Trip Reports

The Military Frequent Flyer
My Epic Trip to Antarctica – The Return and Final Thoughts

Hope you have enjoyed my trip to McMurdo. It is wonderful to get paid to do something adventurous like that. Here are some final pictures and thoughts on this special... Read More

Travel With Grant
Anatomy and Timeline of a Cancelled American Airlines Award Ticket

Good morning everyone.  A long time ago (February 2020), I purchased 2 American Airlines award tickets to fly from LaGuardia, New York (LGA) to Dallas, Texas (DFW)... Read More

Wild About Travel
Walking 116 miles across Bangkok for MS

  Multiple Sclerosis is a disease where the body’s own immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This results in many different symptoms,... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 8: Racism In Skopje + A Pirated Hollywood Premiere

It is timely that Day 8 of my Balkans trip report comes today. As cities burn across the United States over the death of George Floyd and frustration over decades of... Read More

Points With a Crew
What was the First Country You Visited and What Did You Learn? The PWaC Crew Shares Theirs and More

What was your first international trip? What was the most surprising place you have visited? Here is how the PWaC Crew answered... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
My Epic to Antarctica – The Cool Stuff

“Cool stuff”, see what I did there? Still writing on this trip of a lifetime. You can catch up by reading the first, second, third and fourth posts. Saved... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 7: Refreshment In Kosovo

My brother and I were in Berlin on February 17, 2008, the day that Kosovo declared independence. At the time we considered flying immediately to Pristhina to join the... Read More

Michael W Travels
A Visit To The Sólheimasandur DC 3 Plane Wreck In Iceland With Kids

At the end of June 2019, the Michael W Travels went on a trip to Iceland, a country that I’ve wanted to visit for years. While I hoped to see the Northern Lights,... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
My Epic Journey to Antarctica – A Week at McMurdo

For those of you catching up, my first post on Antarctica is here and second post here. This is a hard post to write since how do I capture a full week in one post?... Read More

Michael W Travels
A Visit To The EKASUP Cultural Village On Vanuatu

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... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
My Epic Journey to Antarctic – Landing on the Ice

The flight from Christchurch to McMurdo is 4-5 hours. Unfortunately, it is common that the pilots take off with good weather over McMurdo only to have it close in and... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 6: The Diverse Architecture Of Tirana, Albania

Tirana, Albania turned out to be one of my favorite stops on my road trip through the Balkans due to its diverse architecture, which juxtaposed the styles of Italian... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
My Epic Journey to Antarctica – Getting There

I know this journey will likely make most of my fellow bloggers jealous – especially my buddy Stefan K. I am always envious of some of the spots he goes, like Iwo... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
My Epic Journey to Antarctica – The Mission

I have always sought a life of adventure and, for the most part, that is what I have lived. A lot of it comes from just being lucky and in the right place at the right... Read More

The Gate
Memorial Day 2020: Marietta National Cemetery

Just east of the center of downtown of the city of Marietta in the state of Georgia is a national cemetery which contains the remains of 10,132 officers and soldiers... Read More

Points With a Crew
7 Ways Air Travel Was Different This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend flight experience showed me how much flying has changed. Here are 7 ways that things are different now... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 5: Accused Of Espionage In Montenegro

The Dubrovnik – Podgorica, Montenegro bus journey was five hours without air conditioning, but still a beautiful drive. Podgorica turned out to be a cool city,... Read More

Michael W Travels
Check Out This 170 Year Old Pharmacy In Haarlem, The Netherlands

Over mid-winter break, Lucas and I flew to Amsterdam for a quick visit. While away, we took a couple of days trips to other cities in the Netherlands including Haarlem... Read More

Points With a Crew
This is How We Survived a Night in a Spider-Infested Yurt

Travel is all about new experiences. Our night in a yurt with thousands of spiders is an experience I hope to never relive... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Quick Look: British Airways Club World Boeing 777 Cabin

On overnight flights, I like to board, settle down and get some rest as quickly as possible (especially on flights as short as the New York - London route) so I... Read More

Points With a Crew
The Best, Worst, Scariest and Most Unique Travel Experiences of the PWaC Crew

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, travel can be "the best of times or the worst of times." The PWaC Crew shares the highs and lows that they have experienced along the... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 4: Beauitful Dubrovnik

Yes it is touristy, but I could not believe how beautiful Dubrovnik was. I cannot wait to return. After a long day of travel, we slept in and enjoyed a leisurely... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 3: Sarajevo – Dubrovnik

Day 3 of my Balkans road trip included a morning in Sarajevo, afternoon bus ride to Dubrovnik, and a tasty BBQ to cap off a long day. Read on for how you can easily book... Read More

Michael W Travels
Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s In Tbilisi, Georgia

While visiting Georgia, we made sure to eat lots of tasty local food. We did enjoy most of what we ate but 3 of us also caught food poisoning at the end of our stay so... Read More

View from the Wing
That Night In Fargo When I Changed The Letters On The Sign In Front Of My Hotel

There was a double wedding at the hotel, 'congratulations Kim and Don, Barry and whomever' After about 10 minutes we had our master stroke, or at least what seemed like... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 2: Belgrade – Sarajevo

Day 2 of my Balkans trip turned out to be an R&R and travel day, allowing me to fully heal and positioning me to really enjoy the rest of my trip. The day included a... Read More

Michael W Travels
Ridiculous Street Signs: Dog Poop- Tbilisi, Georgia

A couple of summers back we visited Georgia (the country not the state) during a week trip to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. While wandering around the capital,... Read More

Points With a Crew
5 Things I Learned from a Year of Travel

Henry Miller said, "One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Here are 5 things I learned from a year of travel... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Balkans Day 1: Sick In Belgrade

Oh, what a horrible way to start my Balkans Road trip. The trip began the day after my birthday, but what a miserable birthday it was. Read more from my classic trip... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Flying from Mumbai to New York on Air India in times of the CoronaVirus lockdown

Here is a real-life experience flying back from India to the USA during the CoronaVirus caused lockdown which has stopped all flights inside India and from India to... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: US Airways A330-200 Business Class Philadelphia To Munich

Why an old US Airways Envoy Class review? As we remain in lockdown, read this introduction to my current Balkans trip report. To begin my journey to the... Read More

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