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World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Feb 11, 2014

Soaring over the earth in a hot air balloon is one of the most breathtaking experiences that you would ever have in your life time. As the baskets fills and lifts off the ground one barely notices only later to discover you are cruising over vast tracks of lands at nice speeds gliding like a bird with 360 degree view. Despite the fact that hot air ballooning is a great thrill, it still remains a fact that some places are more fascinating than others. Here are some of the world’s best places to visit as you enjoy the ride. California, Napa Valley Napa is allocated in San Pablo bay and has a generally warmer climate than most other towns. Most renowned for its vineyards Napa is a top tourist destination, it boasts of prestigious hotels, hospitable people and the famous hot air balloon rides. The balloons have designated pilots who will sail you as you enjoy the panoramic view of Napa valley. The feeling of being in safe hands gives you a calm spirit as you enjoy your vacation. Take your family on a ride and they will never forget, you can also celebrate other life occasions like birthdays or even propose for marriage on air. This romantic feeling places Napa in the hearts of many and is the same reason it should be your next destination. Kenya, Maasai Mara Maasai Mara is a national reserve in Kenya that boasts of hosting the eighth wonder of the world. The great wildebeest migration that happens between July to October. You will enjoy watching the migration of zebras, gazelles and wild beasts as they cross the crocodile full Mara River. You will enjoy this spectacular experience on air and the balloon safari rides do extent to the neighboring Serengeti National park in Tanzania. You will enjoy seeing the big five and the breath taking landscape of East Africa. Burma Myanmar, Bagan Having a ride on a hot air balloon over the rich history inclined Bagan is a perfect way to spend your vacation. Bagan is considered to be the capital city of many ancient kingdoms and this is evidenced by seeing the over 5000 pagodas which...

5 Great Family Attarctions in Egypt

5 Great Family Attarctions in Egypt

Aug 17, 2012

Egypt is a beautiful and mysterious land. It has a long rich history and makes for a magical family experience. There are many beautiful and interesting sites to bring the family, many of which display the splendor of ancient Egyptian civilization, but Egypt is also a modern country with a bustling urban scene. That being said, below you will find the top five attractions for you and your family in Egypt. 1) The Pyramids of Giza: Right by the capital, Cairo, the ancient Pyramids of Giza are usually the first thing one thinks of when Egypt is mentioned. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world- glorious, dramatic, and beautiful, the pyramids make for the number one must-visit location in Egypt. As well as the pyramids, you can also take a camel ride around the plateau, and visit the famous Sphinx. Your family will be blown away with the majesty of this location.(image by Bill Holmes). 2) The Cairo museum: The Egyptian Museum at Cairo is a wonderful museum where you family can see the ancient treasures of the pharaohs including those of King Tutankhamen, like his golden death mask. Within, you can see ancient Egyptian jewelry, statues, and artifacts from almost four thousand years ago. The Egyptian Museum has been a focal point of tourists and scholars for over one hundred years, and continues to be to this day. 3) Luxor: Luxor is a fantastic base for exploring the monuments and museums further out in the desert. A beautiful city build on the site of ancient Thebes, some of Egypt’s most amazing sites lie nearby. In Luxor you can find the Luxor Temple, built by Amenophis III, the Mummification Museum, and the Luxor Museum. From Luxor itself, you can visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can go in to the tombs of the pharaohs, and the Karnak complex, a massive temple complex with gigantic columns and temples dedicated to the ancient gods. 4) Nile cruise: The river Nile is the cradle of one of the most important civilizations in history, and is one of the most beautiful rivers on the planet. Taking in the passing sights in a magical country,...