Travel Video of the Day: BASE Jumping from the World’s Tallest Building in Dubai


There’s no amount of money that you could pay me to jump off any building — let a lone Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower — the World’s Tallest Building.  But that was obviously not the case for Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen as they broke the World Record of BASE jumping thanks to Skydive Dubai.

Travel Contests: Week of December 11, 2013

Only In The Air contest

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Macbook Air, iPad and Apple TV in our “Only In The Air” contest with Gogo! ( contest) Win a VIP trip to Dubai for a tennis match Win one of 100+ escapes in the Orbitz Bag of Swag Sweepstakes Win an Oregon Wintercation Win a 4-night trip for two […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 30, 2013

Scottsdale pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape to the Four Seasons Scottsdale! Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our blogger contest! Win a dream trip to Dubai with Emirates (on Facebook) Win a trip to the original Cosi restaurant in Paris Win a wine-themed trip for two to Italy Win […]

Emirates Announces New Boston-Dubai Flights Starting March 2014


Emirates is launching flights to Dubai from Boston beginning March 10, 2014. This will be the airline’s eighth route into the United States. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR. From March 10, 2014, EK237 will depart Dubai at 9:45AM and arrive in Boston at 3:15PM. The return flight, EK 238, will take off from Boston […]

JW Marriot Marquis Dubai is the World’s Tallest Hotel


The Guinness Book of World Records has given the title of World’s Tallest Hotel to the JW Marriot Marquis Dubai.  The newly opened 72-story hotel is a beacon of luxury in the Middle East, and it’s towers are already a cornerstone of the city’s skyline. Soaring at 355 meters (1,164 feet), the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai […]

Dubai to Build The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel

Dubai Eye

Move over Singapore because Dubai’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashin Al Maktoum has just approved funding for the world’s biggest Ferris wheel. The Dubai Eye will stand 688 feet (210 meters), exceeding the Singapore Flyer‘s 541 feet (165 meters). Construction is set to begin this year. I have a slight fear of heights so I’m […]

Skiing in Dubai


SKI DUBAI It was completely surreal to walk into a mall with shorts and a T-shirt on and see a winter oasis through monster glass windows. I felt as if I was looking at a gigantic snow globe. Ski Dubai(website) is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, and it really does offer an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. […]

My Travel Year In Review 2010


Happy New Year from chilly Florida! If you are following me on Twitter (@JohnnyJet), then you know I missed the California rains and the Northeast blizzard by just a few days. I’m actually upset about it too, because I love a good snowstorm (as long as I’m not traveling). This past week, I had quite […]