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Johnny Jet's Travel Podcast

Johnny Jet's Travel Podcast

By Johnny Jet
Johnny Jet has traveled over 3 million miles and close to 100 countries. Since he's not traveling (thanks Covid19) he's interviewing big-time travelers and giving the latest travel news, deals and tips.
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What It's Like to Test Positive for Covid at Baha Mar and Take Their Private Jet Back to the U.S.
To attract vacationers, Baha Mar introduced a Travel with Confidence program,which promises that should a guest test positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they will provide courtesy accommodations and a daily dining credit of $150 per person per day, for up to 14 days in quarantine or provide a private jet for them and their immediate family to the U.S. free of charge. Turns out a friend of mine experienced it and here’s what it was like.
January 14, 2022
39 Travel Questions with Captain Sandy from Bravo's Below Deck Mediterranean
Captain Sandy from Bravo's Below Deck Mediterranean shares her travel history, preferences and dreams. 
December 15, 2021
Talking International Travel, Mexico and Day of The Dead with Tech Guru Leo Laporte
Tech guru Leo Laporte just returned from Mexico for Day of the Dead. Here’s how his trip went.
November 09, 2021
What It's Like Flying via Singapore, Doha and Traveling Around Thailand's “No Quarantine” Sandbox
Valerie Joy Wilson, an American solo travel expert, just returned from three weeks in Thailand. She fills us in what it's like flying via Singapore, Doha and traveling around Thailand's “No Quarantine” Sandbox. She also shares the importance of travel insurance.
October 10, 2021
Wait, What?! Miami and JFK Tops J.D. Power’s North America Airport Satisfaction Study! Here's Why
I just interviewed Mike Taylor of J.D. Power to discuss the results of their North America Airport Satisfaction Study and what else he’s seeing in the travel industry. 
October 08, 2021
What's It Like As An American Traveling In Europe During COVID-19
Nomadic Matt, who runs, just returned from 80 days in Europe! He spent the summer bouncing around the Greek islands and four other countries. He has plenty of tips for American's hopping the pond. 
September 12, 2021
New Zealand Lockdown (Aug 2021): What's It's Like To Live In Auckland From An American
I interviewed is a travel writer named Jules Older, who lived in San Francisco with his wife but used to teach in New Zealand. When the pandemic hit and they saw how the New Zealand government was handling the crisis, they packed up their belongings and moved, all within three weeks. That was back in August of 2020. I checked in with Jules to see if he still loves living in New Zealand.
August 29, 2021
UPDATE: An American Living In New Zealand During COVID-19
In mid-2020, travel writer Jules Older and his wife packed up their apartment in San Francisco and moved to New Zealand to escape COVID-19. When I interviewed him in November of 2020, it was a lot different than it is today (August 14, 2021).
August 14, 2021
Maui Travel Tips From an Elite Travel Advisor
Stacy H. Small, who books travel for Elite Travel around the world, shares tips for her home island of Maui.
August 11, 2021
39 Travel Questions with Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer is Co-President of Frommer Media LLC with her father Arthur Frommer. The company publishes the Frommer’s guidebooks, and She is author of Frommer’s New York City Day by Day and Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City.
July 15, 2021
Travel Tips to U.S. National Parks from Park Ranger John
Are you planning a trip to one of the 423 National Parks? If so, then don't miss these valuable tips from a 20 year park ranger veteran.
June 11, 2021
Travel Safety Tips From A Security Expert and Former LAPD Detective
Kevin Coffey is a travel security expert, who’s been featured numerous of times on Oprah, CNN, Fox News, ABC’s 20/20 … We’ve spoken many times at the same travel conferences so I know firsthand that he knows his stuff.   That’s because Kevin spent several decades as a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department and was responsible for the creation of the LAPD’s LAX Airport Crimes Investigation detail. There he led the investigation of crimes committed against travelers at LAX airport, surrounding hotels, and car rental agencies. So now you can see why I asked Kevin to come on my podcast. He has tons of stories and tips and the man can speak for days. His website is
June 05, 2021
Chicago Travel Tips With Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano are a husband and wife duo that are fixtures on the Chicago media landscape. They co-anchored multiple radio and TV shows and know the Windy City better than anyone. Bob currently hosts WGN's morning show while Marianne is sharing her incredible lifestyle tips and recipes on I was fortunate to get them to share some of their favorite Chicago restaurants and the must thing attraction for every visitor. 
