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Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

kimpton monaco philadelphiaThe Michael W Travels family recently stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia thanks to an IHG Anniversary Free Night.

When we checked in, I gave the Kimpton Social Password. Due to this, we ordered room service at a hotel for the first time ever. We also received a jerky IHG Rewards Club elite benefit.

For those of you curious about the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia, here’s a photo tour of our stay. Continue reading Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

Chestnut Street in Philly Might Have The Fanciest Bus Stops

chestnut streetDuring our recent visit to Philadelphia, we stayed at  Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco.

I wasn’t about to pay the hotel’s ridiculous $50 per night parking fee. Through the site BestParking.com, I was able to find an outdoor lot which cost a reasonable $15 for 24 hours.

The lot is located on S.9th and Chestnut Street, a short walk to the hotel. Continue reading Chestnut Street in Philly Might Have The Fanciest Bus Stops

What Did I Get For Saying The Kimpton Social Password?

Kimpton
image: instagram

Earlier in the month I shared the details about where we would be staying with my IHG Anniversary Free Night. (Hint: It’s a Kimpton property…)

Before our first ever stay at a Kimpton Hotel, I came across an article on TravelUpdate by MJ On Travel. MJ shared news that the Kimpton’s social password was back. Continue reading What Did I Get For Saying The Kimpton Social Password?

Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia LEAVING Club Carlson

Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia
image: Radisson Blu

Kim, Lucas and I have enjoyed staying at Radisson Blu properties around the world. When it comes to finding locations in the US, its slim pickings.

With only four Radisson Blu’s in the United States, those picking are about to get 25% slimmer.

I just found out that Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia will be leaving the Club Carlson family of hotels and it’s happening very soon. Continue reading Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia LEAVING Club Carlson

Selfie Sticks Banned For Pope’s Visit

Pope Visit

I could see how the selfie stick could be a helpful device in some situations but I find that they do more bad than good.

Selfie sticks could cause damage and be quite annoying to others also trying to take a photo. For instance, when Kim, Lucas and I went to Disney I couldn’t image why someone in the front row at a parade would need to use a selfie stick to get a photo. I do know that this selfie stick did manage to ruin quite a few of the photos I was trying to take! Continue reading Selfie Sticks Banned For Pope’s Visit

America’s Oldest Residential Street

elfreth's alley

While thinking about our visit to one of the narrowest streets in Europe recently, it made me think of another interesting street we visited in the past.

During one of our many trips to Philadelphia, we took a stroll down another interesting street. I couldn’t remember what distinction it had, whether it was one of the narrowest in the US or oldest. I decided to pull up a few photos from the visit and then do a quick read into it. Continue reading America’s Oldest Residential Street

The Radisson Cyber Monday Steal, A Theft Of People’s Time

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 1.04.53 AMI’m not so into the Black Friday or Cyber Monday hype but when I heard about a deal that seemed too good to be true I decided to look into it. I should’ve known not to waste my time.

Cyber Monday travel deals were being talked about all over the internet but one deal really stood out to me.

Radisson was offering a Cyber Monday Steal at the Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia.

If the deal worked according to plan, some lucky bargain shoppers would get a room at the recently renovated Radisson Blu Warwick for a great deal. Since the hotel was opened in 1926, some people would get to book rooms for $19.26 per person for one stay of up to 2 nights. The room also came with complimentary breakfast and many extras.

Continue reading The Radisson Cyber Monday Steal, A Theft Of People’s Time

Flashback Friday: The Mutter Museum- A Musem of Medical Oddities

FlashbackFriDuring my travels I don’t usually like to visit too many museums, however there are some that I try to seek out. For this week’s Flashback Friday I will share a post about a certain type of museum that I will go out of my way to visit-museums that display oddities!

I’ve been to a bunch of these type of museums and would like to share a post about one of them today.

Here is the post:

  • The Mutter Museum: A Museum of Medical Oddities- Philadelphia, PA

This post was first published on December 1, 2011.

Video: Feeling the Music on Megabus

Last week I wrote  about my Quick Trip to Philly. I rode Megabus for the first time in a couple of years. (Check out what I did during the trip: Day 1 & Day 2.)

While on the bus to Philadelphia, my brother and I decided to sit on the upper level of the double-decker bus. We sat right by the stairs so we could get off quickly when we arrived at our destination. However, we started to debate if we chose a good place to sit soon after the bus started moving.

Just as we were getting comfortable, loud music started playing on the bus. I turned around and saw a guy listening to (blasting) music.The funny thing was that he was using headphones!

We were sitting 4-5 rows in front of him but we could still hear his music loud and clear.
I can only imagine how this guy will do on future hearing tests!

At first the loud music was irritating, annoying and a nuisance. But then we started feeling the music. We figured why not embrace what you can not control. We went back to relaxing but then my brother woke up dancing to the beats!

Check out the video below:

Disclaimer: The music heard in the video was really coming from a guy’s headphones a few rows behind us on the bus. The dance video was a joke made to make light of the situation. It was an impromptu joke, not planned in advance.

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This video was taken with an iPhone.

Ridiculous Street Signs #10: Watch For Gate Arm: Philadelphia

While walking to the Megabus stop to catch our ride back to NY (from our Quick Trip to Philly), my brother and I walked through a parking lot to save a little time. As we were approaching the exit a sign caught my eye. My brother kept going and probably didn’t even notice that I had stopped for a moment.

I had to think fast. I thought for a moment whether or not this sign was worth taking a photo of.

Continue reading Ridiculous Street Signs #10: Watch For Gate Arm: Philadelphia