Top 8 Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Top 8 Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was voted a top city in South America by Travel + Leisure readers in this year’s World’s Best Awards. It’s one of our favorite cities in South America too. Its European flair can be felt throughout the city and at night, the city comes alive with tango. A few days should be spent here exploring the city and all she has to offer on your next journey to Argentina. To help with your planning, we asked our Luxury Travel Consultants for their top things to do in Buenos Aires. 1. The most recommended tip from Ker & Downey Luxury […]

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Top 5 Things to do in Prague

Top 5 Things to do in Prague

Amy, our in-house graphic designer is spending a year traveling the world. She just finished up a month in Prague and today, she’s sharing her top 5 things to do in Prague. To read more about Amy’s travels, click here. There is nothing more pleasant than being in Prague in the summer. Sure, it’s touristy, but if you plan ahead of time, you can avoid crowds and create a perfect itinerary seeing all of Prague’s great attractions. Being outside is a must, whether it’s having a famous Pilsner at an outdoor café, or hiking through one of the many beautiful nature spots […]

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5 Things to Do in San Miguel de Allende

5 Things to Do in San Miguel de Allende

Ker & Downey Product Manager Elizabeth Frels shares the top 5 things to do in San Miguel de Allende – voted the world’s top city in this year’s Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Awards. The results are in and this year, San Miguel de Allende was voted the number one city in the world by Travel + Leisure readers in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The small city, which is located about 150 miles north of Mexico City, is a magnet for Mexicans and expats looking to peruse independent boutiques selling artisan-made goods. The city is a UNESCO […]

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Fairytale Castles and Palaces

Fairytale Castles and Palaces

Fit for a queen, these fairytale castles and royal abodes are stunning masterpieces of architecture and history. Schloss Neuschwanstein: Bavaria, Germany The inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle is a towering structure with turrets emerging from the alpine forest. It is located high on a rugged hill above a village in Bavaria. Stunning views of the green countryside and the mountains beyond are offered from the top. This romantic castle, built in 1869, was meant to be a retreat for Ludwig II of Bavaria. Pena National Palace: Sintra, Portugal Perched on a peak, this palace is a combination of onion […]

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More Luxury Treehouses Around the World

More Luxury Treehouses Around the World

Last year we highlighted some of our favorite luxury treehouses around the world. This year, we scoured the globe and found eight more treehouses you can stay in for a night of pretending you’re a kid again. Kanana | Okavango Delta, Botswana Located in the remote reaches of the Okavango Delta, but just close enough to camp for you to feel comfortable, Kanana’s sleep out tree house is the best way to experience the vast African night sky. It overlooks a waterhole that is home to hippo, crocodile, and varied bird life during the annual rains. In the dry season, […]

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Traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey

Traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close, but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: it’s not out of reach with Ker & Downey. Our legal, people-to-people trips can still get U.S. citizens to Cuba. However, with new regulations on the horizon, having a responsible partner in your corner while you travel is important—now more than ever. Cuba is […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Share Their Most Life Changing Trip

Ker & Downey Staff Share Their Most Life Changing Trip

Ker & Downey staff members share stories from their most life changing trip.  For me, I would say two trips have changed my life. The first was my very first safari to Botswana when I was just nine years old. (My mother speaks about the same trip below.) It opened my eyes to a world I hardly knew existed and sparked my enduring love affair with Africa and her people. The second life changing trip was the fall I spent in Italy in college. I was there to study architecture, but I learned so much more. In addition to the eye opening […]

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Our Top 5 Fly Camping Experiences in Africa

Our Top 5 Fly Camping Experiences in Africa

Ker & Downey’s top 5 fly camping experiences in Africa get you close to nature.  What is Fly Camping? ‘Fly Camping’ is a term that originates from the early days of safaris. Hunters wishing to travel light would pack just the outer sheet of a tent – called a fly sheet – and string it up between trees for their shelter. The minimalist camping set up was meant to protect the safari-goers from sun and rain while they slept, rested, and ate and could be easily moved to their next stop on their safari. Today the fly camping experience on […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel to the Galapagos in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to the Galapagos in the Fall

When you’re taking a once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos, you want to make sure you’re seeing it at its best. Luckily, due to the Galapagos’ idealistic island weather, there’s really no wrong time to visit. However, Fall remains one of the best times to visit the Enchanted Islands. Here’s why: Rich Displays of Marine Life Between July and November, the presence of the Humboldt Current in the Galapagos is strong. With it, the current brings nutrient-rich water to the surface providing an unparalleled feeding experience for marine life. As such, the snorkeling experience during these months is […]

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Guide Interview: Samuel Brett - Ireland Adventure Travel

Guide Interview: Samuel Brett – Ireland Adventure Travel

Guides can make or break a trip. At Ker & Downey, we work hard to make sure all of our privately guided tours are led by the most knowledgeable guides. You can view all of our previous interviews with some of the world’s top guides right here. In addition to the UK, Ireland is also one of the world’s top destinations for adventure travelers. Today, we’re introducing you to Samuel Brett, our immersive adventure guide in Ireland. To start planning your Ireland adventure, contact us. We’re ready to show you the best of Ireland through outdoor adventures, without compromising on […]

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