Entries by Joel

The “Hail Mary” Method of Travel

In football – a “Hail Mary” is a desperation-play at the end of a game.  Although it’s great on the rare occasion event it works, it’s rarely successful. Unfortunately, most people rely on “Hail Mary” methods with their travels. They wait until a month or two before a trip, they search unsuccessfully for days and […]

Two people. Same plane. TOTALLY different prices.

Meet Kari & Kelly, Kari got a $1500 Mexico lodging voucher through JGOOT, and she and her friend Kelly booked a girls’ trip over a holiday weekend. They booked their flights on the same day… They’re flying on the same plane, to the same place… They’re sitting in the same type of seats (coach)… On […]

Looking for new luggage? Keep these money-saving tips in mind

  My wife has been wanting to update our 10-year-old luggage, but I’m a notorious cheapskate and have been resisting. After we agreed on some of the guidelines below (that will save us triple the cost of the luggage in baggage fees in the long run), she finally convinced my cheap-a$$ to agree. If you’re […]

The best way to save big on lodging (that is overlooked 90% of the time.)

Today’s blog post was inspired by a question I get asked almost as often as “Can you give me a price quote for flights to _______“? (And just as a reminder – Price quotes require a middleman paid on commission which defeats the purpose of this site. Commissions would significantly drive up the cost of […]

Are these prices real, and who is this Joel guy? (Video)

“Is this site real?” “Are YOU real?” “What’s the catch?” I get asked those questions all the time and I’d be an idiot if I didn’t think you’ve wondered the same. It’s really simple. The trips I find are so cheap – the airlines don’t pay commissions on them. (If they did pay a commission, […]