“Wow, your kid has such severe food allergies, that must be SO hard.” “How can you possibly travel with a kid with those allergies?” “Wait you’re taking him out of the country to a country where you don’t speak the language and he has food allergies?” Yep. We are! As a matter of fact, we […]
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Don’t forget – any trip alert we send allows you to book a flight by itself, or bundle it with dozens of lodging choices. Here’s how to customize your hotel however you like.
They say “time flies when you’re having fun”. But, what if it didn’t have to? What if there was a way to slow time down so you could really drink in every moment? Really get the most out of your time and money spent? On all of my trips this summer, I began using mindfulness […]
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 […]
Let’s say you’re running to the grocery store. You forgot your credit card and you’ve only got $25 in cash, but you need to fix a nice dinner for 4.
Do you remember the bar scene from Good Will Hunting? I LOVE that movie… Every time I watch it, it makes me want to go out and read a ton of books, and get me some of them “smarts” for myself. But then I don’t. I settle back into my normal life, and whenever I […]
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 […]
As you (hopefully) know by now – “The JGOOT Way” of travel says that there are two (and ONLY two) kinds of flights: Flights you can take for 10¢ to 50¢ on the dollar. Flights you use points to pay for. Using those simple rules, I haven’t paid more than about 25¢ on the dollar […]
This dish is not served often enough. Most people think it takes too much time to plan, but when done right, it takes less time than just about any dish you cook “the traditional way”. It’s guaranteed to please the whole family, but the best part isn’t the dish itself… It’s the stories that follow […]
“Honey! I shopped The JGOOT Way at the grocery store and we saved 46 percent!” Although my wife Michelle usually plans all of our meals out well in advance, it was a busy week for both of us. So rather than planning at the beginning of the week as normal, Michelle went to the store, […]
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 […]
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 […]
For every one “Thank You” email I get from a paid subscriber, I probably get ten from free subscribers who simply don’t believe the prices I say are possible. Here is one of my more polite replies from a skeptical free subscriber this morning. If you’re like Regan, I understand. The JGOOT Way of travel […]
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 […]