May 20, 2021
What’s It Like To Travel To And Quarantine In Thailand During COVID-19?
Thailand is one of my favorite countries. However, you probably don't want to be visiting during COVID-19 since the quarantine rules are strict. My friend and travel author Kevin Revolinski ( & shares what it's like to travel to, and quarantine in, Thailand during COVID-19.
May 04, 2021
Tips and Tricks To Renting A Car
I recently interviewed Tammilee from who was a car rental executive for 13 years before starting her popular travel and food blog. Here's how she finds the cheapest deals and makes sure she's not going to get dinged by the agencies. 
April 30, 2021
What it's like to live and travel to Puerto Rico During COVID
I interviewed traveler extraordinaire, Stephen Chrisanthus, about what it's like to live and travel to Puerto Rico during COVID-19.  
April 13, 2021
Managing Travel Anxiety Due to COVID-19
I just interviewed Christine Deschemin, a certified clinical hypnotherapist based in Hong Kong, who shares some tips on how to manage travel anxiety. If her name sounds familiar it’s because she recently partnered with Cathay Pacific Airlines, providing audio to passengers while flying to help them to relax and enjoy their flight.
April 11, 2021
How To Find Cheap Flights with Scott Keyes (Founder of Scott's Cheap Flights)
If you're looking to find cheap flights then you will want to listen to my interview with one of the masters. Scott Keyes is the founder of Scott's Cheap Flights and has been finding ridiculously inexpensive airfares for years. 
March 30, 2021
Travel Planners Radio Show with Kevin and Sue McCarthy
Here's a twist ... Kevin and Sue McCarthy hosts of the Travel Planners Radio Show just sent me the files from my guest appearance from their show today. So instead of just filing the files away I'm uploading them here. 
March 28, 2021
39 Travel Questions with Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson is the founder of LDPR, a leading travel and lifestyle PR agency based in NYC with staff in CHI, LA, SFO and was named one of the top PR agencies for 2021 by Forbes magazine. Laura’s traveled to 100 countries so I asked her all kinds of questions including her best travel tips.
March 25, 2021
Two Doctors Talk About Traveling During COVID with Kids
Doctors Flora Sinha and Sanjay Sinha will soon be traveling to Hawaii with their 5-year-old. We sat down for a chat about traveling during COVID-19 with kids
March 21, 2021
My Cousin Einar's Camping and RV Tips For First Timers
My Cousin who runs the blog Einar's Camping Tips shares some of his top tips for first time campers.
March 13, 2021
How To Become an International Cat Sitter and What's it Like to be "Stuck" in NZ During Covid
Nicole Gustas traded a desk job for life as a digital nomad. She and her partner put their stuff in storage and have been housesitting around the world for three years. I asked her all kinds of questions about being a cat sitter, being “stuck” in New Zealand for a year and where she thinks the cheapest places in the world are to live.
March 05, 2021
What’s it Like to Travel and Live in Anguilla
I sat down with Shannon Kircher who is a travel blogger originally from California and is now also working as a hotelier in Anguilla (Frangipani Beach Resort). She's been living on the beautiful Caribbean island since 2013.
February 23, 2021
Unofficial Guide's Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Universal Orlando, Disney World & Disneyland
Guide book author, Seth Kubersky, shares how to save big at Universal Orlando, Disney World & Disneyland
February 12, 2021
39 Travel Questions With Richard Bangs
Richard Bangs has oft been called the father of modern adventure travel, and the pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa. Richard has published more than 1000 magazine articles, 19 books, produced a score of documentaries, lectured at the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club and hosted a TV show.
February 05, 2021
What's It Like To Live in Vietnam During COVID-19
James Clark is an Australian travel blogger at, and writes about transport and infrastructure in Southeast Asia at He is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City and sits down with Johnny to talk about what it's like to live in Vietnam and how affordable it is to live.
February 03, 2021
39 Travel Questions with Geoffrey Weill
Geoffrey Weill is a widely published travel writer and photographer and has visited more than 100 countries. He is the founder and president of WEILL, an award-winning tourism and travel-related public relations and marketing company. His first book was just released and is called All Abroad: A Memoir of Travel and Obsession.
