In the new Disney/Pixar film “Up,” a balloon salesman ties 1,000 helium-filled balloons to his house in search of adventure.

You, too, can experience the adventure of a lifetime witnessing more than 600 hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® by entering Albuquerque’s High Flying adventure Sweepstakes

Experience the excitement of Albuquerque, the ballooning capital of the world, October 5-7, 2009 with a getaway for two to the world’s largest hot air ballooning event – the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. The getaway is valued at more than $1,500:

  • Two nights at Nativo Lodge, a Heritage Hotels & Resorts property
  • Two days admission to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® including VIP access to the Gondola Club Hospitality Suite
  • A balloon ride for two with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company
  • A $200 Visa card to be used for airfare, gas or shopping
  • Admission to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • A Flip camera for the winner to video their trip and submit the footage for future promotions.


Visit to enter the sweepstakes. For more information on Balloon Fiesta, visit For information on Albuquerque, visit


Source: New Mexico Tourism Department

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".