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Chasing the Blue Moon in White Sands, New Mexico

It’s been four years since I last rode in the Blue Moon hot air balloon. She has a new pilot now, Dan Ewer, carrying on the tradition of former pilot, Roy Walz, flying over White Sands. 83 more words


[78/100 Strangers]: Cassandra

After photographing the morning launch of several hundred hot-air balloons, I departed from the grassy field and walked along Main Street, the giant pedestrian lane lined with vendors of food and event memorabilia. 161 more words


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

For more than three decades, guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque each October to celebrate ballooning at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, The largest balloon festival in the world. 191 more words


[74/100 Strangers]: Elizabeth

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was held from October 3-11, 2015. What locals call ‘Fiesta’ is touted as “The World’s Premier Balloon Event.” Nearly 600 hot air balloons participate in flights, joyrides, competitions and races. 604 more words


Travel Less Ordinary: Up in the sky in Albuquerque

Lesley Smith wins our first annual Travel Less Ordinary travel writing competition — and 20,000 Stash points — for this glimpse of the picturesque hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Heart's Desire

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”  Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I recently re-read… 262 more words

Lessons In Flying

Picture of the week! (Dec 13 - 19th)

This week, I feel like its only right to post these photos since it is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie premiere weekend!   They were taken during 2014 (shot with both together) & 2015 Balloon Fiesta.  37 more words