Entries by Joel

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, […]

Meet Brooke – Our Senior Support Rep

  Hi There, I’m Brooke and I’m the newest member of the Just Get Out Of Town team (abbreviated JGOOT)! I help Joel keep on top of correspondence with his blog subscribers, so if you reply to an email from us, it will probably be me who will be helping you. In addition to helping […]

Players, Spotters, Whales & winnings they make movies about

In the blackjack world, there are 3 types of people at the tables: Players, Spotters & Whales. Players Players make up 99% of the people at the tables. Some win a few hundred bucks, some lose and console in the fact that at least they got free drinks.  Some win a few thousand dollars, some […]

“No way these fares are real.”

Whether via email, public comments, a personal conversation, or comments on Facebook or my blog, I get the exact same objection multiple times a day. Here is my response to a “No way.  I checked and it’s not on sale.” public comment on Facebook.   Some other favorites: “I just got back from Hawaii and […]