Travel Tips

International Travel Documents | Ingenious Travel

Posted in General Travel Information, Travel Tips, on 13 September 2019, by , 0 Comments

Planning for your dream vacation can be so exciting — where you’re going to stay, what you’ll see, the shows you’ll take in, all the amazing food you’ll eat.

But what about all your travel documents? Are they all in order?

 Here’s a list of everything you need, plus practical tips on how to keep everything organized, safe, and accessible.

  • Your passport. This is the big one. Make sure it hasn’t expired and is within six months of being expired. And don’t forget passports for your kid(s)!
  • Any visas that can be acquired in advance, including those for countries you’ll only be traveling through. If you can’t get a visa in advance, bring the letter from the consulate stating that your visa will be granted upon your arrival (the UAE and Oman are two countries that don’t issue visas outside their countries, for example).
  • A copy of the picture page of your passport, and extra passport photos.
  • Your airline miles card
  • A copy of your itinerary
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Shut eye on a red-eye | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Travel, Travel Tips, on 30 August 2019, by , 0 Comments

Sleeping well on a plane has developed into a certain kind of art — and into a healthy business — with savvy travelers constantly scoping out new ways to make long flights more conducive to actual rest. Here are a few that really seem to have some payoff.

Splurge on a better seat. Sure, not everyone can afford a premium seat in first or business class, where you can take advantage of fully- or almost-fully-reclining seats and loads of leg room. But for long-distance flights, it can still be worth it to spend the extra money on an exit-row seat, a bulkhead seat, or a window seat. Flying on off-peak days, like a Tuesday evening, will also increase the likelihood that the flight will be less crowded and quieter.

Do the best you can with flight times and direct flights. While crossing many time zones always poses its own sleep challenges, do your best to pick a flight time and schedule that will sync up most naturally with your sleeping and waking times. Leaving in the evening will work better than trying to get REM at three in the afternoon.

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Senior Travel Safety | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Baby Boomers, General Travel Information, Travel Tips, on 2 November 2018, by , 0 Comments

When it comes to going on vacation, the last thing most people want to think about is safety. The simple reason for that, is getting away from it all is supposed to be a carefree and fun experience. Still, the truth is that we must keep safety top of mind because we’re the only ones in charge of making sure we’ll get back home in one piece.

Unfortunately, one group that is often a target for predators and criminals is senior citizens. Because of this sad fact, I thought sharing some travel safety tips for seniors would be a good idea.

How Seniors Can Stay Safe While Traveling

Know before you go

Before booking any trip, learn about the destination you will be traveling to. Most destinations will be just fine, but there are some that could pose a threat to tourists. Your best reference for travel advisories and warnings that you should be aware of is https://travel.state.gov/destination. The website breaks down threats by four levels. These levels are:

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baby boomer travel | ingenious Travel

Posted in Adventure Travel, All-Inclusive, Caribbean, Family Travel, General Travel Information, River Cruising, Travel Tips, on 5 October 2018, by , 0 Comments

There’s no better time than the present to start crossing those dream destinations off your list. Whether you’ve traveled to dozens of places and just need another vacation, or have worked and waited your whole life for this – you deserve to see the world if you want to. Baby boomer travel is more than just an internet buzz phrase. It’s the new way of self care, and these days is more important to people nearing or in retirement age than simply sitting around the house in their golden years.

What’s preventing baby boomer travel?

According to Groups Today, the top three barriers to travel include:

  • Cost (43%)
  • Health (34%)
  • And Security Concerns (28%)
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Destination Wedding | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Caribbean, General Travel Information, Travel, Travel Tips, on 19 May 2017, by , 0 Comments

Considering having a destination wedding for your upcoming nuptials? That’s an excellent decision! Not only will you save a lot of money compared with a traditional wedding, you’ll have a stunning location to say “I do” to the one you love. If you do hope to have a destination wedding – there are three things you need to know.

  1. It might not be legal in the United States.

This is one of the most surprising facts to couples, but the reality is that many destination weddings are in fact just ceremonies. In other words, you’ll still need to get married in the states to make the civil agreement legal. There are ways to have a legal wedding outside of the U.S., but the paperwork, blood tests (yes, really!), and all of the additional red tape make it a lot more difficult. Add to that the fact that if you make it legal in another country, it might not be recognized by the states, and you might as well just get married here, and have the ceremony elsewhere.

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Posted in Family Travel, Gift Ideas, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, on 20 November 2015, by , 0 Comments

If you know someone heading out on a coming up adventure and are in search of the perfect travel gift to send them on their way, consider these following fantastic gift ideas…

4-1 Adapter | Ingeious Travel

Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter

4-in-1 Adapter

For anyone traveling the globe, this is an absolute must have! With cell phones, cameras and laptops always needing to be charged, a universal adapter is something that always needs to be in the purse or backpack of the traveler. There are some fantastic ones out there!

