Former Stray Dog Is Now World Traveler Who Has Been To 21 Countries

Kala Kutta is a stray dog who was going to be put down. Now, she’s a beloved member of a family who takes her with them as they travel the world. Their Facebook page explains, “John and Rochelle were working in Bengaluru when they fell in love with a black street dog that live outside Rochelle’s office. ‘She was thin and so a friend and I started sharing our dinner with her. Over the next few months, I grew quite

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How Candles In A Church I Don’t Belong To Help Me Find My Way Home

Italy. The answer is Italy. If you caught last week’s column, Dear Reader, you left me stuck on a mountain top in Oman with a husband who was using frequent flyer miles prowess to get us home. “How about Milan?” he piped up as he worked his booking voodoo. He found a beautiful hotel and two first class seats through Dubai into Milan. For pennies, as he’s apt to do. “We can tour the city. We can go to Lake

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This Is The Last Place I Ever Expected To Spend My Wedding Anniversary

This is the last place I ever imagined I’d spend my wedding anniversary. On top of a mountain. In Oman. Go ahead and look on a map. I had to. We’re talking the other side of the globe. A tiny country bordered by The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Yeah, Yemen. Which my husband insisted we would only end up in if we took a wrong turn. Welcome to the latest travel creation of the man I’ve come

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How MilesHusband’s Biggest Points Redemption Ever Waited Behind This Hotel Door

Points redemption. Two words that give MilesHusband goosies. Basically, it’s the math you do to figure out how much value each point or mile brings you when you cash it in for a flight, a hotel, or heaven forbid, a camera or magazine subscription. And off the top, I have to say, “Thank you, Chase Ultimate Rewards!” as these points made this great story possible. More on how to earn those at the bottom of this post. For now back

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Jet Airways Gifts Free Lifetime Flights For Baby Born Mid-Air

India’s Jet Airways wins “Most Creative Baby Gift for a newborn passenger. And, by “newborn passenger,” this little tike wins “Most Dramatic Entrance.” The BBC reports the baby boy was born on a flight from Saudi Arabia to India. Luckily for the baby and new mom, there was a nurse onboard who was able to assist the crew when the woman went into premature labor at 35,000 feet. The baby is healthy and was taken to a hospital when the

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Travel Guru Rick Steves Donates Apartment Complex To Homeless Women And Kids

You probably know Rick Steves for this European travel specials that run all over public television. While you’re watching him show you a quaint inn in Austria or walk a picturesque trail in France, you probably don’t realize that there is one generous heart who has his other passion—giving back. Steves long ago invested in a $4 million apartment complex back home in Washington state. He explains on his website, “One of my pet social causes has long been affordable

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Off-Duty Pilot Helps Out Overwhelmed Mother-Of-Four By Feeding Her Baby

Captain Tom Nystrom is not only a pilot for Finnair, he’s also a dad. As such, he knows you’re never really off-duty when you’re a parent. That’s why when he was flying off-duty as a pilot, he was more than happy to be an extra set of hands for an overwhelmed mom who was traveling alone with four young children on a flight most probably to the Helsinki Airport. One of the crew snapped a picture of Nystrom with a contented

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Female Runner In For Shocking Surprises As She Crosses Iran Alone

Swedish ultra-marathon runner Kristina took on her biggest challenge when she came up with the ambitious goal of running across Iran and doing it alone. She wanted to challenge preconceived notions she had about the country and the people. It wasn’t easy. It was just her and that converted baby jogger she dubbed, “Baby Blue.” What she found scared her, challenged her, and ultimately delighted her. The Guardian newspaper covered her run. Middle East Eye has more of the details

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Delta Airlines Makes Crazy Travel Delays Easier To Swallow With Pizza Delivery

United Airlines could take some PR and customer service lessons here. Delta Airlines knows it’s been one crazy, frustrating travel week for Atlanta. First, there was the collapse of I 85, making driving incredibly tough throughout the city. Wednesday, intense storms across the Southeast caused a ground stop for hours canceling about 300 flights and leaving some folks stranded sitting on planes. The airline couldn’t make the weather clear up, but they could order pizza! WSB-TV reports the airline ordered more

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World Traveler Gets Creative To Let Mom Know He Is Fine

Any traveler knows it’s great to see the world, but someone is home wondering if you’re okay. Often that means your mom, no matter how old you are. No matter what country you come from. Johnathan Quinonez found that out after he quit his job as an accountant in Brussels, Belgium and took off for an extended adventure. He’s 27 years-old, but his mom was still worried, especially since his first stop was Cuba and phone and internet service there

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