Hot Air Balloons

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday.<p>Besides Valium and oxycodone, there was a high enough dosage of the …

Aviation

U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in more than seven years.<p>The hearing comes after the Federal Aviation …

News (U.S.)

Pilot's poor decision-making caused worst hot-air balloon crash in history, NTSB says

Aviation

Uber Offering Free Hot Air Balloon Rides, New Priority Pass Lounge at PIT, Best Hotel Loyalty Plan?

Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with …

Travel

The inside scoop on my 10 most jaw-dropping moments in Tanzania

I’ve been to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Egypt, but as far as other African countries, Tanzania has been high on list for years. In …

Wildlife

Picks, Russo Radio, Lavelle Neal

Dan is back and is joined by Gerby and Common for the Picks Segment early. Russo Radio joins in-studio just minutes after the Wild announced more …

Oxnard Steampunk Fest: Time Travel To-Do

<b>TOP HATS, POCKET WATCHES, PARASOLS:</b> It shouldn't surprise anyone who has visited one of Southern California's mondo pop culture conventions or …

Travel

Uber Is Offering Free Hot Air Balloon Rides in Albuquerque This Weekend

All the more reason to head to Albuquerque.<p>This weekend marks the end of the 46th annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, which brings hundreds of hot air balloons and thousands of people to the city in New Mexico every year. And while traffic on the ground is hectic, at 2,000 feet there's a little more …

Travel

Checking Off Your Photo Bucket List

What are the photographic dreams that you would like to fulfill?Have you ever thought of your bucket list of photographic locations? Where in the …

Northern Lights

From the sidelines to the driver's seat: A photographer's evolution

I have worked as a race photographer, a wedding photographer, landscape photographer; I photographed architecture, food, portraits and hot air …

Photography

Magnificent Melbourne: Top 5 To-Dos

The second largest city in Australia, Melbourne, is more than that—both culturally and aesthetically. TravelBound has it all covered. Situated on the …

Australia

Fall Activities To Do With Friends At Home Before You Hit 25

Unpopular (or popular) opinion: Summer is great and all, but fall is where it's at. There's nothing like layering sweaters, watching the leaves …

Kids

Airdate: Don’t Look Down

Nat Geo will screen the 2016 documentary <b>Don’t Look Down</b> which recounts Sir Richard Branson’s daring attempts to break hot air balloon records.<p>This …

Richard Branson

Golfer explains why he decapitated goose with club on course

<b>The golfer who killed a goose by decapitating it with a club while he was filmed by a friend has stepped forward to give his version of the story.</b><p>The …

Las Vegas Shooting

47 Incredible Wheelchair Halloween Costumes For Kids

One of our favorite parts about Halloween is seeing the incredible, over-the-top DIY costumes parents create for and with their kids in honor of the spooky holiday. From superheroes and race car drivers to popular TV and movie characters, the parents of these children went all out on their kids' …

Cosplay

9 amazing African destinations you HAVE to see

<i>By Lauren Ahn, ONE Digital Intern</i><p>We LOVE highlighting the incredible work of people in Africa who are fighting for quality education, feeding their …

South Africa

How To Celebrate World Tourism Day Without Ever Getting On A Plane

On Wednesday, September 27th, we celebrate World Tourism Day, one of those invented holidays, like National French Fry Day, this one concocted by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization to promote sustainable travel around the world (and this hashtag: #TravelEnjoyRespect).<p>That is not an …

Travel

This Cave Hotel in Turkey Is Seriously Stunning — and Rates Start at Only $45!

If Fred Flintstone went on a luxury vacation, the stunning Local Cave House would be it. Located in the heart of Göreme, Turkey, this unique hotel was actually carved into the slope of a hill. Its outdoor pool and panoramic views of the countryside are just one of its many highlights. Guests are …

Hotels

Why Stowe is a Perfect Spot for Romantic Getaways in Vermont

It seems like Stowe, Vermont is a place that everyone knows about. You might not know why you recognize the name, or what it is famous for, but it’s …

Skiing

Why you shouldn’t propose on a hot air balloon

SAN DIEGO — Almost everything went according to plan when Gavin Lodge proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Katrina Smith.<p>KNSD-TV reports Lodge …

Lifestyle

Illinois Fall Travel Ideas

Illinois Office of Tourism and EnjoyIllinois.com is kicking off the fall travel season with an exciting new Fall ad campaign encouraging travelers to …

Road Trips

Will Kylie Jenner Delete Instagram If She Becomes A Mom? An Old Interview Has A Clue For Us

If there is one person who has the power to control headlines, you better believe it's Kylie Jenner. On Friday, Sept. 22, news broke that the …

Kylie Jenner

Hot Air Balloon Crash Lands in Mira Mesa Neighborhood

A hot air balloon floating low over Mira Mesa landed in a neighborhood across the street from San Diego Miramar College Saturday night.<p>The pilot and …

San Diego

Three Fall Hiking Alternatives to Larch Valley

With mild weather, fantastic food, outdoorsy adventures and a festival that’s a grape-stomping-good-time, the harvest season just might be the best …

Travel

Our Town: High River balloon festival is hot stuff

Things are looking up in High River. Yup. We said it. How could we resist? The fifth annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival was born (if …

Travel

Skyfest 2017: Jackmaster on DJ-ing in a hot air balloon, summer highlights and his most prized records

With a little help from party producers Elrow, Skyfest 2017 took festival season to new heights.... literally. The Barcelona-based dance party was a …

This mobile home is also a giant speaker

The ultimate trip for house heads…<p>This mobile home in Arkansas USA doubles up as a huge portable amplifier and speaker. The massive amp doubles up as …

DJs

The Ultimate Guide to Turkey • Solo Female Travel Blog Suzie Agelopoulos

The Ultimate Guide to Turkey<p>By Suzie<p>In Turkey<p>9<p><b>I’m just going to say it- Turkey is one of my favorite countries. I’ve been there three times now and</b> …

Asia Travel

Tips for your First Hot Air Balloon Ride

With a combination of romance and adventure, a hot air balloon ride is at the top of many bucket lists. I recently had the chance to take to the …

$4,000: Bitcoin's Price Shrugs Off China Exchange News

Bitcoin's price has bounced back above $4,000 following market losses linked to the recent regulatory crackdown in China.<p>After China's early …

Cryptocurrency