10 Undiscovered Wine Regions Around the World
As more travelers are looking for off-the-beaten-track destinations to visit, these ten wine destinations around the world are ripe for exploring! Here are some inspired vacation ideas for the boutique wine connoisseur. Malta While wine production in Malta dates back over 2,000 years, only in recent years has Maltese wine become known outside of the country. […]
What is Culinary Tourism?
In 2001, the president of the International Culinary Tourism Association, Erik Wolf presented a white paper about culinary tourism. That paper was then made into a book, which marked the beginning of the emergent growth of culinary tourism. From visiting famous locations to experiencing different cultures, people have a variety of reasons for traveling around […]
South Australia’s Magnificent Barossa Valley
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 […]
New Zealand – Things to Know Before You Go
Visiting New Zealand for the first time? Here are some helpful tips and tricks before your trip! Visas and Customs When entering New Zealand, you may be questioned at the airport even if you don’t have anything to declare. This is because of the strict laws in place to preserve the country’s biodiversity. If traveling […]
Join Us For Our New Virtual Vaction Series!
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 […]
Did Someone Say Wine?
South Australia offers some of the best wine tours and tastings, accompanied with beautiful landscapes and delicious foods! As mentioned in our last article, Welcome to Corroboree West, we were guests of Tourism Australia and, not only did we visit a number of fine vineyards and Cellar doors, we also bottled our own wine with […]
Welcome to Corroboree West 2019!
As you may or may not know, I (Maria) am an Aussie Specialist, and I’m one of three hundred travel agents from North America, Europe, and New Zealand invited by Tourism Australia and Tourism South Australia to attend Corroboree West 2019 – a 10 day conference and familiarization trip where I was able to participate […]
What Does Luxury Travel Really Mean
Here at Ingenious Travel, we’ve always defined our “niche” as luxury travel, but I’ve found that this means different things to different people. There are some people to whom “luxury” means gilded walls, gold chandeliers, velvet covered furniture… and of course a hefty price tag. That’s not how we define luxury, and it’s not what […]
New Zealand Journeys by Rail or Car
What makes New Zealand so popular to visit by way of rail or road trip? Perhaps it’s the fact that while riding along in a train on a railway or on the road in your own vehicle you can view the spectacular scenery. Or maybe it’s the fact that you’ll see more of the countryside […]
10 Things to Do in North Island New Zealand
New Zealand features some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. But, there’s more to a vacation than gorgeous settings. With that in mind, here are a few of the things you can see and do while in North Island New Zealand: Try their award winning wines – Sauvignon Blanc is made here, and […]