Feast your eyes on Fiji’s reefs and rainforests on a thrilling helicopter ride

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 13 July 2015

Paradise really does exist and it’s located in the South Pacific, just under 5,000 kilometres from Australia. We’re talking about Fiji, and if you haven’t already booked your ticket to this beautiful oasis, you’ll want to after seeing what you can do here.

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Gotham Air flies you to your destination in NYC, just like Uber

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 6 April 2015

The beauty of using Uber is the convenience of it all. Need a car to come get you? A few clicks and you’re done. But what happens when you’re stuck in Manhattan traffic and you’ve got to make it to the airport in a short period of time? No Uber car could ever get you there fast enough. That’s why you’ll have to go with Gotham Air.

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Don’t give a Flying Fuck? Maneuver one for real

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 9 November 2012

Here’s an idea: the next time someone tells you that he or she doesn’t give a flying fuck, actually fly one to show what they’re missing out on. Specifically, fly the Flying Fuck helicopter, a radio-controlled toy with the swear word plastered on it. Going by what people are saying in the reviews, it’s quite […]

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Helicopters frost fighting for New Zealand wineries

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 3 August 2011

The Marlborough region in New Zealand produces more than fifty percent of New Zealand’s finest wine. However, the cold climate means some innovative solutions are needed to combat grapes being damaged by frost as they grow in early spring. Enter the helicopter, flying low over vineyards to push warmer air from the inversion layer down onto the freezing ground and circulating the air. This has meant that more than 150 helicopters — a large portion New Zealand’s fleet — were in use over a small region at one time.

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