Nikki Sandschaper and her husband are both school teachers – which might seem great for vacations, but considering the only time teachers can travel is during peak seasons, that can get pricey quick.
In this interview we talked about one of their JGOOT-inspired trips where they not only went over the most expensive week of the year, but they were able to take their parents too.
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Intro: Meet Nikki
0:55: “We like experiences over things”
1:35: First “adult” New Year’s eve in years thanks to grandparents watching kids.
2:10: How to just grab the cheap flight & use AirBnB to accommodate all 5 of us.
4:55: Recommendations on how to “get your feet wet” with international travel.
6:00: Using JGOOT as inspiration for finding your next vacation destination.
7:00: Nikki’s favorite feature of JGOOT – finding affordable trips when school is out (which is normally peak/expensive season)
9:00: Adjusting dates to find dates that work for you.
13:40: Discussion point: Rather than Planning to take a trip and hoping to get a good deal – Find a good deal, and plan around those dates.
14:00: Why you need to be watching for deals LONG before you plan on taking a trip.
15:00: How to get friends & family to visit you for $30 to $100 round-trip (Demonstration of reverse-search feature)
18:00-18:40 – Technical difficulties
18:45: Closing advice from Nikki: Why it’s great to subscribe even if you’re not planning a trip soon.