Day 1: On the Road in Rio

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We arrived in Rio after much drama with our flight.  Our first stop was Corcovado to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. It sits atop a lofty hill, overlooking all of Rio where you can see the outlying islands in the distance, giving the picture a surreal touch. The breathtaking view from here will leave you speechless. 

All Packed Up and No Where to Go

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If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you may have noticed a trend.  There is a running  joke amongst our friends that we are a travel jinx. Basically, whereever we go, things tend to go sideways. For our flight to Rio, we were all packed and ready to go;  we got to the airport, checked in our bags, and were ready to hit the beaches of Brazil. While we were in the lounge having a drink, Fausto’s phone started buzzing wildly. It was from American Airlines… which is never a good thing. Turns out our flight was cancelled and rescheduled for the next day. Even though there are other empty flights going to Brazil tonight, we are stuck here because they can not pull our luggage once it’s checked in.  Apparently that’s the new policy. Continue reading

Planning Brazil

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[Photo credit: Len Theivendra via Flyseestay]

In a few days time, we’ll be on our way to Rio DeJaneiro! We booked our tickets way back in January, when we saw an error fare, and decided to snag a few seats. Fast forward 9 months, and its finally time to start packing.  We are lucky that Caitlin’s sister also booked the same fare and visited Rio back in March.  She shared all of her itinerary with us so we didn’t have to plan too much. Continue reading

Error Fare to Rio de Janeiro

It was 11 o’clock on Thursday night, we were in bed, hunched over our computer, frantically searching for the cheap airfare to Rio de Janeiro.  Earlier that night, my sister messaged us and told us to check out the cheap flights from Toronto, Canada to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for less than $400 on American Airlines.  This is obviously an error fare, the question is whether or not American Airlines would honor it.  Tickets were flying off the shelf at an alarming rate so you had to act fast. In fact the deal was dead by 10 am the next morning.  Usually when we find great airfare deals, we will try to share it on our Facebook page or on our blog. Continue reading