Entries by Joel

Our experience at the Amex Centurion lounge.

A friend (and JGOOT subscriber in Indianapolis) sends me and several other friends around the country sent a text saying they booked a cheap flight to Turks and Caicos. They invited several of us (and our families) to join them. The bad news: I looked into flights, and flight prices from Denver are way more […]

Swimming with Sharks in Turks & Caicos

Before we get into the diving, let me say that if you’re just looking for a white-sand beach, there are plenty of places you can go for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of going to Turks and Caicos. However, if you’re big on SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or deep sea fishing, Turks is an amazing location, […]

Closed for MLK weekend

I hope you’re enjoying your 3-day weekend! In honor of practicing what I preach, I’m going to take the next few days off to recharge my batteries here in Turks & Caicos. I’ll “see” you again on Wednesday.

How to book a trip

Another question I get all the time is “How do I book a trip?” You’ve got two choices: Follow the links we provide & book it directly through the OTA (Online Travel Agency) of your choice. Call your travel agent and give them the dates you found. If you’re just looking for a flight, click the […]

Some words about JGOOT from a pilot

“Sometimes you have to lead the horse to water to get him to drink – or so I’ve heard.  JGOOT brings the water to you – or should I say the vacation deals that are so ridiculous that it’s almost unheard of.  I have a pretty acute issue for wanderlust but navigating all of the travel sites, […]

That’s a big but…

This post is to help premium members get the most out of the premium member area. I can’t tell you how often I get responses from subscribers along the lines of “Wait – I can search for trips during Spring Break?” or “I’m looking to travel in June and most of your emails are for […]

What is an “OTA?”

Throughout the site, you may see me reference “OTA” quite often. OTA stands for “Online Travel Agency”. When clicking on the links I provide, you’re taken to the OTA where I found the best fare, and you can book directly through them. You can also call your travel agent and have them book for you. […]

“Very considerate and friendly”

“Great trip information and deals! Joel is very considerate and friendly and even asks if you’re finding the information helpful and want to continue receiving it… no other web page has ever done that for me before!” Klaudia Palcynska

“Best membership fee I pay”

“I honestly never thought you could leave the country without spending at least $1k-$1500 on a flight alone. I’m doing an 11 day trip to Colombia that will only cost $700 for flight & lodging, and JGOOT found it for me. Best membership fee I pay.” Graham Ahner    

Getting to champagne destinations on beer budgets

A lot of people express an interest in places like Budapest, Morocco, Maldives, Bali, and sure – I post great deals that fly directly there. But Daniel – our most veteran JGOOT traveler – shared a tip in our private Facebook group that I had to repeat.  (If you haven’t read Daniel’s story, it’s quite inspiring […]