Passport Holder | Ingenious Travel

From Flight 001

Passport Holder

Passports are of course one of the first things you will in order to enter any country outside of your own and when it comes to staying organized, a passport holder is a must. Try to find one with plenty of slots and to keep any other small and necessary documents inside, which always helps when it comes to not losing anything important. For some stylish and versatile suggestions, click on the link above.

WakaWaka | Ingenious Travel

WakaWaka Solar Charger

Solar Charger

If your world traveler is heading to either the mountains, remote villages or somewhere you know won’t have any wall sockets available, this is the perfect gift! A solar charger allows that person to always stay fully charged and rely on nothing but the power of the sunshine. This will give them a chance to keep taking pictures on that phone or camera of theirs and capture things they won’t want to miss!

Moleskin Photo Book | Ingenious Travel

Moleskin Photo Book

Moleskin Photo Notebook

Chances are that your traveler is going to want to document their adventures through both words and pictures; the Moleskin Photo Notebook allows them to do just that! With a classic style perfect for both men and women, it gives them the chance to add quotes, pictures and notes while having a durable and dependable product to rely on.

Evoloution Neck Pillow | Ingenious Travel

Evolution Neck Pillow – drugstore.com

Memory Foam Neck Pillow

When it comes to travel, there is nothing worse than not being able to sleep on that long and dreaded plane ride, train ride or bus ride. However, with a soft and comfy memory foam pillow, sleep is almost always a guarantee. With handy side pockets perfect for storing your phone or mp3 player to drown out the noise, your world traveler will be thanking you for many months to come.

These are just a few of our ideas. Have others? Please mention them in the comments below!

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Posted in Theme Vacations, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 25 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

Brussels Kriek Beer |Ingenious TravelRenowned for being the capital of Belgium, Brussels is a very beautiful destination for all including beer aficionados. It is pretty easy to reach from any place, whether you’re coming by road, air or rail. In Belgium, beer is not only considered a frothy beer but also a culture. There are over 450 different varieties of beer. Some of these beer brands have customized beer glasses in which only a particular type of beer is served. Each of these glasses are designed to enhance the flavor of the beer. Belgians are well known for taking beer seriously. Due to its real flavor, variety and character, connoisseurs visit from different parts of the world to enjoy purely refined Belgian beers.

After a day of exploring fascinating places, tourists can relax in any of the local cafés to enjoy some chocolate with their favorite brew. Brussels is one of the most fascinating and happening cities in Belgium. Brussels is a place to experience diverse pleasure and sublime sourness of Lambic beers in Belgium. With over 1 million people, Brussels is the largest city in Belgium and home to variety of bars, cafés and entertainment venues serving the most refined of Belgian beers. Here you’ll find beer makers producing various kinds of beer styles. Visitors can take a beer tour of the city. Venerable breweries such as Brasserie Cantillon in the south-west of the city and Brewer’s House, which houses a museum dedicated to Belgian beer, offer amazing tours.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Family Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 18 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

AfricaLayout-safari clothesYou lifelong dream of heading out on safari is finally in the books and you could not be more excited about it! From the roaring lions to the majestic giraffes, safaris are possibly one of the greatest explorations you could check off your bucket list and for many it never becomes a reality. However, along with the excitement of your trip, you also need to be thinking realistically about what you need to pack before heading out. The following are some of the essentials that you will most definitely want to have with you before getting up close and personal with the safari world…

Weather Dependent Clothes

Of course with each season comes various climates and weather, which you will definitely need to be aware of before you leave for your trip. During the summer months when the temperatures are much hotter, you will need to wear lightweight t-shirts and shorts. The winter months when the temperatures drop, you will want to wear long sleeve t-shirts and light but long pants. Make sure no matter what season or temperatures occur that all of your clothes are comfortable!

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Posted in Adventure Travel, General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Theme Vacations, Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 11 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

Oktoberfest | Ingenious TravelMunich is well known for its Bavarian Beer Halls. The Munich Oktoberfest prides itself as the largest folk festival in the world. Over the past few years, the festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists, especially beer lovers, from different parts of the world. An estimated number of six million people visit annually to have a feel of its vibrancy and enjoy great tasting beer served along with grilled sausages and chicken. Oktoberfest usually spans just over two weeks, particularly from mid-September to early October. Asides drinking, eating and dancing, visitors can also enjoy and participate in other fun filled activities such as a wide range of fairground rides, parades, and admire Bavarian beauties trussed in traditional gear. Oktoberfest has something on offer for everyone.

With over 7 million liters of beer available for everyone, locals and tourists alike will definitely experience splendid time sampling the great tasting Bavarian Beer, which is considered as the best in the world. As a first timer, this festival can be a little overwhelming

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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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