During the summer of 2017, the Michael W Travels family went on a . five week trip around the Pacific
During the trip, my family visited five island nations; Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu (plus American Samoa). In addition, I went on my own to spend
. 9.5 hours on Christmas Island, Kiribati
When thinking about amazing natural sites, the one that always comes to mind is our experience in Samoa.
Continue reading An Amazing Natural Site: The To-Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
As the years go by, we tend to buy fewer and fewer souvenirs during our travels. It seems like we usually see similar junk for sale in many countries.
We typically buy the kids small souvenirs which can create great memories. (Like this one from
.) I like to buy t-shirts from time to time and also add to my Costa Rica and hat collections when something catches my eye. mask Continue reading This Travel Souvenir Has Been Getting A Lot Of Use Thanks To COVID-19
During the summer of 2017, the Michael W Travels family spent . 5 Weeks in the Pacific
The final destination of our trip was the island nation, Vanuatu. While driving around,
. we saw some very interesting fast food chains
We like to learn about the culture of destinations we visit and heard about a very interesting half-day trip option. We decided to book a visit to the
EKASUP Cultural Village. Continue reading A Visit To The EKASUP Cultural Village On Vanuatu
Over the summer of 2018, the Michael W Travels family spent . 5 Weeks in the Pacific
While food is an important part of the travel experience, we found most of the food on the islands we visited to be underwhelming.
When visiting new countries, there’s one fast food chain that I always seek out…
Continue reading Fast Food Chains In Vanuatu, Maybe Not…
In the summer of 2017 the Michael W Travels family spent
. 5 Weeks In The Pacific
During our trip, we had many flights in and out of Fiji. We wanted to check out some of the outer islands of the country. (Find out about how
.) we saved around $300 for 1.5 hours of our time
A short time-share pitch got us a free trip to South Sea Island, Fiji!
Continue reading A Family Day Trip To South Sea Island, Fiji
Wyndham Resort Denarau Island
Over the summer the Michael W Travels family spent
. 5 weeks in the Pacific
During our trip we visited
, Fiji, the Tonga , Samoa, American Samoa and Vanuatu. I took a solo trip for less than a day to Solomon Islands . Christmas Island, Kiribati
While we used lots of airline miles and some hotel points to greatly bring down the cost of this adventure, when you’re away for over a month, things still add up.
Continue reading How We Saved Around $300 In Fiji For 1.5 Hours Of Our Time
While I rarely dine at McDonald’s, I always try to do so when visiting a new country. The main reason is to see what unique, local menu items might be available.
In the summer of 2017, the Michael W Travels family spent
. We visited a bunch of island nations in the region and had a really great time. McDonald’s didn’t have locations in all of the places we visited but we did have a meal at McD’s in 5 weeks in the Pacific and Fiji . Samoa Continue reading What Did We Try At McDonald’s American Samoa?
While working on the itinerary for , I wanted to try to get a taste of a bunch of the island nations in the region. our 5 week trip around the Pacific
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.
Then I got another idea from a friend.
Continue reading 9.5 Hours on Christmas Island, Kiribati
, we spent a few days on American Samoa. our 5 week trip to the Pacific
While on this far away US territory it rained quite a bit but we still wanted to check out a beach with an interesting name.
We set out for Two Dollar Beach during our last day.
Continue reading Why Does Two Dollar Beach On American Samoa Have A $5 Entry Fee?
While planning our
, one country that we’d be visiting seemed far different than the others. 5 Week Trip to the Pacific
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