Adventure Travel

Posted in Adventure Travel, Cruises, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 13 May 2016, by , 0 Comments

Antarctic Photography | Ingenious TravelAntarctica might not be the first place you think of when you consider a photography expedition. However, we’re betting that by the time you’ve read through this post, you will be ready to don your warm clothes for an exciting trek through one of the most beautiful places in the world to snap a pic or two, or 1,000! Here’s a simple guide to what you need to know for an exciting photography expedition through Antarctica:

The first thing you’ll need to know is what to bring, where to stay and when to go. Regardless of the time of year you go, you’ll end up wanting to carry warm clothes. We recommend layered clothes so that you can bundle up or down where needed. Believe it or not, you should plan as far in advance as possible. Even Antarctica’s hotels sell out and the best rooms always go first. Know your budget as soon as possible so that you can plan accordingly as well. It might go without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway- know the expected weather conditions you will experience while visiting so that you’ll know just how many layers to bring with you.

Insider’s Tip: Everything we mentioned in the last paragraph are just a few reasons you will want to work with Ingenious Travel while preparing for your getaway! You’ll want advocates on your side working on your behalf ensuring you’ll have the best and safest trip possible.

What are the top things someone to do during your tour? Just a few of the exciting things you can enjoy on your trip include:

  1. Swim in Antarctica at the Deception Bay – Deception Bay is an amazing place with a caldera volcano offering a prime site for swimming in Antarctica. Swimming in frigid temperatures? YES! Just don’t go into deeper waters. Stick to where it’s warm and safe.
  2. Take a Zodiac Cruise in the Antarctica – A zodiac is a small boat that carries roughly 10 to 12 people. During your journey, you will see icebergs on a close up view while enjoying seeing many different seal types including leopard seals. This is one of those times your camera is highly recommended. Bonus points to you if you have one that is waterproof so that should any splashing occur your lens is protected.
  3. Send a post card right from the southernmost point – Port Lockroy hosts the southernmost post office still existing in the world. Send a postcard home and/or to family from there for the most unique of souvenirs. One word of caution, though. It could take up to 12 months before it arrives to it’s intended destination. Seeing this area along with the chance to send post from the place will be an amazing experience to say the least.
  4. Get Up Close and Personal With Penguins – This is Antarctica’s most popular tourist attraction and will definitely make for some fabulous photo opps! You’ll see thousands of penguins and get to walk among the massive colonies of them while taking your photos.

Other things you’ll want to photography include the natural beauty of the Lemaire Channel, the whales, the seals and even the birds. You might even want to do some kayaking and camping during your vacation. Want to learn more about all that Antarctica has to offer? Call Ingenious Travel today!

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Caribbean, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Uncategorized, on 1 April 2016, by , 0 Comments

Exotic Travevl | Ingenious TravelAn exotic vacation means different things to different people. For some, it means a trip to a hot destination like Tahiti or the Seychelles. For others, it’s an adventure trip with nonstop thrills like sky diving and riding an ATV off the coast of Maui. An exotic vacation may entail lots of different and exciting activities that you would not have the chance to enjoy otherwise, but regardless of what you’re doing and where you’re going there are definitely some things you can do to make your exotic travel experience an easier one.

First and foremost, hire Ingenious Travel! When you hire a travel agent to handle all of your travel needs, your trip instantly becomes much more exciting and easier to plan because all of the legwork is handled for you! We can come up with an itinerary that suits your needs perfectly, and we can help you stay within your budget.

Second, figure out what exotic means to you. Sometimes answering the question of what the best places and activities of a given destination can prove difficult, and varies from person to person. One person might want to climb scenic peaks by morning, look for sea turtle eggs on the beach at lunch and go on a zip line tour in the afternoon. This may be great for them, but what if you would prefer something not quite so strenuous or perhaps a little cheaper? To know your trip goals ahead of time and the goals of your travel companions will better help you design the perfect trip.

Don’t go in blindly. By this I mean don’t just choose a destination based on a brochure. Ask us, your travel agents about the areas you are considering. We can tell you about guided tours, historic sites, and about areas that you otherwise would not have a chance to see and experience.

