How Our Family Earned 60,000 Bonus Miles In 2016 Buying Stuff We Were Going To Buy Anyway

“How do you earn so many miles?” That’s a big question our family gets all the time. Miles Husband says it’s time to explain one of his most important, successful techniques to you. Remember this scene from the movie, “The Graduate?” In that same spirit, Miles Husband just wants to say one word to you. Just one word. “Portals.” Yes, portals. It’s how we shop for almost everything. Online shopping portals. It’s how you can make your miles multiply like

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Therapy Pig Soothing Travelers At SFO Airport

  One fine pig. That’s what, or rather, who is waiting for you if you’re lucky enough to travel through San Francisco this holiday season. There’s a good chance you might run into Lilou, the therapy pig. The Mercury News reports she’s part of the SFO’s Wag Brigade, a group of animals who greet travelers as they pass through the airport. That means dogs, Cats. Some rabbits and now Lilou, the pig. Not just any pig can roam the terminals

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Airline Proves We Actually All Can Get Along During This Crazy Election Year

Sure does seem impossible for all of us to get along during this crazy election year. That’s why I’m showing some love for JetBlue who came up with a great social experiment called, “Reach Across The Aisle.” Adweek reports the airline picked a flight from Boston to Phoenix and told the passengers everyone on the flight was getting a free roundtrip to a city that JetBlue flies…with one catch. All 150 passengers had to make a unanimous decision before the 6 hour flight

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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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Uber Passenger Makes It Possible For Driver To See His Son Compete In Rio

Turns out there is so much more to Uber than getting a ride. One very grateful Uber driver is finding that out. The Washington Post reports driver Ellis Hill found that out as he gave passenger Liz Willock a ride as she was leaving the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two got to chatting about one thing and another when the subject of the Olympics came up. Liz mentioned she knew someone who would be competing. Ellis did her

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What Happens When Dog Asks for Phone-Free Vacation

Give credit to a chihuahua named, Pancho, for asking for a phone-free vacation. Being the smart dog that he is, he’s noticed his human, Nic, spends a lot of time on his phone. Too much time. Sound familiar. Happily, Nic got the message and took Pancho on a 3-day vacation without using his smart phone. What a happy, inspiring time they had. Here’s a look and a question–what would you do with 3 phone-free days? And if you like dog

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What Can You Do With Joy When There Is So Much Hurt In The World?

It was just supposed to be a short vacation. Not a chance to learn yet another life lesson. A chance to not work my brain and my heart so hard. That’s what I was thinking last week as my travel wizard husband pulled one of his miles miracles and flew us off to Costa Rica. Just us. No kids. No worries. That was the idea. At least. Until reality came crashing into paradise. “Did you hear what happened in Orlando?”

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Orlando Victim’s Grandmother Gets Amazing, Compassionate Treatment Onboard JetBlue Flight

It’s the flight no grandmother should have to take. When the grandmother of one of the victim’s of the Orlando nightclub massacre got onboard a JetBlue flight to go to her grandson’s funeral, the flight attendants made sure she was surrounded with love and compassion. Flight attendant Kelly Davis Karas shared on her Facebook page that she and her fellow workers were moved to find out Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo’s grandmother was onboard their flight heading to Orlando. They set some things

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Library-Hotel Where You Sleep Among The Bookshelves

Can you imagine a better place for a book lover to spend the night than in a library-hotel? Such a place really exists. The Guardian says Book And Bed opened late last year in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district. There’s nothing fancy here. It sounds like it is more of a hostel than a high-end hotel. Book And Bed’s website explains what you should expect: “There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets.” More than an upscale experience,

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Father Surprises Army Son As Pilot Of Flight Home From Deployment

Captain Mario Lopes is an awesome dad who sure knows how to turn the tables. He also knows how to fly planes. He’s made a career as an airline pilot, the last 27-years he’s been flying for United Airlines. He made the most important flight of his life this month, as he managed to fly the plane that was bringing his son home from deployment in Kuwait. ABC News reports First Lt. Mario Lopes was due to come back from

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