Touring Around Glasgow, Scotland

Johnny Jet in Downtown Glasgow

My eyes almost popped out of their sockets when I received an invitation from British Airways to go to the U.K. for a long weekend. First stop was Glasgow for the night to check out what’s happening there as they get ready to host the Commonwealth Games. As you can imagine it was a whirlwind […]

Andy Murray’s New Hotel: Cromlix in Scotland

Cromlix Andy Murray's Hotel Scotland June 2014-002

Andy Murray, the Scottish tennis superstar, purchased a luxury 15-bedroom mansion in 2013. Cromlix, newly reopened (spring 2014) a five-star luxury Gate Lodge, is close to his hometown of Dunblane, which is about 40 minutes outside of Glasgow. I didn’t get to stay there on my most recent trip to the British Isles, but I did […]

Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland

Blythswood Square

British Airways invited me to go to the U.K. for a long weekend. First stop was Glasgow for the night to check out what’s happening there as they get ready to host the Commonwealth Games. Our first stop was lunch at Andy Murray’s Cromlix hotel that’s about an hour out in the country then we […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 4, 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! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for four to Scotland Win a romantic getaway to Coronado, CA Win a $500 airline gift card from Campbells’ Homestyle Win a free cruise to Bermuda in Celebrity’s […]

My Top Travel Destinations for 2014

Scotland-Aviemore-October

This past week I spoke at the Cruise Planners conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and part of my talk included my picks for the top travel destinations of 2014. The audience of 500-plus travel agents seemed to like it so I thought I should share them with you—plus a little background on each place. Below […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 18, 2013

Travel Contests September 18, 2013

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 6-Night Trip to Scotland for 4 People Win a 16 GB iPad in Gogo’s first ever @instagram contest! (on Facebook) Win a beer-themed trip to Belgium

Travel Contests: Week of July 10, 2013

Scotland The Home of Golf

This week’s travel contests include: Win a $23,690 golf trip to Scotland Win an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Prince Edward Island Win a 10-day Oceania Cruise Win flights to Majorca Win a million miles/Australian getaway from Delta (Facebook)

ScotsFest at the Queen Mary

Drum corps

Long Beach, California and the QueenMary are practically synonymous. I live not too far from Long Beach and have avoided going to the touristy Queen Mary for years. This is for many of the same reasons I don’t go to Grahman’s Chinese theater, the Hollywood Sign or other tourist spots in the Los Angeles area […]