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Jake Vanags

Los Angeles


About Me


My dream: Grow up to be the Dos Equis guy

My passion: Helping others fight the status quo for a kickass life

My expertise: Flying for free, including first class, pretty much to wherever my heart desires

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Jake's Activity

QWhat if you had a travel TV show?

If you could produce or star in your own travel TV show, what would it be about? Where would you go? What would be the theme or hook? See More

AHow to get super affordable travel (airplane tickets)?

Hey Christina, I answered very similar questions here ​ and here ​. (I've also copy and pasted one of them below.) But specifically from Baltimore​, I would set up flight alerts departing from Baltimore at ​ and See More

AHow do you find flight deals?

Hey Johnny, I answered a similar question here ​... 1. The best way I know to find the cheapest flights every time (especially when flying domestically) is to use the Google ITA matrix ​. If you want to learn how to use the ITA Matrix (its fantastic... See More

QFlying with a Dog?

I have a friend who wants to bring her dog on an upcoming flight. I know each airline has their own rules when it comes to traveling with a pet, but has anyone on Trippy done this? Any step-by-step processes or tips you can share? Thanks!!! See More

AWhat was your experience with turbulence and bad weather while traveling?

I used to like gentle turbulence... it kind of rocked me to sleep on long flights. After flying 51 times last year, however, a few experiences left me with a little more anxiety. Particularly, one time I was flying into Denver​ and there was the heaviest... See More

QNew York City: Best Airport to Fly Into for Access to Midtown

I'm staying with a friend in midtown for a few nights during a short layover in New York City. Which airport should I fly into in order to get to midtown the cheapest and easiest. I'd love to NOT take a cab. He lives on 8th Ave and 35th. EWR? JFK? LGA? See More

QUnited Arab Emirates: Accommodation in UAE?

A friend and I scored two round-trip tickets from NYC to Abu Dhabi for $178 each thanks to a mistake fare on Christmas morning. We may be staying with a friend, but in the chance we cannot, what is the best route for accommodation in the UAE? I know hotels can be expensive... See More

ALos Angeles: Very important: who has the best breakfast burrito?

You can't go wrong with a solid breakfast burrito from any of the ones already mentioned. My personal favorite is the breakfast burrito from Big Tomy's​... I tend to split it with a co-worker of mine because they're so big. But wow, are they... See More

QWhat's your experience with Couchsurfing?

What's your general feeling toward couchsurfing? Positive experiences? Negative experiences? See More

QBest Unexpected Event While Traveling?

What is one of your favorite travel memories that happened completely unexpectedly. Maybe from the kindness of strangers? Maybe a random adventure? I know it might be hard to pick just one! See More

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