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 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 reach […]

Squish Like Grape

Remember this scene from Karate kid?   Walk right side road – Safe. Walk left side road – Safe. Walk middle of road – sooner or later… Squish like grape. Want to find a pretty good deal every once in a while? Stick to the right side of the road & go to kayak.com. Sometimes […]

Can you solve a Rubik’s Cube?

So I’ll admit I can’t solve a Rubik’s Cube at all. My husband claims he’s been trying to solve the same one since high school and that was 30 years ago! If I concentrate really, really hard I can, on occasion, solve one side. But that’s it. My personal best. One side.  My son, John […]

Take our 30-day challenge & get $300 toward your travels

Have you taken our 30-day challenge?  It takes as little as 30 seconds a day, and when you complete it – you’ll receive this savings card (which happens to be worth more than double the cost of your JGOOT subscription.) As you (hopefully) know – there are only two simple rules to “The JGOOT Way” […]

Webinar recording: How to turn Chase Sapphire Preferred’s Signup bonus into $1000 to $15,000 in travel benefits

Ever feel like the airlines have a gun to your head when you NEED to fly somewhere? Here’s a guaranteed method to turn the tables on them. Don’t want to watch the whole 60 minutes? Click here to read a summary in another blog post. Click on any link below for highlights of the video […]

7 quick-and-easy trip customizations

Have you ever decided to research a trip and been disappointed at the price? So you play with different options to see if you can get the price down, right? Sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you don’t. Well researching a JGOOT trip-alert is the same thing, except instead of trying to whittle the price […]

Coronavirus, Travel, & Social Responsibility

I’ve gotten a lot of heavy criticism from subscribers stating that I’m irresponsibly encouraging travel during this critical time and I wanted clear a couple of things up for anyone who might feel the same. To be clear: I completely agree with the social distancing that is going on. Given what we know about the […]