15 Reasons to Stay in Long Beach When Visiting Southern California

Aquarium of the Pacific

Approximately 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA has spent a lot of time in LA’s shadow—but it has a whole lot to offer in its own right. Here are 15 reasons to stay in Long Beach—instead of LA proper—on your next visit to the area: 1. Long Beach has its own airport and is […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 21, 2014


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Rewards Launches Social Media Points Plan Planes nearly collided in Newark Airport approach US Airways Flight to London Forced to Turn Back Because of a Belligerent Passenger Frontier launches 14 new routes from DC Employee who leaked Jay Z, Solange video fired, Standard Hotel says Bill […]

runDisney: Bitten by the running bug and willing to travel

Disneyland 10K: running through Sleeping Beauty Castle

Over 25,000 runners—from all 50 states and 15 countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan and Brazil—convened at Disneyland, Anaheim over Labor Day weekend for the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. I was one of them and we were joined by celebrities such as Alison Sweeney, host of the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser”; Sean Astin the […]

Ten Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Grand Californian character

My latest trip to check out the newest attractions at Disneyland and California Adventure lead me to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. I was fortunate enough to get to spend one night at this beautiful hotel with my two young girls. Following in true Johnny Jet style, here are my top ten (+) reasons […]

Disneyland Just Got Happier

Princess Tiana

Johnny Jet asked me if I’d like to take my girls to check out the newest adventures at Disneyland and California Adventure. We jumped at the chance! I’m Allison Rainey, a mother of two young girls, ages 3 and 5. Formerly an elementary school teacher, I was excited to get the opportunity to get my […]