On a recent Delta Air Lines flight from Newark to Minneapolis, a passenger seated near Stephanie Wolkin downed five mini-bottles of vodka in rapid succession. By the time the plane landed, the intoxicated passenger had become violently ill, and Wolkin, a retired union worker from St. Paul, Minn., had earned 10,000 frequent-flier miles the hard way.
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If you’re like me, you’ve probably forgotten the New Year’s resolutions you made a few days ago — or are at least thinking about forgetting them.
Maybe the 20,000 steps you vowed to take every day are closer to 10,000 this weekend. Maybe ice cream is back on the dessert menu. (Oh, you saw us over at Nami in Phoenix on Saturday? The kids made me do it.)
Read more “How to actually keep your New Year’s resolutions”
Climbing to the top of Sugarloaf Loop Trail in Sedona, Ariz., for a round of Uno easily ranks as one of the strangest things we’ve done as a family. Then again, there’s almost nothing I wouldn’t do to keep the kids from getting bored on vacation. Read more “Don’t get bored on vacation: Tips to keep the kids engaged”
When Linette Warnecke’s travel companion breaks her hip and has to cancel a Greek vacation, her tour operator, Great Value Vacations, is reluctant to refund the trip. What can she do to encourage the tour operator to do the right thing? Read more “This Great Value Vacations trip wasn’t so great”
When the Popcorn Factory promises to honor Sandy Diggins’ coupon code for a $104 order, she waits. And waits. And waits. Where’s her $25 credit — and can this consumer advocate help her get it?
Read more “This Popcorn Factory promotion code doesn’t work — I want a refund!”