Johnny Jet to Air on Travel Channel: McCool Travel Tips from Travel Experts: Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet, one of my interview profiles in 2011, circles the globe for his first televised special “Hot Spots 2012,” scheduled to air on the Travel Channel, January 1 at 9:00 PM EST (check local listings). For more information about the show, please click here.
Congratulations, Johnny!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I am re-publishing my interview with Johnny Jet from January 2011.
McCool Travel is excited to present interviews with travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons.
For the fourth profile, I am thrilled and honored to present Johnny Jet. Johnny Jet (John DiScala) is one of the top travel brands in the world. Johnny’s travel portal,, is truly a one-stop travel shop offering travel deals, stories, tips, destinations, and more. When Johnny is not traveling around the world, he is at home in Manhattan Beach, California.
Johnny Jet
Always in my luggage…
my laptop, ear plugs, eye mask, magazines, travel journal. More travel products reviewed by Johnny Jet.
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…
Sydney, Hong Kong
A favorite travel memory is…
Traveling with my mom
3 favorite travel brands…
Ritz-CarltonAir New ZealandSeabourn
3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…
Priceline for hotels/car rentals, Googling coupons for airport parkingEntertainment Book for meals
3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…
go for long walks, play sports, take public transportation
8 word (or less) travel mantra…
Always be nice
My favorite non-travel website…
I am fortunate to have met …
Sir Richard Branson
I would like to meet …
President Obama, Bill Clinton
Johnny shares thoughts on Twitter (@JohnnyJet), his blog, and Facebook.
Johnny Jet has been featured over 1,800 times in major publications, including USA Today, Time, Fortune and The New York Times, and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, FOX News Channel, and PBS. has been named “one of the top best money-saving web sites for travel” by Budget Travel Magazine, while the L.A. Times calls it “one of the top 10 essential travel resources on the internet.” Outside Magazine said that Johnny Jet has one of the world’s best dream jobs. Indeed.
Our paths first crossed in 2001, when I exchanged a copy of my newly published book (Winning the Airfare Game) for a new Johnny Jet t-shirt. While researching for this profile, I was surprised to learn that Johnny Jet evolved from his childhood nickname, Johnny Jetski. Cool!
Thank you, Johnny, for sharing a few thoughts with McCool Travel and may you have countless more memorable travel adventures!

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