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Flying high in the Florida skies

With its amazing wildlife and outdoor activities to suit all ages, there’s a lot more to Orlando than Disney, writes Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

31st July, 2016
Ballooning in Florida with Orlando Balloons

I’m thousands of feet high in the sky, nothing beneath my feet save the cane of a balloon’s basket.

As we float into the Florida sky, travelling nine miles over picket fences, orange groves, swamps and the occasional deer, I can see why so many people put a balloon ride on their bucket list of things that must be done in this life.

Apart from the crackle of the radio, as...

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