Most travelers love weather maps and I'm always looking for the best. The newest one on the Internet is iMapWeather and it's billed as the first weather site to incorporate social media in a Google map display. Hence travelers can post and share photos, videos and tweets on the iMap. It's weather and other information "by the people, for the people." iMapWeather is really an eye-pleasing way to get five-day forecasts and current conditions, view radar and satellite images. You can even see real-time lightning strikes and get nautical information. It could be more user-friendly but bottom line: weather maps merged with Google Maps is genius.
I used to be afraid to fly (long story). Moved to California from Connecticut at 21-- that's when I conquered my fear. In college I started dating a bona fide princess from Hong Kong. She was accustomed to flying Biz Class. I had ONLY flown coach -- and I had never been overseas. When she invited me home, I couldn't let the opportunity slip by. I (okay, my dad) bought the seat next to her from a consolidator. I picked the right time to have my first out-of-coach experience. WOW! What a difference-- A nice phat seat, some hot towels, a little sorbet to clean the palate, non-stop food, beverages and movies. When I returned to the U.S. I felt like a new man. I started working as a college recruiter. While traveling my 26-state territory on a tight budget, I learned traveling in style on a budget was possible. I started a weekly newsletter and JohnnyJet.com to share my tips. Three months later USAToday made JohnnyJet.com website of the week and now it's my full time job.