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Happy 3rd B-Day Lucas! 49,000+ Miles Flown in 2014- The Journey Continues

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This past Sunday was a big day around here at the Michael W Travels Headquarters.

While I’m not big on celebrating birthdays, it was a big deal for the #1 little guy in my life. Lucas Miles W. turned 3 over the weekend and we had 3 days of celebration!

Lucas has really grown a lot in the past year. He is still just about as friendly as ever and is doing great in school. (We got a glowing report about him after his birthday party!) It’s fun seeing Lucas make friends, develop his own interests and really just grow as a person. Continue reading Happy 3rd B-Day Lucas! 49,000+ Miles Flown in 2014- The Journey Continues

Where Did We Go In 2014

Travel Destinations 2014
image: OpenFlights.org (not including our trip to Vegas)

2014 was another great year for travel here at Michael W Travels!

The year got off to a great start thanks to some incredible (mistake? sale?) fares we booked through Wideroe to Europe in the first third of the year.

Since Kim and I don’t travel for work, all of our trips are for leisure- unless you consider our trip to Las Vegas for BAcon a work trip! I didn’t. Continue reading Where Did We Go In 2014

Friends Don’t Really Want To Hear About Your Trip

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An Amazing Trip to Easter Island

Do you want to hear more about my amazing trip to Easter Island? Or about when we trekked to see mountain gorillas in Uganda? How about the time we explored Angkor Wat, Petra, the Pyramids of Egypt etc.?

Maybe you don’t….

I came across a very interesting article from the New York Times- Great Vacation? Don’t Brag to Your Friends.

Continue reading Friends Don’t Really Want To Hear About Your Trip

28 Brilliant Travel Hacks

Genius idea!

I love coming across new ways to make things in life easier. This holds true especially for travel-related situations.

Like a wise man (Benjamin Franklin) once said, “time is money”. I definitely keep this adage in mind at work and when travelling. Another thing I value is space. I think I’ve finally mastered the art of bringing just enough of what I need and not too much extra (while this is true for me, we still always bring extra stuff for Lucas). Keeping those two things in mind, I am always looking for things that will save me time and space when travelling.

In the post 28 Brilliant Travel Hacks You Need To Know For Summer Travel, I came across some new ways (and some that I’ve seen before)to help simplify things related to travel. Continue reading 28 Brilliant Travel Hacks

10 Places To Go This Summer

Fodor'sFodor’s wants to help you decide on where to go this summer.  They’ve come up with a list of 10 can’t miss destinations for summer 2014.

The destinations vary quite a bit. From the World Cup in Brazil to Vienna Jazz Fest or destinations closer to home like the Aspen Ideas Festival and Glacier Skywalk in the Canadian Rockies (which I’d LOVE to go to). Some destinations with new hotels also made the list. Continue reading 10 Places To Go This Summer

Travel News, Deals & Offers

Travel News,Deals,OffersTravel News:

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 12.37.17 AMMany of you may have realized that I am a big fan of lists- Top 10s, 20s you name it and I am interesting in seeing what made the cut… As long as it is a topic that I’d like to find out more about, that is.

Here is a list of some of my recent “lists” posts:

I came across an article on Buzzfeed featuring 27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die.

Continue reading 27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

Where We Went In 2013

20132013 was an awesome and busy year of travel for Kim, Lucas and I.

While we don’t travel for work (all of our trips are for leisure), we still  managed to take 9 trips this year.

We visited a diverse mixture of countries and U.S. states, flying mainly with miles and points. (I haven’t included roadtrips in my totals.) We only paid for one of our flights due to it being such a good deal.

In case you’re interested in how how we used miles and points to pay for our flights, I’ve included links to my trip planning posts to each of the places we’ve visited.

Continue reading Where We Went In 2013