Category: Destinations

Visit Kerala, God's Own Country

Visit Kerala, God’s Own Country

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.

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UK Exclusive-Use Escapes

UK Exclusive-Use Escapes

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.

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Mumbai: India's Must-See City

Mumbai: India’s Must-See City

Mumbai is a fantastic, frenetic fusion of masala (spices), mendhi (henna), and masti (merry making). Bombay, as it was known under the British Raj, is India’s biggest and boldest city where glitz and glamour, traditions, and tasty street food are just some of the things that your senses will experience. Here’s why we think Mumbai should not be missed on a journey to India.

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Why You Should Travel to Rwanda

Why You Should Travel to Rwanda

Landlocked Rwanda might be small in size, but it is big on wildlife, rolling green hills, and welcoming people. Add to that the chance to bear witness to history as the country rapidly forges ahead on a new path, while embracing and honoring its painful past, and travel to Rwanda has an even deeper significance. By Rina Chandarana Go For the Gorillas Dubbed the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s fertile landscape is dotted with farms and soaring jungle-covered mountains that are home to a wide array of primates. Half of the world’s gorillas reside in Volcanoes National Park. Famously, […]

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World Cup Countries You Need to Visit

World Cup Countries You Need to Visit

We are getting a kick out of watching the World Cup soccer (or football) teams. This year’s global assembly of contenders hail from countries that we have excitedly added to our travel bucket lists. Make it your goal to see these places too.

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Sustainable Properties in South Africa That Give Back

Sustainable Properties in South Africa That Give Back

With a diversity of city life and superb safaris, South Africa is a must on any African travel bucket list. Camps and properties are taking impressive strides to ensure eco-friendly practices are common practice to preserve the gorgeous landscape. Ker & Downey shares our favorites of the top sustainable properties in South Africa.

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Top 7 Reasons Why Families Should Travel to Scotland and Ireland

Top 7 Reasons Why Families Should Travel to Scotland and Ireland

Family travel is one of our passions at Ker & Downey. There is no better way to share the world with the ones you love than by embarking on a journey designed for the whole family. While there are many family-friendly destinations to choose from, the British Isles present perhaps one of the best options for families in search of fun and adventure. A Scotland and Ireland family adventure with Ker & Downey showcases why these two countries are a perfect pair for all ages and interests. Here is what you can expect to find on an a custom Ker […]

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Your Guide to Carnival in Rio

Your Guide to Carnival in Rio

Although Carnival is celebrated in many places, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the world. Go once and you might just want to come back every year! Here are Ker & Downey’s top tips for experiencing Carnival in Rio: the world’s flashiest party.

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Patagonia's Big Five

Patagonia’s Big Five

The Big Five found on an African safari make up some of the most coveted wildlife sightings on the planet. Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant provide unforgettable “wow” moments to anyone lucky enough to encounter them. But true wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled to know of an altogether different Big Five roaming the southern Patagonian terrain of South America.

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