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Posted in Caribbean, Cruises, River Cruising, Travel, Uncategorized, on 29 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

Ocean Cruise River Cruise | Ingenious Travel

 

For those of you who have become quite the well-seasoned ocean cruisers, you may have heard that ocean exploration isn’t the only option out there. Whether you are growing tired of the massive crowds that come along with ocean cruising or you simply want to switch things up a bit for your future cruise adventure, here are some of the main differences of both to help you make some decisions…

No Waves vs. Many Waves

If you have ever had to deal with sea sickness, then you may know exactly why this is such a big difference. Nothing is worse than having your entire vacation ruined by the bumpiness that seems to not sit so well with your stomach. With river cruises, the chances of this are slim to none, making your stomach happier and your trip possibly much more enjoyable. For those of you who never suffer from sea sickness, then this may be irrelevant but still nice to know.

Seeing & Touching Land Everyday vs. Every Other Day

For river cruises, you are able to see land every single day you are on board in addition to actually in port and stepping on land every single day as well. This is unlike ocean cruises as you may go an entire day without even seeing a speck of land. If you don’t mind staring out into the wide open ocean and seeing nothing but blue all around you, then ocean cruises may be great for you! However, if you prefer quite the opposite and enjoy being in port every day, then river cruises might just be your cup of tea.

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Posted in General Travel Information, Holiday Weekends, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, on 22 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

Romantic Getaways | Ingenious TravelHave you and your special someone been lacking some much needed alone time for just the two of you? With so many incredibly stunning destinations around the world, it may be hard to narrow down your options. The following are here to help you do just that so that you can start planning your perfect romantic getaway…

Napa Valley – California, USA

Do you both fancy a glass – or several – of wine? Well, then Napa Valley of California known as ‘Wine Country’ may just be the perfect place for you. Not only are they able to boast some of the best and highly noted wineries of the states, there are also an array of fantastic restaurants, award winning hotels and a certain ambiance that seems to exude its every square mile. Decide which accommodation best suits your preferences, settle in and begin exploring all that the valley has to offer. Chances are, you will walk away with a new list of favorite wines, a feeling of rejuvenation and plenty of memories to last a lifetime.

Granada – Spain

Known as an Urban Retreat ideal for those looking to escape the typical hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves into a mix of both historical and modern marvels, Granada is nothing short of the perfect romantic getaway for couples. Wander down the cobblestone streets, explore the many shops, markets and restaurants when not taking advantage of your chosen accommodation’s fantastic amenities. A place filled with rich history, culture and some of the best food you can imagine, you won’t regret making Granada your romantic destination.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 15 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

Reindeer Sledding Norway | Ingenious TravelHeading to Norway in the near future and still not quite sure what to fill your days with while there? Well, consider something a little more unique that you can check off your bucket list and head out on a reindeer sledding adventure!

What Is Reindeer Sledding?

Reindeer sledding is the oldest form of transport in the north as well as a still important part of certain cultures throughout Norway. Known as a very “soft” adventure that is the perfect activity for people of all ages, ranging from little ones to older adults, reindeer sledding is an immensely unique and special opportunity of a lifetime.

When Can You Participate?

The typical season of reindeer sledding is around mid-November to the end of March. This is due to the weather and when the snow is falling, making it the perfect time to head out on a reindeer sledding adventure! If you happen to be heading to Norway during those early and late winter months, then you are certainly in luck and especially for those visiting in March, as your chances of experiencing the Northern Lights are even greater!

Where Do You Go Reindeer Sledding?

This adventure typically takes place in the northern area of Norway toward the white plains of Finnmark. However, there are other options throughout the rest of country. It just so happens that the most popular place to participate is in the north due to the cultural heritage and history of the activity to the Sami people.

