When visiting an international destination, I always make it a point to visit McDonald’s.
Besides being a real treat for my kids, I love seeing what interesting (and sometimes local) menu items might be offered.
I’ve also been to some very interesting looking McDonald’s. A couple that stand out is one with Maori cavings in New Zealand and another in
which has a train car attached to it! Pennsylvania Continue reading Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good
While my blog is primarily about travel, I also write quite a bit about food.
Food and travel intertwine and great trip or destination is even better when enjoying local food is also involved.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we haven’t been traveling but we’ve still been eating some great food. I’ve made it a point to try to support local businesses that I hope will come out of this situation still standing (serving?).
A couple of weeks back, a friend of mine was texting me and asked if I got on the list to do takeout from what’s probably NYC’s most exclusive restaurants.
Continue reading How We Ate A Meal From NYC’s Most Exclusive Restaurant
Not a NYC beach… ( ) American Samoa
Yesterday I wrote about how
on Memorial Day Weekend. beaches in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware would be opening
This sounded like great news. However, in New York the openings applied to state beaches. The opening of local beaches were up to the local governments as long as they could follow the state’s rules.
Continue reading Beaches in New York City Will Not Reopen Memorial Day Weekend
The NYC subway system is one of the largest in the world. There are over 470 stations located around the five boroughs. For $2.75, it’s pretty amazing how far you can travel.
Another nice things about the NYC subway is that it runs for 24 hours per day or at least it did until now…
Continue reading NYC Subway System Will No Longer Run 24 Hours/ Day During Pandemic
We started using Airbnb during our trips back in August 2012.
After having a hard time finding a solid, affordable place in
. Since then, we’ve stayed in Airbnbs many times, some stays have been great, others not so much. Singapore, we turned to Airbnb and it was an awesome experience
Over the years, I’ve come across various interesting and bizarre Airbnbs like a
, a 6 ton potato , vintage custom van , igloos and more. tents Continue reading This Pizza Themed Airbnb Comes With… A Slice Of Pizza!
In late 2016 I wrote a review of the seasonal burger and ice cream stand . Mister Dips
The stand is actually an Airstream trailer located at the William Vale Hotel (in Vale Park) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Mister Dips was created by restaurateur Andrew Carmellini, famous for restaurants like The Dutch and Lafayette. Both of those restaurants serve incredible burgers although they’re a bit pricer than what you’ll find at Vale Park!
Continue reading Awesome NYC Seasonal Burger & Ice Cream Stand Mister Dips Expanding
Harry Potter books and movies are some of the most popular of all time.
Universal Studios Hollywood has The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter which draws huge crowds and long waits.
In the summer of 2020, New York City will be getting their own Harry Potter destination-worthy shop.
Continue reading First Harry Potter Flagship Store Opening This Summer In New York City
Airbnb has been a good option to save money when hotels are too pricey. Booking through the site is also a viable option if you want to stay in a good location at a lower cost.
The problem with Airbnb is that you don’t always know exactly what you’re renting when you make a booking.
Continue reading Apartment In Housing Project In NYC Was Rented Through Airbnb
Better late than never… The Michael W Travels family attended the 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival in Bronx’s Little Italy on October 5th. (I’ve been a bit tardy on getting my post together.)
and had a great time. It was a no-brainer that we’d return again this year. we attended the 1st NY Pizza Festival
To change things up, we headed to the festival on the first day of the two day event. Due to this we didn’t have any recommendations to go by when choosing which slices to try.
Continue reading Our Experience At The 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival
Last weekend the Michael W Travels family attended the 2nd Annual New York Pizza Festival in the Bronx’s Little Italy. (Check out my review of last year’s festival .) here
Towards the end of the event, we saw a huge crowd forming by one of the stands so I went over for a closer look. To my surprise, I saw NYC’s Mayor De Blasio making pizza!
Continue reading The Very Important Question I Asked NYC’s Mayor De Blasio At The NY Pizza Festival