As 2022 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the most read blogs and travel content that you loved the most.

10. 5 Quick Getaways from the States

Who doesn’t love putting up an out-of-office for two weeks? But sometimes you’re strapped for time. Here’s five quick getaways from the States that are all seven days or less.


9. Uruguay Wine Tour

This 11-day itinerary explores the best wineries, cuisine, and culture of Uruguay. Combined with Ker & Downey’s immersive experiences, it’s the ultimate journey to Uruguay for wine-lovers.

Uruguay Wine Tour _ Uruguay Wineries _ Ker & Downey

8. Costa Rica: 2021 Earthshot Prize Winner

In 2020, Prince William and The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales launched the Earthshot Prize. It aims to reward initiatives that fulfill the five Earthshot goals of protecting and restoring nature, reviving oceans, cleaning air, eliminating waste, and fixing the climate. Among the first-ever winners was the Republic of Costa Rica. Learn why its small size packs a powerful punch, especially in the fight for environmental protection and conservation.


7.  Luxury Across New Zealand

Spend 15 days discovering New Zealand’s most memorable sights and cities across both the North and South Islands. It features an America’s Cup sailing experience, a dramatic flightseeing excursions over the marvels of Milford Sound, wine tastings, Māori culture, and endless opportunities for adventure in New Zealand’s premium adventure tourism region.

Luxury Across New Zealand _ New Zealand Luxury Tour

6. 8 Popular Travel Destinations and where to go Instead

Avoid overcrowded travel destinations with eight of the best alternatives. Places like Romania instead of Germany and Valencia instead Barcelona top our list.

valencia spain travel

5. Encanto: Colombia Travel Guide

While Encanto was a big hit for Disney, this blog post was a big hit for our readers! Experience the locations, lore, and cultural treasures of Colombia, brought to life in Encanto. With Ker & Downey, dive into the many facets of Colombia’s diverse culture, cuisine, music, architecture, and landscape in a one-of-a-kind journey.


4. Best of the Azores Luxury Tour

The nine volcanic islands of the Azores lie just off the coast of Portugal. For those seeking outdoor adventure, the Azores are a must visit. With this 10-day itinerary, you’ll explore hidden hot springs, plentiful marine life, towering volcanoes, and experience enchanting cultural heritage.


3. Philippines Luxury Honeymoon

Far-flung island luxury aways on this 10-day honeymoon in the Philippines.

philippines honeymoon

2. What You Can Expect for Travel in 2022 and 2023

The travel landscape has changed a lot over the last two years. We’ve outlined some of the travel trends and most popular destinations for traveling in 2022 and 2023.


1. Travel to the Guianas

Spend two weeks exploring the three countries that make up the Guiana Shield: Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. Each lie along the northern coast of South America with vast swaths of rainforest. However, you’ll find that they each have a distinct cultural heritage on this customized journey by Ker & Downey.

Travel to The Guianas - Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana - Ker Downey

Ready, Set, Travel

Feeling inspired? 2022 opened up a whole new world of travel. 2023 promises even more exciting travel opportunities. To start planning your journey, contact Ker & Downey. Our team of designers are at their best when creating a journey unique to you. In the meantime, for daily travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.