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Why you should fly into Van Nuys Airport

Sunny California has remained the most visited state within the USA for many years, and with good reason! Hundreds of thousands of people gather here every year searching for business, entertainment, opportunities, and of course the gorgeous beaches and shining sun. When people think of flying to California, often one’s first thought is to search for flights to LAX, but an airport that might not as readily enter their mind is the Van Nuys Airport. With an average of over 230,000 takeoffs and landings annually, it comes to no surprise that Van Nuys Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is a hotspot for all different kinds of individuals due to its convenient location and proximity to some of LA’s best attractions. Right within Van Nuys you will be able to find a range of activities from archery parks, trampoline parks, helicopter tours, and more. Not only that, but within only a short drive you will find yourself at the doorstep of the very best adventures that California has to offer. Listed below are some of the most exciting attractions that we think you might be interested in!

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is a free-admission facility located in Griffith Park on the south side of Mount Hollywood. It is a place where everyone, from any age, is encouraged to observe and marvel at the sky. It hosts daily exhibits, shows, events, and free public telescopes on the roof and lawn for you to observe the beautiful night sky. With being less than an hour drive from the Van Nuys Airport, the Griffith Observatory is a must see for anyone in the area!

Santa Monica Pier

The famous Santa Monica Pier is only an hour drive from the Van Nuys Airport. A hot spot for the filming industry, the Santa Monica Pier is a landmark that almost everyone has seen thanks to movies like Forrest Gump, Hancock, Iron Man, and dozens of other TV shows and movies. You will find an endless supply of delicious food, music, and smiles while visiting the pier.

The Getty Center

The Getty Center boasts an impressive display of architecture, art, gardens, and a splendid view of the city below. With free admission and fair daily hours, it’s an excursion you can’t pass up! While it has been temporarily closed for a time due to the pandemic, it is set to reopen sometime in May (2021). With less than an hour drive from the Van Nuys Airport, The Getty is the perfect place for anyone wanting to do sight-seeing in the area.

If you are interested in flying to California in style and class, feel free to give us a call for a complimentary quote on one of our available luxury jet flights. We at FlyLargent are always ready and waiting to assist you with whatever you may need!

Where in the world to go cottaging - 2021

Many people ask “Why rent a cottage when I can just book a room at a resort?”, but there are a multitude of reasons why you might want to consider the cottage route instead! Renting a cabin or cottage is a great way to de-stress and get away from the hustle and bustle of life while maintaining a comfortable home to rest in. It’s a place where you can bring the whole family to make memories that will last you a lifetime; no matter your age! From children, to grandparents, to even your pets, a cottage is a welcoming place for everyone. It’s a place where you can tell stories around the campfire while you snack on your s’mores and take walks through the woods to hear the sounds of chirping birds and bustling squirrels. Listed below are some of the top countries we would recommend renting a cottage in!

Ontario - Canada

Canada has long since been known for having the perfect setting for cottage life. Every season of the year, tourists and locals alike make their way to their respective get-away homes to enjoy the calming and laid back experience of cottage life. Ontario in particular is one of the most beautiful and accessible areas to rent a cottage due to its close proximity with four out of the five Great Lakes (Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario). The peak season in Ontario for renting a cottage would be during the statutory holidays and also in the summer months - from June to late August. There are also benefits to visiting during the off-season as well, such as the volume of other people in the area will be lower so you will have more privacy. Regardless of what time of year you visit, Ontario’s beauty will never fail to impress you.

Northern Germany

A less conventional alternative to the cottage hot-spot of Canada would be Northern Germany. The Baltic Sea Coast in particular is renowned for its beautiful coast which includes tranquil shallow waters, gorgeous sandy beaches, and a gentleness that will lure you in and convince you to want to stay. A benefit to finding a little cottage or beach house on the coast of the Baltic Sea is also its proximity to the charming town of Stralsund. Stralsund is a historic town filled with rich culture and lovely architecture that will surely provide long-lasting memories.


