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Posted in Europe, Luxury, Miami, New Zealand, on 19 April 2019, by , 0 Comments

Private pools, breathtaking views, dedicated 24-hour butler service, delicious cuisine, impeccable service, and decadent suites are a few of the things that come to mind when you think of the ultimate romantic luxury vacation. Whether you are planning your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or just ready for a dream-come-true romantic holiday, we’ve got something spectacular for you!

Escape to an elegant but rustic riverside lodge in New Zealand, bask in the seclusion of a private island resort, relax at a luxury spa, or delight in a five-star hotel on the Grand Canal in Venice. Here are some of the world’s best luxury vacations for couples…

Blanket Bay – New Zealand

Blanket Bay is a stunning rustic luxury lodge in the shadow of the snow-capped Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. Voted one of the world’s best lodges by the likes of Conde Nast Traveler, Virtuoso, The Robb Report, National Geographic, and Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, Blanket Bay is a year-round adventure getaway. Enjoy activities such as fly-fishing, heli-skiing, hiking, kayaking, 4WD tours, vineyards, flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park or Milford Sound, and so much more then retire to your luxurious room or suite at the lodge before an evening of elegant dining and fine wine. (photo ©Blanket Bay)

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Posted in Golf, Miami, Travel, Uncategorized, on 21 November 2014, by , 0 Comments

Miami Beach | Ingenious TravelMiami Beach is not Miami. It often gets caught in the blanket of “greater Miami”, but it is a city unto itself. Its nickname is simply “The Beach” because that’s mostly what there is here.

Miami Beach is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S. because of all the beaches. It’s really a narrow, seven mile long island just to the east of Miami proper. Technically it is a barrier island, but technical or not, it’s all about restaurants and attractions, places to shop and nightlife, and… oh yea…. those beaches.

As you can imagine, most activities center around the beach and the ocean. There is the usual array of beach toys from boogie boards to wave runners. You can rent bicycles and scooters. There are charter boats aplenty if you want to go fishing. Arrange for scuba diving or snorkeling trips. Even arrange for a floating wedding if that’s your heart’s desire.

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Posted in Authors, Cruises, Girlfriend Getaways, Miami, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 26 June 2012, by , 33 Comments

Do you have a favorite author whose stories are set in a specific locale?  What could be more fun than to plan a trip down to the area where your favorite author uses as a base for their books? Heather Graham, author of such books as The Killing Edge and Unhallowed Ground has based a number of her thrillers in the Miami area. And there is something to be said for being able to walk the area where your favorite author has written about.  It gives you just a fabulous new angle to the books you love to read when you can say, “Hey, I saw that. I ate at that restaurant or walked along that beach.”

Miami is the 42nd largest city in the United States, making it home to over 5 million people. Known as the Cruise Capital of the World, the Port of Miami can handle some of the largest cruise ships available.  Although the area that includes Miami was claimed by the Spanish in 1566,   Miami itself wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1896. Next to New York, it has one of the most widely recognized skylines in the world, with sleek tall skyscrapers surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of Miami Beach.

Whether you are looking to spend some quality time with museums, attend the theatre or are just looking for a long lazy week on the beach, you cannot go wrong with a trip to Miami. Biscayne Bay is a haven for diver sand snorkeling with its crystal clear waters and tropical fish. And if you’re into music, everything from hip hop to Florida’s Grande Ole Opera is available.

So what are you waiting for? Let Ingenious Travel put you in the center of your favorite author’s literary world!

Where does your favorite author base most of their novels?

Image source:  flickr.com Medeya

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