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Super Proud Dad Moment Inspired By Shake Shack!

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Wearing our Shack shirts at the Acropolis

Last week, Kim and I went up to Lucas’s new school for Open School Night.

Lucas started first grade in the Gift & Talented program at his school. The program comes with a lot of work and learning both in school and at home thanks to lots of homework!

After arriving at our scheduled time, we still had to wait around 10 minutes before going in to talk to his teacher. Continue reading Super Proud Dad Moment Inspired By Shake Shack!

Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

world travelerYesterday was a very special day for the Michael W Travels family.

Our little man Lucas Miles turned 6 years old! It’s been an amazing six years and I can’t believe that Lucas is in kindergarten and has already been to 42 countries! No, that’s not a typo- he’s a true world traveler!  Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

Traveling With An Infant? 10 Products You Need!

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Singapore Airlines- August 2012

Traveling with a baby or young child for the first or 100th time requires extra time overall. From packing, to getting ready, and actually getting to the airport all take a little more time and effort than traveling sans kids.

One area that needs to be addressed when traveling with that third (or fourth) wheel, I mean cute little one is what baby-specific gear you now need to bring on your adventures. At the beginning, you’re going to most likely over-do it but odds are that you won’t need most of that extra bulk! Continue reading Traveling With An Infant? 10 Products You Need!

33 Countries Visited, 220,000+ Miles Flown, Happy 5th Birthday Lucas!

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Rainmaker, Costa Rica

It’s amazing how fast time flies.

Today is a very special day over here at Michael W Travels. My not-so-little man, Lucas turns 5 years old! We started off the festivities with a party in Lucas’s school and we’ll follow up with a dinner or two out before we have his real party over the weekend!

Lucas changed our world in so many amazing ways. He is a proud big brother, fun, loving, friendly & happy kid and a true world traveler. He’s also one of the most calm and smooth flyers I know. He definitely has me beat. I hated flying when I was a kid. Continue reading 33 Countries Visited, 220,000+ Miles Flown, Happy 5th Birthday Lucas!

11 Things I Learned From My 1st Father Son Trip

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Lucas and I recently went on our 1st Father Son Trip. The destination wasn’t so important when the idea came up but I knew it had to be an international trip.

I decided on Poland since it was a country I’ve long wanted to visit plus I was able to get an award flight there in business class using my AAdvantage miles. (Check out my Poland Trip Planning post here.) Continue reading 11 Things I Learned From My 1st Father Son Trip

Lucas & I Are Going On Our 1st Father Son Trip!

Wadi Shab, Oman (Summer 2015)

One of our bigger trips of the year usually take place during Spring Break.

Last year we visited the amazing country- Myanmar (Burma). For 2016 we were supposed to visit Fiji and Vanuatu but we had to cancel our plans.

Kim is currently grounded from flying while pregnant with Baby W Travels! However, this doesn’t mean that Lucas and I can’t sneak away for a quick trip! Continue reading Lucas & I Are Going On Our 1st Father Son Trip!

30 Countries Before 4: Happy BDay Lucas- The Most Traveled Child!

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Today is a very important day for us over at Michael W Travels headquarters.

Our favorite little guy, Lucas Miles is celebrating his 4th birthday! There’s been lots of celebrating so far. Friday we had a little party in school and yesterday was his big party with a Thomas the Train and cupcake baking theme! Tonight, we’ll take Lucas out to end the festivities.

Lucas is really an amazing little boy. He’s quite curious and loves to fly and explore more than ever. During trips he’s enjoyed learning a few local words which brings a smile to all. He learned how to say hello and thank you in Myanmar and during our recent trip to Cuba, he picked up a bunch of words in Spanish. Continue reading 30 Countries Before 4: Happy BDay Lucas- The Most Traveled Child!

What Do You Do If Someone Shushes Your Kid?

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So here’s the scenario:

We visited a tea plantation just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. During our self-guided factory tour, we were on our own, the place was empty.

After sampling some tea and checking out the gift shop, we waited a few more minutes for the trolley tour to start. We wondered if this would be a private tour but then a few small groups showed up.

There was an elderly couple, a couple of young girls and three older women that joined us. Continue reading What Do You Do If Someone Shushes Your Kid?

How Do You Stay In Touch With Your Kids When Traveling?

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Kim and I are currently on a family travel press trip to Puerto Vallarta. This is only our second time not bringing Lucas along on a trip.

When we dropped him off, I think it was harder for me to say goodbye and walk away. (I did mention back in September how it’s hard traveling without your toddler.) While Lucas was going upstairs at Kim’s father’s house, he didn’t look back. I had to call him back to get a second kiss goodbye…

Based on this, it seemed like Lucas would be just fine! Continue reading How Do You Stay In Touch With Your Kids When Traveling?

Happy 3rd B-Day Lucas! 49,000+ Miles Flown in 2014- The Journey Continues

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This past Sunday was a big day around here at the Michael W Travels Headquarters.

While I’m not big on celebrating birthdays, it was a big deal for the #1 little guy in my life. Lucas Miles W. turned 3 over the weekend and we had 3 days of celebration!

Lucas has really grown a lot in the past year. He is still just about as friendly as ever and is doing great in school. (We got a glowing report about him after his birthday party!) It’s fun seeing Lucas make friends, develop his own interests and really just grow as a person. Continue reading Happy 3rd B-Day Lucas! 49,000+ Miles Flown in 2014- The Journey Continues