Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week

The Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week is gearing up to take the designer world by storm from September 20 through September 27. Hosted in Italy’s fashion mecca, this week-long fashion festival is the perfect jet-setting destination for anyone in search of style and creativity alongside the rich and famous. Ker & Downey is excited to offer an exclusive journey for fashion–forward travelers, providing behind-the-scenes access to the city’s hundreds of shows, presentations, and parties. Our Milan Fashion Week essentials: Armani Hotel Milano | Armani Hotel Milano is the premier choice for discerning travelers traveling to Milan Fashion Week. Personally styled by […]

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The Power of Pachamama: Experiencing Peru’s Ancient Traditions

The Power of Pachamama: Experiencing Peru’s Ancient Traditions

Ker & Downey’s Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru where she participates in a Pachamama (Mother Earth) Ceremony.  Staring across the Andean Mountains of Peru, I approach the ceremony site with trepidation and wonder. Waiting for me are two humble individuals marked by their multi-colored ponchos and tasseled wide-brimmed hats. The quiet shaman priest sits in welcome, beaming with a sort of peace and knowingness as I approach. Next to him is a barefoot musician, standing in wait to bring the landscape to life through sound. Framing them is a 180-degree panorama of the Sacred Valley’s peaks and glaciers peaking through […]

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Top Safaris Around the World

Top Safaris Around the World

Safaris aren’t just for the African bush. We’ve rounded up some of our top safaris around the world for your next Ker & Downey journey. A Jaguar Safari in the Pantanal July through September is jaguar spotting season in Brazil’s Pantanal. The Pantanal wetlands in Western Brazil have been described as ‘the Okavango Delta on Steroids’ because of its astounding birdlife. It has recently become a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts, thanks to the Onçafari Project – a pioneer venture in partnership with Caiman Lodge to study the behavior of the elusive and incredible jaguar. With radio collars and careful monitoring, […]

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A Patagonia Safari: In Search of the Elusive Puma

A Patagonia Safari: In Search of the Elusive Puma

Ker & Downey’s Elizabeth Frels takes a Patagonia safari in search of their elusive puma.  It’s early, and I’m exhausted. I should be thankful that it’s not the height of Patagonia summer, when the sun rises much earlier than my body would be able to handle. Fortunately, I am in Torres del Paine on the verge of winter, in April when the chill has returned to the winds, the days have become shorter, and the tourists have begun their general exodus from the region. In other words: it’s prime puma sighting time. That’s my main objective for today – to […]

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A Photo Essay of Steve’s Journey to Antarctica

A Photo Essay of Steve’s Journey to Antarctica

In December, Steve Brandon joined an elite group of travelers – he took a journey to Antarctica where he and his wife crossed the seventh continent off their list. He flew from Atlanta to Punta Arenas in Chile via Santiago and Puerto Montt where he overnight-ed. The next day, he boarded a flight for King George Island where he met the Sea Adventurer for his five-day Antarctic adventure. Upon his return, he shared his incredible images with us. Do you want to follow in Steve’s footsteps and travel to the last frontier? Contact your Luxury Travel Consultant to start planning […]

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MATE: Peruvian History through the eyes of Mario Testino

MATE: Peruvian History through the eyes of Mario Testino

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru and discovers its history through the eyes of Mario Testino. Peru is a country of color and creativity. From its delicious food to its Inca citadels, Peru’s stunning heritage is on electric display no matter where you go. Outside of visiting and tasting these offerings in person, one of my favorite experiences during my time in Peru was witnessing Peru’s history through the eyes of one who captures is best: Mario Testino. Best known for his ability to capture sensuality and humanity in pictures, Mario Testino is widely considered one of today’s greatest […]

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Babymoon Bliss: Tips for Traveling in the First Trimester

Babymoon Bliss: Tips for Traveling in the First Trimester

Elizabeth shares her tips for traveling in the first trimester. Traveling while pregnant can be a daunting experience, no matter how far along you might be. I admit that I had some nerves traveling in the first trimester of my pregnancy as well: Would I push myself too hard? Would I find foods I could trust? Would I get enough rest? Doubts can cloud your entire mind during that time, but in the end, conquering those doubts was something I will never regret as a soon-to-be mom. Some things were harder than others, but I am here to assure you: […]

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Travels with Memaw and James

Travels with Memaw and James

Written by Haley Beham My grandparents have always loved to travel. I have a very clear memory of my immediate family traveling with my grandparents and aunt to New Mexico. We spent a day driving in jeeps through the mountains. Their vehicle was in front of ours and we all laughed as their heads bopped this way and that at exactly the same time. I don’t actually remember much from that trip, but that memory I do have of traveling with them still makes me laugh. My grandfather’s family is from a little town in the Czech Republic – Horni […]

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Tiffany's Top Cape Town Highlights

Tiffany’s Top Cape Town Highlights

Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany DeSalvo travels to South Africa and shares her top five Cape Town highlights you should add to your next Ker & Downey journey. Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany recently traveled to South Africa. While she was there, she spent several days exploring Cape Town and the surrounding area. Here are her top 5 Cape Town highlights that you should add to your journey to “The Mother City,” South Africa’s biggest must-see destination.  1. Have a drink at the rooftop bar at the newly opened Silo Hotel. It’s a beautiful place to sip a cocktail and take in […]

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Our Iran Travel Guide

Our Iran Travel Guide

Ker & Downey’s luxury Iran travel guide tells you what to see, where to stay, and why Iran should be next on your travel list. Is it too bold to say that Iran just might be the next big travel destination? It’s already a popular travel destination among Europeans, and we think Americans are about to find out what Europeans already know – Iran is a rich and rewarding destination, not just for its sights, but for its people. Ker & Downey’s Reid Bader and Nicole Porto traveled there to experience Iran for themselves and share their tips in this […]

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