This December, the Star Wars universe expands again with the release of the latest film in the saga: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. George Lucas’ visionary prequels trilogy, though loaded with CGI scenery and special effects, also made use of real-world locations to tell its story of political power and deception. Add these Star Wars locations to your travel bucket list and experience them in exclusivity with Ker & Downey. Villa Balbianello – Lake Como, Italy Lake Como’s Villa Balbianello has quite the name to fame. Located near George Clooney’s mansion, this villa had a brief feature in 007 Casino Royale. Its most famous on-screen moment […]
Whether you want to get away this holiday season or spend it with your entire extended family, these are this year’s top villas for the holidays. Check out more of Ker & Downey’s favorite holiday villas here. Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Scotland The Killiehuntly Farmhouse is what modern design dreams are made of – a 17th-century Scottish farmhouse set on a 4,000-acre farm in the Scottish Highlands that’s been lovingly restored with hues of greys, bare wooden floors, curly sheepskins, and simple design. It’s the perfect retreat for a family getaway as the four-bedroom house can be rented on an exclusive-use basis […]
Traveling while pregnant can be a daunting experience, no matter how far along you might be. I previously shared a few tips for traveling in the first trimester and am here to round out this Babymoon Bliss series with some reflections on traveling in the third trimester. Any medical professional will tell you to save long-distance or international travel for the second trimester when you are likely to feel at your energetic best. It’s the sweet spot when the morning sickness has usually subsided and the discomforts of the third trimester have yet to set in. But sometimes, life doesn’t […]
Remote tropical beaches, peaceful mountain retreats, and rich culture: make Asia a getaway to top your 2018 travel list. Ker & Downey has rounded up some of our favorite destinations that still feel untouched and authentic. Cambodia Soar in a hot air balloon high above glistening golden temples hidden in lush jungles. Have breakfast near Angkor Wat, one of the most impressive temples ever built. Stay in a private countryside villa with a butler attending to your needs. Unplug from the world on a private island and take a snooze to the sounds of the soft breeze on our Intrepid […]
Travel to the Samburu National Reserve to see the Samburu special five with Ker & Downey. The Samburu National Reserve is a special place. Located on the edge of Northern Kenya’s arid savannahs, it stands on its own for the rare and diverse game. There, you’ll find the typical game like lions, elephant, and cheetah, but you’ll also find the Samburu Special Five (Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich). You won’t find a more diverse concentration of wildlife anywhere else. The Reticulated Giraffe The reticulated giraffe makes its home in Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern […]
Known as the “land of good sunshine and good wine,” the region of Mendoza is nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range. It’s the center of Argentina’s wine industry, but there’s more to the region than just wine. Touring the region by foot or horseback, fine dining, fly fishing, and olive oil tastings are just some of the things you can experience in Mendoza. Because of its extensive artificial irrigation systems, the city is green with trees lining the wide avenues even though it is situated in a dry desert region of Argentina. We think a stop in […]
Start planning your journey to Mexico with Ker & Downey’s Mexico year-round travel guide. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, enriching cultural experience, private villa getaway, or something more adventurous and off the beaten path, Mexico has it all. This is why Ker & Downey is thrilled to finally bring you a unique, tailor-made approach to exploring the wonders of our nearby neighbor. Another reason why we love Mexico is its year-round appeal. From Fall wildlife migrations to colorful Spring celebrations, Mexico is truly a country for all seasons. Here is a month-by-month guide to our favorite […]
As the total eclipse makes its way over North America today, we’re looking at the star charts to scope out the best eclipse locations for the next 10 years. Plan ahead with us and position yourself to catch this phenomenon.
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.
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 […]