IHG Rewards Club Premier vs Marriott Rewards Premier Plus

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.Two new travel rewards credit cards hit the shelves this spring. They both promise stellar rewards and free night benefits....

Top 10 Things to Do in Williamsburg Virginia

From theme parks, to living-history museums, to outdoor adventures, Greater Williamsburg, Virginia is bursting with fun attractions and memory making opportunities. Its location makes it quite accessible to many people living on the East...

They keep me young and make me dizzy

It’s funny how things change the older you get. You tend to gravitate towards the quieter things in life.Except your children don’t let you.They ignore me when I explain how getting older changed...

Hilton Honors Credit Card From American Express

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.For a limited time, there are new Hilton Honors credit card offers.Link: Hilton Honors Card from American Express (no annual fee...

Bring a Change of Clothes on the Plane

If you saw the insane family travel photo that I took last week (below) of Jack projectile vomiting on Natalie, you know that one thing the whole experience taught us was to pack a change...

a fun hotel near Mall of America

“Only three more minutes Kalyra!” Savannah squealed.The girls had been counting down since the GPS struck 12 minutes until she announced we had arrived at The Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota in Bloomington MN. They...

British Airways A380 Takeoff From a Pilot’s Perspective –

Posted By: Johnny JetEver wonder what it’s like to sit in the cockpit of an A380 (the world’s largest passenger plane) and watch it take off? Now you can, thanks to British Airways...

Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Brigita Jagelaviciute –

Posted By: Johnny JetBrigita Jagelaviciute (imbrigita)Ever wonder what the life of an Emirates flight attendant is like? Then check out 23-year-old Brigita Jagelaviciute’s Instagram account (imbrigita). Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, flies all over...

7 Reasons to Try Cloud of Goods

Bill and Cloud of GoodsThis is a sponsored post.If you’ve ever traveled with more than a carry-on suitcase, you know what a pain in the neck it can be to travel with extra gear....

One Day in Newport, Rhode Island

Downtown Newport, including Hotel Viking, from above (Credit: Hotel Viking)For about 25,000 people, the city of Newport, Rhode Island, is home. To the rest, it’s a summer hideaway, a sun-opened enclave of salty Atlantic...

Capital One Venture vs Chase Sapphire Reserve Review

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.You may think the Capital One Venture vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve comparison stops at the differences in annual fees and...

The spirit just can’t be contained

“Mum stop singing.” The girls pleaded when yet another song from the Greatest Showman started.“I can’t help it girls. The song has to come out. Look at my body, it’s shaking and moving...

You Can Earn 250 Free Starpoints by Checking in With the SPG App –

Have you used the SPG mobile app? You can use it to check into more than 1,100 hotels in the SPG family, including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, Tribute Portfolio, and...

A Great Daypack to Take on Your Next Trip

Posted By: Johnny JetOne of the problems I encounter when I travel is that I never have room in my bag for another small bag in which to carry my laptop or other...

These 7 Hotel Credit Cards Offer the Best Free Annual Night Certificates –

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.Free annual night certificates might be the only reason you own a hotel credit card. In many cases, the value...

Celebrating Creativity on a Prince Tour and Paisley Park

Purple Rain. Purple Rain.Armed with a song in my heart, a Prince T-Shirt and a purple glittery butterfly tattoo on my shoulder, we set off to spend the day with the ghost and...

This Free Browser Extension Will Save You Money on Hotel Bookings –

This is a sponsored post but all insights are the author’s own.Now this is a good travel tool…Scout by Room Key is a free browser extension that checks and doublechecks the price you’ve been...

A visit to the JFK Museum Dallas

X marks the spot. Two of them. One for the first shot. The second for the fatal one.It hits you as soon as you stare out of the  window on the sixth floor...

5 Questions Answered About the SPG and Marriott Merger –

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.The SPG and Marriott merger has been the buzz of the hotel rewards space for the last two years....

How to Take a Quick Shower Without Getting Wet –

Posted By: Johnny JetMy wife and I don’t travel without an assortment of wipes for our 19-month-old son, Jack. We have antibacterial clothes to wipe down plane surfaces, diaper wipes for you know...

Surfer Breaks Guinness World Record for Biggest Wave Ever Surfed

Posted By: Johnny JetOn Saturday night, Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa was awarded the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed at the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards. His record-breaking 80-footer...

How Swimming in a Pool Could Get You Sick

I just took a WebMD quiz called “How Much Do You Know About Spreading Germs?” and in the process picked up some valuable tips to help keep myself healthy. The 13-question quiz is worth...

See History Come Alive in Greater Williamsburg VA (don’t miss it)

History can be difficult to learn, or teach, especially to children. It’s a past filled with people, beliefs and lifestyles that seems to bear no significance on the present moment.As a previous teacher,...

The joy of planning a trip in advance (sit back and relax)

By Caz | May 1, 2018 | This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. We’re not big travel planners. Buy that I mean plan far in advance, down to booking accommodations, activities,...

