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Croatia | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Europe, Family Travel, Groups, Travel, on 16 April 2021, by , 0 Comments

Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is certainly a treasure of picturesque and stunning scenery in the country of Croatia. The entire city is a wonderful sight to see, but its walled Old Town remains as the city’s crowning glory. There is no better way to explore this old fortress than to follow the direction of your own two feet.

You can begin your exploration from several other gates of the Old Town, but my personal favorite is from the ever-busy Pile Gate. Upon entry, it immediately sweeps you off your feet to a dizzying but exciting array of intriguing sights to see.

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Morocco | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Africa, Travel, Unique Getaways, on 19 March 2021, by , 0 Comments

For now, Morocco remains relatively untouched by mass tourism, however there are some spots on the tourist map that are particularly well served for visitors.

Agadir | Morocco | Ingenious Travel

Agadir: Morocco’s Number 1 Tourist Area

Situated towards the south of Morocco on the Atlantic coast, Agadir boasts 9 Km of superb white sandy beach and all the amenities of a modern seaside resort.

Agadir boasts 300 days of hot sunshine, which is also especially prominent in winter months.  Here you can find many five-star hotels and a huge supply of hotel beds, reputedly a quarter of the total in Morocco.

Initially, there seems little sign of the rich history and tradition to be found in other Moroccan cities, although if you search it out, you will find it within the depths of the town.  This is largely due to an unprecedented earthquake that shook Agadir in 1961.  It has now been re-modelled as a popular package holiday destination, as well as a major fishing port.

Once dubbed the Miami of Morocco, Agadir offers a wide range of activities – along the beach, camel rides, parascending, scooters and speed boats, as well as horse riding, tennis and an 18-hole golf course.

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The World is your classroom | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Travel, on 5 March 2021, by , 0 Comments

Traveling frequently can broaden our horizons and teach us some valuable life lessons. While traveling, we are in a constant learning process in which the world is our classroom, and everyone and everything around us acts as books and teachers to teach us something every day. Here are four valuable lessons that traveling teaches you.

1. It teaches us to appreciate experiences over things

One of the greatest lessons that traveling teaches us is appreciating and valuing our experiences more than material things. We realize that we need very little to be able to live a happy and content life. While we are always occupied with the desire to have more, traveling often helps us understand that we need very little to be happy. When we are away from our mundane lives, and not so much involved in our phones or cars, etc., we realize how experience and memories matter more than the material things that we focus too much on.

2. It gives us the courage to step out of our comfort zone

When we travel, we gradually gather the courage to step out of our comfort zone and try new things. Sometimes, we encounter challenges that reveal our true potential and boost our self-confidence. We realize that there is so much out there in the world that we have not experienced yet, and it encourages us to accept new challenges and explore a whole world of possibilities. Since we are constantly learning, we begin to feel the excitement that comes with new experiences, and gradually, our fears fade away.

3. It helps us understand others in a better way

We all have grown up with some beliefs and value systems based on which we judge others. Traveling helps us explore different cultures, beliefs, and value systems and understand others in a better way. When we interact with people, we learn about their experiences, look at their struggles and listen to their stories. All these things help us sympathize with people and make sense of their beliefs better instead of passing judgments. Traveling allows us to take off our glasses or biased lens as we get immersed in different cultures. Similarly, we also get to educate people about our culture, beliefs, and values. This mutual exchange helps make the world a better place in which we can all co-exist and respect each other.

4. It helps us learn patience

Patience is extremely important in life, and it is one of those things that we lack during our everyday lives. We find it hard to wait at the signals, we lash out on people when they get late, and we panic when things do not work on time. Travelling often teaches us to be patient and wait for things to fall in place. When we are away from our comfort zone, and in a foreign place, we often encounter situations where we can do nothing but just hope and wait for things to fall in place. This increases our patience levels, and we learn to respond and adapt during difficult situations, instead of getting angry or panicked.

Traveling frequently can positively impact our personalities and help us become a better version of ourselves. We should make it a habit to travel as much as we can to keep learning and growing. Our travel partners are offering extremely flexible and adaptable booking opportunities, and inventory is filling up with all this pent up demand. Reach out to us to have a quick chat about your future travel.

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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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Barossa Valley | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Wine, Australia, Tours, Travel, on 10 July 2020, by , 0 Comments

The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most significant wine regions. Its thriving community retains strong links to its rich European heritage, now combined with the down-to-earth Australian spirit to create a rich and diverse lifestyle in a relaxed, rural setting close to Adelaide. European farmers (German in particular) and English migrants settled the Barossa Valley from the 1850s, and their rich cultural legacy is evident today in superb Barossa specialty foods and historic architecture. Historic churches, stone buildings, and cottages abound while walking trails, reserves, and forests offer easy access to breathtaking landscapes and scenery.

The Barossa Valley is home to the world-famous Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling plus other premium wines, a large range of unique regional produce, and acclaimed restaurants. The Barossa’s vineyards are tended by around 500 grape-growing families, many sixth-generation. There are many small boutique wineries where exquisite wines are sold out within weeks of their launch, along with larger enterprises associated with household names such as Peter Lehmann, Henschke, Seppelt, Yaldara, and Yalumba.

(To explore more wine experiences in South Australia, check out wineries and wine opportunities in the McLaren Vale!)

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New Orleans | Jackson Square | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Weekend Getaway, New Orleans, Travel, on 19 June 2020, by , 0 Comments

New Orleans is open! For those of you looking for a long-weekend destination, but not wanting to travel too far, visting the Big Easy is a must.

Party like it’s Mardi Gras – even in the fall! New Orleans has so much to do year-round. With joyous festivals, sizzling street food, and mariachi bands around every corner, New Orleans is like nowhere else! Read on to discover the best events you can attend this September.

New Orleans | Ingenious Travel

The Photo credit: Paul Broussard

1. Southern Decadence

Catch this fun LGBT+ festival from August 6 – September 1! Each year you’ll find parades with glamorous costumes, street parties, jazz concerts, and much more! Over 200,000 people attend every year, bringing “Gay Mardi Gras” to a city that knows how to party!

Address: French Quarter New Orleans, LA  

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Virtual Vacation | Ingenious Travel

Posted in River Cruising, Australia, Theme Vacations, Travel, Wine, on 26 April 2020, by , 0 Comments

If you are anything like me, you’re totally over being trapped inside and just eager to escape…we all miss travel. While right now the best place to be is in the safety of our homes, there will come a time when the world will be open again for us to explore.

To help you escape, a few friends and I have partnered to bring you a new Virtual Vacation Series. We’ll be highlighting a new destination every Thursday!

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Family Travel | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Travel, Family Travel, Groups, on 10 April 2020, by , 0 Comments

In its current state, the world we live in can feel like a scary place. Every ounce of normalcy in our day-to-day lives has been uprooted, and many of us fear to leave our own homes for essential items, let alone for travel. And while the days of social distancing and extended school closures may not be over yet, there will come a time when things will go back to normal.

There will be many things that we’ll get back in our lives and the ability to move around freely and begin traveling again is certainly one of them. Travel can be a great way to reconnect and bring families back together after weeks of panic and uncertainty.

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