Theme Vacations

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 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 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 Family Travel, River Cruising, Shopping, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 6 November 2015, by , 0 Comments

Christmas Markets | Ingenious TravelEach year, various countries throughout Europe put away the fall colors of orange, yellow and red and bring out the twinkling lights, beautifully decorated Christmas trees and endless holiday treats to put on some of the world’s best Christmas Markets. If you have only heard about such markets and have yet to actually experience one first hand, a river cruise may just be your ticket to an opportunity of a lifetime. Imagine making your way through to find yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a winter scenery you’ve only seen pictures of and a magical jovial extravaganza awaiting for your entry. Consider heading on a river cruise that takes you to the following European Christmas Markets…

Maastricht – Holland

Explore an extremely cozy and delightful wander through the Magical Maastricht where you can indulge in locally made treats, ice skate in the temporary 100-meter squared ice rink or even go for a ride on the big wheel just outside. A well lit, beautifully decorated and welcoming oasis filled with endless treasures to enjoy and take back home.

Winter Wonders – Belgium

Located in Brussels within the beautiful setting of Place Sainte Catherine, Winter Wonders is bursting with colors, a fun atmosphere and plenty of things to see and discover while there. Enjoy the ice rink and Ferris wheel along with the many concerts and marching bands that put on shows for the whole crowd to delight in.

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Posted in Family Travel, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 30 October 2015, by , 0 Comments

Happy Halloween | Ingenious TravelIf you are going to be in or around New England during this year’s Halloween, then you are in for some fantastic fall festivities for the entire family to enjoy. Each year, New England creates some great activities for the entire community to get involved in from pumpkin festivals to flashlight corn mazes and everything in between. To make the most of your Halloween in New England, consider participating in these following fun events…

 

Fun & Freaky Farms

Davis Farmland MegaMaze: This is a great place for little ones as it is a non-haunted flashlight corn maze located in Maine.

Scary Acres: This is one for the fear seekers where visitors can enjoy a fully haunted corn maze as well as a haunted hayride in Rhode Island.

Emery Farms: This offers visitors to enjoy a long and entertaining haunted corn maze followed by a non-haunted hayride in New Hampshire.

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Posted in Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Holiday, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 16 October 2015, by , 0 Comments

If you are a lover of history and architecture, chances are you have got some incredible destinations on your bucket list of which many include magnificent castles in far away lands. If you have yet to compile that list but are hoping to do so in the near future, consider adding in the following must see castles found throughout the world…

Alnwick Castle | Ingenious Travel

  1. Alnwick Castle – England

For Harry Potter fans, this castle is an absolute must and a place that is not to be missed! The first two films featured this incredible structure where it represented Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is also one of the largest inhabited castles throughout all of England and is thankfully open for group tours and school visits.

Bran Castle | Ingenious Travel

  1. Bran Castle – Romania

Built in the early 1300’s, this is also another famous castle that has been featured in many films including the most known, Dracula and is therefore known as “Dracula’s Castle”. If you ever find yourself in Romania, be sure to head here as it is one of the most popular tourist attractions throughout the area.

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Posted in Authors, Books, Girlfriend Getaways, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 9 October 2015, by , 0 Comments

Literary Destinations | Ingenious TravelIf you are a lover of classic novels, stories and tales and have always dreamt of being amongst the destinations that have helped to make each book noted throughout the literacy world, why not make your way to them on your next trip? With so many beautiful sights to explore and discover, you will find yourself taking a step into a unique and unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Edinburgh – Scotland

With more than 500 novels inspired by the surroundings of Edinburgh including authors Robert Burns of the 18th-century and more modern authors like Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith, this is a must-visit. Spend time at the Writers’ Museum, join in on two different pub crawls or take a walking tour through some of the more specific spots mentioned in literature.

London – England

Take advantage of one of the hundred or so weekly offers of the London Walks’ lively jaunts including Shakespeare’s and Dickens’ London and the Literary London Pub Walk. There are even opportunities for Sherlock Holmes fans to walk in the footsteps of sleuth’s or stop by Dukes Bar where the drinks helped to inspire Ian Fleming’s works.

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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 Theme Vacations, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 25 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

Brussels Kriek Beer |Ingenious TravelRenowned for being the capital of Belgium, Brussels is a very beautiful destination for all including beer aficionados. It is pretty easy to reach from any place, whether you’re coming by road, air or rail. In Belgium, beer is not only considered a frothy beer but also a culture. There are over 450 different varieties of beer. Some of these beer brands have customized beer glasses in which only a particular type of beer is served. Each of these glasses are designed to enhance the flavor of the beer. Belgians are well known for taking beer seriously. Due to its real flavor, variety and character, connoisseurs visit from different parts of the world to enjoy purely refined Belgian beers.

After a day of exploring fascinating places, tourists can relax in any of the local cafés to enjoy some chocolate with their favorite brew. Brussels is one of the most fascinating and happening cities in Belgium. Brussels is a place to experience diverse pleasure and sublime sourness of Lambic beers in Belgium. With over 1 million people, Brussels is the largest city in Belgium and home to variety of bars, cafés and entertainment venues serving the most refined of Belgian beers. Here you’ll find beer makers producing various kinds of beer styles. Visitors can take a beer tour of the city. Venerable breweries such as Brasserie Cantillon in the south-west of the city and Brewer’s House, which houses a museum dedicated to Belgian beer, offer amazing tours.

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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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