My Family’s Shameful Travel Confession

Pressure. I’m feeling it. The need to declare allegiance to a team. To claim certain values. A way of life. Hold your political horses. You know we don’t go there in this space. And yet, With summer vacation wrapping up, another round of trips ready to post in the digital scrapbook, There feels this need to own, Honestly own, Where I fall in one of life’s big questions. Do you travel or do you vacation? Because, Dear Reader, you know

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How Your Grocery Shopping Can Earn You Mega Frequent Flyer Miles

Grocery shopping. I do it. You do it. We all gotta do it. And most weeks your eyes pop at what you’re spending to feed yourself and your family. But what if all those purchases could be earning you mega frequent flyer miles? That’s how it works around here. We always get asked, “How do you collect so many frequent flyer miles without flying?” The simple answer is it’s all in how we spend the money we’re going to spend

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How Your Pets Can Earn You Miles And Save You Big Money

  Everyone in our family helps to earn miles and points. Even our pets! Now you can do the same. Of course, being the crazy pet lover, this is money you’re going to spend anyway. So why not take a couple extra steps, save money and earn miles? Miles Husband explains how it works in this video featuring a special guest. Here are the steps with links: Go to GiftCardRescue.com. Buy e-gift cards, for Petsmart using your favorite miles-earning credit card.

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Dear Miles Husband: Do I Have Enough Miles To Go On My Dream Trip?

Each week, Miles Husband answers one question from a newsletter subscriber, since chances are other folks can learn from one person’s question. This week’s question is from Patrice: “If I am booking a flight to Europe on American Airlines can I combine American airline miles and Alaskan miles to book one flight?  Or would you use another airline to fly to Denmark?” Asking a question of Miles Husband is like turning on a computer, this was his initial answer to

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Craziest Thing Miles Husband Has Done Chasing Miles And Points

If you’re looking for an uplifting book, written in really short chapters, please check out Daryn’s new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” How crazy is this game chasing miles and points? It starts with a simple, “Hmmmm? Can this be for real?” Then goes to applying for a credit card that brings great bonuses. Then, you start noticing different promotions. Before you know it,

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“The List TV” Features Our Crazy Frequent Flyer Hobby: Husband’s National Media Debut

So, we get a Facebook message from the folks at, “The List,” a syndicated television show. “Can we talk to you about this crazy thing you guys do–collecting frequent flyer miles without flying and cashing those miles and points to take outrageous trips around the world?” “Sure!” we said. Beyond thrilled with the way host Jimmy Rhoades and his team took our slew of photos, Mad Scientist Miles Husband’s technical information and turned it into this great piece. If you’re intrigued

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Frequent Flyer Miles Game: Getting Started

So, you’ve seen how  Miles Husband has been able to create amazing international trips by collecting frequent flyer miles without flying. Here is our most recent over-the-top adventure. “Sign me up!” you say. Or “This has to be too good to be true.” Well, yes, and no. It is indeed possible. In the last few years we’ve collected about nine million miles by spending the money we would spend anyway to keep our family of four going.  Trust me, we

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Daryn’s New Book, “Hope Possible!” Is Here!

I’m so excited that my new book, “Hope Possible” is here! The full title is, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing A Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Here’s a peek at what it says on the back cover: From your TV screen, Daryn Kagan looked like she had her dream job.   As a news anchor for CNN, she had a front row seat to the world’s biggest breaking news

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The CRAZY, Never-Before-Seen Thing I Saw On Our Family Trip To Africa

8,342 miles. Three plane rides. 29 hours of travel. What a trip. To see the sights of South Africa. Elephant, hippos, rhinos! Come on over and I’ll be happy to inundate you with our family’s vacation photos and videos. None comes close to the most remarkable thing I witnessed on this adventure with my husband and two kids. After all, How do you prepare a teenager they are about to enter a world they’ve never experienced? A desert. A nightmare,

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Is The World Too Scary To Travel? What To Do?

This is the trip that almost wasn’t. And by trip, I mean trip of a lifetime. Husband, aka, Mad Scientist Miles Man has done it again. Figured out a way we can take our two girls to Africa for Christmas. Yeah, Africa. Land of elephants, lions, and hippos. Home of Nelson Mandela. Husband figured out a way a few months ago with his miles magic he could make this happen for $100 bucks a person. I’m not kidding. For four

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