Category Archives: Blog History

Blog Redesign Update – How Can We Make It Easier to Find Information?

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who filled out our survey and gave feedback on our blog redesign!  Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!

Many of you shared that it could be easier to find information on the blog.  And some hoped the new design would have a better search function.  We’ve tweaked our existing search engine and cleaned up as much of the blog as we could until the redesign, including making it easier to comment and reply to comments.

So I’ve made a quick follow-up survey for folks to fill out.  We’d really like to fine-tune the design to meet your needs!

Blog Redesign Update How Can We Make It Easier To Find Information

We Love to Hear Your Opinions! And Want to Create the Best Blog Design for You

So here’s a quick survey about finding information on the blog.

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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You guys are the best blog readers around!  To thank you, we are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points

Use 7,000 Southwest Points Toward a Tropical Getaway South of the Border

I’ll show you how to enter!

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9,000 Starwood Points Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 9,000 Starwood points giveaway!

9000 Starwood Points Winner

Did You Win 9,000 Starwood Points?

Find out who won!

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Daraius’ Diary: What I Do Before Bed

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about (and which isn’t all miles-and-points related).

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daraius Diary What I Do Before Bed

Whether at a Hotel or in My Own Bed, I Can Find Calmness & Contentedness

Before going to bed, I write down 10 things for which I’m grateful.  And because today is Thanksgiving, I want to share it with y’all!

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We’re Number 2. And We Try Harder!

Daraius:  The Million Mile Secrets team, Emily, and I are VERY touched and warmed with your support for us and for Million Mile Secrets!

We are the 2nd best Miles and Points blog in the recent 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards (promoted by USA TODAY). 🙂

What an honor!  Thank you!

I’ve always loved the famous Avis tagline: “Try Harder.  For example, “We’re Number 2.  But We Try Harder”

Were Number 2 And We Try Harder

We’re Always Trying Harder

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“I Chose the Wrong Lane. The Other Lane Is Way Faster.”

Daraius:  The hustle and bustle of holiday travel is underway, so I wanted to share a guest post from my friend Elly!

She teaches Non-Violent Communication, and is an empathy coach.  She also helps folks going through divorce maintain respect for each other.  She’s helped me and other members of the Million Mile Secrets team tremendously!  Oh, and she offers 30 minute free Discovery Sessions which are really easy to book online!

I’m always inspired by her kindness and intuition.  And touched by her ability to inspire, and share her compassion and commitment to finding common ground among all.

Here are wise words from my dear friend.  I hope they inspire you, too, in your travels this season.  🙂


“I chose the wrong lane.  The other lane is way faster.”

I hear the woman behind me in line for the airport security check sigh deeply.  She clearly wants a response.  The 100 people around us remain silent.

Elly Van Laar

Hurry up and Wait! The Stresses of Travel Can Get Us Down Sometimes

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Blog Giveaway: 9,000 Starwood Points!

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You’re the best blog readers in the world!  So this week Emily and I are giving away 9,000 Starwood points!

Blog Giveaway 9000 Starwood Points

Put Your 9,000 Starwood Points Towards a Stay at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort in Seychelles

I’ll show you how to enter!

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$200 Southwest Gift Card Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our $200 Southwest gift card giveaway!

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Did You Win the $200 Southwest Gift Card?

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Winter Escape to Mexico! Part 6 – Blog Giveaway

Emily:  When I was a teenager, I traveled to Mexico as part of a mission trip to build homes for families in need.

The experience changed my life in such a positive way!  I saw how kind and generous the Mexicans were towards me, even when they had very little.  I realized how much we take for granted in the US, and how blessed we are in so many ways.

Since that time, I’ve wanted to return to Mexico for another mission trip.  But this time, my friends and I were on vacation, so we visited Playa del Carmen before our recent trip to Cuba!

Winter Escape To Mexico Part 6 Blog Giveaway

Enter to Win 8 Fun Souvenirs From Playa del Carmen!

No trip could ever replace that first time in Mexico though.  I feel thankful that I was able to go to help others.

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Blog Giveaway: $200 Southwest Gift Card!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  So this week Emily and I are giving away a $200 Southwest gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 Southwest Gift Card

Use a $200 Southwest Gift Card to Visit San Francisco for the Holidays

I’ll show you how to enter!

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