Having your own private jet opens up literally a whole world of opportunities when it comes to travel. With nearly limitless options, it can become difficult to make a selection for your next vacation destination. Make sure that you have your visa requirements in order, your aviation insurance and maintenance needs in check, and that you have recently checked the U.S. Passports and International Travel site for recent alerts and warnings before you go.
Then check out one of these places that are recommended by Lonely Planet for fall.
Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico
Fall is the perfect time to visit Copper Canyon because the summer heat has died down and the winter cold has not yet arrived. From an aerial vantage point, you can soar high over the incredible landscape of forests, deserts, valleys, and mountains. Once on the ground, you can enjoy the scenery from horseback or the Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacifico.
Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Alba is famed for its white truffles, which are traded in abundance during the latter half of October at the International White Truffle Fair. While the truffles may be a little pricey to purchase and may not be worth the price if you aren’t a chef, many of the local restaurants cook up amazing dishes using the truffles purchased at the fair. Joining in an authentic truffle hunt may also be fun.
Petra, Nabataeans, Jordan
The “Lost City’ of Petra is experiencing a dip in tourism right now, making it the perfect time for free-flying travelers to visit. The country is mainly still peaceful, and Petra has been all but abandoned by the usually swollen crowds. October is still warm in Petra, so you can take a leisurely stroll through the rock-cut temples and tombs where parts of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” was filmed.
In fall, the monsoon rains clear and leave the Annapurna region clear for trekking. The Himalayas have one of a kind views, which you can view from the comfort and relative safety of your aircraft if you don’t wish to brave the arduous and sometimes avalanche-prone trekking routes. Visiting Nepal may also help to fuel the local economy, which has been struggling in the wake of the April earthquake.
Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England
The Lost Gardens of Heligan were just salvaged from overgrowth about 25 years ago, but have been restored to their former glory. During the last week of October, the woodland trails are transformed into spooky Halloween trails. There are also art crafts and many other fun activities, which can all be enjoyed in the mysterious and romantic setting of the Lost Gardens. Flying in will allow you to view all of the dazzling fall foliage throughout Cornwall, as well.