Category: Destinations

Where to Eat and Drink in Sydney

Where to Eat and Drink in Sydney

We’re wrapping up Kathryn Romeyn’s four part series on Australia’s ultimate adventures with where to eat and drink in Sydney. Planning your own adventure down under but don’t know where to eat and drink in Sydney? Consider this your ultimate foodie list! In the past, Melbourne claimed Oz’s most talked about food scene, but thanks to a spate of ambitious young chefs leaving legendary kitchens to start their own cool ventures, plus continued innovation at the city’s finest establishments, Sydney is now a gastronome’s paradise. With a cool, edgy feel, the intimate Bar H, opened in the fashionable suburb of […]

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The Great Barrier Reef's One&Only Hayman Island

The Great Barrier Reef’s One&Only Hayman Island

Kathryn Romeyn chooses a sampling of Australia’s greatest experiences for the ultimate adventure down under in this four part series on Australia. In Part Three, we’re taking a look at the Great Barrier Reef. Just minutes after landing on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef, I board the luxury yacht Sun Goddess, a glass of Azahara Pinot Noir bubbly in hand. Less than an hour later we dock at the recently reopened 160-room One&Only Hayman Island, the only destination on the private Whitsundays islands encircled by white sandy beaches and picturesque palm trees. As with the red rock, life […]

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Australia's Northern Territory - The Australian Outback

Australia’s Northern Territory – The Australian Outback

Kathryn Romeyn chooses a sampling of Australia’s greatest experiences for the ultimate adventure down under in this four part series on Australia. For Part Two, we’re taking a look at Australia’s Northern Territory. The next day takes me from an ocean-centric city of 4.5 million to a sea of red dirt in the middle of nowhere— 460 kilometers from the closest large town, to be exact. I’m literally seeing red as the plane lands and I catch my first glimpse of Uluru, the immense, iconic rock at the heart of Australia’s outback. My eyes stay glued to Australia’s Northern Territory […]

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Sydney, The Melting Pot

Sydney, The Melting Pot

Kathryn Romeyn chooses a sampling of Australia’s greatest experiences for the ultimate adventure down under in this four part series on Australia. Today we’re taking a look at Sydney, one of Australia’s top destinations. Flying into Sydney, I catch my breath as sunlight gleams off the elegant scalloped shells of the famous Opera House and glitters over the sailboat-strewn port leading to the 134-meter-long Harbor Bridge. (The world’s largest steel arch bridge is worth a walk, if not a climb, for adrenaline junkies.) In Sydney you are never far from water. I get closer by checking into Shangri-La in The […]

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Travel to Chile with Ker & Downey - Uncover the Charm of the Unique Country

Travel to Chile with Ker & Downey – Uncover the Charm of the Unique Country

Travel to Chile with Ker & Downey to discover the unique and charming country with private tours of the fascinating cities and lesser known wine regions. Ker & Downey’s Barrett Caldwell shares his thoughts from his recent trip.  Santiago was surprising – modern and sophisticated, with a clean downtown. It’s a wonderful city for walking and biking, as it’s nestled in a valley with the soaring Andes Mountains to the East and North. It’s beautiful really to see the massive peaks that line the flat city. In the well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you’ll find award-winning restaurants and […]

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Argentina Luxury Travel

Argentina Luxury Travel

Argentina luxury travel with Ker & Downey means experiencing a rich culture of fine food, tango dancing, and incredible hotels with VIP experiences. Ker & Downey’s Barrett Caldwell just returned from Buenos Aires and shares his thoughts about the trip with us today.  Buenos Aires and it’s distinguished European feel is awash in culture, charm, fine food, and tango dancing. This South American hotspot bursts with Latin culture – kissing one another on the cheek is a standard greeting. Buenos Aires is so connected to the idea of social gatherings as the centerpiece of culture—eating dinner at 10:30pm followed by […]

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The Highlands Ngorongoro: The Highly Anticipated New Luxury Lodge In the Ngorongoro Area

The Highlands Ngorongoro: The Highly Anticipated New Luxury Lodge In the Ngorongoro Area

The Highlands Ngorongoro is Tanzania’s latest luxury camp, blending rich game viewing experiences with warm and contemporary accommodations. There’s a new luxury outpost in Tanzania redefining the safari experience in the Ngorongoro Crater area. The Highlands Ngorongoro hasn’t even opened yet, but it’s already attracting the attention of press and safari-goers everywhere.  Set on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano in Ngorongoro’s wild highlands, The Highlands Ngorongoro is raising the bar for high style camps and true wilderness adventure. At 9,000 feet above sea level, it’s set to be the highest altitude luxury accommodation in the Ngorongoro region. Eight stylish […]

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Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Argentina NOW

Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Argentina NOW

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels just returned from a trip to Argentina. Here, she tells us why you should travel to Argentina now! Argentina is a country of stark contrasts: from the glaciers of Patagonia and the rushing waters of Iguazu Falls to gaucho-infused estancias and the provocative diversity of Buenos Aires. Yet despite its natural and man-made wonders, it is still very much an under-the-radar and still-emerging destination for the international traveler. Here are our top 7 reasons why travel to Argentina should be at the top of your list this year: 1. No Zika – Around the world, all eyes are […]

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Is Craft Beer the New Pisco?

Is Craft Beer the New Pisco?

Between colorful Cusco and Machu Picchu sites, the last thing most people would expect to find in Peru is a booming craft beer scene. Yet there most certainly is. This quickly growing industry in Peru is just one more facet to add to the country’s rich history, breathtaking landmarks, and undeniable Pisco culture. Not many travelers have “tapped” into this side of Peru – as it still remains a secret to everyone but the locals – but Ker & Downey has the inside scoop on the craze and how it can make any traveler’s Peruvian adventure that much more authentic […]

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Luxury Serengeti Safaris: Part Two of Our Favorite Serengeti Safari Camps

Luxury Serengeti Safaris: Part Two of Our Favorite Serengeti Safari Camps

See the Migration with luxury Serengeti safaris in Tanzania. We’ve rounded up our favorite properties to get you up close to the Migration for an unforgettable safari experience. We’re back with part two of our favorite camps and lodges for luxury Serengeti safaris in Tanzania. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out here. Mwiba Lodge | Greater Southern Serengeti Mwiba Lodge’s location is truly spectacular – surrounded by ancient coral and acacia trees set among massive boulders overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River on a 126,000-acre wildlife reserve. It’s a beautiful lodge with bright […]

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