It’s a wide world and there are so many places to see. Ker & Downey helps you hone in on where to travel in 2018, and why you must add these destinations to your travel bucket list.
Conservation ranks high in this country of ruins worthy of an Indiana Jones adventure, nestled into thick jungles. The Mayan culture is very much alive here. The natural beauty of lakes and lofty volcanoes reaching into the blue skies leaves us wondering why Guatemala has not yet topped the must-see list every year.
More than just tequila and tacos, Mexico offers a wealth of ecological diversity and history. Ancient pyramid ruins mingle with colonial architecture in the capital city. Natural beauty abounds in the Sea of Cortez, home of the majestic whale shark migrations, and along the Yucatan coast where there is a thriving underwater world below the turquoise surface.
Pursue the legends of Merlin and King Arthur in this fabled land of ancient lore, untapped wilderness, and remote luxury. Explore stone castles and megalithic circles in the misty countryside of rolling green mountains. This land will captivate your imagination. Stay in a rambling estate in a corner of Wales that feels like it has been pulled right out of a fairy tale.
Baroque architecture, Mediterranean beaches, and bountiful plates of pasta and seafood make Sicily an Italian destination that still feels untouched and authentic. The city of Taormina is a blend of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history; a pearl of the Ionian Sea. Wander the streets and squares and soak in the relaxing pace of an island lifestyle of dolce vita.
Deserving of its own place in the spotlight, Slovenia is a land of lakes, cliff-side castles, and stunning natural scenery. Drive through the Vrsic mountain pass to sample wines in Michelin-starred restaurants and learn more about the World War I history, following Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps as he wrote “A Farwell to Arms.”
Hike through mountains in a country where hospitality comes naturally and history is rich. Sacred monasteries, churches, and mosques mingle. Eco-conscious travelers will love the remote wilderness where swamps and volcanic ridges are home to a wide array of animals, colorful birds, and butterflies. Visit Bale Mountains National Park to learn more about wolf conservation programs for the endangered animal.
Consider this relatively undiscovered corner of Africa, home to lowland gorillas and chimpanzees and a truly wild safari experience. This is the largest collection of rain forests, second only to the Amazon, where parrots fly through the thick foliage and monkeys hop from tree to tree.
India is a burst of color and a bombardment on the senses. Majestic forts, ornate palaces, holy rivers, a diversity of spiritual people, bustling bazaars, luxury resorts, modern cities, and the world’s greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal all co-exist here. Take a boat trip along the lush backwaters of south India and explore the mountains, deserts, and forests of this unique land.
Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana have contributed to the fabric of the country and offer a wealth of experiences. Tantalize your taste-buds with the diversity of food offerings in New Orleans, sip on bourbon in Kentucky, listen to jazz and blues, and learn about the rich history of this fascinating part of the United States.
The time is now for planning where to travel in 2018. Let Ker & Downey help you create your own unique adventure. Contact your Luxury Travel Consultant to start planning your journey.