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Rosen Shingle Creek | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Family Travel, Golf, Hotel, Tennis, on 13 October 2017, by , 0 Comments

Recently I had the opportunity to stay at a gorgeous hotel in Orlando, Florida – the Rosen Shingle Creek. To put it mildly, this property is huge and would make for the perfect place to stay should you be visiting a Disney park, Universal Studios or Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or if you are simply in town for a conference like I was. I enjoyed the Rosen Shingle Creek so much, I felt compelled to share this property spotlight with you. I think you will find it offers everything that one could need and so much more.

The Rooms

Rosen Shingle Creek | Ingenious TravelRooms are available with double queen beds or single king beds, but there are also hospitality suites, executive suites, Grande and Presidential suites as well. The view from at least half of the rooms features the property’s stunning pools and golf course. All guest rooms come with:

  • Complimentary high-speed WIFI and hardwired internet access
  • 40” LED HDTVs
  • Mini fridge
  • Plush robes
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • IHome docking station and radio
  • Caswell-Massey guest room amenities and more.

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Posted in College Football, Holiday, Horse Racing, Tennis, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 19 December 2014, by , 0 Comments

Union Jack| Ingenious TravelFor a lot of Americans traveling to the UK, it’s easy to get caught up in activities that can be labeled as “touristy.” You may spend a few days and nights in London experiencing the city, taking photos of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and exploring various museums. You may book a tour that takes you through some of the beautiful countryside and not-so-remote castle ruins. Or, for a slightly more adventurous trip, you may venture to an historic site like Stonehenge, or a national park area like the Lakes District. All of these are perfectly worthy activities that can expose you to beautiful and fascinating locations. However, none of them really exposes you to the culture and atmosphere of the country.

This is why it’s also a good idea to find a few specific events to take in when booking a trip to the UK. Festivals, gatherings, athletic contests, etc. are often some of the best places to enjoy yourself abroad. So, while you should absolutely take the time to see the famous sights while visiting the UK, consider planning your trip around one (or a few) of these annual events as well.

Up Helly Aa

Two words: fire festival. You won’t find many gatherings as unique, strange, or oddly enjoyable as Up Helly Aa, which is essentially a Scottish celebration of Viking culture and heritage. Held each January in Lerwick—it’s an area that once belonged to Vikings—the celebration is like diving back in time for 24 hours. There are Viking costumes, lit torches, various fire-related displays, and a main event that consists of lighting a replica Viking ship aflame out on the water. The Telegraph’s incredible gallery of images from events past will give you a clear idea of what sort of atmosphere to expect.

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Posted in Football, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, Tennis, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 12 December 2014, by , 0 Comments

Last week we highlighted travel gift ideas for book lovers. This week, let’s focus on the sports fans in your life. Here are 5 travel gift ideas for all the sports fans.

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Super Bowl XLIX –
Glendale, AZ – February 1, 2015

Next February, thousands of football fans from all over the country will be watching the AFC and NFC Champions duke it out in football’s most coveted game. We have access to the Big Game and all the VIP Super Bowl Parties, along with accommodations, transportation, celebrity meet & greets and more!

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Super Bowl XLIX on the Beach!
AMResorts – Mexico – February 1, 2015

Are you ready for some football?  The Super Bowl is here and we’re ready for one of our biggest celebrations of the year. That means we have everything covered, all you need to bring is your appetite and your favorite teams jersey! Game time gets that much better when it’s on the beach! Kick back and watch the biggest event of the year on a movie theater sized screen with the back drop of a tropical paradise. The only thing missing is the tailgate so it’s a good thing we have that covered too! Enjoy your favorite game day snacks and of course, plenty of ice cold beer on hand. Super Bowl Sunday at AMResorts is more than just the game, we have activities and games to keep you and your family pumped up all day.

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Posted in Baseball, Football, Golf, Hockey, NASCAR, Tennis, Uncategorized, on 25 May 2012, by , 5 Comments

Flickr.com carloscappaticciBabe Ruth’s Jersey, worn in 1920 when he was with the Yankees,  sold for $4.4 million dollars just the other day?  This set a record as the highest price paid for any item of sports memorabilia.  And it’s not just the Sultan of Swat’s jersey that has a heavy price tag; his home run balls, his bats and even his contracts command huge sums at auctions.

As long as we have had organized sports, we have had sports collectors.  Whether it’s a group of boys trading baseball cards or corporations bidding hundreds of thousands of dollars, for the privilege of owning a one of a kind piece of sports history, if a sports figure touched it, it’s going to be up for sale.  There is always someone out there who is willing to pay the going price for the pride of ownership.

And it’s just not baseball that racks up these kinds of prices.   Until the sale of Babe Ruth’s jersey, a copy of James Naismith’s founding rules of basketball held the record with a $4.3 million dollar sale price.   Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves brought in a little over a million dollars when they were sold during an auction in conjunction with his 70th birthday.

So whatever you collect that is associated with your favorite sports, be it signed pucks, golf balls, tennis rackets, baseballs or footballs, if your favorite sports personality touched it, signed it or used it, you can buy it.

If you could have anything that your favorite sports personality used during a winning game, what would it be?

Image source:  Flickr.com carloscappaticci

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Posted in Baseball, ESPY Awards, Gift Ideas, Golf, Holiday, Movies/Television, Tennis, Theatre, Uncategorized, on 16 May 2011, by , 0 Comments

Have you gotten anything for your Dad yet?  Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Here are five ideas to help you get that sports or entertainment fan something special!

1.  A trip to the ESPY Awards:  Give your Dad the unique opportunity of walking down the red carpet, sitting shoulder to shoulder with sports greats, and enjoying the after party while interacting and celebrating with his favorite athletes and broadcasters for a year of great sports.

Gift Idea for Dad

2.  Is baseball his favorite sport? How about sending your Dad to the MLB All-Star Game in July? He’ll get to experience all the fun and excitement surrounding the event along with the Home Run Derby, the Futures and Legends, and the All-Star Game.

3.  If golf is more his style, give Dad a trip across the pond to attend the British Open. You can even arrange for a tutorial from a PGA star!

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