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A Family-Friendly Must Visit: The Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll

rock and rollDuring our trip to Iceland, we primarily visited some of the country’s incredible, natural sites. We also made it a point to visit a few museums to learn more about the country.

While on the way to the airport for the flight home, we had some extra time to kill and decided to stop at the Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll. Continue reading A Family-Friendly Must Visit: The Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll

Win A Trip For Two To Iceland (10 Winners!)

IcelandIceland Naturally is celebrating their 20th anniversary.

To help celebrate the special occasion, they’re giving away 10 trips for two to Iceland! This means that they’ll be sending 20 people to the land of fire and ice!

One winner will be announced per week! However, three prize periods have been completed so this means that there are seven trips left to be given out. Continue reading Win A Trip For Two To Iceland (10 Winners!)

A Tasty Souvenir From Our Trip To Iceland

icelandThe Michael W Travels family started off the summer break with a trip to Iceland.

During our trip, we focused on visiting areas in the south. We had a great time during our trip around this pricey island nation.

Food costs in Iceland can potentially break the budget but there are some ways to save. Daily supermarket visits kept the price of daily  breakfast, lunch and snacks to $25-$30 (per day for a family of 4). Continue reading A Tasty Souvenir From Our Trip To Iceland

Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur- Iceland

anthony bourdainWhen traveling to new places, we love trying out some of the local food. During our recent trip to Iceland, this meant trying out hot dogs which are know there as pylsur.

During our 8 days in Iceland, we tried out hot dogs at various different stands and even at gas stations. In my opinion, they’re all pretty much the same. (From what I noticed, all places serve the same brand of hot dog from the brand SS, so how different could they really be!)

However, there is one tiny stand in Reykjavik which we had to try. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur- Iceland

80K Barclay Arrival Miles + $1,825.88= Trip for 4 to Iceland

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On the evening that school ended (in NYC), the Michael W Travels family headed off to Iceland. This would be the first trip to the island nation for all of us.

Kim and I have wanted to visit Iceland for years but put it off for one reason or another. When I saw what I felt was a great deal on a flight there, I immediately booked it.

With 8 days/7 nights for our trip, we needed to decide whether or not it made sense to drive the full ring road. Rather than rush around, we decided to focus on sites around the south. Continue reading 80K Barclay Arrival Miles + $1,825.88= Trip for 4 to Iceland

In Iceland Forget The Petting Zoo, Stop & Mingle With Icelandic Horses

icelandic horseThe Michael W Travels family started off summer 2019 with a trip to Iceland. During our visit, rather than rush around the whole ring road, we focused on covering sites in the south.

While away, we saw many unique sites, primarily natural and some man-made.

Kim and I came across flyer for a petting zoo and  thought it might be a good idea to stop by for the kids. The thing is, it didn’t really sound overly exciting when reading more about it online. Continue reading In Iceland Forget The Petting Zoo, Stop & Mingle With Icelandic Horses

I Got The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass Again, It Really Wasn’t Bad!

SSSSBack in February, we were flying home from Barcelona to NYC with a stop in London. When I got my boarding pass for the London-NYC flight I had the four letters you never wanted to see.

When you get SSSS on your boarding pass, you’re in for an additional security check which can be quite annoying. To my surprise, it wasn’t that bad.

Now, just two trips later, I got those dreaded letters again! Continue reading I Got The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass Again, It Really Wasn’t Bad!

Window Seat Open, Do You Ask The Man In The Middle To Move Over?

window seatLast week, the Michael W Travels family flew to Iceland.

The plane we flew on had a single aisle with 3 seats on each side (sorry, I forgot the type of plane). Since we’re a family of four, we had three seats next to each other for Kim & the kids and I was assigned the aisle seat across from their row.

During boarding, the crew announced that it was a full flight. A man took his middle seat a few minutes after we boarded but nobody ever sat by the window in my row. Continue reading Window Seat Open, Do You Ask The Man In The Middle To Move Over?

Win A Trip To See An Icelandic Soccer Game In San Francisco

San FranciscoIceland Naturally is excited that the Icelandic men’s soccer team qualified for the World Cup in Russia. Before heading to the tournament, the team will play a couple of matches in the U.S., in San Francisco and New Jersey.

A contest was just announced which will award two winners trips to see the Icelandic soccer team. One winner will get to see the team play in San Francisco, the other in NJ. Continue reading Win A Trip To See An Icelandic Soccer Game In San Francisco