High-Flying Adventures in Florida
One of the best ways to enjoy Florida is to take to the air. Here are just a few ways to put some high-flying adventure into your Sunshine State vacation.
iFLY Orlando is indoor attraction that offers the adrenaline rush of skydiving, indoors and without the risk... or the hefty price tag. Basically, there's a vertical tunnel that blasts air up, simulating the sensation of a skydiving free fall. Tips for the most enjoyment? Breathe, follow instructions, splurge on the high flight, buy the photos, and return at a discount.
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An Adventure, But Quietly
The thing that strikes you about coasting above the trees, surveying Florida from a hot-air balloon, says Chad Crawford, is the silence. Soak in spectacular scenery and a beautiful sunrise during a ride that's as smooth and quiet as a soaring bird's. It's the perfect adventure – and a way celebrate a romantic special occasion with a loved one as well.
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Wilbur Wright once said about flying “more than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination.” You can conceive of it, after trying hang gliding, skydiving, parasailing or ballooning in Florida.
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14,000 Feet of Freedom Above Lake O
The view is absolutely stunning. On the clearest of days, you can see the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the “Big O” below, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. And, then – suddenly – you’re maneuvering bird-like through the sky. It’s a feeling so exhilarating that the very word fails, miserably.
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