How I Became An Expert on Balloons

Arts & Entertainment

Hot Air Balloon Rides: A Guide

For some people, vacation has to be something distinct, like a new adventure or something close to that. A hot air balloon ride may be the perfect vacation adventure for you. The average vacationer enjoys many different rides as part of their journey, from the airplane to car, boat, train, bike, ATVs, XUV etc. All of these transportation methods are good for getting you from point A to point B, but they are not exactly as thrilling and as rousing. When you enter the balloon you place yourself in the hands of an experienced operator, and you may not even know exactly where you are going. Having a hot air balloon rise as part of your vacation is indeed something of a great adventure and a great experience.

In a hot air balloon you benefit from getting spectacular views of the mountains in close and distant proximities. So as the balloon lifts you up over the mountain peaks, you get a view of the valley below, the wide forests, the beautiful large lakes, and cross over boroughs and see what is beyond them, you will know what a bird sees in its flight as you soar above the clouds and see the beauty and impressive touch of nature that cannot be compared with anything that you see in spectacular video productions.

If you want something romantic, take your hot air balloon ride during sunrise or sunset. Many couples ride the hot air balloon annually on the occasion of their anniversaries. The ideal times for riding the hot air balloon is thirty minutes before sunrise when the weather is coolest and the winds are the calmest for ballooning, and before sunset you should go around two and a half hours before it for clear visibility to both the traveler and the pilot.

You can you hot air balloon ride for another time if you are bringing kids with you and choose instead a cabin in the mountains or on a lake.

First timers should try the tethered rides since these balloons are restrained by one or more tether attached to the ground and so cannot freely float. They are usually found during hot air balloon festivals where enthusiasts and visitors alike gather and often feature tethered rides to let others try it at a very affordable price. A tethered ride will give you an idea of what it feels to ride on a hot air balloon.

Wherever in the world you take your vacation today, you can surely find a hot air balloon ride a short distance away. If you haven’t don’t it yet, ambition to make this year the time to try it.