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High-flying adventure with Navitat Canopy Tours


I have to start this post by stating that I am not an “outdoorsy” kind of girl. My idea of camping is a hotel with no mini-bar. That being said, when Johnny told me Navitat was hosting a press tour, I jumped at the chance to check it out. I really had no clue what […]

Westlake Village Inn


I have a soft spot in my heart for boutique hotels. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy writing about the mega-chain hotels too and I give equal credit to both. But boutique hotels are often the little guys that struggle for press amid the larger conglomerates. Westlake Village, CA So when Johnny tells me there’s […]

Top 5 places to visit if you are a Titanic fanatic


One of the most epic films of all time, Titanic, will be released in 3D April 4th, and JohnnyJet.com gets you in on the action. Johnny got an exclusive sneak peek at number one on our list for his Travel Channel special, Hot Spots 2012, while it was still under construction.  Now you can see […]

Top 5 Places for Harry Potter Fans to Visit

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The spectacular new Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour in the United Kingdom opens March 31, 2012. But our very own Johnny Jet got a sneak peek before anyone else. Check out this behind the scenes clip from Johnny’s Travel Channel Special, Hot Spots 2012, to see the Harry Potter tour up close! The tour […]

Top 5 Las Vegas Pool Tips


Things to know before you hit the pool in Las Vegas: With spring upon us and summer right around the corner there’s no better place to beat the heat than fabulous Las Vegas. Just about every hotel and casino on and off the strip boasts a pool. But there are a few important things you […]

Book Review – Hypertravel 100 Countries in 2 years

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JRR Tolken once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost”. This idea is embodied in Hardie Karges book, Hypertravel. It’s not a traditional travel book or guide. Hypertravel is more of a memoir, one man’s experience as he visits multiple countries across the globe, in about two years.  If you like travel blogs you […]

Ojai, California


There must be something in the water. I wasn’t expecting much from Ojai. It’s part farm town and part artist colony. I was thinking Ojai would feel like one giant nap. But like I said, there must be something in the water, because Ojai turned out to be alive with creative energy, an epicurean adventure […]

Livingsocial and HBO


Gone are the days of cramped convention halls and standing around in ridiculously long lines. Fan-boys and Fan-girls of a discerning taste can now turn to Livingsocial for glamorous events done right. Livingsocial is the top spot online and via mobile to access exclusive daily deals and special experiences at local business.   Kicking off […]