Category: Destinations

The World's Most Colorful Cities

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

Warning: you might feel green with envy when you see our list of the world’s most colorful cities. Drab isn’t fab in these perfectly painted places… they’re making us feel blue that we aren’t there right now.

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Spice Route: Flavor Filled Markets

Spice Route: Flavor Filled Markets

The fragrance of flower petals, saffron, and cinnamon wafts through the air in these bustling, exotic, and colorful bazaars and souks. Ker & Downey takes you on a trip around the globe to some of our favorite spice markets. Add them to your next journey for total sensory immersion.

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How to Explore Australia's Yorke Peninsula

How to Explore Australia’s Yorke Peninsula

Wild, windswept, and wonderful, Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is a place to explore nature’s beauty and dine on scrumptious fresh fruits of the sea and land. Ker & Downey shares some of our favorite ways to discover this remote and remarkable part of southern Australia. It’s just a preview of what you can expect to discover on our own South Australia Explorer journey, perfectly customized to your own wishes.

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Experiencing India's Holi Celebration

Experiencing India’s Holi Celebration

Joy, happiness, and a massive cloud of color fills the air every year during India‘s Holi celebration. The entire country busts out in a frenetic fervor, doused in a hearty splash of vibrant pigments. Purple, pink, blue, red, and green powders turn many cities and villages into a riotous rainbow.

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Tea Party: Our Top Picks for an Afternoon Cuppa in London

Tea Party: Our Top Picks for an Afternoon Cuppa in London

With the United Kingdom ranking among the top five tea drinking countries in the world, it’s clear that the British love their brew. Maybe it’s the frequent grey weather that makes them reach for a cuppa so often. Grab your own mug and settle in as Ker & Downey shares our top picks for an afternoon spot of tea in London.

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Top Places to See African Wild Dog

Top Places to See African Wild Dog

Elusive and increasingly threatened, the African wild dog is a coveted sighting while on safari. Some of our favorite safari camps throughout eastern and southern Africa are among the top places to see African wild dog.

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Top Things to Do in New Orleans

Top Things to Do in New Orleans

You could say New Orleans is having a moment. It has recently been recognized as a top city by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, and this year, it’s celebrating its tricentennial. With celebratory events scheduled throughout the year, there’s no better time to travel to the “Big Easy.”  The three-hundred-year-old city is a true melting pot of cultures, with influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa that can be seen in its food, language, music, and traditions. To jumpstart your journey, our Luxury Travel Experts have handpicked their top things to do in New Orleans.

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Her Majesty, Bologna

Her Majesty, Bologna

“Bologna is celebrated for producing popes, painters, and sausages.” – Lord Byron (1788-1824) Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast… the classic sites of Italy are incomparable in their appeal for both first-time visitors and repeat returners. Yet one of Ker & Downey’s passions is pursuing points of interest outside the typical tourist circuit, whether that’s presenting a popular locale in a new light or introducing an unexpected gem to the captivated traveler. One such gem is a magical place where creativity, tradition, innovation, culture, and an enthusiasm for the finer things in life all collide.

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Top 5 Things to Do in Florence

Top 5 Things to Do in Florence

Long considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is packed with extraordinary art and architectural masterpieces around each turn of its narrow cobbled streets. The city is brimming with world-class art museums full of paintings and sculptures from masters like Botticelli and Michelangelo, fresco-clad churches, quaint trattorias, local markets, and of course, the Duomo.  With so much to see within the city, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve outlined our top five things to do in Florence to give you a head start.

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