How YOU Can See the World… from Cincinnati

January 1, 2019
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When I’m not DJing on Cincinnati’s Mix 94.9, you can find me traveling the world and sharing my journeys here.

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

The hustle and bustle of Times Square, NYC is an overwhelming experience for first-time visitors!

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.

CVG’s non-stop flight to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France is one of my favorites. I love leaving Cincinnati in the evening, having dinner on-board, heading off to sleep, and waking up in Paris!

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

The “First Look” at our wedding took place in the courtyard of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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.

The Colosseum in Rome is worth the long lines and crowds. It’s unlike any other space on Earth!

And flying.

Enjoying a beautiful view from a single engine plane in Belize.

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!

A guide recommended this view from the Radisson Blu Skybar in Riga, Latvia. Five stars!

I want to show you:

  • How much fun traveling to different areas of our country and the globe can be!
  • How to pick the perfect Florida vacation destination for your family.
  • The secret to finding a flight from CVG to Europe for 60% less than what the person sitting next to you is paying.
  • Tips and tricks to save on hotel rooms, rental cars, and activities.
We stopped in Kaunas, Lithuania to roam the cobblestone streets and visit historic churches.

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.

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia.

That’s not just hype. The deals are real.

I’ve booked round-trip flights from CVG to:

  • Barcelona for $403.96
  • Paris (non-stop) for $536.81
  • London for $502.66
  • Our honeymoon to Hong Kong for $548.16
The friendly people, delicious food, and beautiful views make Barcelona, Spain one of my favorite cities.

And have been helping friends and family book flights to popular destinations across the US from CVG including:

Check out some of the most recent flight deals here. (Jay’s Deals page)

  • Orlando, FL
  • Denver, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, DC
Getting up at 4am in December offered the rare chance to see clouds fill The Grand Canyon. It’s a great time to check out one of our national treasures without the crowds!

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I look forward to seeing you in the skies!

-Jay

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