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Chile Ends Visa Reciprocity Fees

For several years, traveling to the deep southern reaches of South America for US citizens has meant a hefty visa reciprocity fee. Chili, Argentina, and Brazil charge US citizens $160 for a Visa and have for many years. Each time the US raised the price for visa for foreign nations, ...

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Cyber Monday Airfare & Travel Deals

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Being the king of savings, and hailing from the trailer park, today I bring you a number of good deals or what I like to call #DoubleWideDelights. Today only, a number of airlines are offering great cyber monday deals that you do not want to pass up if you have any mileage runs your need to book, ...

Delta Phantom Award Tickets ARE BOOKABLE

I have been planning a graduation trip for my brother to Europe for months. The trip has been booked since April, but given the opportunity I was hoping to fly business class instead of economy. Despite this, finding transatlantic award space on Delta or their partners is nearly impossible. For ...

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Welcome to Our Newest Writer, Captain Josh Assayag!

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I'd like to introduce our newest Guest Contributor, Captain Josh Assayag! Josh is a pilot for a major airline and will be the author of our upcoming Ask the Pilot series.

When I first started this blog, I wanted to bring together a collection of ...

About Us - Live Better Stories, One Trip at a Time.

Pursued Adventures was created to bring back the love of traveling. Our purpose is to provide you with the best and most relevant information to make your travel plans the best they can be, to make the “travel” part of your vacation, not just a ...

Excitement for booked Star Alliance award with United miles

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I just completed a booking for an upcoming trip for my wife and I that I am (probably too) excited about.  It will include flights on new transatlantic business class on both Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines.  Our main destination is Spain, a place my wife has long wanted to ...

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Summerfest - my favorite part of living in Milwaukee

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I've lived in Milwaukee for more than a decade now.  Much longer than I ever thought I would, and often much longer than I wanted to, but there are lots of positives here too. 

The Calatrava-designed pavilion of the Milwaukee Art Museum on ...

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How often do you look out the window when flying?

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Flying coast to coast, I find that 95% of the time my window shade is down. I rarely look outside because after all, in my mind, 85% of this country equals a fly over state, meaning everything from East of the Rockies to the Appalachians (minus Chicago) really isn’t worth stopping at or ...

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Need to Get away? iFly want's to take you to Budapest

Lets be honest, with Hurricane Sandy clean up going on and the elections nearly upon us I think just about everyone is ready to get out of town and leave our worries and fears behind. To help alleviate your desire to get out of town iFly is offering a free trip for 2 to ...

Delta and the "de-Portland" hub story: airport allure

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A few decades ago, Delta Air Lines operated a transpacific hub out of Portland International airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon. I remember collecting Delta Sky magazines and published ...

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Help me Plan my trip to Buenos Aires

Hello Upgrd and Doublewide readers!! This weekend I posted about an amazing airfare sale from the USA by Aeromexico allowing you to fly from places like LAX to as far away as Santiago or Buenos Aires for $430. Well, I figured that this was such a bargain I would jump on the sale myself and now I ...

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Forget 4 Miles to Hong Kong - I'm Taking You There Free!

Boy did we have an exciting week last week trying to secure those HK tickets for 4 miles and $35?  Some are still holding out hope, some have given up.  For those that have kissed this one goodbye, this week is for you.  By coincidence, the Sherpa and Sherpstress were in Hong Kong last ...

Win a Trip to Germany!

It’s Pride Season across the United States and this year at L.A. pride Air Berlin was the ONLY airline with a booth within the Pride complex in West Hollywood. Having a crew of men and women giving out Air Berlin’s themed gifts, the airline was offering giving away a chance for two to ...

Etihad Guest Engulfs Air Seychelles Plus

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In February of 2012 Etihad invested in Air Seychelles and bought a 40% stake in the airline. Now Etihad is upping the ante and incorporating Air Seychelles more than ever before. The first adjustments were Air Seychelles flights to Abu Dhabi and code shares on Etihad's extensive route network, ...

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A Run in With Customs

Recently I traveled from Los Angela’s down to the Dominican Republic for some R&R between switching jobs. After a short 5 days of lying around the beaches of the D.R. My friends and split ways and two of us flew to Panama for a 10 hour layover which we used to tour the city of Panama and ...

Fairmont Promotion


Many Fairmont Hotels are offering a night free OR a $150 hotel credit good for golfing or the Spa at a number of properties around the world. The $150 credit ONLY applies to stays for 2 nights or longer and will be applied at check out.

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50% off WestJet Flights


Traveling to Eastern Canada this coming month? Or how about a quick weekend escape to Canada from NYC? It's beautiful in Eastern Canada this time of year when the trees are blossoming, the snow is melted, and a number of weekend ...