That Mood Of Mine That Drives My Husband Crazy

Funny thing is I had no idea this was a problem As marital disagreements go,      This was one I wasn’t expecting.      It popped up on a typical weekend day for Husband and me, sitting side by side at our dining room table.      I was puttering away adding uplifting and positive news stories to my website.      Husband was busy creating our next travel adventure.      “We might be going around the world on Emirates Airlines First Class,”

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How My Husband’s Frequent Flyer Hobby Took Us On The First Class Ride Of A Lifetime!

His frequent flyer hobby booked us a double bed in the sky *Video Posted Below* I thought it was time to share my husband’s crazy over-the-top frequent flyer hobby. This is what consumes our lives when I’m not sharing uplifting news with the world. About 10 years ago he discovered that he could make every dollar going out bring multiple miles back in. And he’s discovered the secrets to burning miles on the most luxurious planes in the world. He

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How American Express Cardholders Can Save 20% On Amazon

A great holiday shopping hack from MilesHusband Do you have an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards? This link will tell you if your account is eligible for the Amex Holiday Promo and will activate the promo on your Amazon account. Some pointers from my Miles/Points crazy husband, aka, “MilesHusband.” Make sure your payment method is a Membership Rewards-earning AmEx card. Use ONE AND ONLY ONE Membership Reward point as payment. **To do this, type in “0.01” in the box that

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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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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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How Candles In A Church I Don’t Belong To Help Me Find My Way Home

Italy. The answer is Italy. If you caught last week’s column, Dear Reader, you left me stuck on a mountain top in Oman with a husband who was using frequent flyer miles prowess to get us home. “How about Milan?” he piped up as he worked his booking voodoo. He found a beautiful hotel and two first class seats through Dubai into Milan. For pennies, as he’s apt to do. “We can tour the city. We can go to Lake

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This Is The Last Place I Ever Expected To Spend My Wedding Anniversary

This is the last place I ever imagined I’d spend my wedding anniversary. On top of a mountain. In Oman. Go ahead and look on a map. I had to. We’re talking the other side of the globe. A tiny country bordered by The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Yeah, Yemen. Which my husband insisted we would only end up in if we took a wrong turn. Welcome to the latest travel creation of the man I’ve come

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