Entries by Joel

Tips from an expert: Taking better vacation photos

Nearly a decade ago, I got to go on a photo-walk with renowned photographer – Trey Ratcliff.  (Click here to see some of his work.) I’m not a professional photographer, but ever since applying things I learned from Trey – I’ve been asked to shoot weddings, events, and births of babies – all because of […]

A $29 lesson about communication in relationships

When my wife and I had been dating 8 or 9 months, we were pretty serious (but not THAT serious.) We’ve both lived in Colorado for over 20 years, and she was from Fort Wayne – a little town a couple hours North of Indianapolis. I hadn’t been there yet. Anyway… One day I texted […]

“It’s not safe to travel”

After objection #1 (“Your deals seem too good to be true“), and objection #2 (“I don’t have the funds to travel right now“), third most common objection I hear regarding travel is : “It’s not safe to travel outside the U.S.” I couldn’t disagree more. Other than a handful of politically unstable countries, the majority of […]

New premium member feature: Customizing trip alerts

As a premium subscriber – you get 5 times as many alerts as free subscribers get (and you get them 3 days before free subscribers get them), but sometimes the trips I send you still sell out before your daily email digest gets sent. If  you’d like to get alerts sooner than the daily emails OR […]

Book VIP – Scam or legitimate company?

[Disclaimer: The JGOOT Way of travel does not condone timeshare ownership OR strategies that Book VIP uses to get vacation discounts. This is simply a review of an alternative method to getting great deals on vacations.] BookVIP.com is a discount vacation reseller that is able to offer significantly discounted vacations at all-inclusive resorts. The catch? […]

950 out of 1000 questions asked…

For every 1000 emails I get from JGOOT subscribers, about 980 of them ask me one of the five questions below. If you ever send me an email or message asking one of the questions below, I apologize in advance for not being able to respond individually, but I have done my best to answer […]

All the work is done for you

“The deals are legit. He starts with an amazing airfare and then tacks on a budget hotel with links to higher end hotel options as well. All the work is done for you.” Aimee Westcott [If you’d like to save 20 to 30 hours a month finding travel deals worth scheduling vacation time around, upgrade […]

Just booked a trip to Calgary!

Just booked a trip! Total price for round-trip premium economy to Calgary came to $280, nonstop, including free baggage. I’m excited to finally get to Banff and Lake Louise! I also found a good deal on Airbnb using your alternate lodging links. Thank you! Suman Kamath

Cancun (Over the holidays) $200 round-trip

‘We are going to Cancun over the Holidays with $200 roundtrip tickets thanks to Just Get Out Of Town!!” Lise Roussin Want to find a trip that fits YOUR needs? Click here to upgrade your subscription to premium.