Entries tagged: Bhutan

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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True Romance

True Romance

Planning a destination wedding, unforgettable honeymoon or special getaway for two? We’ve searched the globe for the most pristine beaches, private hideaways and the coziest fireplaces to curl up to with your love. Here are 10 of our favorite amorous escapes. Unique Retreats Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa The Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge is the perfect marriage of secluded safari getaway and modern luxury to inspire hopeless romantics and adventurers alike. Each morning, you head out on an early game drive with your guide and tracker in search of the Big […]

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Sunita’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Plans

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Sunita talks about her journey to Bhutan, Nepal, and India this year and her upcoming holiday. I just returned from a magnificent journey […]

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Celebrate the Fall with Festivals Around the World

Celebrate the Fall with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on Ker & Downey on August 20, 2013. It has been updated with 2017’s festival dates.  Ker & Downey loves a party, and no matter where you go in our big, beautiful world, you’ll find a reason to celebrate. Cooler weather on both hemispheres means more outdoor fun, and these notable events in Ireland, India, Argentina, and Thailand will leave you ready to explore. Read on for more fall festivals and celebrations across the globe. Ireland Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – August, 2017 Dates to be Confirmed Singles looking to mingle head to County Clare for this annual […]

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Kingdom in the Clouds

Kingdom in the Clouds

The country of Bhutan cares for one thing: happiness. a spirit filled place where joy is the pastime and soulful living a career, this little known Himalayan paradise is a welcome respite for wanderers with its secluded and sprawling resort in the hills called Amankora. The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan famously calculates success via Gross National Happiness, where one’s wealth is measured in joy rather than currency. This haven is home to a family of ethereal lodges – individual sanctuaries within the pristine Land of the Thunder Dragon. Scattered amidst sloping crags and forests are the Amanresorts’ prized collection […]

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Experience Adventure Travel with a Vacation to Bhutan

Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan and has a population of around 100,000, making it the countries largest city. Ker and Downey’s Kingdom in the Clouds itinerary takes you through Thimphu and Paro in Bhutan and Delhi in India. Although the valley in which Thimphu is located has supported villages for nearly eight centuries, there was no sustained habitation for much of the time and the city didn’t grow until the king declared Thimphu the new capital in 1961. Amazingly, It wasn’t until a year later that automobiles first appeared on the streets. The city center is […]

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Enjoy a Customized Travel Experience in Paro

Paro, a region in Bhutan, has had years of isolation and a severely limited relationship with it’s neighbors providing for a bespoke adventure unlike any other. Notably, Lonely Planet published a Bhutan Guidebook for backpackers to travel the region. The small township of Paro as the gateway to the kingdom of Bhutan. In the city alone, however, there are many points of engagement that make Paro a destination in it’s own right. Along the main street you will find the best and most complex sampling of traditional architecture in the country: two lines of richly decorated buildings house small shops, […]

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