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Win A Trip For Two To Oktoberfest In Munich, Germany

OktoberfestGeneral Assembly is giving away a trip for two to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany to one lucky winner.

The prize includes a $1,000 airline credit, hotel stay, VIP table at Oktoberfest and more!

Kim, Lucas and I spent a few days at the Munich Oktoberfest back in 2013. We had an awesome and memorable experience so we’d love to attend again. (Check out my post, Should You Take Your Toddler To Oktoberfest?) Continue reading Win A Trip For Two To Oktoberfest In Munich, Germany

Hey Lufthansa, Where’s Our Car Seat?

Lufthansa
image: Aero-Shots

Last Friday the Michael W Travels family flew to Athens, Greece with Lufthansa. We then caught a late- night flight to Larnaca, Cyprus.

We brought our car seat for Theo since we’d be renting a car in Cyprus. Rather than gate- check it, we decided to check it at New York’s JFK Airport through to Athens. Continue reading Hey Lufthansa, Where’s Our Car Seat?

Looking Back: Should You Take Your Toddler To Oktoberfest?

With Oktoberfest 2017 underway (and ending on October 3), I felt it would be a great idea to re-share a post which I wrote about the festival a few years back.

The majority of people might think of Oktoberfest as a beer-filled festival full of drunks and they would be correct to an extent. However, the festival is also family-friendly with yummy food, fun rides and appealing music playing in the tents.

Take a look at my post, “Should You Take Your Toddler to Oktoberfest“.  Feel free to share your thoughts. Would you bring your toddler to Oktoberfest or would you rather experience an adult only version? Continue reading Looking Back: Should You Take Your Toddler To Oktoberfest?

Flashback: Should You Take Your Toddler to Oktoberfest

With Munich’s Oktoberfest 2016 heading into its final weekend, I thought it would be fitting to re-share a post about our experience at the festival back in 2013.

Most people think of Oktoberfest as a festival for adults. However, the event also has appeal to kids. There are rides, great food to chow down on and when you head into the tents, you’re bound to hear some fun music.

Check out my post “Should You Take Your Toddler to Oktoberfest” and let me know- would you take your toddler to Munich to celebrate or prefer to leave the little ones home? Continue reading Flashback: Should You Take Your Toddler to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Attendance Falls, Should You Attend?

Munich Oktoberfest

The biggest beer celebration in the world, Munich’s Oktoberfest recently came to an end. I wasn’t so surprised to read an article from Yahoo related to the event. Yahoo wrote that Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls.

According to the article, 400,000 less visitors came to the event than during the previous year. This accounted for 400,000 less steins of beer being sold. Wow, talk about a big decrease. I wonder how this affects the economy of the city and jobs related to the event?

When Kim, Lucas and I went to Oktoberfest in 2013, we had an amazing time and would love to go again. Continue reading Oktoberfest Attendance Falls, Should You Attend?

Win A Trip to Munich

Munich Germany

I just found out about a contest (thanks Gothamist) being ran by ShermansTravel where you can win a trip for 2 to Munich Germany.

If you like beer you’ll love Munich, although drinking isn’t the only fun thing the city has to offer. Check out the local parks, town squares, museums, take a day-trip and more…

During my second visit to the city, I went to attend Oktoberfest. While we didn’t have time to explore much of the city that time around, the festival is more than worthy reason to visit! Continue reading Win A Trip to Munich

Jumping At Munich’s Oktoberfest

Last year I finally got to experience Oktoberfest, an event that I’ve been wanting to attend for quite some time. (Check out my trip planning post here.)

We had an amazing time, spending around 4 days visiting and drinking in the massive beer tents. Our visit to Oktoberfest was a very interesting one, especially since we experienced it with Lucas (he was around 1.5 at the time).  Continue reading Jumping At Munich’s Oktoberfest

It’s Legal To Get Naked In Germany

image from Forbes.com

While I am not a nudist and don’t intend to become one any time soon I found some recent news from Germany to be very interesting.

Munich has “designated six official ‘Urban Naked Zones‘ in parks offering privacy but also only minutes away from the busy city center” according to Forbes.com.

Continue reading It’s Legal To Get Naked In Germany