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Sound of Music | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Family Travel, Groups, Movies/Television, Theatre, Theme Vacations, on 20 December 2019, by , 0 Comments

In March 2020, Twentieth Century Fox is releasing the 55th anniversary of the classic hit movie, The Sound of Music. For those of you who don’t know, the film is set in Austria, and stars Julie Andrews who plays Maria. It’s based on the true story of the Von Trapp family of singers, and is a heartwarming tale about how music helps heal and bring a family together, even during the most devastating of times. 

In celebration of the movie’s anniversary, we recommend heading to Salzburg to see the sights from the film. Watch or rewatch the movie on your flight over, and then visit all the stunning locations that were used as the filming locations or as inspiration for the scenes in the classic musical. The views you’ll enjoy will make you feel like you’re in the movie. We dare you not to hum or sing the most memorable tunes from the film as you tour the sights. 

Love the Sound of Music as much as we do? Check out the 50th Anniversary Edition here.

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Posted in Family Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Shopping, Theatre, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, on 17 April 2015, by , 0 Comments

Rainy Days While on Vacation | Ingenious TravelGood weather is not always guaranteed when you are on vacation. Even if you are traveling in the right season, there is no telling what nature has in store for you when you get to your destination. If you do wake up to a rainy day, don’t spend the hours sulking in your hotel room. There are plenty of things you can do to enjoy your day even if it is raining cats and dogs outside.

If the rain thwarts your plan of walking around and exploring the sights, be flexible and find other opportunities to learn more about your destination. You can also visit a local restaurant or cafe and spend time interacting with the regulars. You will be surprised at how time flies really fast when good conversation is available. On top of that, you also get to enjoy a scrumptious traditional meal at the same time. If you do not want to leave the hotel, just spend time at the lobby bar and chat with your barman. You just might get some good travel tips straight from a local.

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Posted in General Travel Information, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Holiday Weekends, Theatre, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 24 December 2013, by , 0 Comments

bigstock-Merry-Christmas-everyone-Chri-49785464Travelers looking for that perfect Christmas getaway could consider spending their Christmas in any of the beautiful countries of Europe. European Christmases are known to be among the best in the world and they offer tourists a wonderful atmosphere, beautifully decorated streets, the occasional Christmas tree, grand celebrations and pristine white lights. December 25th is quite revered in Europe and you can expect to wake up with the sound of church bells and the hustle bustle of families walking to their favorite churches. Consider visiting one of the local churches of Europe during Christmas – it is probably going to be one of the best experiences of your lifetime. Christmas traditions across Europe might be different, but that does not mean that they are not fun. Here are some of the best ways to spend your Christmas in Europe.

London, UK Those who prefer huge crowds and a modern Christmas bigstock-Oxford-Street-London-Christmas-6614148atmosphere should simply hop over to London. The city is extremely popular for its beautiful productions and theatres such as The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, and The Snowman. What makes these shows unique is the fact they offer spectators with a fantastic blend of singing, dancing and humor along with beautiful fairy tale based themes. Those looking for something more traditional could always visit the English National Ballet. Talking about London, the festive spirit is not only limited to its productions and gala celebrations. You can also spend a lot of time checking out the beautiful Christmas decorations in the stores located on Regent Street and Oxford Street. The humongous Christmas tree which decorates Trafalgar Square each year is quite famous as well. A boat trip on the River Thames or an organized Christmas walk are other popular Christmas activities taking place in London. Remember to pre-plan your trips as you might also get access to lavish Christmas dinners in one of the beautiful castles located in the city.

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Posted in Authors, Ireland, Theatre, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 8 November 2012, by , 1 Comments

Just finished reading Karen Marie Moning’s, ICED, which takes place in Dublin, Ireland. So much history, culture and folklore: Celts, and Druids and Faeries oh my! Oh Dublin, how I want to visit thee!

This got me thinking…if you go to Dublin, what are the top five literary things you should do/see/experience while there?

1. The Old Library at Trinity College — Not only is the library itself amazing, but no visit is complete without seeing the “Turning Darkness into Light” exhibition which leads you to the infamous Book of Kells. It was written in 9th century Scotland and arrived in Ireland in the mid 1600’s. Trinity College has been its home since 1661.

2. The Dublin Writers Museum — Be sure to visit the restored Georgian mansion where you can explore and enjoy Dublin’s literary celebrities. What a way to experience literary history, through the books, letters and portraits of Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Yeats and others!

3. Dublin’s Literary Festivals — Dublin hosts a number of literary festivals throughout the year. The Dublin Writers Festival takes place in late spring (May/Jun). You’ll find a number of literary greats doing readings, presenting workshops, etc. They even have readings for children! The Bloomsday Festival is held June 16th every year. This festival is all things Leopold Bloom from Ulysses. Don’t forget the Mountains to the Sea dlr Book Festival, which presents the very best of Irish and international writers reading from their work!

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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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