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Siesta Beach

Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area and...

Asia
May 19, 2004

Rides in Dubai

A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes, emerald...

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November 16, 1998

Rides in Turkey

Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...

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December 18, 2012

Rides in Egypt

Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple crashes...

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Africa
August 5, 2012

Rides in Tanzania

The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create a...

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Australia
May 12, 2005

Rides in Australia

Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...

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North America
June 30, 2013

Ride in USA

Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...

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May 27, 2013

Ride in Canada

Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...

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Europe
March 12, 2005

Rides in France

The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and vouvray....

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February 18, 1999

Rides in Switzerland

To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three people...

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