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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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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