Two if by Air is run by travel addicts Jonathan Jacobs and Mike Spofford. Life-long friends, Jonathan and Mike have logged more butt-in-seat miles together than they care to admit.


Jonathan Jacobs

Living In: Long Island City, NY

Favorite City: Florence, Italy

Favorite Country: Morocco

Day job: Partner, Digital Natives Group

When I'm Not Traveling, I'm Reading, running, eating, or thinking about travel.

Airline Alliance of Choice: SkyTeam

The Top 3 places I want to visit are: Pit of Fire/Door to Hell (Turkmenistan), Turkey, Kenya

I thought I was going to end up on "Locked Up Abroad" when: In Rabat, friends and I thought we were asking a truck driver for a lift. Turns out the driver was a cop, and he wanted to arrest us because he thought it was our abandoned truck!

My favorite ways to get to know a city are: Ride public transit, eat the food, see a movie

The movie title that best sums up my outlook on travel is: You Only Live Twice

When it comes to travel, I'd never be caught dead: Flying in flip-flops

Ask me about: The time I was peed on by a monkey in Marrakech.

Jonathan in Akureyri, Iceland.

Jonathan in Akureyri, Iceland.


Michael Spofford

Living In: St James, NY

Favorite City: US - Austin, Texas / International- Rome, Italy

Favorite Country: Thailand

Day Job: Travel Agent/Soon to be the regional product and hotel relationship manager

When I'm Not Traveling, I'm: Enjoying a good beer/time with friends

Airline Alliance of Choice: Oneworld

The Top 3 Places I want to visit are: Ulaanbaatar, Lake Baikal in Siberia, and Tierra del Fuego

I Thought I might end up on "Locked Up Abroad When": I got lost in a park in Rome at night, fell down a hill and got covered in dirt, and then wound up outside the Canadian embassy disheveled and looking like a maniac.

My favorite ways to get to know a city are: Go out and explore/ask locals

The movie title that best sums up my outlook on travel is:  Around the World in Eighty Days

When it comes to travel, I'd never be caught dead: Flying Spirit or Frontier Airlines

Ask me about: anything industry related. I've worked for both a major airline and a travel agency. which gives me a unique perspective and insight on a lot of topics. Try me!

Mike spotted in Bangkok, Thailand at Wat Arun. We like to joke this is going to be the cover of his travel memoirs.

Mike spotted in Bangkok, Thailand at Wat Arun. We like to joke this is going to be the cover of his travel memoirs.