If a lake-house is more your style, Switzerland has most places beat. The combination of forestry, huge mountains, and crystal clear waters will rejuvenate you in ways you never knew you needed. Be sure to check out the surrounding lake-houses near Lake Oeschinen, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. There are dozens upon dozens of gorgeous lake rentals here with breathtaking scenery. Sparkling aqua-coloured waters, snow-capped peaks, accompanied by the fresh scent of spruce trees will surely be just what you need to unwind and enjoy nature’s beauty.

Each and every one of these places is sure to leave you with amazing, long-lasting memories. If you are interested in getting to one (or all) of them in style, we would love to help get you there! We at Fly Largent are proud to offer you the highest quality and services when it comes to transport by air. We have a multitude of luxury jet flights ready to get you to any destination that you desire. Contact us today for a free quote!

Top 3 cities to visit in France this Autumn/Winter

Fall has come and with it the beloved aspects of Autumn; along with the cold breeze we welcome pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and crunchy leaves as we say goodbye to the warmth of summer. This year has had us all cooped up inside but it is our hope that this pandemic is finally starting to come under control. As winter approaches, many people are trying to figure out where they would like to spend their holidays. Some prefer warmer climates while others are more drawn to snowier regions. One of the most visited countries in the world during this time is Europe’s country of romance, France. Listed below are a couple of the most exciting cities you can find in France.


It probably goes without saying that Paris should be among the list of most exciting cities to visit in France. Renowned for its gorgeous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, along with its decadent cheeses, macarons, and croissants. Paris is also home to some of the most fashionable outlets and talent that the world has ever seen! It is the most visited city in all of France and among the most visited cities in the world! Between amazing cuisine, impressive art collections, and famous landmarks, you will surely find this city to be unforgettable. Dubbed “the most romantic city in Europe” you can be sure to find some magic here on your holiday.


Perhaps less talked about than Paris, Nice takes the second spot on our list. Situated on the French Riviera, you will be surrounded by sensational beaches, bars, restaurants, and the beauty of all that is French culture. There is a wonderful selection of public and private beaches which are perfect for families or couples. While it may not be as well known as Paris, that also gives it an advantage. Meaning, you can get all the wonders and charms of Paris without the crowded streets and lobbies.


Bordeaux is a city that is home to the world’s first wine museum. Each exhibit engages everyone from casual wine drinkers to connoisseurs. It offers various classes and wine tastings at the wine bar. Bordeaux is also famous for the world’s largest reflecting pool, the Miroir d’Eau (the water mirror)! One of the most Instagram-worthy photography spots, you will definitely want to take some time out to splash in this free attraction. You may also want to check out The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in all its splendor. This mid-18th-century neoclassical building hosts operas, dance, and music performances that you will never forget!

There is so much more in France to explore than just these few places listed above. There are countless cities and small villages that are waiting to charm and captivate you to become your next favorite vacation spot! If any of these places piqued your interest, it might be worth your time to check out our other blog posts for more travel inspiration! If you are looking for a luxury private jet to get you there, Fly Largent provides the best the market has to offer. We offer competitive pricing and pride ourselves in delivering the highest level of service. Feel free to contact us whenever convenient for a free quote on one of our available luxury flights.

The Wonders of the World: Part 2

Last week we explored some of the New Wonders of the World. From the Great Wall of China to the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro, from Machu Picchu in Peru to the Chichen Itza in Mexico, these iconic sites are definitely ones you’ll want to add to your bucket list! This week’s post is featuring the rest of the icons on the list of New Wonders of the World and also one very special honorable mention!

The Roman Colosseum (Rome)

Starting off today’s list is the Roman Colosseum. One of Italy’s most famous structures, the Colosseum draws in millions of visitors every year. Teeming with culture and history, it is home to some of the most brutal and interesting entertainment in history. From gladiator contests, to animal hunts, to elaborate reenactments of famous battles of their time, the 50,000 spectators that were able to be seated there were witness to some of history’s most spectacular entertainment.

Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

This magnificent mausoleum was built to honor the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The name of this structure essentially means “crown of palaces” which is fitting due to the fact that there are twenty-eight different types of jewels set into the marble. During its creation, the chief architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri actually constructed the surrounding towers to be tilted slightly away from the main building so in the event that they were damaged they would fall away from the Taj Mahal and protect the grave from being damaged.

Petra (Jordan)

Deep within Jordan’s desert canyons lies the stone city of Petra. Tombs, tunnels, and sacred monuments are hand carved into the sandstone cliffs. The outdoor Petra theatre can seat between 5,000 and 8,000 people. The Smithsonian Magazine selected it as one of the 28 places to see before you die by Smithsonian Magazine and this historic site brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Other mentions: The Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last surviving wonder of the Ancient World. Estimated to have been built sometime between 2540 B.C.and 2560 B.C. this structure has survived incredible harsh climates of the Western Desert. The pyramids were built to house and honor the pharaohs after death. The tombs held a multitude of precious artifacts such as gold and silver but it has been said that curses and traps awaited any who would attempt to steal from the pharaohs.

Every single one of these entries are definitely places worth visiting in a lifetime. They are some of the most visited places for a reason! Their awe-inspiring beauty and stunning craftsmanship will leave a mark on your life like no other. A private and luxurious flight is just one inquiry away and you could be on your way there tomorrow! Contact us today for a free quote for one of our many available flights aboard the most exclusive and luxurious jets that the market has to offer.

The Wonders of the World: Part 1

Visiting the Wonders of the World is both beneficial for experienced travelers who may be looking for inspiration on where to go and individuals who are new to traveling and don’t know where to start. Most people have heard of the Wonders of the World, but not many actually know what they are or where! They originally consisted of the “Seven Wonders of the World” but all of them but one have since been destroyed! They consisted of: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece), the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The only last surviving wonder from this list is the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. In 2007 a Swiss company called the New 7 Wonders Foundation, hosted a contest where 7 new wonders were chosen as the Wonders of the World.  If you are looking to add to your bucket list or are starting one from scratch, these locations below are an absolute must to add!

Great Wall of China

It comes to no surprise that the Great Wall of China would be among this list. Taking over 200 years to build and spanning across a distance of 13,171 miles (21,196 kilometers) this colossal feat of craftsmanship has become world known for its greatness. This structure spans across 9 different provinces and municipalities! The most famous part of the Great Wall (Badaling) has been visited by over three-hundred heads of state and VIPs from around the world! Though it is thousands of miles long, there are some parts of the wall that have withstood time better than others, making them more recommended for visiting. The best areas are near Beijing: Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Jiankou, Simatai, and Huanghuacheng. 

Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)

Christ the Redeemer is a statue sitting atop the Corcovado mountain and overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It is the tallest art deco statue in the world with a height of 30 metres and a surprising 28 metre arm width. Nearly two million people visit the statue each year with tourism sky-rocketing around Easter.

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Sitting thousands of feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains lies Machu Picchu, a symbol of the Incan Empire. Most cities built by the Inca civilization were destroyed by invaders, but Machu Picchu was so high up in the mountains that it remained hidden from the ground and thus was safely protected.

Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico)

Chichen Itza is a Mayan archaeological site in Yucatan (Mexico). When people think of Chichen Itza they usually think of the large Kukulkan Pyramid which is the most famous and most visited structure in this area, but Chichen Itza is actually a small city that exhibits a multitude of architectural styles and smaller temples as well.Chichen Itza is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

Whether you are an experienced and avid explorer or are just starting out on your journey across the world, every name in this list is definitely one you should look into seeing. At Fly Largent, we can take you anywhere in the world you want to go and we aim to go above and beyond to make your experience as enjoyable as can be. We have a multitude of private luxurious jets available and ready to take you wherever it is that you want. Contact us today for a free quote!

Make sure to check back next week for the rest of the list of the New Wonders of the World, plus honorable mentions!