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 […]
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We got this email from a subscriber who wished to cancel her premium trip-alert subscription with us. Although all subscribers can cancel any time with no questions asked, I thought I’d address her feedback in case you have similar concerns yourself.
Yesterday, a free subscriber emailed stating she likes the idea of our service but can’t afford to upgrade. She said she can only afford to travel out of necessity for things like weddings/funerals, etc. I was covering for Brooke (our AMAZING customer-support person), and I basically said – “If you only travel out of necessity, […]
In a poker TV show called Shark Cage, they pit various celebrities against actual poker pros. (It’s like Dancing with the Stars, but with poker players). The majority of hands are pretty boring and get edited out because most players fold most of the hands they get. But in one very exciting hand – Sara […]
Watch this member-only video where we discuss various ways to travel for 50% to 95% less with a few simple changes (I call it the “Triangle of Travel”, and I reference it quite a bit in the webinar. Here is a link to that blog post.) Don’t want to watch the whole video? Feel free […]
I get multiple emails a day from people stating that they can’t find the same prices we’re finding – sometimes within hours of us sending the alert. Although sometimes the prices do go back up that fast, most times – they’re still available for at least a few days. Here is a quick video covering […]
I’m sitting here on a plane returning from my last trip of 2019 thinking what an awesome year it has been (and was so impacted – I had to share so I typed most of this post out on my phone.)
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]