Unique Getaways

Posted in Family Travel, Golf, Theme Vacations, Travel, Unique Getaways, on 20 April 2018, by , 0 Comments

The Titanic is perhaps the most famous ship to ever sink. Movies and books have been written about it, and it truly changed the game in terms of what it takes for a cruise ship (or any ship ofr that matter) to be considered safe for the passengers aboard it. The city of Belfast in Northern Ireland is the city where this famous ship was built, and visiting it is one of the most educational, and eye-opening experiences one could have.

Titanic | Ingenious Travel

The Titanic Experience

Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experiences. This award winning visitor center offers nine interactive galleries by which to explore the Titanic. You can explore the shipyard where the ship was built, view full-scale reconstructions of the state-rooms, and see replications of artifacts from the ships including their White Star China, launch day tickets and even the menu for the last luncheon.

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Danube River | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Europe, Family Travel, River Cruising, Unique Getaways, on 9 March 2018, by , 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite as special as traveling at Christmas. Well, that is until now. Adventures by Disney has two very special upcoming cruises on the Danube River that offer you and your family a holiday experience you won’t soon forget. One cruise is scheduled to set sail in December 2018, and the other in December 2019. These exclusive sailings will sell out. In fact, the 2018 cruise already has limited availability and wait lists for some of the cabins. Here’s what you can expect if you decide to take the plunge and cruise the Danube for Christmas:

Overview:

You’ll travel to seven destinations in three countries on an 8-day/7-night Adventures by Disney vacation on the Danube River. If you choose the 2018 cruise, you’ll depart on December 23 and return December 30. The 2019 sailing dates are December 22 through December 29.

  • Cruise departure: You’ll fly into Munich Airport where you’ll be transported to Vilshofen, Germany – the city the cruise will depart from. Be sure to ask Ingenious Travel about early arrival activities and accommodations, attractions and dining reservations should you decide you would like to explore Germany before your cruise.
  • On-board cruise experience: You’ll enjoy 8 days and 7 nights aboard the stunning AmaLea river cruise boat. This boat was inspired by luxury yachts and provides spacious staterooms, elegant decor, a heated pool, a massage and hair salon, a gift shop and a specialty coffee station.
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New Zealand | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, New Zealand, Travel, Unique Getaways, Wine, on 16 February 2018, by , 0 Comments

What makes New Zealand so popular to visit by way of rail or road trip? Perhaps it’s the fact that while riding along in a train on a railway or on the road in your own vehicle you can view the spectacular scenery. Or maybe it’s the fact that you’ll see more of the countryside because you’ll be constantly moving from place to place. Visiting this destination and touring it in this fashion is certainly something you’ll never forget.

By Rail

When touring by rail, you have several options for where you’ll visit. Just three of the options available to you include:

  1. Northern Explorer: This is the longest running passenger service between Auckland and Wellington. You’ll enjoy views of fertile farmland, volcanic peaks, and the sparkling waters of the Kapiti coast.
  2. TranzAlpine: This route is considered one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, and will take you 139 miles through 16 tunnels and viaducts from Christchurch to Greymouth and back.
  3. Coastal Pacific: This rail journey will take you up the Kaikoura Coastline, which are famous for views of the marine mammals, and whale watching. Bring your camera and a zoom lens for awesome shots of dolphins, seals and penguins.
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Northern Passage | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Unique Getaways, on 29 December 2017, by , 0 Comments

Looking for a unique travel idea for 2018? Why not travel The Northwest Passage? There is an exciting cruise the runs the full extent of the Northwest Passage for 21 nights, voyaging from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic to the Bering Sea and ending in Alaska.

About the Journey

This unique 24-day adventure will begin in August 2018. After a short time on land in Montreal, you’ll travel by charter flight to Greenland where you’ll hop aboard the luxurious expedition ship ‘Le Boreal’ for your 21-night cruise across The Northwest Passage. While aboard you’ll enjoy:

  • A private balcony with every stateroom and suite
  • shore excursions led by an expert team
  • all-inclusive amenities such as house drinks, meals and gratuities, port charges and taxes.

You’ll also enjoy complimentary room  service, complimentary gear and equipment for your excursions, airport meet and greet with private transfers and pre-cruise hotel stays and sightseeing. And, if you’re staying in a suite, butler services are also included.

What You Can Expect

  • Just as some of the world’s greatest polar explorers did long ago, you’ll discover the most historic and remote islands, fjords and harbors of this elusive passage. Your cruise stops may include Beechey Island, Franklin Camp, Fort Ross and Gjoa Haven.
  • If the conditions permit, you’ll get a chance to see the stunning northern lights.
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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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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 Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 26 February 2016, by , 0 Comments

With the everyday stresses of full-time work, keeping up with the house, your children and anything else that takes up most of your day, sometimes it is simply time for some overdue rest and relaxation. If you’re nodding your head to that, then consider putting a pause on all those stresses for just a few days or so and heading to one of these top spas in the U.S. Say goodbye to stress and hello to rest…

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa | Ingenious Trael

  1. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa – California

Located just near San Diego in Southern California. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa spreads out over a total of 200 private acres where you can be assured complete solitude within an oasis that exudes balance and connection within its every inch. Focusing on the perfect combination of mind, body and spirit, this incredible spa allows its maximum guests of 32 to indulge in workouts such as Pilates and Zumba as well as meditation classes and of course treatments at its impressive spa. From a hot stone foot treatment to a relaxing oxygen facial, you may will soon begin to feel restored and refresh and possibly not wanting to ever leave this place.

Canyon Ranch Lenox | Ingenious Travel

  1. Canyon Ranch Lenox – Massachusetts

Surrounded by lush and colorful trees at every turn, Canyon Ranch Lenox is both beautifully and professionally managed with a focus on personalized services tailored to meet your every need from the second you walk through their inviting doors. They offer an array of classes when you decide to make them your spa of choice, that include focuses on life management, preventative health care, nutrition, spiritual growth programs and fitness sessions along with outdoor activities. The lavish spa will be waiting for you after classes to enjoy one of their Euphoria body treatments.

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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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