Ker & Downey Concierge and intrepid traveler Christine Guild has spent a lot of time in Costa Rica; she lived there for a year before joining the Ker & Downey team. She recently did some traveling around the familiar-to-her country to check out some of the beautiful Costa Rica luxury properties. Also on the agenda: soaking up some sun barefoot and exploring the country through adventurous excursions. We caught up with her after her trip to discuss the highlights of her Costa Rica luxury journey.
Traveling to Croatia checks off so many of our European must-haves: sparkling coastlines, historic walled cities, and delicious food. But in case you need more reasons to travel to this Eastern European getaway, we present our top ten must-dos in Croatia (including more food).
Ker & Downey’s Europe Product Manager Elizabeth Frels traveled to France with her husband Jason in celebration of their fifth wedding anniversary. Together, they experienced vintage French luxury in the heart of one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
Ker & Downey designer Trista Gage traveled to Kenya in November during a period known as the “short rains” season which can extend into early December. There are a number of advantages to traveling during the Kenya short rains season including fewer people and lots of green grass against a blue sky (a photographer’s dream). But the biggest draw is the wildlife: you’ll see grazing animals with babies and animals frolicking in the rain and puddles.
When you’re truffle hunting, the nose knows when there’s something delicious ahead. Truffles are those highly sought-after delicacies that grow near the roots of trees, and they’re just one of the delicious foraged finds that have the culinary world abuzz. Join us on a journey to find the best places to hunt for truffles, wild plants, and other natural goodies around the globe.
Gardens across the globe have inspired poets and princes. We’re dreaming of casual strolls in exotic locales, the fragrance of blooming flowers, and the feeling of fresh grass brushing against our feet. Take a walk in the park and consider including one of the world’s most beautiful green spaces to your next custom journey.
In a world where it seems every corner has been affected by human touch, New Zealand remains one of the few places where raw, natural beauty abounds. The country’s population is tiny in comparison to its awe-inspiring glaciers and sweeping vistas. If you are seeking peace and quiet with a grand dollop of luxury, then may we suggest a journey to New Zealand? Our top experiences in New Zealand span throughout the north and south.
The 2019 Lunar New Year ushers in the Year of the Pig. Characterized as ethical, socially-aware, and lovers of leisure, those influenced by the pig in the Chinese zodiac tend to be drawn to opportunities to give back… and opportunities to lay back. Take travel inspiration from the pig in 2019 with our suggested experiences that complement both sides of the pig’s noble and carefree personality.
We say it a lot: having the “travel bug” is a requirement on this team. Ker & Downey’s Regional Business Development Manager Barrett Caldwell definitely qualifies; before he landed at Ker & Downey he had visited 55 countries and been on the go all over the globe for four years. Even after all that travel, Barrett still learns something new with every journey he takes. We caught up with him for a reflective Q&A after his eye-opening journey to China.
With the fast-paced, high-speed life as today’s new norm, it’s no wonder that so many of us feel we just need to get away. One of the best ways to slow your pace and feel a sense of calm is to plan your own wellness retreat journey. Feel immersed in serenity and good health at these wellness retreats around the world, where there is nothing on the agenda except relaxation.