Napa Valley Aloft Blog

Who Invented the Hot Air Balloon? (Answered)

hot air balloon in an old town

The creation of the hot air balloon was a significant event in human history, marking a turning point. It has fascinated adventurers and tourists alike since 1783, and nowadays, it is frequently used for balloon festivals, races, proposals, and even as an intimate wedding venue. The desire to fly has been a human dream since … Read more

The 9 Best Napa Valley Wineries To Visit [2023]

Hess Winery

Napa Valley is California’s world-renowned wine-producing region, home to over 400 wineries, ranging from small family-run operations to large-scale well-established brands. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 wineries that everyone exploring Napa should visit. Napa Valley Full Of Authentic Flavors And Experiences If you’re a veteran of cruising down that old Highway 29, … Read more

11 Best Places to Visit in Napa Valley

Farmers Market

Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, known for its stunning vineyards and award-winning wineries. However, there is much more to the Napa Valley than just wine. From hot air balloon rides to hiking trails, high-end restaurants, and world-renowned wineries, there are plenty of places to visit in Napa … Read more

How Do Hot Air Balloons Land? (Beginners Guide)

Adventure Aloft Napa Valley

Hot air balloons are majestic aircraft that drift across the sky. Landing a hot air balloon requires careful planning and coordination between the pilot and crew. The pilot will aim for ample open space with minimal obstacles and begin to release hot air from the envelope (the balloon-shaped part) to descend. Passengers should hold onto … Read more

How To Prepare For Your First Hot Air Balloon Ride

two hot air balloons being packed up

Your first hot air balloon ride can be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience, but you must take the necessary steps to prepare for your maiden flight. Properly preparing for your balloon ride helps ensure your safety and gives you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy your flight. Preparing For Your First Hot Air … Read more