January 23, 2021
What's It Like to Live In Australia During COVID-19 (January 2021)
My buddy Nick Wayland (he owns TravMedia) splits his time between Sydney, New York and Florida sat down with me to talk about what it's been like to live in his native Australia during COVID-19. He's been there since March 2020 so he's been there for the duration. 
January 20, 2021
An American Living In New Zealand During COVID-19
In mid 2020, Travel writer Jules Older and his wife packed up their apartment in San Francisco and moved to New Zealand to escape COVID-19.
January 03, 2021
What's It Like to Live In New Zealand During COVID-19
I sat down with my former neighbor from Manhattan Beach who moved to New Zealand several years ago to find out what's it like to live there as an American during COVID-19.
December 30, 2020
The Cheapest Countries to Live and What’s It Like to Live In Mexico?
Why do Americans move abroad? According to our expert are to save money, for better weather or political reasons. Tim Leffel is an award-winning travel writer whose stories have appeared in more than 50 publications and is the founder of the Cheapest Destinations blog. He’s also the author of five books including A Better Life for Half the Price. Tim grew up in Virginia but is now based in Guanajuato, Mexico and was kind enough to sit down for a 17-minute interview with me, answering my questions about living abroad, especially in Mexico since that’s the number one choice for Americans.
November 03, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Kim Haas
Kim Haas is the host of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas, a new travel series on public television and it premieres this month. Kim has been active in Afro-Latino issues for more than a decade and sat down with Johnny to talk about her favorite places and best travel tips.
September 07, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Hawaii During COVID-19 and When Can We Visit Again?
Since so many people want to know what’s going on in Hawaii these days, when the islands will open to tourists and what it’s like to live there during a quarantine, I asked Hawaii guru Nathan Kam if he wanted to sit down for a virtual chat. He obliged and you can listen to the interview here!
September 04, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Bruce Poon Tip  
Bruce Poon Tip has become a global leader in social entrepreneurship, leadership, immersive travel, and innovation. He is best-known as the founder of G Adventures, an award-winning small group adventure travel company and pioneer of community tourism, and the world's largest small group adventure travel company with 200,000 travelers per year and more than 750 tours across all seven continents. Bruce’s first book, Looptail, was released in 2013 and became a New York Times Best Seller.
August 25, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Actor Andrew McCarthy
39 Travel Questions with actor, director, traveler and member of the Brat Pack, Andrew McCarthy
August 23, 2020
Scott McMurren, Alaska's Travel Expert, Talking Alaska Travel Tips and COVID-19
My buddy Scott McMurren aka Alaska's travel expert, sits down to talk all things Alaska, including Alaska travel tips and what's it like living there during COVID-19.
August 18, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Doug Lansky
Doug Lansky has been to over 120 countries and didn't do it the luxurious way. Most of the time he backpacked and his stories are insane including his trick for eating street food.
August 15, 2020
What's it like to live in Sweden during COVID-19
My friend and colleague Doug Lansky lives in Stockholm, Sweden. We discuss what it's like to live there in COVID-19 times and how the Swedes view the USA. 
August 14, 2020
What's it like flying and quarantining in Australia in late July
When I found out my friend Dominika Dryjski has been traveling all around the world including to Australia, where she's currently in mandatory quarantine, I thought I could help her pass the time by interviewing her.
August 13, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Steve Perillo
Steve Perillo is the CEO of an international tour company by-day, and a composer by-night. Steve heads-up PERILLO TOURS, America’s largest travel company to Italy since 1945.  He was a lifelong apprentice to the legendary Mario Perillo, Mr. Italy, and represents the 3rd generation of the family business. While specializing  in Italy tourism, Perillo also offers vacations to Greece, Hawaii and Costa Rica.
August 09, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown has hosted almost a dozen travel shows on the Travel Channel which include Girl Meets Hawaii, Great Vacation Homes, Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Great Weekends, Green Getaways, Passport to China, and Samantha Brown's Asia. She’s now in her fourth season of PBS’ Samantha Brown's Places to Love!
July 25, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Joseph Rosendo
Four-time Emmy-award winning director and host Joseph Rosendo began his career as a travel journalist and broadcaster in 1980. Since 2007, he has hosted, directed and written Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope, the award-winning travel television series that airs on PBS and Public Television stations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in numerous international markets and streams worldwide on Amazon.
