although not nearly as long as what we were originally told. After six nights, Theo came home and got to meet big brother Lucas.

Boy what a difference a year makes.

Theo turned one recently and we got to celebrate and wish him a very Happy 1st Birthday in Vanuatu! (We’ve since returned home from our 5 week trip to the Pacific.) Continue reading 11 Countries Visited, 55,000+ Miles Flown- Happy 1st Birthday to Theo!

500 Elevate Points: Virgin America Birthday Gift

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Earlier today I wrote about a very nice birthday message from Lufthansa. While the airline didn’t shower me with any gifts like free miles or a First Class Terminal Duck, their message still brought a smile to my face!

I thought I was done receiving birthday messages to my e-mail inbox until I received a nice message from my friend, Sir Richard Branson. Continue reading 500 Elevate Points: Virgin America Birthday Gift