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Tips for Traveling with kids who have Food Allergies

“Wow, your kid has such severe food allergies, that must be SO hard.” “How can you possibly travel with a kid with those allergies?” “Wait you’re taking him out of the country to a country where you don’t speak the language and he has food allergies?” Yep. We are! As a matter of fact, we […]

Want to upgrade your hotel?

Don’t forget – any trip alert we send allows you to book a flight by itself, or bundle it with dozens of lodging choices. Here’s how to customize your hotel however you like.

Time flies when you’re having fun. But what if…

They say “time flies when you’re having fun”. But, what if it didn’t have to? What if there was a way to slow time down so you could really drink in every moment? Really get the most out of your time and money spent? On all of my trips this summer, I began using mindfulness […]

“Squish like grape”

Remember this scene from Karate kid?   Walk right side road – Safe. Walk left side road – Safe. Walk middle of road – sooner or later… Squish like grape. Want to find a pretty good deal every once in a while? Stick to the right side of the road & go to kayak.com. Sometimes […]

The “magic” question that has a 100% success rate

Let’s say you’re running to the grocery store. You forgot your credit card and you’ve only got $25 in cash, but you need to fix a nice dinner for 4.

My favorite scene from Good Will Hunting

Do you remember the bar scene from Good Will Hunting? I LOVE that movie… Every time I watch it, it makes me want to go out and read a ton of books, and get me some of them “smarts” for myself. But then I don’t. I settle back into my normal life, and whenever I […]

The “Hail Mary” Method of Travel

In football – a “Hail Mary” is a desperation-play at the end of a game.  Although it’s great on the rare occasion event it works, it’s rarely successful. Unfortunately, most people rely on “Hail Mary” methods with their travels. They wait until a month or two before a trip, they search unsuccessfully for days and […]

Don’t have good credit? Try this:

As you (hopefully) know by now – “The JGOOT Way” of travel says that there are two (and ONLY two) kinds of flights: Flights you can take for 10¢ to 50¢ on the dollar. Flights you use points to pay for. Using those simple rules, I haven’t paid more than about 25¢ on the dollar […]

This recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

This dish is not served often enough. Most people think it takes too much time to plan, but when done right, it takes less time than just about any dish you cook “the traditional way”. It’s guaranteed to please the whole family, but the best part isn’t the dish itself… It’s the stories that follow […]

Honey! I shopped “The JGOOT Way” at the grocery store & saved 46 percent!

“Honey! I shopped The JGOOT Way at the grocery store and we saved 46 percent!” Although my wife Michelle usually plans all of our meals out well in advance, it was a busy week for both of us. So rather than planning at the beginning of the week as normal, Michelle went to the store, […]

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 […]