The Ultimate Andrea Bocelli Experience

The Ultimate Andrea Bocelli Experience

Each year, the famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli hosts a concert in his hometown of Lajatico, Italy at the Teatro del Silenzio (Theater of Silence). The theater, built in 2006, is an open-air amphitheater surrounded by the Tuscan hills. Once every July, the Teatro del Silenzio hosts a concert by Bocelli, then remains silent the rest of the year. It’s a truly special event for devoted fans of the tenor, who is well-known for his unique blend of opera and pop music. For the concert this year, Bocelli returns to his most loved opera, playing the main character in ‘Andrea […]

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Five Reasons Peru Should Be on the Top of Your 2018 Travel List

Five Reasons Peru Should Be on the Top of Your 2018 Travel List

Experience the Land of the Incas on the ultimate bucket list trip. Elizabeth Frels shares five reasons Peru should be on the top of your travel list in 2018. Ker & Downey’s new high-flying adventure invites you to journey to the uncharted corners of Peru in search of the country’s finest hidden gems. Private jets and exclusive-use train charters give unprecedented access to these far-flung hotspots while placing the essence of Peru right in the palms of your hands. Here are five reasons Peru should be at the top of your 2018 travel to-do list. Train Car Style There are […]

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Top 2018 Travel Trends

Top 2018 Travel Trends

Whether you are planning a trip in the new year or just daydreaming, these 2018 travel trends are sure to make your wayfaring heart swoon. Solo Travel Ever since Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love was published, solo travel has gained popularity, especially among female travelers. While some destinations are certainly safer to travel solo to than others, with Ker & Downey, the world is at your fingertips. Private guides and luxury transfers ensure you are safe, no matter where you are in the world – whether it’s your own journey of self-discovery through Italy, India, and Indonesia or a dream […]

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The 10 Most-Loved Ker & Downey Features of 2017

The 10 Most-Loved Ker & Downey Features of 2017

Happy New Year! We’ve made it through the rush of the holidays and are settling into the New Year. To kick things off this year, we’re taking a look at our most-loved posts from 2017. So if you’re having trouble getting back into the swing of things after a few days off or are just looking to kill some time, have a look at our top 10 posts from the last 365 days. 10. Must-See Game of Thrones Travel Destinations HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones has taken the globe by storm, and inspired globe-trotters to make their own epic […]

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Three Ways to See China: China Luxury Travel by Plane, Boat, and Bike

Three Ways to See China: China Luxury Travel by Plane, Boat, and Bike

Home to the world’s longest continuous civilization, there’s thousands of year’s worth of exploring to do in China. How do you possibly see everything you want to see? As Stephanie and Michelle recently found out, the best ways to see China is by multiple modes of transportation. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu China by Plane China is the world’s second-largest state by land area. It’s massive, so you’ll have to take a plane to get around the country at some point, especially if your vacation timeline is tight. Because China is […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Top 5 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Amy, our in-house graphic designer is spending a year traveling the world. She just finished up a month in Thailand and today, she’s sharing her top 5 things to do in Chiang Mai. To read more about Amy’s travels, click here. Chiang Mai is the quieter side of Thailand, great for people looking for fresh air and outdoor activities. With lush mountains just a short Songthaew (the cheapest way to get around the city) ride away, within a few miles you can escape to the serenity of nature while stumbling upon ancient Buddhist temples and extraordinary city views. The Old City is alive […]

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Fall for Georgia - Luxury Travel to Georgia with Ker & Downey

Fall for Georgia – Luxury Travel to Georgia with Ker & Downey

Travel to Georgia with writer Kelly Phillips Badal as she visits Eastern Europe’s on-the-rise destination and discovers a new luxury travel scene, wildly beautiful landscapes and her keen love of the country’s wine, cheese, and bread. Photography by Tanveer Badal Georgia draws comparisons to France and Italy for its rich history of wine and love of food; Switzerland for its snow-capped Caucasus mountain range; Berlin and Brooklyn for its active, atmospheric capital, Tbilisi. There are 16,000-foot ski peaks, Black Sea beaches, and picturesque medieval villages. And here’s the mind-boggling thing: travel time between each wildly different place is often just […]

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Ker & Downey's Year-End Review

Ker & Downey’s Year-End Review

Ker & Downey looks back at 2017 and forward to 2018. Every year we strive to bring you the most extraordinary, out-of-the-box travel experiences in the world. We craft our individually-inspired journeys so that they are a unique reflection of each traveler. It’s important to us that these journeys are seamless and worry-free so that you have the freedom to discover, be inspired, and come to know a destination beyond its tourist attractions, and without the usual travel headaches. This attention to detail and hassle-free travel allows for an immersive getaway where you really get to know the culture of […]

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Treasured Past: Six Reasons to Travel to Jordan

Treasured Past: Six Reasons to Travel to Jordan

Discover six amazing reasons to travel to Jordan, Western Asia’s most inviting oasis. By Rina Chandarana Laced with striking desert landscapes, the Arab Kingdom of Jordan offers ample opportunities for total immersion in its diverse history. Experience all of it: see spectacular ruins, sample sumptuous cuisine, soak up local culture and glamp in the heart of nature. Peaceful and safe, the land of ancient kings, traders, prophets, and pilgrims is yours to explore. Ancient History Due north in Jerash, visit icons of antiquity that includes representation from the Bronze, Roman, Byzantine and various Muslim periods. Set among the mountains, you’ll find the […]

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Alaska Adventure - The New Frontier

Alaska Adventure – The New Frontier

An isolated wilderness, Alaska is home to some of the world’s largest national parks and most pristine natural beauty, and it beckons as an adventure destination for those willing to forge through its wild terrain. By Austin Mann and Haley Beham This past June, travel photographer Austin Mann explored the raw nature of Alaska, armed with his Sony A9, iPhone 7 Plus and the new Apple iPad Pro 10.5. Mann stayed at the remote Winterlake Lodge, accessible via floatplane or helicopter or dog sled, and its sister property, Tutka Bay Lodge, which is accessible primarily by boat. Both properties are family owned and […]

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