girlfriend getaways

Group | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Adventure Travel, Baby Boomers, Europe, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Golf, Groups, Theme Vacations, on 30 November 2018, by , 0 Comments

Going on a trip with a group is a wonderful way to travel. You’ll always have someone to explore with, you get to see things as a group you might not get to on your own, it’s safer to travel in numbers, and each person in the group will bring a different perspective to the experience. For these reasons alone, the idea of hosting a group trip often comes up as a good idea for families, friends, and even companies looking to host retreats.

If you decide to do a big trip as a group however, it’s no secret that it can be a little overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re the one putting it together. With that in mind, here’s a step-by-step checklist you can use to take the stress out of hosting a group trip:

Step 1- Decide where you want to travel to, and when you want to go.

Your best bet will be to initially come up with three options for the vacation as well as three separate times to go on the vacation. This is one of the perks of being the group organizer. Because you are setting the whole thing in motion, you can pick places you want to go and times that you are available.

Step 2- Consider the people you want on your group trip.

Will this group getaway be for business or pleasure? If it’s pleasure only, will this event limited to friends, family or a combination of the two? Or is this more about inviting people that you have common interests with, such as a networking/hobby/wine club/golf trip?

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Posted in Girlfriend Getaways, Shopping, Travel, Uncategorized, on 8 April 2016, by , 0 Comments

Girlfriends | Ingenious Travel

Going on a vacation with your girlfriends is about so much more than just having fun. It’s about escaping daily responsibilities. It’s about the uninterrupted conversations and just doing what makes you happy. It’s about bonding in a place away from home to create memories that will last you all a lifetime. It’s about sisterhood! Planning a getaway with your girlfriends can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. Should you be thinking about going away with your closest besties, here are some tips that may help you along the way:

Begin by picking a destination: You all must agree on a place to go. You can research the most famous destinations online, or you can get together and simply discuss where you all would like to go. Make a case for your choice destination and if you can’t agree on the exact destination, at least discuss the elements you want out of the trip. Now might also be a good time to get your travel agent at Ingenious Travel involved because we might have an idea for you that fits your time, budget and meets all of your needs.

Book flights that arrive at the same time, but if possible book the same flight: In the event you’ll each be traveling from different places, at least try to arrive around the same time so you can share transportation to your hotel. Call us to coordinate your travel times and we can either get you all on the same flight if you’re traveling together, or if you’re traveling separately we can arrange those accommodations.

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Posted in Authors, Books, Gift Ideas, Girlfriend Getaways, Movies/Television, Seattle, Theme Vacations, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 5 December 2014, by , 0 Comments

Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to plan your travel for 2015. Here are five travel gift ideas for the book lovers in your life (or you!).

50 Shades of Romance:

50 Shades of Romance | Ingnious TravelTravel to Seattle to join 16 erotic romance writers for a weekend of debauchery, including a private screening of the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Some additional conference highlights include author panels, book signings, a pajama party, sexy shopping, and food! February 13-15, 2015

 

Downton Abbey VIP Private Tour with No RopesOxford | Ingenious Travel:

Travel to England: (Okay, I know, not a book, but close enough, right?) You’ve watched every episode of Downton Abbey and probably own boxed sets of each series. Next April you will be able to relive some of your favourite moments through this exclusive access visit to Highclere Castle, the family home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. In addition, there are On Location visits to some of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds villages featured in the different episodes. Topped and tailed with time in London, the tour also includes leisurely visits to Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace and the university city of Oxford. April 6 – 12, 2015

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Posted in Authors, Books, Cruises, Girlfriend Getaways, Hockey, Olympics, Sports, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 1 October 2013, by , 0 Comments

Do you have your cruise booked?

Hockey fans, how will you be spending February 2014’s Olympic break?

hockey_stick_and_a_puckHopefully you’ll be joining us and other hockey fans for the Hat Trick Cruise! We’ll be sailing the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas, visiting Grorge Town, Grand Cayman;  Falmouth, Jamaica; and Labadee, Haiti, while celebrating all things hockey! Not only will be soaking up some rays, we’ll lacing up our skates, playing hockey trivia, and raising money for Hockey Fights Cancer. (This cruise is a great way to escape the winter blues!) Visit www.HatTrickCruise.com to find out what fundraising activities will be taking place onboard!

 

Romance readers, cruise with Jade Lee to kick off your 2014 Summer Vacation!

With Jade Lee at Ball-1You’re thinking, summer just ended and you want me to think of next summer already? Yes we do! We want you to start your summer sailing the Western Caribbean with USA Today Best Selling Author Jade Lee on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas! This novel adventure at sea will depart from Galveston, TX and visit the ports of Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico. For more details and to find out how you can reserve your cabin, visit www.noveladventuresatsea.com!

 

Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out our other upcoming trips at Ingenious Travel!

 

 

 

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Posted in Girlfriend Getaways, Holiday Weekends, Uncategorized, on 22 May 2012, by , 14 Comments

flickr.com.Bluegreen-ResortsWith the kick off to summer just a few short days away, the stampede to the beach is already gearing up.  With a whole host of sporting events happening this weekend, Memorial Day makes the perfect choice for a girlfriend getaway.  And what could be more fun than spending three days shopping the outlet malls.

Sevierville, Tennessee offers a fabulous girlfriends getaway that not only lets you shop ‘til you drop, but also offers spas, shows and some of the best places to eat.  They even have specialized tours designed to fit almost everything you could imagine. From flying lessons, to photography trips to spending your getaway tubing down the Little Pigeon River, Sevierville has  almost anything you would wish for when planning a getaway.

Accommodations  for your group, no matter the size, include:  a) log cabins and villas that can range in size to hold  from 1 to 14 beds and are equipped  with full kitchens, fireplaces, gas grills and pools making them the perfect  choice for an extended stay;  b)  quaint little cabins that sleep up to 4, include  a private hot tub, tables for scrapbooking, and a big screen TV for viewing your favorite movies;  c)  there’s even a lovely hotel  that offers free internet, a complimentary breakfast and is perfectly positioned to give you access to all the great shopping this area has to offer.

So don’t waste your time digging out last year’s sun block, give Ingenious Travel a call instead and let us book you on a fabulous Welcome Summer Girlfriends Getaway in Sevierville, Tennessee.

What is your favorite girlfriend getaway activity?

Image source:  flickr.com.Bluegreen-Resorts

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Posted in Cruises, Girlfriend Getaways, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, on 24 April 2012, by , 11 Comments

flickr.com Thomas QuineTheme cruises are nothing new; they’ve been around for years.  Everybody’s heard about Singles Cruises, Casino Cruises, and Holiday Cruises.   But did you know you can also take a cruise specially designed for Scrapbookers?  You can.  These days, you can take a cruise geared towards almost anything you can imagine.  Just think about the great girlfriends getaway taking a theme cruise would be.

Do you and your girlfriends enjoy gardening?  A number of cruise lines offer cruises geared towards gardeners covering everything from creating a gorgeous garden to putting together fabulous floral arrangements.   From Antiques to dance to photography, there is a cruise out there for just about any hobby or interest you can possible imagine.  You can also take a cruise to learn something new.  There are a number of cruises devoted to learning ballroom dancing, cooking and wine tasting.  Or how about a cruise giving you the chance to meet with your favorite author?  Book club cruises are becoming very popular and a number of them also include the opportunity to spend time with the author.

So don’t let your next girlfriend getaway be limited to dry land.  Let Ingenious Travel help you put together an unforgettable cruise getaway!

What would be your ideal theme cruise?

Photo source:  flickr.com Thomas Quine

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