Hi, I’m Joel McDonald & this is my wife Michelle.

Our friends call us “Jochelle.

We discovered “The JGOOT Way” of travel in 2015 when I stumbled across mysteriously low fares to Aruba (during peak season).  We snatched them up and three months later, we flew there and stayed  6 nights at a luxury resort with its own private island for $1104. (Not each… Total.)

We’ve taken dozens of trips since using the same strategy – all for five to twenty cents on the dollar.

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Don’t want to subscribe to my paid service? Read the various blog posts below & I’ll teach you how to find them for yourself.

Happy travels!


Hotels as low as $5 per night

By bundling the lowest airfares we can find with hotel package rates, we regularly find hotels as low as $5 per person/per night.   In fact, every once in a blue moon, we find package deals that are cheaper than booking a flight alone! Just take a look at the average nightly room rates we find. Even […]

Cost Saving Tips for Travel

Nothing new worth sharing today, so I thought I’d share a few tips to help you find the best deals possible whenever traveling. Don’t limit your destinations.  The biggest mistake people can make when traveling is to aim to go to a specific place.  If you want to go to a warm beach, there are […]

Search By Duration

If you’re looking to just get out of town, but are limited by time, you can use our “Search by length” category to find a trip that fits your specific needs.

The most important ingredient when making Pho

Hien – one of my best friends of over 40 years is an amazing cook. He taught me to make authentic Vietnamese Pho (Which is pronounced like the first part of a certain 4-letter word, without the “ck”). Anyway… thanks to $39 round-trip flights, I was recently able to escape the Colorado cold, and visit […]

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