5 Vacation Sites To Take Your Drone

November 25, 2014 by  
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We probably don’t need to remind you to take your drone with you when you go on vacation. If you’ve forked over the cash to own a drone or rent one you’re probably planning your vacation around the fact that you plan to buzz your little UAV up in the air at some point.

To get you thinking about possible vacation sites, here’s a quick list of 7 vacation spots that you’d be a real dummy to not bring your drone to.

Because of recent FAA regulations we had to eliminate travel/national-park-service-drone-ban/">all U.S. National Parks and large cities, especially ones that are airplane-rules-20140623-story.html">within 5 miles of an airport. We also had to consult various UAV laws in foreign countries (this site is helpful), but we recommend making sure you get any necessary permits and permissions before even bringing your drone to the country, as several have been known to confiscate them before letting you into the country. Flying non-commercially is sometimes okay but it’s wise to not take any risks.

1. Maldives, Indian Ocean

The Maldives, Indian Ocean

This island nation located in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area is known (as are many locations on this list) for its beautiful coasts and clear blue water. Consider listening to some Tommy James and the Shondells beforehand to get yourself in the mood.

2. Riomaggiore, Italy


This coastal village in Italy is among the more photographed cities in the world, and for good reason. The buildings lining the coastal cliffs have great personality and the shore itself makes for great aerial photography. Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love and just decide to live there forever and ever.

3. U.S. Virgin Islands

US virgin Islands

This picture shows Cruz Bay on the island of St. John, but basically anywhere on the Virgin Islands is sure to be a prime drone destination. Just be sure to check for any hurricane warnings before booking a flight.

4. North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii

Aside from being beautiful and gorgeous and all things wonderful, the North Shore of Oahu, specifically near Pupukea, is also known for being a hotspot for surfers from all over the world. Known as the Banzai Pipeline, this coastline is sure to have plenty of huge waves and brave surfers to film with your airborne camera.

5. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA

columbia river in oregon

We chose this spot located between the state border of Washington and Oregon mostly because of this sweet dronie, but the Columbia River Gorge still boasts gorgeous water lines and stunning mountaintops, giving you some great visual meat for your drone to chew on. See, we’re good at metaphors.

Drone flight regulations might make things difficult when considering where to fly it next, but these stunning locales are sure to make the effort worth it. Just make sure to actually enjoy your vacation by not spending half the time whizzing your drone through the air.

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