With the election coming, if you're traveling during the election, check out VoteFromAbroad.org. If you're not going to be around, you can vote by mail and this site will help you request your ballot ahead of time. But you have to do it now or you may run out of time.
Travel App of the Week - Photocard. Take pictures and then have them printed and sent to friends. Leo says that PhotoCard is the best for printing. The quality is 5x7 lamented. The creator Bill Atkinson is a professional photographer and he wanted the images to be professional grade. $1.50 to send inside the US, $2.25 outside the US. Email them for free. There's also some great help videos for the more advanced features and they're done by Leo! There's also PosterGram, which is similar. .99 each.
Another App - Cozy Family. It's a simple family organizer.
Johnny Jet says that Global Entry has gotten so popular that it's almost as long as the regular TSA lines. The next best thing is Mobile Passport by the US Government. It's an app for iOS and Android that allows you to have your passport data in your mobile phone -- and it's free. Once you land, you turn on your phone and hit submit on the phone and you have four hours to clear through customs. It's a great alternative and cuts down on the waiting times.
Johnny says that the FAA has advised airlines to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. United has recently announced it and there's an airline in Australia that has banned it. But Johnny says it's going to be very difficult to enforce. Airlines can request no charging of phones while in flight. Leo advises returning the phone.
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Johnny Jet says that Google has a new site called Google Arts and Culture which has street views of our national parks. Leo says it's like going on a virtual vacation.
App - Soothe on Demand Massage. It's a massage delivered to you within an hour, and it's legit. Book by the hour. Couples massages and prenatal massages as well. Apps for Android/iOS.
Little Jet is just a month away and Johnny and Natalie are busy with parental workshops. So things are getting very exciting.
This weeks' website - PetChatz. It's essentially Ring Central or Skype for Pets, where you can talk to your pet. You can even train them to use it to call you, and it will release a treat as a reward. $379. Leo says he used to have one, but returned it because his dog ignored it.
This week's website - HostelZ.com. This lists 46,000 hostels in 7,000 cities. It's the Kayak of Hostels.
This week's App - All Set Now. This is dining for people who don't have time to eat out. It's partnered with 200 restaurants in San Francisco and New York. You order and pay for your meal and then tell them when you're coming. They'll seat you and bring out your meal right away. It's available on Android/iOS.
Johnny Jet just got back home but there's insane deals out right now to Switzerland and Japan that's making him want to take off again.
Johnny Jet just flew in from the East Coast and now he's starting to slow down his travel time since his wife is about to have a baby. Johnny says that if you want to fly first class or business class, do it early. Check out FirstClassFlyer.com. For tips on how to get great deals on flying first class. It costs about $100 a year for the newsletter, but if you can book a first class flight for less, it could pay for itself the first ticket you book.
Johnny and his wife are in Minnesota for a "destination baby shower" at the Mall of America. With over 500 shops and two hotels, it's a huge place to go shopping.
Can a home insurance company offer travel insurance? Johnny isn't sure, but your credit card may offer travel insurance as a proof of membership. Another good insurance option is "cancel anytime insurance." This will give you the option of having to cancel your trip and get reimbursed.