One of the best ways to view a new place is from high above. That’s why air ballooning Africa has become a popular new way to travel in the world’s most exciting continent. Whether you want to float over the Serengeti or stare down overtop Johannesburg, there’s an option that’ll probably work perfectly for you.
Serengeti Balloon Safaris
The Serengeti National Park is a wide landscape full of nothing but nature and the perfect place to spot rare wildlife like zebra and water buffalo. Serengeti Balloon Safaris set sail at dawn, after a delicious breakfast, and take you 1,000 feet into the air where you can safely watch lions and elephants in action.
The Air Ventures
The Air Ventures hot air ballooning operation sits just outside of Johannesburg, making it a wonderful and accessible daytrip for anyone in the area. They’re happy to take singles, couples and groups into the air over the Cradle of Humanity for epic views of the country’s fantastic scenery.
Namib Sky Balloon Safaris
Sossusvlei in Namibia is one of Africa’s most gorgeous landscapes; it’s home to rolling sand dunes and desert hills along with epic wildlife. The Namib Sky Balloon Safari will take you into the air at the crack of dawn for some striking views of the scenery as the sun paints it with color first thing in the morning.
If a safari isn’t exactly what you’re searching for, how about a grand adventure floating above the desert temples? Sinbad Balloons in Luxor, Egypt, will take you overtop tombs and temples of Ancient Egyptians before gliding safely over the River Nile. It doesn’t get much more exciting than that.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
It’s no secret single men who travel often look to mingle. Thankfully, there are plenty of great cities where guys can cut loose and potentially meet the girl — or guy — of his dreams. Here are a few hot spots for single men around the world.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.