Looking for new luggage? Keep these money-saving tips in mind

  My wife has been wanting to update our 10-year-old luggage, but I’m a notorious cheapskate and have been resisting. After we agreed on some of the guidelines below (that will save us triple the cost of the luggage in baggage fees in the long run), she finally convinced my cheap-a$$ to agree. If you’re […]

“Sorry, this just seems like a scam”

For every one “Thank You” email I get from a paid subscriber, I probably get ten from free subscribers who simply don’t believe the prices I say are possible. Here is one of my more polite replies from a skeptical free subscriber this morning. If you’re like Regan, I understand.  The JGOOT Way of travel […]

The best way to save big on lodging (that is overlooked 90% of the time.)

Today’s blog post was inspired by a question I get asked almost as often as “Can you give me a price quote for flights to _______“? (And just as a reminder – Price quotes require a middleman paid on commission which defeats the purpose of this site. Commissions would significantly drive up the cost of […]

The more often you look – The luckier you get

I’m flying my family of four across the country for only slightly more than what most people would pay for one passenger and just had to share… I was about to admit defeat and pay more than I’ve paid for a flight in over 2 years: $222 per person to fly my family from Denver […]

Traveling during a busy holiday week? Try these 3 strategies (in this order)

Although my awesome support team do our best to individually answer most questions we get, it’s impossible to stay on top of them all. Sometimes, however, we get questions I know a lot of people have – that haven’t yet been covered on our blog, FAQ page or Youtube Channel so I do my best […]

Divorce lawyers, Taco-Tuesdays & vacationing with reckless abandon

It was 2012 and I was in the middle of a brutal divorce. Although the kids’ Mom and I were doing a decent job of shielding our kids from our disagreements, our lawyers were duking it out like the final fight scene of Rocky IV. All of my assets were frozen, and after paying the […]

Are these prices real, and who is this Joel guy? (Video)

“Is this site real?” “Are YOU real?” “What’s the catch?” I get asked those questions all the time and I’d be an idiot if I didn’t think you’ve wondered the same. It’s really simple. The trips I find are so cheap – the airlines don’t pay commissions on them. (If they did pay a commission, […]

A rarely known hack that can pay for a vacation (or three) per year

As you (hopefully) know from reading my blog, I’m a big advocate of using frequent flyer points any time you have to go somewhere that is going to cost more than the prices I share on Just Get Out Of Town. I’ve used frequent flyer points to fly round-trip to: Hawaii for $22 (Because the […]

Mother & son fly to Belize for $320 to get SCUBA certified

I recently got this video from a Mother about a recent trip to Belize. She and her son flew there for $320 round-trip to celebrate their birthdays and got SCUBA certified. In the spirit of Mother’s day, I thought it would be appropriate that I share her story today. Their secret? They watched airfares every […]

Meet Brooke – Our Senior Support Rep

  Hi There, I’m Brooke and I’m the newest member of the Just Get Out Of Town team (abbreviated JGOOT)! I help Joel keep on top of correspondence with his blog subscribers, so if you reply to an email from us, it will probably be me who will be helping you. In addition to helping […]

Players, Spotters, Whales & winnings they make movies about

In the blackjack world, there are 3 types of people at the tables: Players, Spotters & Whales. Players Players make up 99% of the people at the tables. Some win a few hundred bucks, some lose and console in the fact that at least they got free drinks.  Some win a few thousand dollars, some […]

Can I pick my own dates?

For every time I get this question, I’m sure there are 1000 more subscribers wondering the same thing, so I’ll just post my response here. Hi Noah, It’s closer to the latter. I share the 100 to 150 deals a month with my premium subscribers that I’ve determined to be among the cheapest .1% of […]