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 […]

What To Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

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Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about weather delays and cancelations: 1. Research: I don’t leave home without knowing the weather where I am and where I’m going—including at layover airports. I use Weather.com and this handy traveler’s weather page I made that even includes the turbulence forecast. If […]

5 ways to get hot and chill down at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona

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“Ummm, are those desert boars a part of our villa?” I half-heartedly joked with the transportation gentlemen as he pulled up to our Pueblo Villa at the The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Five allegedly friendly wild Havalinas were our official welcoming committee to the Sonoran Desert. I leaned back in the passenger […]

One Way to Make International Travel Smoother

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Great news for international travelers! My favorite rewards card Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard—formerly the Barclaycard Arrival(TM) World MasterCard® – Earn 2x on All Purchases—just got even better. It now comes with PIN capability, which is huge since pin capability makes traveling internationally so much easier. Most international automated ticket machines require credit/debit cards […]