Entries tagged: QUEST Magazine

Visit Tasmania for a Walk on the Wild Side

Visit Tasmania for a Walk on the Wild Side

Tasmania, the island at the edge of the world is a hot spot for culture, gastronomy and natural wonders. By Rina Chandarana Just 150 miles off the Australian mainland, Tasmania might as well be worlds away. The far-flung island state—which also encompasses 334 islands dotting the Pacific and Indian Oceans—offers the same turgid mix of unspoiled wilderness, fruitful vineyards, fascinating history and authentic Aboriginal culture that captured the imaginations of Charles Darwin and Mark Twain. At once strange and beautiful, it’s a must-stop on your Australian adventure. Wilderness With a population of just a little over 500,000, Tasmania has vast […]

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Five Reasons Peru Should Be on the Top of Your 2018 Travel List

Five Reasons Peru Should Be on the Top of Your 2018 Travel List

Experience the Land of the Incas on the ultimate bucket list trip. Elizabeth Frels shares five reasons Peru should be on the top of your travel list in 2018. Ker & Downey’s new high-flying adventure invites you to journey to the uncharted corners of Peru in search of the country’s finest hidden gems. Private jets and exclusive-use train charters give unprecedented access to these far-flung hotspots while placing the essence of Peru right in the palms of your hands. Here are five reasons Peru should be at the top of your 2018 travel to-do list. Train Car Style There are […]

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Fall for Georgia - Luxury Travel to Georgia with Ker & Downey

Fall for Georgia – Luxury Travel to Georgia with Ker & Downey

Travel to Georgia with writer Kelly Phillips Badal as she visits Eastern Europe’s on-the-rise destination and discovers a new luxury travel scene, wildly beautiful landscapes and her keen love of the country’s wine, cheese, and bread. Photography by Tanveer Badal Georgia draws comparisons to France and Italy for its rich history of wine and love of food; Switzerland for its snow-capped Caucasus mountain range; Berlin and Brooklyn for its active, atmospheric capital, Tbilisi. There are 16,000-foot ski peaks, Black Sea beaches, and picturesque medieval villages. And here’s the mind-boggling thing: travel time between each wildly different place is often just […]

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Treasured Past: Six Reasons to Travel to Jordan

Treasured Past: Six Reasons to Travel to Jordan

Discover six amazing reasons to travel to Jordan, Western Asia’s most inviting oasis. By Rina Chandarana Laced with striking desert landscapes, the Arab Kingdom of Jordan offers ample opportunities for total immersion in its diverse history. Experience all of it: see spectacular ruins, sample sumptuous cuisine, soak up local culture and glamp in the heart of nature. Peaceful and safe, the land of ancient kings, traders, prophets, and pilgrims is yours to explore. Ancient History Due north in Jerash, visit icons of antiquity that includes representation from the Bronze, Roman, Byzantine and various Muslim periods. Set among the mountains, you’ll find the […]

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Alaska Adventure - The New Frontier

Alaska Adventure – The New Frontier

An isolated wilderness, Alaska is home to some of the world’s largest national parks and most pristine natural beauty, and it beckons as an adventure destination for those willing to forge through its wild terrain. By Austin Mann and Haley Beham This past June, travel photographer Austin Mann explored the raw nature of Alaska, armed with his Sony A9, iPhone 7 Plus and the new Apple iPad Pro 10.5. Mann stayed at the remote Winterlake Lodge, accessible via floatplane or helicopter or dog sled, and its sister property, Tutka Bay Lodge, which is accessible primarily by boat. Both properties are family owned and […]

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Scotland Off the Beaten Path

Scotland Off the Beaten Path

Just back from the land of big skies, storied Medieval castles and golf, Luxury Travel Expert Jessica Rizzolo shares her top picks for adventures in Scotland off the beaten path. Active adventure and wildlife were not terms that I would have associated with Scotland prior to visiting but they were the highlights of my recent journey. In addition to culture, history, castles, golf and whiskey tasting—which are quintessential to Scotland—it’s fun to infuse the experience with a splash of the great outdoors. While getting connected with untouched beauty of Scotland’s wild and hidden wonders, you don’t have to forgo luxury. […]

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In the Moment: A Luxury Namibia Safari in Photographs

In the Moment: A Luxury Namibia Safari in Photographs

On a Ker & Downey-curated luxury Namibia safari that included Botswana, travelers John and Renata Harbison photographed the haunting scenes and many moods of two of Southern Africa’s most alluring destinations. They share the experience in their own words. Photography by John Harbison Visiting Namibia is about entering a landscape of expansive vistas and sweeping scenery with an otherworldly feel. We arrived in Namibia in June and wound up enjoying the isolation and remoteness that comes from a country bigger than Texas with a population of only 2.1 million people. Other than Windhoek, the capital city, it is an experience largely […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Cuba Travel Now

10 Things You Need to Know About Cuba Travel Now

Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: Cuba is not out of reach with Ker & Downey. What Do the Policy Changes Mean? In short, the people-to-people style of travel offered by Ker & Downey and our in-country partners are not going to be impacted, for the time […]

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WildAid's Knights

WildAid’s Knights

Peter and Corie Knights are on a mission to end the illegal wildlife trade. We caught up with Corie to chat about her travel habits and WildAid’s important mission. Peter and Corie Knights are driven by passion and a desire to leave the world a better place than when they arrived. That desire manifests itself in WildAid, founded by Peter in 2000. WildAid’s main message is simple – “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” Instead of focusing on protecting animals from poaching, they’ve shifted their focus to reducing the global consumption and demand on products made from animals. […]

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A Luxury Zambian Safari

A Luxury Zambian Safari

From a swank mobile safari camp to the swirl of Victoria Falls, Eric Rosen soaks up the rhythm of life on a Zambian safari along the great river in Zambia, Africa’s undiscovered treasure. A Zambian Safari in South Luangwa “You will find a whistle on one nightstand for little emergencies, and an air horn on the other for big emergencies,” explains Yaliwe, the young woman giving me the welcoming tour at my safari tent at Chinzombo. This is Norman Carr Safaris’ latest luxury camp in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Yaliwe giggles and then leads me into the palatial bath- […]

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