Entries tagged: England

New Star Wars Filming Locations to Explore

New Star Wars Filming Locations to Explore

The galaxy far, far away is closer than you think. As Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi gets closer to its debut, we are highlighting new Star Wars filming locations that are out of this world. Read on to see how you can pair them with unique Ker & Downey experiences in Europe. Ireland Skellig Michael In the 7th century on Skellig Michael, monks lived and prayed in stone beehive huts. At the top of the steps of this steep island, amidst these huts and actual stone ruins, Rey and Luke Skywalker first meet at the conclusion of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. […]

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Three Must-See Star Wars Filming Locations

Three Must-See Star Wars Filming Locations

As Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi gets closer to its debut, Ker & Downey looks back 40 years when the world of lightsabers and legends first captured the imaginations of film fanatics everywhere. These Star Wars filming locations from the original trilogy of movies are must-sees for any fan. Bonus: they each pair perfectly with exclusive Ker & Downey experiences. Guatemala Tikal The thousand-year-old Mayan ruins of Tikal also doubled as the backdrop of the Rebel Alliance’s base on Yavin in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Guatemala’s most famous cultural and natural preserve, Tikal boasts some of the most fascinating archaeological remains […]

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Celebrating Jane Austen

Celebrating Jane Austen

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. What better time is there to see the beautiful British Isles and places connected with her captivating life and work! One of the world’s most famous authors who brought us the likes of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen spent most her life in the historic and picturesque southern county of Hampshire. Inspired by the area’s beautiful houses and scenery, many of these spots are mentioned in her novels and have been brought to life in movie adaptations. Join Ker & Downey as we celebrate Jane Austen’s life […]

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The Grand Explorer

The Grand Explorer

Discover the United Kingdom and Ireland in incredible detail on this grand 25-day journey. Explore the best of London’s lively streets with private tours and exclusive access to historic sites, hike the cliffs of Moher with a conservationist, taste whiskey on the Island of Skye, and golf at St. Andrews. With a private guide and driver throughout, it’s the best way to explore all that the United Kingdom and Ireland has to offer. The Goring Hotel, England Ideally located near Buckingham Palace amidst the grandeur of the Belgravia district, The Goring is a quiet sanctuary in the center of bustling […]

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Jennifer’s Ker & Downey Journey to Europe

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 Jennifer talks about her journey to the England, Scotland, and Ireland this year. I recently came back from a trip to the United […]

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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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