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Posted in Family Travel, Travel, Uncategorized, on 8 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

If you are looking to spend some quality family time this coming spring break but not quite sure where to head, consider the following great destinations…

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Atlantis Paradise Island Resort – Paradise Island, Bahamas

If you want to guarantee a fun, thrilling and truly unforgettable time that everyone will walk away from with memories of a lifetime, then this is the place to head to for Spring Break. Your kids will enjoy the fun activities all planned and created by Atlantis Kids Adventure (AKA) program where they will get to take part in water slides, moving making fun, arts and crafts, water activities, rock climbing and so much more! The adults will love the spa, sea kayaking, fabulous restaurants and overall superb amenities.

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Steamboat Springs – Colorado, USA

If you have had enough sunshine and are looking for a picturesque mountainous landscape for your Spring Break, then Steamboat Springs in Colorado is a great option. Take ski instructions, cruise down the snowy slopes, get cozy in the teepees and log cabins, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride and simply have some winter wonderland fun!

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Posted in Caribbean, Resort Travel, Travel, Uncategorized, on 1 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

If you are hoping to make some fun traveling plans for this coming year but haven’t quite narrowed down your options to where you want to go, consider keeping in mind these following destinations that should definitely be on your radar for 2016…

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Los Cabos

Although Los Cabos was severely impacted by Hurricane Odile a little over one year ago, the area has bounced back incredibly and is now offering even more for guests than before. There plan to be over 2,500 new hotel rooms spread across multiple resorts including The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, JW Marriot, Park Hyatt, Hard Rock Hotel and Le Blanc amongst several others. With an abundance of new hotels springing up, Los Cabos is undoubtedly a fantastic travel destination for 2016.

Cuba | Ingenious Travel

Cuba

With immense growth, revealing of new changes and an ever-increasing positive relation with the U.S., Cuba is quickly becoming the place to head to for a fun and beautiful vacation. If you are in search of luxurious hotels, fantastic shopping, pristine beaches and endless fun activities to take part in, then Cuba is undoubtedly the place to head to. The embassy has now been reopened and it won’t be long before travelers start catching on to this incredible destination.

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Posted in Family Travel, General Travel Information, Holiday, Travel, Uncategorized, on 25 December 2015, by , 0 Comments

Christmas Around The World | Ingenious TravelIf you are hoping to try out something a little different for this coming Christmas season, then consider a fun destination outside of your home city. There are so many fantastic cities that celebrate Christmas in unique, fun and exciting ways that you can join in on. If you aren’t sure where to head, consider the following options…

New York City – USA

If you love New York City in the fall, spring and summer, then you will most certainly love it during the winter months. Bundle up and head to the famous annual lighting of Rockeffeller Center’s Christmas Tree, experience Bryant Park’s Winter Wonderland, ice skate at Central Park and marvel at the Christmas lights that seem to illuminate the city.

Valkenburg – Netherlands

Explore the inviting and cozy town of Valkenburg in the Netherlands where you will get the chance to wander through the fabulous Christmas market, discover the cavern houses, centuries old chapels and have some fun on a train ride aboard the Christmas Express. This is a fantastic place to head with little children where fun and holiday cheer is guaranteed every step of the way.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Caribbean, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Resort Travel, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 11 December 2015, by , 0 Comments

Creactive | Ingenious TravelHave you ever wanted to give all of the stunts performed by circus entertainers a try? Well now you can at Club Med’s partnership with Creactive by Cirque Du Soleil! If you have never heard of it or if you would like to learn more about it, the following are some facts and information to help you…

What & Where is Club Med?

Club Med has been around for years offering both business and leisure travelers an escape from typical vacations and presenting people with premium all-inclusive vacation packages unlike any other. This particular Club Med location that features Creactive is found in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana Resort.

What is Creactive by Cirque Du Soleil?

Their website describes it as, “Where guests of all ages can try a wide range of artistic and acrobatic activities. It’s a unique training experience, unlike anything else in the world”. In other words, Creactive offers ordinary people with either zero, little or advanced circus skills to try stunts and performances that they would never have been able to anywhere else.

