A Photographer in Washington State, Part 1: Olympia & the Nisqually…

Harbor seals as seen up close from my kayak in Nisqually National Wildlife RefugeWhat I love most about flying to the west coast from my New Jersey home is the feeling that I’m getting...

Travel Style: Henrik B. Jeppesen –

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home...

Travel Contests: Week of November 20, 2018

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The Best Current Credit Card Offers to End 2018 –

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Week of November 20, 2018 –

Posted By: Johnny JetTHE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK:Tickets now on sale for Alaska Airlines flights out of Paine FieldPhoto of 2 strangers sharing a meal at McDonald’s goes viral for...

Disturbing Cleaning Habits at Chinese Luxury Hotels

Posted By: Johnny JetClick for videoHere’s a video—posted on Weibo—that will definitely make you change your travel habits. According to USA TODAY, “An activist blogger who uses the pseudonym ‘Huazong’ posted the video...

The Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card is Back With a 70,000 Miles Sign-Up Bonus

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A Children’s Book from Laura and Scott Jordan…

Posted By: Johnny JetOur longtime newsletter sponsor Scott Jordan (the founder of Scottevest) and his wife have moved on to a new project: writing a children’s book based on the lessons Scott learned...

5 Reasons Why I’m Getting an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card –

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Holiday Travel to Europe Is Up More Than 20%

This holiday season, Americans are traveling to Europe in huge numbers. According to a study by Allianz Global Assistance, in fact, the total number of flights booked to the 20 most-visited European cities inside the...

Travel Style: Dan Nainan

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home...

Make Sure Your Rental Car Is Good to Go Before You Need It –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from my buddy Dan Nainan, who says:“If you have a rental car that is just sitting...

The Perks of the New Chase Sapphire Banking Account –

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Look Out for Great Fares on Tuesday (November 20) –

At the end of my segment for KTLA—which we ran as yesterday’s tip—Rich DeMuro offered a great piece of advice for future flyers: Look out for great fares on Tuesday! As summed up on...

Look Out for Great Fares on Tuesday (November 27) –

At the end of my segment for KTLA—which we ran as yesterday’s tip—Rich DeMuro offered a great piece of advice for future flyers: Look out for great fares on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November...

You Can Now Transfer Miles With Capital One Venture –

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Week of November 14, 2018 –

Posted By: Johnny JetTHE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK:The Rhine, a Lifeline of Germany, Is Crippled by DroughtRyanair sacks six cabin crew who faked sleeping photo on airport floorAfter years of...

Travel Contests: Week of November 14, 2018

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A Unique Travel Gift That Helps You Remember the Places You’ve Visited –

Posted By: Johnny JetLast Saturday, while doing my weekly travel/tech segment on Leo Laporte’s The Tech Guy, I learned about a creative, fun and possibly even romantic way to count the countries you’ve...

Why You Can’t Fly Commercial Airplanes Into Space –

Posted By: Johnny JetBusiness Insider recently produced an interesting two-minute video (below) answering a question I’ve always wondered myself: “Why can’t you fly commercial airplanes into space?”Turns out that there are a number of reasons,...

How to Find Out What the Air Quality Is Like in a Destination –

I live in Southern California, not far from LAX. A few days ago, the air was so bad that not only were my allergies acting up but I could also smell smoke in the...

How to Fight Back Against Robocalls and Calls From Scammers –

One of my biggest pet peeves is unsolicited phone calls and robocalls. They drive me batty, and at one point they were so bad that they drove me and Natalie to cancel our home...

New! Up to 60,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card Offers –

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The 4 Travel Websites I Shared on TV This Week –

Posted By: Johnny JetToday’s tip is in fact a collection of tips that I shared in a segment I shot with Rich DeMuro of KTLA (a local news station in L.A.). As you’ll see, the...

Little Known Benefits of the Platinum Card from American Express –

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U.S. Airlines Are Offering Waivers to Flyers Affected by California Wildfires

Yesterday, in the shadow of the still-raging wildfires in California, we shared a list of suggested dos and don’ts for people moving back home after evacuating. Meanwhile, the Camp Fire (in Northern California) is...

