Category: Destinations

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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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’s Top Culinary Experiences in Peru

Ker & Downey’s Top Culinary Experiences in Peru

“I am very much about promoting Lima because I think Peru and the mountains and the Incas, everybody is aware of those, but Lima is something that people should discover – especially our food.” – Mario Testino, Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer The verdict is in: more people are traveling to Peru for food than for Inca ruins. It’s not just because Peruvian cuisine is delicious (which it undoubtedly is); it’s because Peru’s indigenous foods are marked by the country’s unique access to fresh fish, bold spices, and enough healthy super-foods to spark jealousy in any organic grocery store. From […]

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Angama Mara

Angama Mara

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Nicky and Steve Fitzgerald have a long history in the tourism industry. Together, the African tourism pioneers helped establish over 60 […]

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The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection

Join us for a multi-part series on seven of Kenya’s top properties, including interviews with their owners and top conservation partners. In this first post, we are taking a look at The Safari Collection. In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. […]

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Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Botswana

Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Botswana

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination. It’s a country of diverse landscapes full of natural beauty and plentiful wildlife. The country adopted a “low volume” tourism model to limit the negative effects of tourism in wildlife areas. The results are vast, untouched wildlife destinations. And because its private concessions aren’t fenced in, the wildlife can roam free. If you need a reason to travel to Botswana, we’ve got 7 of them. 1. Botswana is where it all started. Recent studies show that the KhoiSan bushmen represent an isolated population of humans from 100,000 years ago. The best place to learn […]

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Phoenix Rising: The Rebirth of Tintswalo Atlantic

Phoenix Rising: The Rebirth of Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic enjoys a privileged location – on a pebbled beach at the base of Chapman’s Peak on the coast of Hout Bay. From there, you can see Sentinel mountain peak, a panoramic view of Hout Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. To  get there from Cape Town International Airport, you pass through the quaint streets of Cape Town, down a winding road that hugs the coast of Hout Bay and into Table Mountain National Park. It’s a breathtaking entrance as you make your way down to the pebbled coast. I visited Tintswalo Atlantic in 2013. It was a beautiful […]

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An Interview with Ignacio Masías, Designer of Atemporal, Lima's Newest Luxury Hotel

An Interview with Ignacio Masías, Designer of Atemporal, Lima’s Newest Luxury Hotel

There’s a new kid in town. Atemporal, Lima’s newest luxury hotel from the award-winning design team who brought us Hotel B and Titilaka, opened in August. The luxury hotel is a renovated 1940’s mansion in the heart of Lima’s chic Miraflores district near some of the city’s best shopping areas and restaurants. There’s just nine bedrooms in the intimate hotel. A mix of antiques and modern furnishings, artwork and photographs create an informal, relaxed atmosphere in the high-ceilinged, light-filled rooms. We caught up with designer Ignacio Masías to talk about the new luxury hotel and the impact it will have […]

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