Getting to champagne destinations on beer budgets

A lot of people express an interest in places like Budapest, Morocco, Maldives, Bali, and sure – I post great deals that fly directly there. But Daniel – our most veteran JGOOT traveler – shared a tip in our private Facebook group that I had to repeat.  (If you haven’t read Daniel’s story, it’s quite inspiring […]

Changing dates I found

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Marrying beer budgets and champagne tastes when traveling

I don’t know about you & your travel partner, but when it comes to travel, my wife’s & my preferences are like oil & water. (Or better yet – I have a beer budget, and she has champagne taste. I like to go where the deal takes me so I can travel two or three […]

What is a JGOOT “Flexibility Score?”

Every post I add to the site has a flexibility score between 1 and 5. Flexibility scores are designed to help you quickly determine: How easy it will be to find alternate dates for the fare I found How quickly you should act on the fares. Flexibility Score: 1/5 A trip with a flexibility score […]

CA residents get free companion pass through end of 2019

I just found out that Southwest recently had a sale and California residents can not only get 40,000 free miles for spending $1000 on a Southwest credit card, but on top of that… California residents qualify for a free companion pass with very first purchase and that pass will be good for unlimited use through […]

Why are your trips never available?

Although mistake fares do disappear within days after I share them, when I get told the fare I sent that day doesn’t exist, it’s actually still available 9 out of 10 times I go to check. There are several reasons a fare might not appear to be available when they still are. Here are several […]


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 […]