Germany's Passion Play

Germany’s Passion Play

There are many reasons to put Munich and Bavaria on your Germany travel radar. Allow us to give you one more. Once every 10 years, the Passion Play comes to the small town of Obermmergau, lying in the shadow of the Bavarian Alps. It’s a grand spectacle that has attracted global attention for its telling of the Passion. With a year to go before the 2020 Passion Festival, we share how you can see Germany’s Passion Play, and what else to see and do in this fabled region of the country.

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Exotic Oman and Jordan

Exotic Oman and Jordan

Exotic Oman and Jordan are Middle Eastern countries brimming with culture, cuisine, and spellbinding natural delights. We have paired the two together on our Exotic Oman and Jordan journey to give you a taste of the best experiences across land, sea, and city.

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Off-the-Beaten Path Indonesia Adventure

Off-the-Beaten Path Indonesia Adventure

People usually associate Indonesia travel with the top honeymoon destination, Bali. But that tropical island paradise is just one of 1,700 islands. There’s so much to explore. Adventure seekers will love trekking through humid jungles, thick with tropical flowers and plants to see orangutans, biking through the lush countryside, sailing through the Islands of Komodo National Park in search of Komodo dragons, hiking to waterfalls, and snorkeling with manta rays. Ker & Downey’s Devon Chapman recently had a chance to travel to Indonesia for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. She’s sharing the highlights from her trip below.

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Beautiful Balkans

Beautiful Balkans

The south-eastern region of Europe is so often overlooked by travelers searching for bigger cities and busy coasts. But the beautiful Balkans are a quiet corner ready to be explored by intrepid adventure-seekers wanting to experience a slice of Europe that isn’t frequently visited, but is no less lacking in interesting character and varied sights. We are kind of scratching our heads about why the Balkans are so often ignored, so we are letting you in on their secret. View our exclusive itinerary and plan a journey before the rest of the world catches on.

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Surprised by Japan

Surprised by Japan

Ker & Downey designer Devon Chapman came to Ker & Downey with an extensive history of personal travel: a solo trip to France at 15, living in Thailand, teaching in southern Switzerland, a philanthropy trip to Uganda, strolling the markets in Munich, riding motorcycles in central Vietnam, hiking in Peru, spending a night under the stars in Morocco… the list goes on and on. But after her recent trip to Japan, she would say Japan is now one of her favorite places she has ever been. Given the opportunity, she’d return year after year. That’s a pretty bold statement from […]

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Where to Go on Safari if You Want to See the Big 5

Where to Go on Safari if You Want to See the Big 5

If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” The term, originally coined by the big game hunters of the early safari days, refers to the five most difficult animals to see while on foot: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.

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A Safari in the Okavango Delta

A Safari in the Okavango Delta

We love Botswana and sharing it with everyone we can. Recently Ker & Downey’s Evan Jones had to the opportunity to travel there for a safari in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and the Kalahari. He is sharing the highlights from his trip with us below.

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A Wellness Retreat at COMO Shambhala Estate

A Wellness Retreat at COMO Shambhala Estate

Ker & Downey’s Vanessa Niven traveled to Bali in November for a stay at COMO Shambhala Estate. The holistic health and spa retreat offers a full wellness experience, with programs crafted for each client during their stay including yoga, Ayurveda, visits with a nutritionist, refreshing hydrotherapies, and spa treatments. We recommend a three-night minimum to fully take advantage of the wellness retreat, but even then, you’ll wish you booked your stay for a little longer.

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What to Consider When Planning a Safari

What to Consider When Planning a Safari

Ker & Downey’s top tips for what to consider when planning a safari. For many, a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But where do you even begin? There are (literally) hundreds of properties spread throughout Africa’s top safari regions. And once you decide on properties, how do you even get there? Drive? Fly? Walk? (Yes, as in walking safari.)

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What You Need to Know About Brexit and UK Travel

What You Need to Know About Brexit and UK Travel

With the clock ticking on a potential Brexit, currently expected to occur on March 29th, 2019, a lot of questions have arisen surrounding the United Kingdom’s split from the European Union and how it will impact visitors. Ker & Downey has some helpful hints on how you can still travel to the UK, even under its current uncertain political climate.

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