Orlando FL: Hot air balloon rides

Not counting the current political debates, where is the biggest hot air experience in the world? It’s a ride in Orlando, Florida by Aerostat Adventures. It’s a hundred feet high, 90 feet wide balloon and its passenger gondola below holds up to 24 people.

For a four-hour experience and great photo ops across the Central Florida landscape, including champagne brunch, the cost is from $145 per person. For more information, go to www.orlandohotairballoons.com

Arizona: Beautiful Red Rock State Park, Sedona AZ PDF Print E-mail

Sedona AZ Red Rock

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA PDF Print E-mail

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA

Tour boat loading up in the foreground; hills of Marin County and Alcatraz Island in the background.

Huntington Museum, Pasadena CA PDF Print E-mail

Roman sculpture

Roman Senator, 1st Century AD

Deadliest Catch boat offers liveliest tour PDF Print E-mail

King crab, Alaska

If you’re an avid fan of the hit TV show, Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, as we are, this experience can be for you. It’s called the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour. It’s a four-hour tour out of Ketchikan, Alaska, scheduled during the relatively mild weather of May through September.

Even in those quiet months, the Bering Sea trip is not for sissies. The crabbing boat, Aleutian Ballard, takes up to 149 hardy passengers on each sailing to get a taste of what the real sailors go through in their tough jobs.

If you’re interested in this great experience, and you plan to be on an Inside Passage cruise or will just be in Ketchican for the day, check out this tour.

For more information, go to 56degreesnorth.com.

Bottom of the world town: Usuhaia, Argentina PDF Print E-mail

Usuhaia, Argentina

Usuhaia is the southernmost town in America. It's at the lowest tip of Argentina, just a short flight from the South Pole. Some cruise ships stop there, but not much to see or do, except for an occasional visit by a gang of penguins. In their black and white formal wear, all they want to do is whoop it up on a Saturday night.


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