“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

If you like this story, please check out my 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.” So, you’ve seen how my Mad Scientist Miles Husband has been able to create amazing international trips by collecting frequent flyer miles without flying. “Sign me up!” you say. Or “This has to be too good to be true.” Well, yes, and no. It is indeed possible.

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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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Your Home Improvement Project Can Earn You Frequent Flyer Miles

You’re finally getting around to that home improvement project–new roof, gutting a bathroom, new furniture. Your house is going to look so much better, but you hate spending that money. There goes any travel budget. Right? What if that money you’re spending on your house could earn you miles toward free travel, even free luxury travel? That’s how things work around here with Mad Scientist Miles Husband. We finally are getting around to having our house painted. MSMH came up

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Husband Makes 50,000 Airline Miles Just By Taking Me To Lunch

Welcome to my world where Mad Scientist Miles Husband figures out a way to earn airline miles without flying. It’s kind of like living with a crazy genius. Sunday, he invites me for a midday date. I thought it was about picking out new colors to paint our house and getting some lunch. We’re just a block away from our house when he announces, “We’re going to earn 50,000 miles just by going to lunch!” (insert giddy, delighted with himself

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Billionaire Used Amex Card To Buy Masterpiece-For The Airline Points!

Here’s a guy after my Mad Scientist Miles Chasing Husband’s Heart. Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian recently sent tongues wagging in the art world when he bought Armedo Modigliani’s masterpiece, “Reclining Nude” at auction for a whopping $170 million! That’s the second highest price ever paid for a piece of art at auction. The New York Times reports Yiqian is clearly playing in the arena of the mega-rich. He and his wife are major art collectors who display their collection at

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Dad Shows Cheap And Free Way To Travel With Kids

Dan Miller and his wife have six kids. Yep, count’em six kids! Which means they never leave the house, let alone travel, right? You would think so, except that wasn’t the life Dan wanted for his kids, so he’s figured out some awesome strategies for families with kids, even a lot of kids, to travel for cheap, and sometimes free. Dan plays the same “travel hacking” game that my husband discovered a few years ago. Such an unfortunate term. It

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Husband Creates Travel Masterpiece: Around The World In First Class For $383.45!

I imagine most husbands’ idea of some time away means a few days at the beach? Couple days at a cabin? I’m not really sure, as I’m very late to the marriage game and Miles Chasing Mad Scientist Husband is my entire husband sample. Beyond family, MCMSH’s passion is collecting frequent flyer miles without flying  and cashing them in to travel the world First Class on the fanciest planes, fanciest airlines, which he likes to point out upfront are not going

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