Entries by Joel


People don’t travel as a result of their success… They’re successful as a result of their travels. If you’re a workaholic like me, travel is a great way to force yourself to take that time off – even when your instinct tells you that you’re supposed to be working harder. –Joel

Why do I have to pay you to see details of these trips?

As much as I wish I could get paid “on the back end” like a travel agent, these trips are so deeply discounted – they don’t pay commissions. Adding a commission on the back end of trips you book through me would make them exponentially more expensive.   Besides, if I spent all of my time […]

Giving Back

Click here for full writeup by reporter Shawn Chitnis Everyone deserves a vacation every once in a while, but the ones who deserve it most usually get to travel the least. At JGOOT, for every premium premium subscription purchased, a community servant is given a premium subscription for free. When you join as a premium […]


You work really hard during the school year educating our future leaders and you deserve a break more than most of us. Unfortunately, the only time you get time off is when the majority of other families are traveling too, and getting away can be expensive… If you are a teacher, send an email to […]

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 […]


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 […]