“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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Job Opening For Baby Panda Hugger! Cuddliest Job Ever!

Baby Panda Hugger! Could there be a better, cuter, snugglier, adorabler job in the world? I don’t see how. This is a real job. Stylist Magazine reports that the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center is really looking for someone to come cuddle with their baby pandas. The official job description reads, “Your work has only one mission: spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.” And they’ll pay you to do this. About $32,000 for

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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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Cuddle With Therapy Dogs At These Airports Across America

Therapy dogs are about to make holiday travel a lot more enjoyable at a number of airports across America. United Airlines is bringing therapy dogs to airports to help stressed out holiday travels relax a bit and smile, of course. BarkPost.com reports passengers traveling through ORD, EWR, IAD, IAH, DEN, LAX, and CLE will have the chance to visit with friendly dogs before they head off for the holidays. The United Paws crew will greet customers from Dec. 21 through

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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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What A Wonderful Welcome! Husband Trumpet Serenades Wife In Airport

              Anyone else tear up watching reunions in the airport? Here’s really wonderful one to top all others. 75-year-old Ed Zamora wanted his wife, Melody, to know just how much he missed her while she was gone on a 2-week trip to Spain. So the former band teacher pulled out his trumpet and started to play “What A Wonderful World” in the middle of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last week as Melody arrived.  

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Stranger Soothes Stressed Mom’s Crying Baby On Plane

Oh my! We have all been there. Seated, ready to take off on a crowded airplane when the crying baby shows up. The crying baby who..will..not..stop..crying! It’s not like Rebekkah Garvison wanted her 4-month-old baby, Rylee, to keep screaming at the top of her lungs. After all, when she’s not a crying baby, she looks like a little angel. And Rebekkah is a new mom who was simply making her way back from visiting her husband who is an active-duty

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