July 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions With Mark Wolters
Mark is a Professor of Marketing (PhD) and has worked, lived, studied, and taught in more than a dozen countries and has traveled to many dozens more. He has a passion for teaching and helping others to see and experience the World. He also has over 680,000 followers on YouTube!
July 16, 2020
39 Travel Questions With Kinga Philipps
Kinga Philipps is a Polish American actress and award winning journalist. She has been a correspondent for a variety of networks including: USA Network, AMC, Food Network, Current TV, Fox Sports, SyFy, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel and Travel Channel.
July 11, 2020
What It's Like to Clean Planes During Covid19 and Is It Safe To Fly?
My buddy Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog) is a 19-year airline industry veteran, having worked in customer relations, air cargo, training and federal compliance. He is currently a ramp agent at Denver International Airport and has been helping clean the interiors of planes during Covid-19. I asked Paul all kinds of questions like: How do you clean the airplanes? Do you think it’s enough? Are they doing more now than before? Would you fly and put your kids on a plane right now? We also talked about de-icing planes since he's based at DEN. 
June 17, 2020
The Surprising Reason Kellee Edwards Got Her Pilot’s License and What It’s Like Traveling as a Black Female Pilot
While interviewing Kellee Edwards for my 39 Travel Questions series I got sidetracked about her being a pilot and the surprising reason she got her pilot’s license. Then we got talking about what it’s like traveling the world as a black female and BLM so I created a separate podcast. 
June 16, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Kelle Edwards
Kellee Edwards is "One of the Most Powerful Women In Travel" according to Conde' Nast. She's also an award-winning travel expert, journalist and television host by land, air and sea. She is a licensed pilot, advanced open water scuba diver and explorer and is most known for hosting Mysterious Islands on The Travel Channel.
June 12, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Drew Binsky
Drew Binsky is only 29 years old and he has already have been to 191 countries in the world! I was fortunate to get a chance to sit down with Drew (thanks, quarantine) to find out his favorite places, best travel tips and much, much more.
June 10, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Angela Sun
My friend Angela Sun is an American journalist, television presenter, sportscaster, documentary filmmaker and has traveled to over 60 countries. Check out her travel style!
June 09, 2020
What It's Like to Contract Covid-19 in Australia and Travel Back to the USA
When I found out my friend Angela Sun was the first person to test positive for Covid-19 in Cairns, Australia... I had to interview her to find out what her experience was like Down Under and the flight back to the U.S.A.
June 07, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Jon Haggins
Jon is the producer and host of GlobeTrotter TV; a half hour five-times weekly lifestyle travel show that airs in two-million NYC homes on Spectrum HD channel 1993. He has written five books and began his career as a fashion designer. 
May 30, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Amber Mac
Amber Mac is a bestselling author of two books, keynote speaker, radio host and co-host of the award-winning podcast series The. AI Effect. Amber has also hosted number of TV shows, including App Central, Bloomberg Brink, G4TechTV's Call for Help, and TWiT's The Social Hour.
May 29, 2020
What’s It Like To Travel To Australia During Covid19?
When I found out that my friend Kylie was traveling to Australia to see her family, I asked if I could interview her for my podcast. She kindly agreed and I asked her all kinds of questions, from what the flights were like (LAX-SFO-SYD), what happened on arrival, where the mandatory two-week quarantine took place (a guarded luxury hotel that U.S. presidents have stayed in and included three meals a day) and what it’s like in Sydney now that she's completed the quarantine. You will probably be surprised ... I was! Listen to her whole experience here!
May 28, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Mickela Mallozzi
Mickela Mallozzi is the four-time Emmy Award-winning Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance which airs on PBS stations nationwide and on Amazon Prime globally. A professional dancer and trained musician, Mickela decided to start a journey around the world, taking her camera with her to follow dance in the lives of everyday people wherever she went. From re-discovering her family’s heritage in Southern Italy to dancing tango on the main stage in Buenos Aires, the series covers Mickela’s adventures as she experiences the world, one dance at a time.
