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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 […]

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 […]