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Posted in Cruises, General Travel Information, Gift Ideas, Golf, Music, River Cruising, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, on 4 December 2015, by , 0 Comments

Theme River Cruises | Ingenious TravelWhether you have been on a themed river cruise before or are contemplating on heading out on your very first one, you should know that there are plenty of great options out there to choose from. If you are debating what types are available or which one would best suite your preferences, consider the following…

Christmas Theme

Make this Christmas the most special one yet by heading out on a Christmas themed river cruise through some of the best parts of Europe. Imagine cruising through France, Germany or Austria and stopping off at each inviting town to explore the many Christmas markets. This seems to be a favorite amongst those who want to spend the holidays in a unique and unforgettable way.

Food & Wine Theme

For lovers of both food and wine, this would be the absolute best choice and guaranteed to have you enjoying some of the best of both worlds for up to two weeks on board a fantastic vessel. Some of the most popular regions to explore are France and Italy although there are some options throughout the US as well that take you through wine countries of the Lower Mississippi River.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 27 November 2015, by , 0 Comments

Northern Lights | Ingenious TravelIf you have only marveled at the many stunning pictures captured of the great Northern Lights but have always wanted to experience it first hand, it may be time to start planning your trip. Though the overall visibility of the lights tends to shift from time to time, there are a handful of consistently great places to experience them. Consider heading to these following destinations and watch as this natural wonder appears before your eyes…

Jokulsarlon – Iceland

Although Iceland has dozens of fantastic spots to get a view of the Northern Lights, near the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is said to be the absolute best of them all. Being within the Arctic Circle will allow you to gain the best chance of a clear sky and once the lights hit the icebergs that cover the lagoon, you are in for an experience of a lifetime. So, make your way to Iceland and head about 250 kilometers outside of Reyjavik and get ready for a spectacular show.

Fairbanks – Alaska

Often referred to as undoubtedly the best place within the United States to capture a great glimpse of the Northern Lights, Fairbanks, Alaska makes for an incredible trip. One of the best pieces of advice if you do decide to head this way is to view them whilst in a hot spring. Though this may seem odd, it will help to alleviate both the cold and fatigue onsets that many travelers get while on the journey. Head to Chena Resort and Manly Hot Springs for the best experience.

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Posted in Family Travel, Gift Ideas, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, on 20 November 2015, by , 0 Comments

If you know someone heading out on a coming up adventure and are in search of the perfect travel gift to send them on their way, consider these following fantastic gift ideas…

4-1 Adapter | Ingeious Travel

Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter

4-in-1 Adapter

For anyone traveling the globe, this is an absolute must have! With cell phones, cameras and laptops always needing to be charged, a universal adapter is something that always needs to be in the purse or backpack of the traveler. There are some fantastic ones out there!

Passport Holder | Ingenious Travel

From Flight 001

Passport Holder

Passports are of course one of the first things you will in order to enter any country outside of your own and when it comes to staying organized, a passport holder is a must. Try to find one with plenty of slots and to keep any other small and necessary documents inside, which always helps when it comes to not losing anything important. For some stylish and versatile suggestions, click on the link above.

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WakaWaka Solar Charger

Solar Charger

If your world traveler is heading to either the mountains, remote villages or somewhere you know won’t have any wall sockets available, this is the perfect gift! A solar charger allows that person to always stay fully charged and rely on nothing but the power of the sunshine. This will give them a chance to keep taking pictures on that phone or camera of theirs and capture things they won’t want to miss!

Moleskin Photo Book | Ingenious Travel

Moleskin Photo Book

Moleskin Photo Notebook

Chances are that your traveler is going to want to document their adventures through both words and pictures; the Moleskin Photo Notebook allows them to do just that! With a classic style perfect for both men and women, it gives them the chance to add quotes, pictures and notes while having a durable and dependable product to rely on.

Evoloution Neck Pillow | Ingenious Travel

Evolution Neck Pillow – drugstore.com

Memory Foam Neck Pillow

When it comes to travel, there is nothing worse than not being able to sleep on that long and dreaded plane ride, train ride or bus ride. However, with a soft and comfy memory foam pillow, sleep is almost always a guarantee. With handy side pockets perfect for storing your phone or mp3 player to drown out the noise, your world traveler will be thanking you for many months to come.

These are just a few of our ideas. Have others? Please mention them in the comments below!

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