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Enjoy Your Summer Vacation in Style

Growing up, my family went on numerous summer vacations. The five of us all usually traveled in my parent’s midsize sedan. While we enjoyed each other’s company for a while, we soon became irritable. We didn’t have nearly enough room in the car to remain comfortable for longer than an hour or two. If you’re planning an upcoming vacation, consider renting a vehicle to travel in. You can ride in style; and, you will have enough room to stretch. On this blog, you will discover the best types of vehicles to rent for large families. Enjoy your vacation ride this year!

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation in Style

Preparing For A Sightseeing Helicopter Tour Experience

Faith Brown

When it comes to planning the best possible vacation in an area you are unfamiliar with, one of the things that you should think about is chartering a sightseeing helicopter ride. Helicopter tours are a great way to get to see new places and have an exciting experience. However, it's important that you understand how to choose the right tour and how to properly prepare. Here are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your helicopter tour experience.

Think About What You Want To See

Helicopter tours typically follow a defined path to show you specific areas, sights, and landmarks. Think about what types of things you want to see in the area you are in, then look at the helicopter tour experiences to find one that meets your needs.

Sometimes, the same tour company will offer a few different sightseeing packages, and you can look at different companies to find what you're looking for as well. Make sure that the package you invest in is going to give you the experience that you're hoping for.

Understand How Long The Tour Will Last

When it comes to helicopter tour options, you can find tours of all durations. If you've never been in a helicopter before and you are nervous about the experience, consider looking for a brief tour, such as a 15-minute excursion. This gives you the chance to experience the helicopter and the aerial views without the fear of being up in the air for a couple of hours if the experience leaves you scared.

Alternatively, you can also find packages for tours that will last an hour or two if you're hoping to really make a spectacle of it. The longer the tour, the more expensive the package will be, but the more you're likely to get to see of the area as well.

Dress Appropriately

Dressing for a chartered helicopter tour requires a little bit of advanced planning. For example, you will want to choose dark-colored clothing for your event because light colors will reflect off the helicopter windows, making it difficult for you to get clear pictures of the view.

Additionally, you need to avoid wearing any loose clothing because of the wind. Skip earrings and necklaces as well. If you have long hair, tie it back for the tour so that you don't have your hair blowing around in the helicopter.

Know What You Can Bring

Most helicopter tours limit what you can actually bring with you while you are in the air. In most situations, you're only allowed to bring a camera. You'll have to stash any purses, bags, or other belongings in lockers at the tour location or leave them in your car. 

This is a safety consideration. There's a lot of wind in the helicopter when you're up in the air, and you don't want to risk something getting loose and blowing around. Not only could it blow out of the helicopter, but it could cause injury to the passengers or pilot.

Address Motion Sickness Concerns

If you're concerned about experiencing motion sickness in the air, you can always take preventative medication before you board the helicopter, but you'll want to choose one that doesn't make you drowsy. Additionally, there are other things you can do to limit the chances of this as well.

Book your tour for a day when the weather is as clear and calm as possible. The less wind there is, the less the helicopter will sway. Additionally, the closer you sit to the front of the helicopter, the easier the ride will likely be on your stomach. You won't feel turbulence in the same way in a helicopter as in an airplane, but the motion of the helicopter in the air could trigger those who are particularly sensitive without the proper preparation.