The Pacific has around a dozen UN recognized countries, each made up of many islands.
One place that I hoped to visit was Kiribati. I was able to place an award flight on hold for Kim, Lucas and I (Theo flies as a lap baby) to the capital, Tarawa. The problem was that if we booked the flight, we’d be stuck on Tarawa for 4 days. This would’ve definitely been too much time to commit to an island with not a lot of things to do.
The Solomon Islands is most famous for and mainly visited due to its wealth of World War II sites. While I’m no WWII history buff, I do enjoy the topic. It also just so happened that our visit coincided with a big event, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal. Continue reading Our Visit To The Solomon Islands with Kids→
I used American Airlines miles to fly to Tonga and home from Vanuatu. Those flights started and ended in California. Since we live in NYC and AA didn’t have saver awards from NY-LA and SF-NY, I had to look at other options or I would’ve had to pay around 30,000 miles per person each way.
Considering our international flight cost 80,000 round trip, how could I pay 60,000 to go from NYC – Cali?
Over the summer the Michael W Travels family spent 5 weeks in the Pacific. During our trip I visited six new countries while Kim, Lucas and Theo visited five.
When visiting a new country we always try to visit McDonald’s to see what interesting local menu items might be available. Lucas also loves getting a toy and having some time to play in the playground.