Hot air balloons allow humans to flout the laws of gravity, observe a stunning view, or settle the age-old dispute over whether clouds are made of marshmallow or cotton candy. Investigate the sweet heavens with today’s Groupon: for $112, you get a hot air balloon ride for one with champagne and breakfast from Gone With the Wind Balloon Co. in Lehigh Acres (a $225 value).
Gene Dzilinski, an FAA-certified commercial pilot with 15 years of experience, stuns patrons on Gone With the Wind's soaring excursions. Intimate groups of four or fewer guests sip provided champagne as the sun rises over a sweeping vista, granting an aerial view more awe-inspiring than an eagle's kaleidoscope. Aviators float along air currents for an hour, toasting to stunning landscapes beneath their brightly colored craft. After landing, fliers feast upon a homemade breakfast that may include fruit, crackers, cheese, or sweet rolls.