Category: Inspiration

Must-See Game Of Thrones Travel Destinations

Must-See Game Of Thrones Travel Destinations

HBO’s Game of Thrones has taken the globe by storm, and inspired globe-trotters to make their own epic journey to some of the real-life places that double as scenes from Westeros. Ahead of the highly-anticipated season 7 premiere, we’ve rounded up the best places to walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters on a Game of Thrones travel adventure. Underground river in Grjótagjá, Iceland Iceland If you want to visit the land of White Walkers and the Free Folk, add the otherworldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn to your bucket list. This area of extreme contrasts, wildlife, geothermal activity, and geology features in several seasons of […]

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Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week

The Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week is gearing up to take the designer world by storm from September 20 through September 27. Hosted in Italy’s fashion mecca, this week-long fashion festival is the perfect jet-setting destination for anyone in search of style and creativity alongside the rich and famous. Ker & Downey is excited to offer an exclusive journey for fashion–forward travelers, providing behind-the-scenes access to the city’s hundreds of shows, presentations, and parties. Our Milan Fashion Week essentials: Armani Hotel Milano | Armani Hotel Milano is the premier choice for discerning travelers traveling to Milan Fashion Week. Personally styled by […]

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Game Of Thrones Filming Locations You Have To Visit

Game Of Thrones Filming Locations You Have To Visit

HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the most-watched and most-discussed television series in the world. Before you settle in to watch the season 7 premiere, check out a few of our favorite Game of Thrones filming locations and the best ways to see them with Ker & Downey.

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Top Safaris Around the World

Top Safaris Around the World

Safaris aren’t just for the African bush. We’ve rounded up some of our top safaris around the world for your next Ker & Downey journey. A Jaguar Safari in the Pantanal July through September is jaguar spotting season in Brazil’s Pantanal. The Pantanal wetlands in Western Brazil have been described as ‘the Okavango Delta on Steroids’ because of its astounding birdlife. It has recently become a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts, thanks to the Onçafari Project – a pioneer venture in partnership with Caiman Lodge to study the behavior of the elusive and incredible jaguar. With radio collars and careful monitoring, […]

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MATE: Peruvian History through the eyes of Mario Testino

MATE: Peruvian History through the eyes of Mario Testino

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru and discovers its history through the eyes of Mario Testino. Peru is a country of color and creativity. From its delicious food to its Inca citadels, Peru’s stunning heritage is on electric display no matter where you go. Outside of visiting and tasting these offerings in person, one of my favorite experiences during my time in Peru was witnessing Peru’s history through the eyes of one who captures is best: Mario Testino. Best known for his ability to capture sensuality and humanity in pictures, Mario Testino is widely considered one of today’s greatest […]

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Travels with Memaw and James

Travels with Memaw and James

Written by Haley Beham My grandparents have always loved to travel. I have a very clear memory of my immediate family traveling with my grandparents and aunt to New Mexico. We spent a day driving in jeeps through the mountains. Their vehicle was in front of ours and we all laughed as their heads bopped this way and that at exactly the same time. I don’t actually remember much from that trip, but that memory I do have of traveling with them still makes me laugh. My grandfather’s family is from a little town in the Czech Republic – Horni […]

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Summer Travel Movies to add to your Watch List

Summer Travel Movies to add to your Watch List

Traveling over the summer is a favorite family tradition, but sometimes it’s hard to get away. We’ve rounded up some of the best summer travel movies to scratch the travel bug until you can steal away for a journey of your own. When you’re ready to see a new part of the world or visit an old favorite, contact your Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant to start planning your adventure. A United Kingdom | Botswana A United Kingdom is the true story of Seretse Khama (portrayed by David Oyelowo), the King of Botswana, who married his British wife Ruth […]

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Green Season in Southeast Asia

Green Season in Southeast Asia

A getaway to Thailand and Cambodia in the summer and fall is a refreshing respite into a lush world of verdant jungles and colorful festivals. These are some of the experiences you can access when you travel during green season in Southeast Asia. A Cool Time To Travel Refreshing rains, which don’t usually fall daily, make green season a comfortable and cooler time of year to explore Thailand and Cambodia. On our Northern Thailand Encounter inspiration journey visit Chiang Mai and take in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and rice paddies of the Golden Triangle region. Learn some cooking […]

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Great Plains Conservation in Kenya: ol Donyo and Mara Plains

Great Plains Conservation in Kenya: ol Donyo and Mara Plains

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. Welcome back! Today, we’re moving onto two of Great Plains Conservation’s properties in Kenya. ol Donyo Lodge | Mbirikani Masai Conservation Area […]

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The Most Interesting Animal Migrations Around the World

The Most Interesting Animal Migrations Around the World

Chances are, you’ve heard of the Great Migration. And while it certainly is great, it’s one of the seven natural wonders of Africa after all, what about other animal migrations around the world? There are tons of interesting animal migrations around the world, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favorites. Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Islands Giant Tortoises are known as the “slow and steady migrators.” They don’t cover a great distance. In fact, they only migrate a little less than four miles over a migration period of two to three weeks, but they migrate, nonetheless. Their journey […]

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