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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How Your Grocery Shopping Can Earn You Mega Frequent Flyer Miles

Grocery shopping. I do it. You do it. We all gotta do it. And most weeks your eyes pop at what you’re spending to feed yourself and your family. But what if all those purchases could be earning you mega frequent flyer miles? That’s how it works around here. We always get asked, “How do you collect so many frequent flyer miles without flying?” The simple answer is it’s all in how we spend the money we’re going to spend

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90-Year-Old Says No To Chemo, Yes To Ultimate Road Trip

90-year-old Norma is becoming an internet sensation. Not too long ago she received a serious cancer diagnosis from her doctor. The news came just after her husband was admitted to hospice. In the usual way of medical treatments, the doctor told her about her options which included chemo, surgery and radiation. Norma had some news for the doctor–she was skipping all that and prescribing herself a life-affirming road trip! She has since been on the road with her son, daughter-in-law

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Stuff I Love: This Credit Card Has Incredible Miles Bonus

First, a little inside information for you. Just about every website that talks about credit cards is getting an affiliate fee when you sign up. They get between $50-200 in their pocket for each person who signs up. It’s a great business model for them, but you, the consumer, don’t know if they are really recommending the best card or fudging a bit because they want to get the fee. No need for that doubt here. The Miles Husband and

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Dear Miles Husband: Do I Have Enough Miles To Go On My Dream Trip?

Each week, Miles Husband answers one question from a newsletter subscriber, since chances are other folks can learn from one person’s question. This week’s question is from Patrice: “If I am booking a flight to Europe on American Airlines can I combine American airline miles and Alaskan miles to book one flight?  Or would you use another airline to fly to Denmark?” Asking a question of Miles Husband is like turning on a computer, this was his initial answer to

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Craziest Thing Miles Husband Has Done Chasing Miles And Points

If you’re looking for an uplifting book, written in really short chapters, please check out Daryn’s 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.” How crazy is this game chasing miles and points? It starts with a simple, “Hmmmm? Can this be for real?” Then goes to applying for a credit card that brings great bonuses. Then, you start noticing different promotions. Before you know it,

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“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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