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Celebrate Balloons Around the World Day with These Memorable Balloon Experiences

by Aoife O'Riordan

Sep 28, 2023

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Destinations / Middle East

The first of October is more than just the signal of Halloween season and the feeling of a true fall beginning. This date also marks Balloons Around the World Day, a lesser-known but equally fun day to celebrate. In honor of this day, book your next trip to one of these fantastic destinations featuring balloon rides, enchanting balloon flights and other balloon-inspired activities.



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Avon Valley, Western Australia

Float above the valley with Windward Ballooning, Western Australia’s oldest and most experienced commercial balloon operator. This operator offers a sunrise balloon flight over Avon Valley between April and late November. Soar in a traditional wicker-basket balloon over the rural landscape of rolling hills, green fields and streams.



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AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Want to see the desert from above? In northwestern Saudi Arabia, AlUla is the place to do just that. In fact, AlUla broke the Guinness World Records title for the World’s Largest Hot Air Balloon Glow Show in March 2022. Today, the site offers various balloon tours over ancient sites like Hegra, the first UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the rock-strewn, oasis-covered Arabian desert landscape.



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Scottsdale, Arizona

Prefer to stay domestic but still desire that unforgettable balloon experience? Head over to Scottsdale, Arizona and stay at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. This upscale property offers a balloon ride as part of its Andaz Adventures program, encouraging guests to explore the region beyond the resort. This one-hour ride provides guests with views of the vast desert, unique rock formations and more. Even better? The balloon site sits just 40 minutes from the resort, so you can be back and lounging by the pool in no time.


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Tips / Travel
Nov 24, 2023

Tips and Destinations for Winter Camping

According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Nov 24, 2023

Study Finds Travelers More Satisfied at U.S. Airports This Year

What was your airport experience like the last time you flew? If you’re like most travelers in North America, you might have been pleasantly surprised to find your closest major airport offered a better experience than you remembered.

Nov 23, 2023

What’s Most Cost-Effective: Driving or Ubering to the Airport?

When you’re ready to head to the airport for your next flight, will you drive and park, or take an Uber? A new study looks at what’s most cost-effective so you can make the best decision for your travel budget.

Experience Ireland’s
Wild Atlantic Way

From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.

Food & Drink
Nov 21, 2023

6 Must-Try Pies from Around the World

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s six pies and the countries that made them possible.