Rescued Elephants Find Paradise At Amazing Sanctuary

Elephants are saved from a life of abuse, logging and entertainment It’s not an easy life for elephants in Thailand.  Some roam free. The vast majority live horrendous lives, abused, forced to work in the logging industry. Even situations that can look harmless to tourists, like performing elephants, or ones that give rides, are miserable situations for the animals. That’s what makes the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary so special. This is a place where elephants just get to be elephants. My

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Passenger Shares Beautiful Moment Of Sign Language Kindness On Alaska Airlines Flight

What a gift to get to witness a beautiful moment of kindness aboard an Alaska Airlines flight. That is what a woman named, Lynette Scribner, has done and shared with the world on Facebook. She shares how she was traveling from Boston’s Logan Airport after visiting her sister. There was a man named, Tim, seated in her row. It appeared he was both blind and deaf. This is a story about how one man can inspire a wave of kindness.

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Stranger Gets Instant Grandma Status When She Takes In Dad And Newborn Baby Unable To Fly

What does it take to be a grandma? A kind heart and a child to love make for a great start. That’s what Joy Ringhofer knows. She’s a volunteer at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. That’s where she met a new dad with an unusual story. Rubin Swift had flown in from Cleveland for the birth of his daughter. He’s taking full custody of her and expected to be able to fly back home when his new daughter, Ru-Andria,

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Delta Flight Attendant’s Compassionate Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Delta Airlines flight attendant Jeffery Jones might not realize it, but he’s turning into a viral internet star. Why? For his simple act of kindness and compassion. The best part, to read the account from another passenger, Jeffery was simply being Jeffery. Passenger Sharon Radcliffe was on a flight from Detroit to Nashville on March 6th.  She shared on Facebook something that moved her to tears. Radcliffe wrote that flight attendant Jones spotted a woman seated in coach who has

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The Awful Thing We Did Instead Of Taking That $23,000 Luxury Vacation Over New Year’s

As falls go, this was like gravity on steroids.      One minute, my husband was about to pull off one of his frequent flyer mile miracles.      New Year’s week flying around the world on Singapore Suites First Class.      As he does, he was about to pull off a $23,000 trip by paying about $78 per person.      Then, came the computer glitch.      The trip fell apart.      Which brought the question what to do next?     

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Earn 1,000 Bonus United MileagePlus Miles By Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Admittedly, it might seem a bit self-serving to go looking for bonus MileagePlus miles in exchange for helping out victims of Hurricane Harvey. What if you looked at it as a win-win when you share the goodness of your heart? Indeed, United Airlines is offering 1,000 bonus MileagePlus miles by donating a minimum of $50 to one of four charitable partners United is partnering with. United writes on a special webpage, “United will match the first $200,000 raised through this

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MilesHusband Books $14,500 Luxury First Class Plane Ride For $15

MilesHusband and I are just back from an incredible first class luxury airline experience. We flew Etihad Airways First Class Apartments from New York’s JFK airport to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Forget everything you think you know about flying first class. This one leg would’ve cost $14,500 per person. We paid $15. And 115,000 American AAdvantage miles. Yeah. For 30 bucks we laughed our way through luxury for 12 hours. We’ve actually flown this plane once before

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Earning Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying-The Basics

How does this “points-chasing” game work? How do MilesHusband and I manage to take over-the-top luxury vacations around the world for mere pennies? The folks at NextAvenue.org recently asked me to explain. Here’s a good primer on the way we earn and burn frequent flyer miles. Basically, it influences every since move we make with any money we spend. This article is just a toe dipper, so be sure to come back here for frequent updates. And if you have

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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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