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At the beginning of the month I wrote about
. A little over a week after I booked this great deal I started hearing about the coronavirus in China. Beijing China- $291 Roundtrip, A Deal Too Good To Pass Up
A week or so later I decided to reach out to Expedia to try to cancel my flight. At the time, the threat level was only a Level 1. After a few days,
without penalty. I was able to cancel my flight Continue reading US Issues Travel Warning Level 4: Do Not Travel To China
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A little over two weeks back I wrote about
. A Deal Too Good To Pass Up- $291.39 Roundtrip To Beijing, China
I booked flights for myself and 8 year-old son Lucas to Beijing. We were both really excited to head back to China for a quick visit to Beijing and the Great Wall. It would also be our first Father- Son Trip in quite some time.
However, things changed around 10 days after booking.
Continue reading About That $291 Roundtrip Deal To Beijing, China…
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For quite some time, I’ve been on the look out for an airfare deal for February break (aka Midwinter Recess in NYC.)
This year, Kim can’t take off of work during this time so the plan was for Lucas and I to go on a Father- Son Trip for the first time in a while.
When I mentioned the idea to Lucas, he was really excited. I asked him for ideas of where we should go. His first thought was Paris! I’d say he made a great choice but we were just there last winter break (December 2018).
I kept an eye on Paris prices just in case nothing else materialized until I came across a deal to Beijing, China.
Continue reading Beijing, China- $291.39 Roundtrip, A Deal Too Good To Pass Up!
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It’s always exciting to hear about new openings of my favorite fast- casual burger chain, Shake Shack.
Earlier in the month I wrote about
. two more Shack airport locations opening
Back in 2011, I went to the
. In 2013 I was at JFK Airport for the opening of Delta’s T4. During that day I had grand opening of the first Shack in Brooklyn and also an unlikely encounter with Richard Branson ! dined at the first airport location of Shake Shack Continue reading Shake Shack Opens First Location On Mainland China
The US State Department has issued a travel warning for China “ urging Americans to “exercise increased caution,” according to Yahoo News.
The warning is for a rather bizarre reason, if you ask me.
The government says that Americans who visit China might not be able to return home if the country enforces local laws, detaining “
US citizens without cause using exit bans”. Continue reading US State Department Issues Travel Warning For China
You never know how well hotels have been cleaned after guests checked out and you show up for your stay.
Were the bed sheets changed, was the toilet seat wiped down properly? How about the the cups & utensils , were they washed or replaced with clean ones?
14 hotels in China are being inspected by the authorities due to hidden camera recordings of cleaning crews using dirty towels to clean cups and glasses.
Continue reading GROSS: Chinese Hotels Being Inspected for Unsanitary Cleaning Practices
Three years back the Michael W Travels family visited the Great Wall of China during a long layover (on our way home from Myanmar). Our visit was memorable enough that Lucas still remembers tobogganing down the wall.
While we loved visiting the Great Wall of China, imagine how awesome it would be to spend the night there!
Airbnb is offering 4 lucky winners a chance to have the first sleepover ever at the Great Wall.
Continue reading Win A Stay For Two From Airbnb At The Great Wall of China!
Hilton is currently running the Pick Your Paradise Giveaway where one lucky winner will win a trip to the destination of their choice from either Hawaii, China or Italy.
One hundred other winners will win a $100 Hilton gift card!
Continue reading Hilton Giving Away 100 $100 Gift Cards + Grand Prize Trip To 1/3 Destinations
You always have to be careful and pay extra attention to your valuables at the train station. They can be crowded and you never know if someone might try to grab your things.
One woman was gonig through a security check at a train station in China and was worried to let her bag out of her sight.
Continue reading Worried About Valuables, Woman Climbs Into X-Ray Machine In Train Station
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Former soccer superstar David Beckham managed to piss off Hong Kong with one video posted to Facebook and Instagram.
How could one of the world’s most recognizable stars manage to do this? Well, it’s all in the caption.
Continue reading David Beckham Pissed Off Hong Kong