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Germany | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Europe, on 13 November 2020, by , 0 Comments

When you think of European “big cities,” you think of Paris in France, Rome in Italy, and London in England. But what about Germany? This country is unique in that it doesn’t have just one big city – it has many! So, how will you decide which you want to visit first? Take a tour of Germany’s favorite cities to see which ones will make it onto your vacation’s itinerary.

Berlin Germany | Ingenious Travel

  1. Berlin

The capital city of Germany offers an enormous amount of things to see and do. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Museum Island offers five different museums ranging from art to history. Those into history should visit the Memorial of the Murdered Jews as well as Checkpoint Charlie. The Berlin Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in Europe with over 1500 different species to see. For relaxation, try one of the thousands of swimming lakes surrounding the city.

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Andes Mounains Chile | Ingeious Travel

Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Unique Getaways, on 6 November 2020, by , 0 Comments

Chile is the narrowest nation throughout the world yet it’s borders provide some of the most diverse terrain. From waterfalls to mountains, hot springs to volcanoes… you never know what you might come across next. It’s no secret that the country provides a vast array of exciting things to do and see for people of all ages. As a foreigner entering the nation you will find that the rich culture, amazing cuisine, lively nightlife, and sightseeing can keep you busy for a lifetime, so we’ve created a list of four of Chile’s best destination spots that you must-see first.

Santiago Chile | Ingenious Travel

Santiago

Santiago is the capital of this majestic country and it certainly doesn’t lack character. As the largest city in Chile, you will find that it is favored by residents and tourists for many reasons. Each neighborhood nestled within the city’s borders is distinctly different from the next. For instance, as you enter Bellavista, you are introduced to historical European homes and a free spirited energy that you simply can’t ignore. With colorful buildings, marketplaces and street art around nearly every corner, your eyes could wonder each crevice and still find new details while your ears get to hear the pleasant sounds of live music fill the air.

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Paczki | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Culinary, Europe, Food, Travel, on 30 October 2020, by , 0 Comments

When abroad, there are the iconic sights to see, events you may have traveled the globe to attend, and of course, food to try. The problem comes with picking out the best foods! You don’t want to play hit or miss when time is short, so check out some of the best foods to try the next time you’re in Poland.

Poland Placki ziemniaczane | Ingenious Travel

Placki Ziemniaczane

These delicious pancakes are similar to latkes, but instead of just potato and onion, they also have carrot, parsnips, and other vegetables. Kick off your meal with these savory spuds – either sprinkled with sugar or dipped in a dollop of sour cream.

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Banff Springs Haunted Hotel| Ingenious Travel

Posted in Travel, Unique Getaways, on 23 October 2020, by , 0 Comments

If you’re into encounters of the spine-tingling variety, you’re part of a small but passionate group of travelers. “Paranormal Travel” enthusiasts participate regularly in online forums, and there’s even a small cottage industry that specializes in highlighting travel to spooky (we mean haunted) destinations. If this interests you or someone you know, here’s a quick list of some of the world’s reportedly most haunted places.

Castle of Good Hope, Capetown, South Africa. This place has some of the standard ghosts — a man who reportedly walks the ramparts, and a crying woman whose haunting ceased when her body was discovered in later excavations. But this castle also claims a supernatural canine that jumps up on guests as they walk the halls. Down, Fido!

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Travel Restrictions| Ingenious Travel

Posted in Travel, on 9 October 2020, by , 0 Comments

Having to stay home during the pandemic isn’t easy for anyone. Even if you are getting good things from the slowed pace or are finding unexpected joy in the quiet — this time can still be a time of restlessness, uncertainty, and anxiety. You probably know someone (maybe yourself!) who had to cancel a destination wedding, a summer vacation, or a trip they’d been anticipating for months or even years.

If you’re someone who loves to travel, restricted movement can feel especially discouraging. Travel isn’t just about going places. It’s about the entire experience, the anticipation, the joy, about who you are and who you become when you visit someplace new.

There can be a real sorrow in the letting go, especially amidst so many other changes and unknowns. One thing I’ve heard a lot of people saying is, I wish I hadn’t put off taking that trip I always wanted to take. 

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Belgium | Ingeious Travel

Posted in Europe, Culinary, River Cruising, on 18 September 2020, by , 0 Comments

The land of beer, waffles and chocolate has so much to offer, and we’re not just talking about the food! While small in size, I se packs a punch when it comes to its culture-rich cities, from the capital of Brussels to riverside Dinant. Brush up on your Dutch, German and French and dive into beautiful, bewitching Belgium.

