Swimming with manatees in Crystal River, Florida

A manatee photo bomb in Crystal River!

A tiny town on the Gulf coast of Florida is the only U.S. destination where you can legally swim with manatees in the wild. That is why I was at the Plantation on Crystal River dressed only in a wetsuit before dawn on the coldest day of the year in Florida, when ice crystals were actually starting to […]

Travel News: Week of February 19, 2014

DFW

Top Travel News DFW airport unveils new automated kiosks aimed at speeding up international travel New budget airline for Florida How the US Navy avoids norovirus Airline on-time performance fell in 2013 Expedited lane for international connections now open at MIA American Seals Control of Kennedy Flights in JetBlue Swap Delta profit sharing hits $500M […]

Sun, golf and rental cars at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

National station on Demo Day

A month into 2014, paralyzing cold fronts continue to paint life blue across much of North America. Flights are being cancelled. Classes are being cancelled. If not for the efforts of unsung heroes like beet juice, life itself may just have been frozen still. Yes, things are pretty bleak—but not in Florida! And so without much knowledge […]

Big surprises at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Grande Lakes Spa pool

Pampering and pumpkins I was really looking forward to a three-day weekend in Florida at Grande Lakes Orlando, a 500-acre resort consisting of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and the JW Marriott Grande Lakes. I was expecting a carefree time in the spa, by the pool and sampling the different restaurants. To my delightful surprise, I got this […]

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek: Close—but not too close—to Disney

View of Epcot fireworks

Are you considering a trip to Walt Disney World but worried about Disney overload? Is the thought of too much Mickey-and-the-gang making you question if you even want to go on vacation? If so, a great Orlando alternative is the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. Located within the gates of Walt Disney World, this […]

Inside: The MSC Divina in Miami

MSC Divina

Today—Tuesday November 19, 2013—the warm waters off Miami roll out the red carpet for a much-anticipated opening act. The MSC Divina is finally here. Eighteen days after departing from Venice, the sparkling white, 1,094-foot Italian cruise ship will arrive in Miami’s cleverly named PortMiami to begin servicing the Caribbean on regular, year-round cruises to America’s favorite […]

Win a Trip to Longboat and Lido—Florida’s “Other Keys”

The "Other Keys"

Florida in the summer is great, but Florida in the winter? Even better. In our latest contest, Visit Sarasota is offering one lucky JohnnyJet.com reader and a guest a chance to counter winter’s advances with a four-day getaway to Florida’s “Other Keys”—Longboat and Lido in sunny, sparkling Sarasota County, Florida. The amazing package, which you can enter […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 6, 2013

The "Other Keys"

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Trip to Longboat and Lido—Florida’s “Other Keys” Win two First Class tickets on Delta to anywhere in the continental U.S. (on Facebook) Win a trip to participate in Axe’s Black Chill Sweepstakes in Sweden Win a 4-night trip for two to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands Win […]