Travel Scams Mentioned on The Social TV Show

Toronto | April 15

I’m in Toronto right now, where yesterday I was a guest on The Social, which is Canada’s version of The View. It was fun—even though it was freezing out! Can you believe the temperature went from 72F to 18F (and snow) in about 36 hours? Yikes! Here’s a link to the segment, in which I […]

10 Things You Don’t Need to Pack


You’ve probably read plenty of articles about what to pack before you take a trip but less often do professional travelers tell you what NOT to pack in your suitcase. Ready to pack smarter? Here are 10 things you don’t need to pack and should leave at home to make your suitcase lighter and more […]

12 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

Cheap flights

One of the most common questions I get is this “How can I find cheap flights?” It’s not rocket science—all it takes is some due diligence and time. Here are my 11 best ways to find cheap flights: 1. Be flexible The key to finding cheap flights is to be flexible with your days. If you aren’t flexible, […]

5 Ways to Make 2014 Your Year of Travel

Taj Mahal

If I had a nickel for every time someone told me they wish they could travel like me, I would be seriously rich. Unless poor health is an issue, there’s really no reason why you can’t travel and go to those places you’ve always dream about in the year ahead. It just takes planning, saving […]

Why You Want to Get Bumped Off Your Next Flight (and How to Do It)

Getting bumped

In this week’s weekly newsletter (here’s how to sign up), I mentioned that this past week, my wife and I went to Hawaii to take part in Starwood’s Holiday Challenge. We were supposed to head back to L.A. but felt four days in paradise just wasn’t enough. So we extended our stay—initially, by only two […]

14 Best Travel Instagrammers to Follow in 2014


I admit it, I’m new to Instagram. It’s not because I wasn’t a believer … it’s just that I was carrying around a prehistoric Blackberry, since I was grandfathered into T-Mobile’s international plan. When T-Mobile announced free international data I upgraded to a Nokia Lumia 1020, which has a kickass camera (41 megapixels!) I’ve only […]

Johnny Jet’s Ultimate Traveler’s Gift Guide for Christmas 2013

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+—you name it—then you know I travel a lot. I usually fly around 175,000 miles and visit 20 countries each year. And since I spend more time on the road than I do at home, people are always asking me what I travel with—and when the […]

Expedia Rewards and MasterCard’s Priceless Moments

Las Vegas | Dec 3

You know the commercials: $150 for box seats to a baseball game, $50 for a glove, $14 for hotdogs, watching your son catch his first foul ball: Priceless. Thanks to MasterCard and Expedia, I got to experience one of their ‘Priceless’ moments this week and it truly was … priceless. Mine went something like this: […]