Belgium | Ingenious Travel

Brussels

No trip to Belgium is complete without a stay in the country’s capital, Brussels! Home to the European Union headquarters, Brussels is an important political hub as well as a cultural one, with grand plazas, ornate buildings, richly-decorated palaces and museums filled with treasures. Grab a piping hot waffle from a street stall, stroll the Grand-Palace square and marvel at the architectural wonders of this bustling city.

Belgium | Ingenious Travel

Bruges

Bruges steals the hearts of all who visit. The capital of West Flanders, the city is most famous for its string of romantic canals, cobbled streets and medieval architecture. You may have to fight off a few tourists in the summer months for the perfect Instagram photo, but touring this fairy tale city will most certainly be worth it.

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Playa del Carmen

Posted in Mexico, on 28 August 2020, by , 0 Comments

Playa del Carmen to many may not mean more than just a gateway to the island paradise of Cozumel. But, give the town a chance and you will discover that it is a desirable vacation destination in itself.

It is home to some of the most exciting water adventures such as diving the Great Maya Reef, swimming in fresh water sinkholes and plunging in awe-inspiring cenotes or blue holes. The town also offers easy access to the rest of the Riviera Maya to experience exhilarating outdoor escapades in the midst of enthralling nature.

You can start your tour of Playa del Carmen on a relaxing stroll along Quinta Avenida – the town’s popular pedestrian walkway. You will find a plethora of hotels and restaurants in the area and it is also the main shopping district where you can experience countless shops selling all kinds of merchandise. On one side you will find lovely boutiques selling luxury clothes and just around the corner a quirky stall selling a plethora of Mexican handicrafts. The strip runs parallel to the beach so you can simply take a turn to the shoreline anytime you feel like it and spend the rest of the day enjoying the perfect combination of sun, sand and sea.

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Corfu Greece | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Europe, on 14 August 2020, by , 0 Comments

Love to lounge by the beach but also interested in history and archaeological finds? You are in for plenty of fun in the Greek island of Corfu. Its beaches are without question exquisite, but for those looking for diversity there are also other interesting attractions waiting to be explored within Corfu vicinity.

Corfu Town or Kerkyra for the locals is not just a place to crash and sleep but it is also an attraction in itself. It is rich in history and impressive architecture, which make it one of the must-see destinations on the island.

Must-see landmarks in the area include the 16th century stone building of San Giacomo Theater that channels Renaissance architecture in Italy, the ancient Fort opposite the charming Liston Esplanade and St. Spiridons Church and the mummified saint inside. Chilling out is best done in the attractive public square of Spianada where locals and visitors alike congregate to have a good time. But if you are going out at night, Liston is where fun and excitement starts.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Groups, on 7 August 2020, by , 0 Comments

So you’ve crossed off the last item on your “to-do” list, and you have a few minutes of extra time. Even if you are actively counting down the days to your next dream vacation, it can’t come soon enough. Since instant gratification for wanderlust is so hard to find, allow us to introduce the next best thing: a daydream vacation.

Why not take a “me” moment right now? The beauty of a daydream vacation is you get to go any time, regardless of how many vacation days you have saved. Refresh your coffee, mute your inbox notifications, and pull in a few calming breaths. Ready? Great, because we’re going to the Galapagos Islands!

Galapagos | Pinnacle Rock | Ingenious Travel

Pinnacle Rock

Our journey begins at Pinnacle Rock on Bartolomé Island – the most visited island in the Galapagos. The cone you see is basalt formed from the eruption of an underwater volcano. Let your eyes slip out of focus as you breathe in the salty air and abandon yourself in reverie of the stillness around you.

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Posted in Europe, River Cruising, on 24 July 2020, by , 0 Comments

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is certainly one of the most delightful cities to visit in Europe. It boasts of impressive architecture, cool green spaces, vibrant cultural scenes and rich historical heritage – all of these earned the city a much-deserved nickname of “Pearl of the Danube”. Budapest is also strategically located at the center of Europe’s similarly popular destinations such as Austria, Croatia and the Ukraine, among others.  Also, it offers tourists great value for money, without sacrificing on the quality of sights and overall travel experience.

Getting Around Budapest

You can simply hop on a plane from dozens of major cities in Europe, Asia, North Africa and Middle East to get to Budapest. Direct flights are not hard to come by because there are several airlines servicing the area. The country’s major airport is located about 10 miles from the city center and taking a taxi to get to your destination remains the most efficient, albeit most expensive, transportation option.

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