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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 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 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 Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Uncategorized, on 13 November 2015, by , 0 Comments

Machu Picchu | Ingenious TravelIf you are hoping to head to the beautiful Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, there are definitely some things to know before your flight takes off. From what to pack to what to do and where to stay while there, it is always best to know your game plan before arriving. Consider these following suggestions and tips in order to make the most of your time visiting Machu Picchu…

 

When To Go

Not sure what time of the year is the best to make your way there? For those who do not mind the crowds and have a more flexible work schedule in the summer, July through August is your best bet. However, if you want a less crowded experience (though not guaranteed) October through April would be the other way to go. Just be prepared for the rainy season if you do decide on a date between those two months.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 2 October 2015, by , 0 Comments

Cycling through French Wine Country | Ingenious TravelFrom steep and challenging winding roads through mountains to narrow streets that pass by countryside and villages, cycling through the French Wine Country is nothing short of a spectacular journey bringing about the utmost pleasure. If you are an avid wine lover as well as a cycling enthusiast, there truly is no better way to experience the best of both worlds than heading out on a trip of a lifetime. Though there are several regions, towns and territories to be explored, the following are some of the most magnificent ones to consider cycling through…

The Alps

Though it was once known to be nearly completely forbidden, today the French Alps serve as the perfect stomping grounds for any experienced cyclist looking for a rare and breathtaking venture. Climbing through the famous Lake Geneva and Izoard will make for the perfect combination of challenge and gratification.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 18 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

AfricaLayout-safari clothesYou lifelong dream of heading out on safari is finally in the books and you could not be more excited about it! From the roaring lions to the majestic giraffes, safaris are possibly one of the greatest explorations you could check off your bucket list and for many it never becomes a reality. However, along with the excitement of your trip, you also need to be thinking realistically about what you need to pack before heading out. The following are some of the essentials that you will most definitely want to have with you before getting up close and personal with the safari world…

Weather Dependent Clothes

Of course with each season comes various climates and weather, which you will definitely need to be aware of before you leave for your trip. During the summer months when the temperatures are much hotter, you will need to wear lightweight t-shirts and shorts. The winter months when the temperatures drop, you will want to wear long sleeve t-shirts and light but long pants. Make sure no matter what season or temperatures occur that all of your clothes are comfortable!

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Posted in Adventure Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Theme Vacations, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 11 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

Oktoberfest | Ingenious TravelMunich is well known for its Bavarian Beer Halls. The Munich Oktoberfest prides itself as the largest folk festival in the world. Over the past few years, the festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists, especially beer lovers, from different parts of the world. An estimated number of six million people visit annually to have a feel of its vibrancy and enjoy great tasting beer served along with grilled sausages and chicken. Oktoberfest usually spans just over two weeks, particularly from mid-September to early October. Asides drinking, eating and dancing, visitors can also enjoy and participate in other fun filled activities such as a wide range of fairground rides, parades, and admire Bavarian beauties trussed in traditional gear. Oktoberfest has something on offer for everyone.

With over 7 million liters of beer available for everyone, locals and tourists alike will definitely experience splendid time sampling the great tasting Bavarian Beer, which is considered as the best in the world. As a first timer, this festival can be a little overwhelming

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 4 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

Iceland Hot Springs | Ingenious TravelIceland

is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with rich culture, lovely attractions and stunning scenery. Home to loads of incredible waterfalls, exploding sulphur geysers, geothermal pools and natural hot springs, Iceland is definitely a fascinating place worth visiting. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rift zone, Iceland is a volcanic island, making it a perfect place to enjoy loads of geothermal activities than any other county in the world. Iceland, one of the coldest destinations on earth, is home to over 200 geothermal areas spread across the island producing 800 hot springs with an average water temperature of around 75°C / 167°F.

In a place with such iconic scenery and stunning landscape, the best way to get to the most of your trip in Iceland is getting outdoors. You can spend quality time exploring the magnificent hot springs Iceland has to offer. Enjoy great moments hiking for days or take a plunge in one of the many hot springs here, often in amazingly beautiful location. Iceland’s hot springs is considered one of the best places to soak any aches away while admiring the surrounding mountains, seascapes and volcanoes. While some hot springs have the perfect temperature to soak yourself away, others are extremely hot. Here is a list of the popular spots that attracts thousands of locals and tourists alike

Reykjadalur

Located close to Reykjavik, Iceland’s most vibrant city, Reykjadulur, meaning steam valley, is one of the best places for hiking. Hiking up to the warm rivers that flows down Reykjadalur is not demanding. Here, visitors can stop to take beautiful pictures of all the fascination bubbling muddy hot springs as well as incredible waterfall in the gorge while hiking. So, it is advisable to come along with a camera and extra batteries.

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