The Best Time to Book Domestic and International Airline Tickets

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My buddy Brett from CrankyFlier.com just wrote a couple of great posts tearing up The Wall Street Journal’s story “The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets” that made every media outlet in the country and then some. As Cranky points out, the author, Scott McCartney, overlooked some major data points while dissecting the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) […]

Thanksgiving 2014: 10 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

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“How can I find a cheap flight?” is one of the most common questions I get – especially around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. I feel like saying, “don’t you remember what I told you last year and the year before?” Hello?! Strategies don’t change that much – just the dates and possibly some websites/apps. […]

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Vienna’s Ringstrasse

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Vienna is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe…in the world, even. I recently visited Vienna on a Viking River Cruise, stopping to visit some of the most famed Christmas markets in the world. And they didn’t disappoint. Vienna knows how to do Christmas in style and anyone who goes will […]

How to Get TSA PreCheck for Free

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If you get my weekly newsletter (sign up here) then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with TSA PreCheck. I love it because the line is usually much shorter and I don’t have to take off my shoes, belt and jacket. I also don’t have to take my laptop or my 3-1-1 compliant […]

10 Travel-Related Pinterest Accounts to Follow

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When it comes to social media, I’m more a Twitter and Facebook kind of guy. But more and more, I’m using Pinterest to share amazing travel photos and find travel inspiration (you can check out my boards here). Not surprisingly, Pinterest is fast becoming one of the most popular social networks. According to my research, […]

Why I Got Banned From Uber and How to Fix the Problem

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I’m a huge fan of Uber since it’s so much easier and cheaper than taking taxis. With just a few clicks, you can order and pay for your ride. It’s so much better than a taxi because you can track the driver’s proximity, the drivers are friendly, it’s a cashless service including the tip, and […]

Introducing Johnny Jet Card Matcher!

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This is exciting! Today—July 31, 2014—marks the launch of Johnny Jet Card Matcher, an exciting new and completely free credit card matching tool available to all Johnny Jet readers. It’s a pretty new and personalized approach to finding the best credit card to match your travel style based on your spending habits, the sorts of rewards […]

How to Tell if an Adventure Company is Safe Abroad

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I was recently interviewed by NBC’s Today Show to comment on a zipline accident in Mexico that left a California man tragically in a coma. The show asked me how travelers can tell if an adventure company outside the United States is safe, and to comment on the importance of travel insurance. Below is the […]