Entries by Joel

First responders

As a public servant, you work really hard, but your work isn’t always acknowledged and vacations aren’t always a possibility. If you fire fighter or police officer, email a (redacted) copy of a pay-stub or official document to thankyou@JustGetOutOfTown.com. (Please also let me know what your home airport is so I can add you to the proper […]

Non-profit

If you’re like most of my friends who work for non-profits… You’re passionate about helping the people you serve, you work really long hours,  and vacations are probably few and far between. If you work for a qualified non-profit that has 501c3 status, email proof of employment and your company’s 501c3 status to thankyou@JustGetOutOfTown.com and let me […]

Denver to Roatan: My Best Trip Ever. $854 including 7 nights

First off – Roatan is never cheap to get to. Flights alone are usually over $800 (Trust me- I’ve been watching for years.) Years ago, I had a “buddy pass” from a very generous pilot friend & decided to head out of town when my kids were on vacation with their Mom.  Since I had to fly […]

Tips for getting Passports In Denver

A subscriber private-messaged me with a request for tips on getting passports in Denver so I thought I’d share here. Everything about the government is slow, and they heavily encourage everything to be done via old-fashioned mail, but (For a $60 per passport fee) there is a Denver office you can visit if you A) […]

Making the most of JGOOT

To make sure you get as much as possible out of JGOOT – try these two helpful tips: When you visit the website, the first thing you should do is enter your email. Then, each morning, I’ll send you a daily digest of every deal I found the day before.  No more risk of missing a single […]

School’s out soon! (Part 2)

Don’t have a passport? Here are a couple dozen domestic flights that can help you get out of town for under $150. If you missed the other “School’s out” post with a dozen Mexico, here it is. PS – Two of the destinations are near cruise ports. No passports are required to leave the country […]

School’s out soon!

Check these trips out… Every one of them is during “expensive” summer season. In the interest of (most) school calendars, are between Memorial Day and the first week of August. My personal favs: Mexico City for $288 (including air & hotel) Denver to Puerto Vallarta: $643 including air & All-Inclusive Hotel Lima Peru: $405 flight […]

I think United missed the memo…

What United employees did is horrific – there is no denying it. But what is most interesting to me is the $1000 ceiling they hit before requiring passengers to get off the plane. (Seriously United?  In what possible scenario did you imagine forcibly removing a passenger from a plane because of YOUR screw up would not cost at least […]

Monday Motivation

I didn’t learn this lesson until my 30’s (and didn’t REALLY learn it until my late 30’s) but there isn’t a quote out there that does justice to how much travel changes your life.

Could I ask you for a favor?

Hey fellow Coloradans, So this little side project of mine is going pretty well & I really appreciate all of the feedback! If you don’t mind, could I ask a favor of you? Whenever you see a deal I put up that you like, could you share it on your FB or Twitter page for your […]

Cost Saving Tips for Travel

Nothing new worth sharing today, so I thought I’d share a few tips to help you find the best deals possible whenever traveling. Don’t limit your destinations.  The biggest mistake people can make when traveling is to aim to go to a specific place.  If you want to go to a warm beach, there are […]

Search By Duration

If you’re looking to just get out of town, but are limited by time, you can use our “Search by length” category to find a trip that fits your specific needs.