Is there a photo that gives you so much joy every time you see it as you’re transported back to that moment? You can still smell the air, hear the sounds surrounding you, and feel the sunlight on your skin.
This is ours; high atop the world-famous Machu Picchu in Peru. It was a bucket list item for my wife and I and a journey that began at CVG.
But I wasn’t always the mountain-climbing adventurer type
At the age of 20, I moved to New York City to pursue a job opportunity. I didn’t know a soul in the city, and I remember getting on the flight to LaGuardia to check out apartments and feeling absolutely terrified.
I would experience anxiety about flying over the next few years. Each landing couldn’t arrive quick enough.
But I kept flying.
I was determined to overcome fear by fleeing my comfort zone. Moving out of the country to the Cayman Islands sparked a love for seeing new places and cultures.
A much younger, and short-haired Jay Kruz at Rum Point, Cayman Islands, BWI.
I continued flying.
Then I met my wife, and as I’d quickly learn… she really loves to travel. She’s lived in Africa and Europe and had traveled extensively for years
She kept pushing our travel boundaries when she suggested, “lets honeymoon in Southeast Asia.”
As we arrived in Dallas on our connecting flight from CVG. I felt a little panic when I glanced at the board and saw a 15-hour flight ahead of us to Hong Kong, with connecting flights to Thailand and Cambodia.
The skyline of Hong Kong offers a synchronized light and music show each night | The Angkor Wat temple is absolutely awe inspiring | The view from our honeymoon suite in Phuket, Thailand.
But I kept flying.
160 cities, 30 countries, 29 states, and four Canadian provinces later… we’re still eager to see more!
Hi, I’m Jay Kruz, Mix 94.9 Radio Host and travel enthusiast! Seeing the world is my passion and I’ve partnered with CVG to help you explore new destinations, travel better, and whenever possible, save money!
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CVG has become such a busy hub for travelers. There are plenty of airlines with low fares and a great mix of shopping and dining experiences. Gone are the days when you had to drive to Dayton, Indianapolis, Columbus or even Pittsburgh to find a cheap flight.
CVG now offers over 50 non-stop destinations and has the lowest airfares in the region. Getting to your gate is a breeze with some of the shortest TSA wait times I’ve come across in my travels and options like TSA Pre-Check and CLEAR to make things even faster.
That’s not just hype. The deals are real.
I’ve booked round-trip flights from CVG to:
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I look forward to seeing you in the skies!