5 Reasons Why I Applied For the Chase Ink Preferred –

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.The Chase Ink Preferred is arguably the best business credit card for travel available. While there are many reasons...

You’re Not From Round Here: The Pathway to Connections

It takes me a moment to register every time. There’s this look that passes over their face when I first speak. You can literally see some kind of switch flip in their brain....

Don’t Joke About Explosives at Airports Like This NFL Player Did –

When it comes to airport security, there’s not much room for joking around. That’s pretty clear to most people, but apparently it was not to Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis, who was arrested...

How Canada Can Save You Money in 2018

I recently attended the Canadian Media Marketplace in San Francisco, where I picked up all kinds of great Canada-related tips for our readers. First of all, Canada is still a huge bargain for Americans....

How to Take Your Child’s Storytime on the Road With Moonlite

Posted By: Johnny JetOne of my friends sent Jack the perfect travel item this week, and I thought I’d share it since all parents would probably love to add it to their arsenal...

Spotted by Locals: A Guidebook Created by Locals

For some reason when I hear it’s going to cost me $3.99 to download a guidebook on my phone, I think “pass.” But that’s silly, especially since I used to regularly spend about $15...

Travel Style: Traveler Latifah Al-Hazza

Latifah Al-HazzaWant 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...

“Thousand-Miler” by Melanie Radzicki McManus

I’m still going through the long list of travel book recommendations from my friends. “Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail” by Melanie Radzicki McManus was recommended by multiple people. The book is about...

Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Sam Chui

Posted By: Johnny JetSam Chui (samchui)If you’re into aviation, you need to follow my buddy Sam Chui (samchui). He’s one of the world’s most-followed aviation bloggers and he’s been to over 100 countries...

Our Exciting US road trip plans for the next six weeks

We’re off on a six week road trip adventure. We haven’t been on a trip this long for some time.It’s the most excited I’ve felt about road tripping and travel for a long...

Travel Style: Traveler Suzanne Stavert

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...

Details Regarding the Starwood and Marriott Merger –

If you’ve been waiting nervously since you first heard about the Starwood and Marriott merger, you can finally get a sneak peek of what the new combined loyalty program will look like. Beginning in...

This Robot Lawyer Will Automatically Rebook Your Flight or Hotel

When you book travel, you want the cheapest prices, right? With DoNotPay, you can book flights and hotels knowing that if the price drops, you’ll be automatically rebooked at the new price. The difference...

New Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card With 100,000 Point Offer –

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.Marriott International and Chase have partnered to offer the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card. Compared to the other programs,...

Mississippi River Cruising on the American Duchess

The American DuchessAfter surviving back to back nor’easters, I was ready for the beckoning South and a week of cruising aboard the brand new American Duchess steamboat. Little did I know that the snowstorms...

Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Kael Rebick

Posted By: Johnny JetKael Rebick (punkodelish)Kael Rebick (punkodelish) is a freelance travel photographer, social media strategist and content creator. Based in Toronto, she has spent years capturing the beauty of her city. Her passion...

7 Myths About Travel Reward Cards and Your Credit Score

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.Savvy travelers know that travel credit cards are one of the best ways to collect points and miles fast....

Travel Style: Meredith Rosenberg – JohnnyJet.com

Meredith RosenbergWant 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 to Rapidly Grow Your Email List With Interact Quiz Creator

Yes. Yes. Yes. Was my immediate response when asked if I was interested in testing Interact, the online quiz creator software, and potentially partnering with them long term (I am now an affiliate...

With These Cheap Laundry Soap Packets, You Can Pack Lighter –

Posted By: Johnny JetThere are a lot of advantages to packing light, like:You don’t have to pay airline baggage feesYou don’t have to show up to the airport to check your bagYou don’t...

Our Things to Do in Georgia Bucket List

By Craig | July 12, 2017 | This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. What are the best things to do in Georgia? Image: Shutterstock.comThe countdown is on until we start our...

“The GlobeTrotter” by Jon Haggins –

Looking for a book to get you into the spirit of traveling? Then check out my buddy Jon Haggins’s “The GlobeTrotter.”From Amazon: “The GlobeTrotter is a journey onto itself. If you’ve ever had a...

Why the Gold Coast is the Best Place to Live in Australia

Sunrise at Burleigh HeadsOnce we made the decision to go on our USA road trip, I’ve questioned whether it’s the right decision. Mostly because I love our lifestyle in Burleigh Heads on the...

10 Principles to Make Your Travels Memorable

I sat down to write a travel manifesto and struggled.Not struggled for something to say, but struggled with too many things to say. Sometimes too much sage advice can overwhelm and paralyze.I decided...

34 Essential Things to Know Before You Visit China

Ever since opening its doors to the world in the 70’s, China has experienced a period of rapid growth and change.These days, more and more tourists from around the world who visit China...

11 Places to Eat in New Orleans to Taste Some of the Best Food...

Wow New Orleans.You have been the best “foodie” destination we have visited so far on our travels in the USA since moving over from Australia.Seriously, we did not have a bad meal during...