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Edinburgh | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Europe, Family Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, on 18 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

Scotland’s capital lives and breathes history and Edinburgh doesn’t disappoint. We at Ingenious Travel recently visited this beautiful country and spent four active and fun-filled in this extraordinary city. A word to the wise, be sure to pack your walking shoes, the city is quite hilly.

Here are five things we recommend as a must see/do while in Edinburgh:

  1. Edinburgh Castle

This famous castle sits upon Castle Rock, an extinct volcano, and provides some of the best views of this historic city. Edinburgh Castle is famous for its Great Hall, the Half Moon Battery, the Crown Jewels, and the Stone of Destiny. However, the oldest and most important buildings housed here is Margaret’s Chapel, built in the 12th century. This chapel is a tiny gem and if your name is Margaret, you can get married there for free.

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The Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle

 

  1. The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official residence while in Scotland when she visits each July to conduct royal business. Here take the audio tour which will walk you through the palace’s history and its connection to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. The palace stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat.

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The Palace of Holyroodplace

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Isle of Skye | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Family Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Unique Getaways, on 30 June 2017, by , 0 Comments

Located off the west coast of Scotland, is the Isle of Skye – the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. This stunning destination features mountainous terrain, rocky slopes, and dramatic landscapes. With its rich history, exciting wildlife, impressive castles, and even Fairy Pools, it feels like a setting straight out of a story book. If you’re lucky enough to have Skye, Scotland on your travel itinerary, here are five things you might want to consider doing while you’re there:

  1. Take a dip in the Fairy Pools – Located in Glen Brittle there are deep blue pools in the river flowing with water from the Cullin that is crystal clear. You’ll trek there on foot, crossing rivers and steep terrain, but the crystal waters and backdrop of the mountains is nothing short of impressive.
  2. Explore the castles of Eilean Donan and Dunvegan – Eilean Donan Castle is considered to be the most romantic of all the Scottish castles. This famous castle is so striking, it even made an appearance in several Hollywood blockbusters including Entrapment, Highlander, and The World is Not Enough (one of the James Bond films). Dunvegan Castle was home to the 30th MacLeod Clan Chief. Stuck in its time, Dunvegan is where you can get a real feel for how things were done in the days of old. Additional castles to consider visiting include Armadale Castle, Castle Moil, and Duntulm Castle.
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Destination Wedding | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Caribbean, General Travel Information, Travel, Travel Tips, on 19 May 2017, by , 0 Comments

Considering having a destination wedding for your upcoming nuptials? That’s an excellent decision! Not only will you save a lot of money compared with a traditional wedding, you’ll have a stunning location to say “I do” to the one you love. If you do hope to have a destination wedding – there are three things you need to know.

  1. It might not be legal in the United States.

This is one of the most surprising facts to couples, but the reality is that many destination weddings are in fact just ceremonies. In other words, you’ll still need to get married in the states to make the civil agreement legal. There are ways to have a legal wedding outside of the U.S., but the paperwork, blood tests (yes, really!), and all of the additional red tape make it a lot more difficult. Add to that the fact that if you make it legal in another country, it might not be recognized by the states, and you might as well just get married here, and have the ceremony elsewhere.

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Holiday Trips to Book Now | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Family Travel, General Travel Information, Travel, on 5 May 2017, by , 0 Comments

Summer isn’t even here yet, but odds are you’re already anxious for your next vacation. Though you may simply be planning a getaway while your kids are out of school this June and July, I would strongly suggest you start considering your vacations for the fall and winter too. Here are just three of the holiday trips to book now:

  • Thanksgiving Getaways
  • Christmas Escapes
  • New Year’s Adventures
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Posted in Family Travel, General Travel Information, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, on 4 March 2016, by , 0 Comments

If you are planning your first trip to beautiful Barcelona, Spain and still wondering with what you are going to fill your days with while there, consider the following fantastic options that you absolutely must not miss out on…

Casa Mila | Ingenious Travel

Explore Gaudi’s Many Marvels

No trip to Barcelona would ever be complete without exploring and discovering the many impressive works of Antoni Gaudi, a famous architect who certainly left his mark on the city. Begin by wandering through Parc Guell where you will get the chance to see some of the most unique and colorful architectural designs in the world. Next, visit La Sagrada Familia – Church of the Sacred Family – before heading right over to Casa Batllo, his apartment building masterpiece unlike anything you have ever seen before.

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Wander Down Las Ramblas

There is a big chance you have already considered doing this as it is the busiest and most popular neighborhood in all of Barcelona. Filled with a nearly endless list of booths, restaurants and bars that are perfect for making your rounds and filling up your appetite as well as shopping bags. Though busy at most times of the day – except siesta time – it is a must, even if it is just a one-time activity.

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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 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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