May 28, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Gabe Saglie
Travelzoo’s Senior Editor and a leading expert on travel deals, tips and trends. Gabe appears regularly on highly-rated networks, including NBC, CNN and Fox News, as well as affiliate stations in top TV markets around the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco. Find out Gabe's Travel Style!
May 27, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Heather Greenwood Davis
Heather and her family were named National Geographic "Travelers of the Year"  after the family spent a year (her boys were just 6 and 8 -years old at the time) travelling to 29 countries on six continents and sharing their insights through articles and social media.
May 26, 2020
Quarantine Talk with Josh Gates
Quarantine Talk with Josh Gates, host of Expedition Unknown to discuss life under the stay-at-home order and his new show ... Josh Gates Tonight. Recorded on April 21, 2020.
May 24, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Andrea Feczko talking about Solo Female Travel Safety
Andrea Feczko has traveled the world hosting travel shows called Vacation Creation and Vacation Chasers. More often she travels alone and shares some important safety tips including one I've never even knew about.
May 23, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Christine van Blokland, Host of Curious Traveler
Christine van Blokland is an award-winning travel, arts and entertainment journalist with more than 20 years on television. She's the host, creator, writer and executive producer of the educational travel series, Curious Traveler.
May 22, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Kathy McCabe, Host of Dream of Italy
Kathy McCabe is the host and executive producer of the new PBS travel series, Dream of Italy. The series is based on her award-winning, 12-year-old subscription travel newsletter of the same name.
May 22, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Ashley Colburn
Ashley Colburn is a two-time Emmy award winning television producer and host. Ashley specializes in producing and hosting travel documentaries highlighting the wonder in the world. Whether she is bungee jumping in New Zealand or climbing the Matterhorn in Switzerland, there isn't much she won't do!
May 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Comedian Dan Nainan
Comedian Dan Nainan sits down with Johnny Jet to talk about his travel style!
May 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Brett Snyder of Cranky Flier
Johnny Jet sits down with Brett Snyder of Cranky Flier to find out his Travel Style and to see how he's coping with the quarantine.
May 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Rudy Maxa
39 Travel Questions with Rudy Maxa. Rudy is the host Smart Travels: Europe with Rudy Maxa, Smart Travels: Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa, and Rudy Maxa's World.
May 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Nomadic Matt
Learn all about how Matthew Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) started his website, his favorite countries and the place he got stabbed in.
May 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Darley Newman
Darley Newman is a travel expert, TV host, entrepreneur and multimedia producer. She has channeled her passions for travel and storytelling into successful TV series and brands, including Emmy Award-winning “Equitrekking” and “Travels with Darley” on PBS, Amazon Prime, Verizon Digital and networks in over 85 nations.  
May 20, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Cory Lee
After being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of two, Cory Lee's thirst for adventure never ceased. Cory has traveled to all 7 continents, while managing to run his travel blog, where he shares his accessible, and sometimes not so accessible, travel adventures with others.
May 19, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Peter Greenberg
Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor for CBS News and has flown 23 million miles and visited a whopping 158 countries! 
May 19, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Jack Maxwell
39 Travel Questions with Jack Maxwell host of The High Road and Travel Channel's Booze Traveler
May 19, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Ernest White II, Host of Fly Brother
Ernest White II talks to Johnny Jet about his new travel show called Fly Brother.
May 19, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Sam Chui
Sam Chui is an aviation vlogger who has been to over 100 countries and flown over 3.8 million miles!
May 19, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Brian Kelly (aka The Points Guy)
Brian Kelly (aka The Points Guy) sits down with Johnny Jet to answer his 39 Travel Questions! Find out what Brian's favorite places, airline seats, airport lounges and much more.  
May 19, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Robert Rose, Host of Raw Travel
Robert Rose, Host of Raw Travel, sits down with Johnny Jet to talk about quarantine and his favorite places to travel. 
May 17, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Leo Laporte
Tech guru and world traveler, Leo Laporte, sits down with Johnny Jet to talk about the quarantine and answer 39 Travel Questions.
May 17, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Lee Abbamonte
Lee Abbamonte, who has been to all 193 countries, the North Pole and the South Pole, sits down with Johnny Jet to share his travel experiences.
May 17, 2020
39 Travel Questions with Josh Gates
Talking all things travel with Josh Gates, host of Expedition Unknown and Josh Gates Tonight on Discovery Channel.
May 17, 2020