10 Ways to Find Cheap Holiday Flights

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Everyone keeps asking me how they can find cheap holiday flights. I feel like saying, “don’t you remember what I told you last year and the year before?” Strategies don’t change that much—just the dates. Instead of losing my voice and temper, I updated this guide. For starters, the airlines are expecting full flights again […]

LAX: The perfect long layover

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Just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport is one of the best beach communities in all of America.  I live just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) so I know what I would do if I had a long layover there. I always tell my friends and family transferring through LAX on […]

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Me and my dad

If you recall back in April I was named one of American Express’ Star travel bloggers to show the benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. Almost every frequent traveler (including moi) carries one of these bad boys in their wallets since their points can be redeemed for both airline miles […]

My Sydney Detour

Johnny Jet in Sydney!

G’day! If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter then you know I was Down Under last month filming some (short) fun videos in the Northern Territory and South Australia. So I didn’t look like a zombie on camera I went down a day early and spent a night in one of my favorite […]

Amankila Honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia

View from breakfast

I hung the white flag from our beachside cabana to get the attention of one of the beach boys so my wife and I could order lunch. Here at Amankila, a swanky beach resort in East Bali, you don’t have to do anything but relax. This is the third hotel Natalie and I stayed at […]

Bali Honeymoon: Amandari in Ubud, Indonesia

Natalie and JJ at Bali rice terraces

If you are following along with me on Facebook or Twitter then you know I got married in Toronto, flew 13 hours to Korea on Korean Air and spent the night in Seoul before flying six hours to Bali for an amazing honeymoon. The first three nights we spent at Amanusa and the next two were at Amandari […]

Honeymooning at Amanusa in Bali

Natalie at Amanusa

Amanusa means “peaceful isle” and that’s how many travelers would describe the island of Bali and the Amanusa resort which was the first of the three Aman Resorts we stayed at during last month’s honeymoon.  Here’s 10 things we loved about Amanusa: 1. Arrival We landed at midnight and I was surprised how busy the […]

Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia

My seatmate

The moment you step on one of Virgin Australia’s 777-300 planes all the anxiety about a 14-hour flight goes away. The flight attendants are so nice and their product is amazing – especially in business class. Here’s my play-by-play of last night’s flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. Trip: LAX-SYD Airline: Virgin Australia Aircraft: 777-300 Scheduled […]