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The First Aerodrome in Paris -- Where Hot-Air Balloons Came to Land -- Is Now a Hotel

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.04.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

When Paris had an airfield where such flying apparatus were in fashion and in frequent use, the landing field where the montgolfières used to touch down was this vast expanse of grass inside the city perimeter, where the 16th arrondissement is now located.

Up, Up and Away: The 15 Best Places for a Hot Air Balloon Safari In Africa

AFKTravel | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel

There's no more thrilling way to see Africa's incredible landscapes and animals than from a hot air balloon. Silently float over herds of game and s...

These Views Can Be Yours With One Hot Air Balloon Ride

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel

It could take a while to walk through Turkey's transcendental forest of fairy chimneys -- rock formations formed by ancient volcanic eruptions --...

Deadly Hot Air Balloon Crash In Virginia

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 07.09.2014 | Crime

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of a hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst...

LOOK: 19 Hot Air Balloons We'd Like To Sail Away On

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

WATCH: French Hot Air Balloon Festival Shatters Records

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 08.02.2013 | World

PARIS -- A hot air balloon festival at a former NATO airfield in eastern France broke two records in as many days this week – first by sending u...

10 Cool Crafts Inspired By Hot Air Balloons | Posted 09.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

My kids find hot air balloons quite fascinating. I don't know what it is, but I'm with them on this - they are a little alien looking and completely s...

Several Hot Air Balloon Crashes Reported Near Denver

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 06.09.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Authorities say gusty winds sweeping through the Denver area Saturday caused several hot air balloon crashes that injured at least five peop...

Flying High: The Milissa Payne Project at The Garage

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Up In The Air was born out of an idea for a photoshoot of dancers amid hot air balloons in Napa Valley, and further inspired by the work of artist Seán Patrick McArdle, who is creating a painted backdrop for the piece.

PHOTOS: Massive Hot Air Balloon Party Kicks Off

Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

The world's largest hot-air balloon rally kicks off this weekend, as the 41st annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lifts off Saturday morni...

Paul Brady

Photos: Hundreds Of Hot Air Balloons Lift Off In NM | Paul Brady | Posted 11.30.2011 | Travel

The 40th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lifts off October 1, with more than 600 balloons headed to the New Mexico skies for the more-...

Destination: Up In The Air

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Hot air balloon pilots are the only aviators who "don't know where they will launch, how long they will fly or where they are going to land," according to Daniel Cave, a retired balloon pilot.

PHOTOS: Hot Air Balloon Festival Kicks Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was a celebration in the skies Feb. 10 as the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival kicked off in spectacular style. Highlights of t...

South Africa's Five-Star Adventures

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

If wild safari animals and ghosts roaming around your luxury tent isn't enough of a thrill for you, don't worry -- the South Africans have more wild activities up their vuvuzelas.

Top 5 Things to Do in Fiji

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

There's nothing like lounging on the beach during a tropical vacation. But there's more to Fiji than just sitting around all day.

Hot-Air Ballooning at the Reno Air Races with Brian Jones

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

They call it "auto racing in the sky." Every year, aircraft owners gather in Reno to compete on big ovals, like NASCAR, except the tracks are in the clouds.