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Awesome Ballpark Pizza At Manco & Manco in Citizens Bank Park- Philly!

Manco & MancoIn recent years, food at ballparks has gotten much better. There’s even a book written about the food at baseball parks called The Joy of Ballpark Food!

My favorite team, the New York Mets used to have a solid and reasonably priced pizza option called Papa Rosso’s. The stand switched from selling pies to slices and then (from what I heard) it went downhill. It no longer has a stand at Citi Field…

During a recent visit to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, I was excited to see Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani play in person. I was also excited to try Manco & Manco, a well known Jersey Shore pizza shop! Continue reading Awesome Ballpark Pizza At Manco & Manco in Citizens Bank Park- Philly!

30,000 Wyndham Points Expiring, So I Booked This…

Wyndham PointsI recently had to make a very tough decision. I had a little over 30,000 Wyndham Points expiring and they were of no use for any upcoming trips.

I could try to extend the expiration, book a room for a future date or lose the points.

Frequent Miler wrote a post regarding how he saved his Wyndham Points from expiry. Continue reading 30,000 Wyndham Points Expiring, So I Booked This…

A Stay At The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia- Unbound Collection by Hyatt!

Bellevue Hotel PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is one of our favorite places to go for a quick trip (about a two hour drive from home).

During our last visit to Philly, we spent a night at the Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia. We then decided to check out another property in the area.

We headed over to The Bellevue Hotel which is in The Unbound Collection By Hyatt. Continue reading A Stay At The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia- Unbound Collection by Hyatt!

Hotel Review: Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia

Kimpton PalomarThe Michael W Travels family makes it a point to visit Philadelphia at least once per year. At around two hours drive from home, the city makes for a quick and fun getaway.

On previous visits, we’ve stayed at the Kimpton Monaco and a Fairfield Inn & Suites that reminded us of a Kimpton.

We’ve wanted to check out the Kimpton Palomar for quite some time and finally stayed there recently. Continue reading Hotel Review: Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia

Find Out What We Got For Saying The Kimpton Secret Password

Kimpton Secret PasswordA couple of days back we spent a night at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. I’ve wanted to check out this property for quite some time so I was definitely excited for the visit.

Before checking in, I told Lucas the new Kimpton Secret Password and told him not to forget it. He took this job very seriously, even asking Kim to make a note of it in her phone!

(For those of you not too familiar with the Kimpton Secret Password, here’s a short explanation: The brand has a secret password in the winter and summer which gets announced on social media. When you say the secret password at check-in, you’ll get a surprise. What you get varies from property to property.) Continue reading Find Out What We Got For Saying The Kimpton Secret Password

What Did I Book With My Marriott 25,000 Points Free Night?

MarriottI recently put together a list with various hotel points and free nights which I needed to redeem/ book over the next few months.

On this list were two free nights at Marriott hotel properties. One night was good for a room valued at up to 35,000 points from my old SPG Amex card, the other good for a room worth up to 25,000 from my old Chase Marriott Rewards card. Continue reading What Did I Book With My Marriott 25,000 Points Free Night?

We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

philly tacoOver the weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed to Philadelphia for a one night stay at the DoubleTree located in Center City. (We booked the stay to use our Spend A Night On Us Certificate from our recent Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare Offer.)

We had no set plans besides visiting the close-by Legoland Discovery Center the following day.

One of the reasons we love Philadelphia is because its such a great food city. Continue reading We Tried & Conquered The Philly Taco! (No, It’s Not Really A Taco)

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