Entries by Joel

“Best $100 I’ve ever spent on travel”

Everyone loves JGOOT.  Doctors, lawyers, firefighters, entrepreneurs, millennials, retirees, teachers… Even travel agents! Here is a testimonial from an attorney who recently upgraded to our premium annual subscription. Want to try our premium trip alert service out risk-free for 30 days? Visit JGOOT.com/upgrade Adam, by the way, is a personal injury lawyer and offers free […]

Bad news & good News

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you want to go somewhere specific, have shopped that trip to death, couldn’t find anything affordable and emailed me hoping I had a last minute trick up my sleeve. The bad news is that I’m not a travel agent and when it comes to going to specific places […]

Jerry West’s trick to getting business class flights for 1/2 to 1/3 of what people paid for their coach seat

Jerry West is a master negotiator, seasoned Europe traveler, and JGOOT premium subscriber. In this video, we chat about how he put a combination of his JGOOT subscription and his negotiation skills to work to score two different business class flights for less than what most people on the same plane paid for their coach […]

Meet Dante – Travel App Expert

Dante in the video below is pretty well-traveled. For years, he’s used the Hopper app, Airfare Watchdog, Travelzoo, Kayak Explorer, Google’s Fare Watcher, etc. When he found out I was at a travel expo in his area, he drove an hour to grill me to find out how I find so many good deals so […]

Planning a trip to Hawaii

Yesterday, a premium subscriber called with a question about the best way to plan his Hawaii trip. Since it was going to be a long/involved conversation, he agreed to do it on camera so others could “listen in” too. It turned out to be a pretty fun/productive one so I’m sharing it here. No time […]

As long as teachers are going on strike without pay, so will I

[Note: Thank you for your generous donations! We were able to donate over $1100 toward this GoFundMe benefiting teachers on strike.] We are now focusing on raising support for teachers on strike in another of our communities – Oakland, California. Denver Public School teachers have made National news with their current strike seeking fair wages.  (USA […]

Like the Gideons give Bibles to Hotels

Sean and Janelle of Toward Awakening Travel were kind enough to invite me to talk about the concept of remnant travel at their monthly meetup in Denver. Here is a recording of that interview, and here is a copy of the quick-start guide I gave to attendees. (I give it away like the Gideons give […]

About Croatia (Video)

JGOOT premium subscriber Andrea Warner was kind enough to share pictures, stories, and some other cool travel tips from her recent JGOOT-inspired trip to Croatia. Have further questions? Add your comments below, or participate in the conversation going on here. PS – Andrea is a single Mother of five, and makes a point of “Just […]

Kids fly free on Frontier!

I love it when this awesome community of JGOOT travelers helps each other out… The Points Guy posted this news, and one of my savviest JGOOT subscribers – Brooke Merkle – shared the details with me so I could get the word out. Thanks Brooke! I won’t steal TPG’s thunder, so you can read his […]

First world problems

For the past several days, my wife has been laying out clothes and texting/coordinating with her girlfriends finalizing what they’re going to wear on their annual girl’s trip. (Last year it was Miami. This year… Mexico.) Last night, she spent 2 hours trying to figure out what to take out of her bags without sacrificing […]