If you’ve never taken a ride in a hot air balloon, you may want to add it to your bucket list as you must try it at least once. As you float away and watch the world get smaller and you realize its beauty, your earthly problems also become smaller. You’ll get a similar effect if you climb a mountain in a cable car. Finally, you’re seeing the bigger picture instead of fussing over trivial details. It’s a kind of reboot for the mind and soul.
Conquering Fear of Heights
If idea of a hot air balloon ride fills you with dread because you’re afraid of heights don’t worry. In fact, it offers a chance for you to overcome your fears. The pilots of hot air balloons are good at putting people at ease. You won’t experience the noise and turbulence associated with airplanes.
“Balloons only fly in calm weather, and everything about the flight is gentle.”
The slow ascent of a hot air balloon prevents any feeling of vertigo at all. You can ease your nerves by positioning yourself in the center of the basket, thus avoiding the temptation to peer over its edge. The fact that you’ll be sharing the experience with others should also help you conquer your fears.
Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets
Balloon flights often take place just after sunrise or shortly before sunset, partly because these are the most stable times of day in terms of wind and weather. Of course, for the passenger this provides the chance to see the landscape under beautiful light. Don’t forget to take a camera!
Give Your Life Some Romance
Maybe you’re always doing the same things for entertainment, whether it’s going out for a meal or watching movies. A ride in a hot air balloon is different. This is no A to B journey. Wherever you are in life, a balloon ride will help you see what’s important as well as what’s below. It also creates some great memories.