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Aeroplan Beyond Miles Donations prove Charity Rewards


Let’s face it: The holidays aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. We want them to be about peace and love but often those feelings are buried under emotions like the stress you feel about still having to finish  gift lists and the agony that comes over you when you stop to think about whether  your mother-in-law will hate your turkey dinner…again. Aeroplan Beyond Miles| Holiday Giving There are, however, still small things you can do to keep the spirit of the season going. Throughout the year the Aeroplan Beyond Miles program works to find ways that you can give using just the points you’ve earned. In 2014, the program which donates miles to charities as diverse as War Child Canada and Free the Children, hit a major milestone when they crossed the threshold of more than 400 million miles donated to charitable partners since the program’s launch 8 years ago. Equally impressive: One of the charities it serves –   Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – hit a milestone of its own with  more than 100 million Aeroplan Miles donated. And as impressive as that is, it’s also a grim reminder of how much more is still needed…

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General, Travel Deals and Other Stuff I Love

Can you spare a minute to change a life?

leg up instead of hand out

I should’ve wrote this post weeks ago. There are a million reasons why I didn’t. I’m a busy girl: Kids are underfoot, deadlines are looming and of course the holidays are right there around that corner . I know it’s probably the same scenario at your house. But this is worth the interruption. In India there are dozens of families waiting for homes that we can help them build and all we have to do is take 10 minutes out of our crazy, lucky, blessed lives to do it. For the third year in a row travel bloggers are uniting in an effort to raise money for those in the world who need it most.  The initiative is called Passports with Purpose (PWP) and  I’m honoured to be a part of the Best Family Travel Advice family which  includes two of the founders of this amazing initiative. Last year they built a school in Cambodia This year’s project is even bigger and being carried out in collaboration with Friends of Lafti – an organization that for more than 50 years has been helping India’s poor have a shot at a better life. For about $2000 U.S. Lafti is able to…

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