Ian Livingston

About Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston has traveled to 50 countries and six continents, carrying an unkempt, neck-heavy beard through many of them. Now living in Brooklyn, he has parlayed his passions for exploratory travel and the linguistic lens into his responsibilities as Editor here at JohnnyJet.com. His work has been featured in both local and international publications, in digital, video and print media, and he aspires to be able to continue sharing the world as he discovers it for many years to come. Get in touch at iantlivingston@gmail.com or on Google+.

InstaHikes, from Travel Alberta, reinvents hiking in Alberta

InstaHikes

Alberta, and particularly Rocky Mountain Alberta, is a truly breathtaking place. Johnny went last summer, and loved it (and The Post Hotel). I went three summers ago, played golf, and loved it (and the golf). Instagram loves it (seen in these 12 Instagram photos)—and now, with the launch of InstaHikes, Alberta on Instagram is better than ever. InstaHikes is a cool and […]

Get 1,000 HHonors points for changing your account password

Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Some travel deals are better than others—and if you’re a Hilton HHonors member, you can’t beat this one. Take five minutes (maybe) out of your day to change your account password, following the guidelines (nothing out of the ordinary), and Hilton will deposit 1,000 free points into your account. That’s it. No strings attached, as far […]

A 10-point guide to skiing in Vail, Colorado

Josh, with Vail's epic back face behind him

Deep in the throes of an aggressive winter, the best skiers in the world have converged on Colorado. The 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships, quietly one of Earth’s premier sporting events, have just wrapped atop the epic, immaculate terrain of Vail and Beaver Creek. Records were broken, careers were made, the aprés-ski was off-the-charts. Among the record-breakers and […]

Guatemala, in 15 photos

Tikal main plaza from Temple II

It’s hard to say exactly when Guatemala first showed up on my travel radar. I recall a faded sign in 2013, in the Salvadoran surf town of El Tunco, advertising a shuttle there for $25, but my memory takes me further back. It was Tikal. Whenever I first saw it in photos—five or seven or ten years ago, I can’t be […]

±1 hour from Frankfurt: Castles, half-timbers, Roman encampments, and wine

Rüdesheim am Rhein, from Niederwalddenkmal

Both the air and the Riesling are crisp on this June day in Germany, and the sun is bouncing off my wine glass with reckless summer abandon. Big blue sky above, the Rhine River below, a 700-year-old castle on all sides—it’s an uplifting scene. Rheinstein Castle (German: Burg Rheinstein), where I’m eating lunch, is one of the […]

Breaking: British Airways reveals Santa’s flight plan

Santa's flight plan (Credit: British Airways)

Today’s big Christmas-themed news comes from British Airways, which delighted children who read travel blogs everywhere this morning by revealing the details of Santa’s official flight plan. According to the airline, the big man’s North Pole-based team has officially filed the plan with authorities around the world, and preparations are now under way. Check it out above, […]

LOT hanging mistletoe on planes, encouraging world to #KISSaLOT

LOT mistletoe

LOT Polish Airlines, Poland’s national carrier, is bringing an old tradition to new heights this holiday season. The airline announced today that it will be hanging mistletoe twigs in every one of its aircraft through January 6, 2015, in the interest of bringing people—not just LOT customers—together. By way of their regular winter routes (to more than 40 cities around […]

An Aruban hotel to treasure

Aruba and the Caribbean Sea

There’s an outcrop of the Netherlands, about 70 square miles, from which you can see South America if you stand in the right spot. Contrary to geographic intuition, fewer than 20 miles stand between the two—between Dutch sovereignty and a particularly peninsular slab of northern Venezuela—a distance close enough that in the planning stages of my visit it was seriously suggested that I kiteboard between the […]