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Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1223

Johnny is joining us from Canada today and is talking about a new thing about FreeWiFi Networks to stay away from. Check out maps.skycure.com. You can type in anywhere in the world and you'll get a list via Google Maps of risky local Wi-Fi hotspots in your area. But Leo says that since the site offers software to download, it could be a bit sketchy. When in doubt, when traveling, connect via VPN. It's the safest way.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1217

Johnny Jet just got back from his around the world trip with his wife, but he won't be home long before he goes around the world again! Johnny says sometimes it's cheaper to buy an around the world ticket if you're traveling half way around the world back. A great website is Great Circle Mapper, which helps you to plot out your around the world trip. It'll also tell you how many miles you will fly.

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Episode 1205

Johnny Jet says that mileage runs for traveling is out now, and most people are traveling to maintain their status or reach the next travel status level.

This week's travel website Quest Organizer. You can just put in where you're going and it will tell you where you can get a free layover. They also sort by lower price. Once you decide which one you want to go with, it then searches for flights for that combination.

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Episode 1203

Johnny Jet joins Leo to review his riverboat cruise down the Danube. Johnny says he likes river cruises because they're flat and slow and you stop in all the best places. Leo liked that when the cruise stopped, it was always down town, so you have access to everything locally.

App of the week - AirGrub. If you're traveling between Boston and San Francisco, you can log onto AirGrub, order and pay for delicious food for pick-up when traveling through airports, rather than deal with over priced airport food.

Chris Marquardt

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1200

Today's photo segment has been pre-recorded because Leo is on a trip to Germany, where Chris Marquardt is located. He's on a river cruise through the Netherlands down the Rhine, and will be stopping at several cities and castles. One of Leo and Chris's favorite things to do while traveling is taking pictures, and Chris says he likes to capture different cultures. He went to to areas of India with limited tourism. He says one of the things you'll learn as a photographer is there are different standards when it comes to things like eye contact and personal space.

Should I buy my next phone before moving to Italy?

Episode 1198

Michael from Sacramento, CA

Michael is retiring to Italy. Leo says that's exciting! He has a Samsung Galaxy Note III. Will it work in Europe? Leo says probably, but he'll have to have it unlocked. If he wants to get a new one, should he get it where he is now in the US or in Italy? Leo says that if he buys it here, again, he'll need to unlock it. He'd also have to buy it outright, and not subsidized through a carrier. The key is to be sure it has all the frequencies he needs. But he should get ready for some sticker shock because there is no subsidizing in Europe, plus there's VAT taxes, exchange rates, etc.

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Episode 1197

Johnny's app recommendation is SkyZen. It was created by the International Air Transport Association, and supposedly helps with jet lag. It's supported by Jawbone, monitors your sleep patterns, tells you when to eat and what to eat, all to help you minimize jet lag.

Johnny Jet

Episode 1195

This week's website ... Clever Layover. It enables you to do a search for an affordable last minute ticket. According to Clever Layover, the average user saves $200. But you have to be careful because they usually are low fare airlines that nickle and dime you to death with fees.

Another website ... Adioso. Perfect site to search for destinations where you don't really know where you want to go.

Deal of the week - LA to Bangkock $599 on China Airlines. Check out JohnnyJet.com for details.

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Episode 1193

The latest travel news: Luftanza is going to start charging a $25 fee if you book a ticket through a third party site. This has travel agents up in arms.

Tickets are $1600 to Europe round trip on British Airways and American Airlines right now.