Top 5: Most Scenic Flights

by Nicole Quasté

Dec 15, 2017

Everest © Martin Molcan | Dreamstime

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Some of the most beautiful places in the world look even better from above. If you have the opportunity to take a helicopter or small plane ride, these are the places to do it.

Mount Everest

Nine of the top 15 peaks in the world are located in the Nepalese Himalayas, a snow-covered mountain region best seen from above. Flights are available year-round, but the best visibility is in September and May. One of the most affordable flights is through Get Your Guide for around $185. Buddha Air is another good option.

British Colombia, Canada

You can fly over almost any part of Canada and the view will be beautiful, but British Colombia’s rough, untouched, diverse geography offers a truly exceptional experience. Fly over glaciers, forests, mountain ranges and bright blue lakes with Babin Air for as low as $100.

Victoria Falls

Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls are the world’s largest, roughly twice the size of Niagara Falls. Experience the powerful, awe-inspiring falls from above (where you’ll be much drier) with The Zambezi Helicopter Company for as little as $15.

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is so large (277 miles long to be exact) you can only glimpse its majesty in bits and pieces from different vantage points. Only the aerial view captures its true immensity and grandeur. For a more exciting experience, take a helicopter ride with Maverick and fly below the rim to the canyon floor and over the Colorado River. Other helicopter flights are available from Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park.

Antarctica

Antarctica isn’t usually a daytrip thing, but with Qantas it can be. Explore the great white continent from the comfort of a Qantas Boeing 747-400 as it flies over scattered ice, icebergs, ice floes, rugged mountains and blue water. Flights take approximately 12 hours and include drinks and food.

Trends / Food & Drink
Dec 11, 2018

Seasonal Winter Beverages

Solomon Burke sings there is nothing sadder than a glass of wine alone, which is why two glasses are always recommended. It is cold outside and so the season to burrow and get cozy by the fire has begun. With all this talk of wine, you might think only the finest bottle can be enjoyed, but rest assured even when your bottle of red has been open for two days, this is the season for salvaging joy. Pour that slightly off bottle into a pot, add a little brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves and half an orange. Heat it up to a simmer for 10 minutes or so and then strain into mugs. You will have yourself some tasty mulled wine in no time.

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Dec 11, 2018

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Dec 11, 2018

Party Planning Checklist

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Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

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