World of Hyatt Devalues Cash and Points Award Chart –

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Why I Won’t Be Retaining My Executive Platinum Status With AA in 2019 –

Last week, American Airlines (AA) sent me an email with the following subject line: “Elevate your 2019 elite status.” I was happy to see it so early because I’d been wondering how much the...

What to Do & Not Do When You Get Home After a Wildfire –

It’s been a rough week for both Northern and Southern California, with deadly wildfires (see them on maps here) and the senseless murders in Thousand Oaks. I live near LAX in Manhattan Beach, which...

Who Wins? Amex Business Gold vs. Amex Business Platinum –

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You Can Ask for a Microwave at Many Hotels

Did you know that many hotels will provide a microwave free of charge? Of course, availability depends on how many microwaves the specific hotel has on hand, so you never know, but generally speaking...

Travel Style: Writer Brian Portnoy

Brian PortnoyWant to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave...

How Many Credit Cards Can You Have and How to Use Them –

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10 Things to Know About Travel to Cuba

Havana, Cuba (Credit: Cuba Candela)Now is the best time in history to visit Cuba! U.S. law still requires that American travel to Cuba fall under one of 12 authorized categories, but recent confusion around...

Don’t Take Sleeping Pills for the First Time on a Plane –

I’ve never taken a sleeping pill, and I don’t recommend doing so as I’m not a doctor. But if your doctor does prescribe you a sleeping pill—for a long flight, for example—you don’t want...

Guide for the Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping –

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Travel Style: Tauck President Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer TombaughWant to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave...

When You Should Wake a Sleeping Baby

TODAY ran a difficult but important segment recently, sharing the heartbreaking story of Lisa Smith’s 17-month-old daughter. Little Mia fell asleep in her carseat after an outing with her caregiver and failed to wake...

Earn 1,500 Ultimate Rewards Points Using Chase Pay –

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Week of November 7, 2018 –

Posted By: Johnny JetTHE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK:Goodbye, Cheap Europe Flights? Icelandair Buys WOW AirTSA gives green light to test new technology that can screen passengers from 25 feet awayBaggage...

Travel Contests: Week of November 7, 2018

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The Backup Reading Glasses You’ll Never Forget to Pack –

One of my basic travel tips is to always pack an extra pair of glasses, in case one pair breaks or gets lost. Well, here’s a company that sells reading glasses that make for...

Video: The Best Travel Ad of the Year?

Posted By: Johnny JetScandinavian Airlines (SAS) just created a fantastic ad that reminds me of the opening sequence of the movie Love Actually. SAS asks, “Have you ever stopped and observed the beauty...

How to Rent a Pool Near You by the Hour

I’ve written before about how there seems to be an app for anything you can think of. Well, you can add another one to that list.Swimply is an online marketplace for pool-sharing—yes, pool-sharing—that connects...

What to Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy –

Do you have a lot of leftover Halloween candy? We sure do, so my wife (@NatalieDiScala) researched where we could donate it. She found a great organization called Operation Gratitude, which sends donated sweet...

More Changes Coming to American Airlines AAdvantage in 2019 –

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Thomas D. Mangelsen’s Incredible Nature & Wildlife Books

If you’ve already seen this week’s Travel Instagrammer of the Week post, you already know about Thomas D. Mangelsen, who’s one of the all-time greats of American nature and wildlife photography. Here’s a selection...

Lessons on Avoiding Travel Scams From James McAvoy –

Actor James McAvoy made the news last week when he turned to Instagram to share how he almost got scammed out of $12,000+ while planning a family vacation to Spain. As People reported, McAvoy explained the...

NYC Marathon-Inspired Food in Terminal C

NYC Marathon-inspired avocado toast, available at Abruzzo in EWR Terminal C through Tuesday (Credit: United Airlines)The 2018 New York City Marathon is this Sunday, November 4. Inside the five boroughs, it’s no normal Sunday,...

Travel Style: Patrick Richards of Cox & Kings

Patrick Richards (Credit: Fiona Hanson)Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what...