Johnny Jet

About Johnny Jet

I'm Johnny. I started this newsletter/website for fun. It all began when I e-mailed a few friends who traveled a lot, and wanted to earn as many miles as I did. This site is for everyone! It has become the “first stop” for thousands of travelers. Those who contribute to Johnny Jet share my vision — and I share theirs.

Travel Tip of the Day: Lock Your Car Door on Safari

Lion

I have been fortunate to have gone on numerous safaris throughout Africa and India (my photos and stories are linked below). But luckily, I’ve never encountered a lion opening a car door on an African safari! If you ever have the chance to safari (and I hope you do), particularly a self-driving safari, make sure […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Increase Your Laptop Battery Power While Traveling

Sweden

How to Increase Your Laptop Battery Power While Traveling Yesterday’s tip was about drained iPhone batteries and how to charge them faster. Today, I thought I’d share what I do when I get on a plane, train, bus, or boat with no electrical outlets and I have work to do—like the other day while flying Miami to LA: I close […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 4, 2015

Uber

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Uber and Starwood Team Up to Give Away Starpoints West Coast – New York LaGuardia flights on horizon? Air France passengers stranded in Manchester ‘so pilot can rest’ Travel Agency Says It Is First to Book Cuba Universal Orlando raises ticket prices You can now book flights […]

Travel Contests: Week of March 4, 2015

Swimming at Outrigger Waikiki Hawaii

This week’s travel contests include: Win a luxurious six-night Hawaiian getaway Win a 7-to-11-day European cruise with Holland America Win a Princess cruise for two Win a culinary adventure through Charleston (plus air)

Travel Product of the Week: Tortuga Packable Daypack

Tortuga

Do you carry a daypack when you travel? Tortuga Backpacks just released the Tortuga Packable Daypack ($54) that you can use during the day, then stuff into your luggage for transit. They’re currently on pre-sale through March 13 and if you use discount code DPPSFB, you’ll save $15 (for international customers, that means free shipping). Here’s […]

Travel Video of the Week: Dramatic Skydive Rescue

Skydiving

I’m not into skydiving, but this is an incredible video (the incredible part starts a minute in). It shows a remarkable skydive rescue by skydive master Sheldon McFarlane rescuing a customer who was in trouble over Western Australia. It turns out the jumper was suffering from a seizure, and the two were 20 seconds from […]

Travel Website of the Week: Google Flights

Google Map

I’m a big fan of ITA Software, which Google bought for almost a billion dollars back in 2011. Everyone thought it was going to be the end of the air search competition, but it obviously wasn’t. However, they ultimately used that ITA Software to make a very handy flight search—which is Google Flights. Google Flights makes it easy […]

Travel App of the Week: TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Created by Allianz Global Assistance, TravelSmart is a handy app for international travelers that lists emergency numbers such as those of the police, fire department and ambulance by destination (911 is not universal). I also love that it has a drug dictionary with international translations in multiple languages. Did you know the international name for […]