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Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City

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You’re a traveler in search of thrills. Those experiences that get the adrenaline flowing, the blood pumping and of course, boost those hard-earned bragging rights. A good story to tell your friends, and the photos to back it up. You open up your browser and start searching destinations: Climbing Everest? Too dangerous. Surfing the world’s […]

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January 13, 2017 by | Comments Off on Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City

A Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, "the smoke that thunders"

Between the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe lies a giant gash in the Earth’s surface that sends water plummeting and mist high into the air. The locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders.” In English, it’s known as Victoria Falls. The local name seems more fitting as the falls drain 800,000 gallons of water […]

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August 5, 2015 by | Comments Off on A Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

A View of the Summit on a Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour

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Locals call Denali – or McKinley, you decide – The Mountain. When you’re lucky enough to see it you understand why. Though it’s flanked by several other great peaks, Denali towers above them all at 20,320 feet. My friend — a former resident of the mountain town where most expeditions to Denali start — envied […]

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September 23, 2013 by | Comments Off on A View of the Summit on a Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour

10 Best Cities Seen From Above

For the ultimate bird’s eye view of your destination there’s no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the best cities […]

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April 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Best Cities Seen From Above

Touring the Windy City from Above on a Chicago Helicopter Tour

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I’ve explored the Windy City from plenty of angles: often on foot, sometimes by boat, but never before from the air. To say that touring Chicago by helicopter provides a different perspective would be a huge understatement. Taking off from Midway Airport, located to the southwest of the city, I immediately developed a new appreciation […]

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March 14, 2013 by | Comments Off on Touring the Windy City from Above on a Chicago Helicopter Tour

Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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My Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk tour didn’t start on a glacier. Nor did it start on a helicopter. No, this tour started in the town center of Franz Josef, New Zealand, in the office of the tour guide, where excitement for what was coming escalated as I outfitted myself in glacier clothes.

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February 13, 2013 by | Comments Off on Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Tour

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As the sun sets on Las Vegas, the slumbering city comes to life. Glittery lights blink awake, the volume of competing music from different venues increases and the sounds of laughter and slot machines fill the air. When darkness falls, Vegas rises. That’s what makes the Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Tour such a great […]

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January 4, 2013 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour

There are many places and ways to explore the great American outdoors. At the top of any itinerary you will find the Grand Canyon, and while most people would drive in to check out Lake Meadow and the Hoover Dam, why not avoid the crowds and take the first class route, high about in a […]

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February 28, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour

[PHOTOS] Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

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It’s funny how you can have a really skewed idea of what things look like before you actually see them. For example, I expected the Sydney Opera House to be much bigger than it is, the Leaning Tower of Pisa to be out on its own rather than part of a complex and Prague Castle […]

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February 21, 2012 by | Comments Off on [PHOTOS] Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Top 10 Helicopter Tours

"Sweet view!"

Often described as a “once in a lifetime experience”, helicopter tours offer you a unique opportunity to see the world’s most famous icons and cities from above. Only in a helicopter can you hover, land and gain access to areas that would otherwise be off limits to tourists. It’s a great way to start or […]

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December 7, 2011 by | 2 Comments