The holidays are fast approaching, but there is still time to plan a Christmas or New Year’s escape. We suggest a trip to central Europe, where the festive spirit is in the air… and often, so is falling snow. These are our seven reasons to visit central Europe over the holidays.
After her recent visit to Uruguay, Ker & Downey’s Tiffany DeSalvo shares why the country should be next on your travel bucket list. Why Uruguay? Uruguay is sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina and is one of the best-kept secrets in Latin America. Because not many people think if it when planning a journey to Latin America, it has a more “off the beaten path” feel to it. The country is safe, politically and socially stable, and has little economic disparity. It’s a socially-progressive country with great infrastructure. And lastly, the food and wine throughout the country is amazing.
Tanzania’s call of nature is strong. We keep coming back to this east African gem for its superb safaris and decadent properties. While you spend your days spotting giraffes, lions, and zebras, and your evenings watching the sun set over the Serengeti, you can feel at ease knowing that these properties focus on sustainable practices. When you’re planning your safari, consider these sustainable properties in Tanzania.
Enhance your safari exploration with a stay in one of our favorite private villas in Africa. Each space is designed with guests of all ages in mind, and brimming with the comforts of home.
Live the Dolce Vita in Sardinia, the Mediterranean’s second-largest island after Sicily. Italy gets the lucky claim on both of these breathtakingly beautiful places, but Sardinia stands out for having Europe’s best beaches. Even though the swanky northern coast is more well-known, it’s the southern portion that beckons travelers who want a more laid-back experience on this splendid island. Beyond sunning by the tranquil sea, Sardinia’s got a whole lot of other delights. These are the five things you can’t miss on a trip to Sardinia.
Explore the Singita Grumeti Reserve on a luxury safari with Ker & Downey. Located in northern Tanzania, the 350,000 acre the Singita Grumeti Reserve is a vital part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. It was created to protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration, one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. With its impressive set of properties that cater to different guests, it’s no wonder Singita Grumeti Reserve has won numerous awards and accolades. While the migration is certainly a highlight in Tanzania, the Singita Grumeti Reserve offers fantastic game-viewing experiences year-round. Because it’s a private park, […]
Ker & Downey’s Jamie Bell shares her top Namibia travel highlights from her recent trip. Namibia is otherworldly. There are few countries on the earth that rival its raw, natural beauty: dramatic landscapes of sand seas and soaring dunes, dead-tree valleys, the Skeleton Coast, Naukluft Mountains, and the arid desert to name a few.
Ask any newlywed and they’ll tell you what to look for in a perfect honeymoon: romance, beauty, luxury, and pampering. Fortunately for those about to pop the question, or already in the honeymoon planning process, there is one destination that delivers it all: Brazil. Here are Ker & Downey’s top recommendations for a luxury Brazil honeymoon.
There’s a reason why the people of Kerala, India’s southwestern state, call it “God’s Own Country.” Lofty palms sway in the tropical breeze, thatched-roof boats glide along tranquil rivers, and sari-clad women offer prayers in tranquil temples and churches. That’s not even mentioning the food, famously mouthwatering and spicy. Kerala has our attention and we think it should have yours too when you are planning a journey to incredible India.
Family gatherings abroad, private celebrations with friends, remote retreats for the like-minded – there are many reasons why exclusive-use properties are making a splash in the world of luxury travel. While Ker & Downey certainly has its preferred exclusive-use escapes worldwide, here are five UK Exclusive-use favorites that prove the UK is the perfect destination for those in search of authenticity and privacy.