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Ballooning the World's Oldest Desert

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

No trip to Namibia is complete without ascending the skies over the majestic Namib.

The Ugliest Inflatable Sculpture Ever?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

With a turtle-like face and ten udders hanging from its undercarriage, "Skywhale" has a strangely serene presence that belies its somewhat grotesque form. Through the unmistakable maternalism of the giant floating creature, Piccinini asks viewers to question the relationship between people, nature, and technology as well as contemplate issues relating to genetic engineering and biotechnology.

5 Saved, 2 Missing After Hot Air Balloon Falls Into Pacific Ocean

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru — A hot-air tourist balloon carrying seven people in Peru has fallen into the Pacific Ocean, and authorities say they have rescued fi...

WATCH: Edge-of-Space Teddy Endures Very Bumpy Descent

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

The average teddy bear has a hard time escaping the clutches of the child who owns it. But with a little help from a helium balloon and some science-m...

Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 19

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

By Marwa Awad LUXOR, Egypt, Feb 26 (Reuters) - At least 19 people, most of them Asian and European tourists, died on Tuesday when a ho...

'Has One Moment Ever Changed Your Life Completely?'

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By OneBlueFish, Verona, WI When was the last time you considered the odds of you...

WATCH: The Best Thing That Happened During The Eclipse

Posted 11.14.2012 | Weddings

Viewing a total solar eclipse is rare, but Wednesday's eclipse -- visible from northeastern Australia -- became a once-in-a-lifetime moment for one Au...

PHOTOS: 5 Adventures Perfect For Fall

Shermans Travel | Posted 12.05.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Each of these fall travel adventures selected by the ShermansTravel team is bound to give you a one-of-a-kind perspective on the bold waves of crimson, fiery-orange and golden hues that sweep the country at this time of year.

Teen Air Balloonist Survives 'Freak Accident' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.26.2012 | Teen

An 18-year-old pilot found himself tangled among several power lines when strong winds sent his air balloon on a crash course over the weekend. Ada...

Hot-Air Balloon Pilot Saved Skydivers In Storm, They Say

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 03.20.2012 | Weird News

ATLANTA -- As the hot-air balloon rose into the blue Georgia sky, skydiver Dennis Valdez remembers seeing a thunderstorm brewing in the distance. Pilo...

Body Of Missing Hot-Air Balloon Pilot Found Following Accident

AP | JEFF MARTIN and TOM BREEN | Posted 05.19.2012 | Travel

ATLANTA -- As a fierce thunderstorm that seemed to come out of nowhere closed in, hot-air balloon pilot Edward Ristaino spotted an open field 4,000 fe...

Skip The Dinner: Valentine's Day Dates With A View

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 02.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Valentine's Day is usually thought of as the holiday of one dozen roses, heart-shaped candies and romantic dinners -- but this Valentine's Day why not...

11 Killed In Fiery Hot Air Balloon Crash

AP | By RAY LILLEY | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A hot air balloon carrying 11 people turned into a horrifying tower of "sheer flame" Saturday after hitting power lines nea...

PHOTOS: International Balloon Festival Soars Over Mexico

Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

The tenth International Balloon Festival, the largest such event in Latin America and one of the largest hot-air ballooning events in the world, start...

PHOTOS: Eight Fall Weekend Ideas

Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

When the leaves begin to fall, most travelers pull on a scratchy wool sweater and take that idyllic ride to the nearest apple orchard for a fun day of...

5 Places To Get Away From It All

Black Tomato | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

There are times in life when the only remedy is to disappear for a while, to get off the grid.

Floating Into History: NM Boy, 9, Becomes Youngest To Fly Balloon Solo

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Jeri Clausing, Associated Press TOME, N.M. — Nine-year-old Bobby Bradley floated into history early Saturday, taking off solo in a hot air balloo...

WATCH: Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon Goes Globetrotting

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just days after Darth Vader made an appearance in a Super Bowl ad, he showed up in the Philippines this past weekend for the International Hot Air Bal...

U.S. Balloonists Missing Over Adriatic Sea

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough w...

War Communication Before Modern Technology

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army Balloon Corps, convinced Union Major General George B. McClellan to permit him to attempt to relay information via telegraph, but from a balloon.

Heene Lawyer David Lane On Today Show: 'We're Left In The Dark"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: 9News reports that charges will likely not be filed against the Heene Family until some time next week. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswom...

Balloon Boy Lift-Off: Watch Home Video Of The Take-Off And Hear The 9-11 Call (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Heene Family provided NBC with video, taken my the sons, of the saucer inadvertently being released Thursday: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...

Falcon Heene: Balloon Boy, Wife Swap Son (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(Scroll down for NEW Falcon, Richard and Ryo Heene PICTURES & Multiple Videos) Falcon Heene was, says KUSA and MSNBC, reportedly the boy stuck in a...

Balloon Boy: The Most Over-The-Top, Dramatic Coverage (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Write it off to Thursday being a slow news day if you want, but the wall-to-wall coverage of Colorado's 'Balloon Boy' by the national media was a bit ...

Richard Heene, Balloon Boy's Father, On The Defensive Over "Publicity Stunt" Accusations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Since reuniting with his 6-year-old son Falcon, Richard Heene has been on the defensive over accusations that he staged his son's disappearance and tr...