Category: Destinations

Top 6 Things to do in Williamsburg

Top 6 Things to do in Williamsburg

Ker & Downey’s Luxury Travel Experts share their top things to do in Williamsburg and the surrounding area, one of this year’s top cities in the United States in Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.  It’s not surprising to see Williamsburg on Travel  Leisure’s World’s Best Awards as one of the best cities in America. The historic town is home to the restored Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest living history museums in the world, and nearby Jamestown and Yorktown. Together, the three towns make up the Historic Triangle, all connected by 23 miles of parkway. Visiting all three makes […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Kyoto

Top 5 Things to Do in Kyoto

Ker & Downey’s guide to the top things to do in Kyoto. Kyoto is the storehouse of Japan’s traditional culture and the stage on which much of Japanese history was played out. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shintō shrines, Kyoto is home to the country’s most treasured remnants of imperial life. Here, geishas still entertain in full makeup and dress within the Ochaya teahouses of Gion, masterpieces of religious architecture still house mesmerizing Zen gardens, and the Nishiki Market—or the “kitchen of Kyoto”—bustles with frenetic fish-selling energy. We asked our Luxury […]

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A Wildlife Safari Through the Western United States

A Wildlife Safari Through the Western United States

Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Expert Catherine Brown visits some of the national parks in the Western United States in search of the American West’s best wildlife. For years, I have been dreaming of seeing the Western United States. The real west, full of mountains and wildlife, and cowboy culture. On my bucket list was to see wildlife – especially a buffalo at Yellowstone National Park, and I really wanted to spot a bear. I finally had the chance to go, and boy were those items checked and more. I started out early one morning with my guide, and we […]

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Great American Road Trip

Great American Road Trip

A great American road trip is a classic vacation experience. Ker & Downey shows you some of our favorite stops on a cross-country journey in America that will take you from sea to shining sea. Washington, DC The capital of the country has more to see beyond the White House. The melting pot of cultures here makes Washington, DC a global place with a fusion of activities. But it is its historical charm that really stands out. Wander along the tree-lined avenues of row houses and see the colonial architecture dating back to 1751 in nearby Georgetown. The cobblestone streets and the old homes, each […]

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Million-dollar Milos

Million-dollar Milos

You’ve heard of Santorini and Mykonos, perhaps even Paros. But have you heard of Milos? If not, chances are you will. This tiny volcanic Greek island is quickly coming on the scene as one of the hidden paradises of the Aegean, and we couldn’t agree more. Situated just north of the Sea of Crete within the Western Cyclades Island chain, Milos is the perfect destination for those in search of an off-the-beaten-path paradise. In truth, we would love nothing more than to keep this secret spot just that – a secret. But some of the best things in life are meant […]

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Where to go in Asia 2018

Where to go in Asia 2018

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 […]

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Top 6 Things to Do in Mendoza

Top 6 Things to Do in Mendoza

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 […]

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Introducing MEXICO: A Country for All Seasons

Introducing MEXICO: A Country for All Seasons

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 […]

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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.

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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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