Entries tagged: Ireland

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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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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Spring Break Preview

Spring Break Preview

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and often a welcome chance for many families to travel. Plan to spend Spring Break on a unique Ker & Downey journey, discovering corners of the world easy to access and wonderful experiences fit for the whole family. Culture and Wildlife | Paracas, Peru Ancient cultures abound in Peru and some of the most stunning pre-Incan evidence can be found in the region of Paracas. Just off the coast, discover marine wildlife at the Ballestas Islands, often called the “Little Galapagos.” Tented Adventure | Wadi Rum, Jordan Live like a Bedouin in the Wadi Rum, the […]

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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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Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Summer is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan the ultimate Ker & Downey journey with your family, and world travel is not out of the question. There are plenty of places where children of all ages are not only welcomed, but truly engaged. Plan a summer vacation that will create unforgettable memories and maybe even give the “travel bug” to your own little trailblazers. We’ve put together some options, sure to please everyone in your family. Cruise the Blue Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey For a truly unique and tranquil holiday, board a luxurious private gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden […]

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