Category: Destinations

Things Not to Miss in Argentina

Things Not to Miss in Argentina

The bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the quiet valleys of Salta, the raw power of Iguazu Falls, and the bounty of natural beauty in Patagonia are few of the things not to miss on a journey to Argentina. Buenos Aires Legendary as the city is, first-time visitors are always surprised by its diversity. First, don’t expect Spanish colonial architecture; once they’d overthrown the Spanish, Argentinians favored Belle Epoque French architecture. The city is full of charming neighborhoods, each with its own personality, and there are wonderful restaurants throughout. And yes, you can learn to tango. But Buenos Aires is so […]

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Mendoza Through the Grapevine

Mendoza Through the Grapevine

Take a sip by sip journey through Mendoza, Argentina, and discover much more than Malbec. Written by Laurel Delp, appearing in QUEST magazine The flight from Buenos Aires was early, but my driver was waiting for me at Mendoza city’s small but modern new airport. Winds were just kicking up as we left, turning onto Route 40, one of the longest highways in the world, for the three-hour drive to San Rafael at the southern end of Mendoza province, which lies in the center west of Argentina. To the east, the Andes towered over our route. We passed towns marking […]

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Secret Shopper - A Guide to Shopping in Rome

Secret Shopper – A Guide to Shopping in Rome

A high point of any Roman holiday is strolling cobblestone streets in search of treasures. Your finds range from incredible antiques and artworks to artisan-run boutiques, where you’ll often see makers handcrafting their wares through storefront windows late into the night. As seen in Quest Magazine, this is where to find the best shopping in Rome.

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Where to Experience Istanbul's History

Where to Experience Istanbul’s History

Istanbul’s skyline is a sight to behold. Its Ottoman mosques and Byzantine churches tell a tale of two continents and the empires that sought to take control of this ancient city locked between Asia and Europe. Ancient Constantinople is overflowing with sights, and these are the can’t-miss places where you can experience Istanbul’s history.

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Four Reasons You Should Visit Bangkok

Four Reasons You Should Visit Bangkok

There are many reasons why Bangkok tops a lot of traveler’s must-see lists. The Thai capital has a little bit of everything to suit your taste: think splashy rooftop pools and parties, mouthwatering cuisine, and a fascinating blend of both the past and present. These are just a few reasons you should visit Bangkok.

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Chasing Pura Vida: Costa Rica Luxury Travel

Chasing Pura Vida: Costa Rica Luxury Travel

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.

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Top 10 Must-Dos in Croatia

Top 10 Must-Dos in Croatia

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 the top ten must-dos in Croatia (including more food).

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Our Top Experiences in New Zealand

Our Top Experiences in New Zealand

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.

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3 Ways To Go "Into The Okavango"

3 Ways To Go “Into The Okavango”

We’re no strangers to Botswana safaris, but since we aren’t on safari every day, a chance to see it on film has us scrambling to set our DVRs. Consider us ready for the acclaimed Into The Okavango National Geographic documentary to make its small screen debut. Named an Official Selection at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, the film documents the sweeping landscapes and wild animals that are unique to the region and, sadly, increasingly threatened. To celebrate its world premiere on Nat Geo Wild, we’re taking a look at how travelers can go Into The Okavango with Ker & Downey.

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Where You Should Spend Next Christmas

Where You Should Spend Next Christmas

Getting tired of the holidays before they have even begun? It’s not too early to start planning where you should spend next Christmas and escape in 2020. Picture this: a holiday on holiday, surrounded by your loved ones, enjoying amazing scenery and experiences, and all of it perfectly planned by a trusted partner. If that sounds like a Christmas dream, we think you should round up the family and head off to South Africa’s Cape region, where you’ll find timeless treasures to captivate all ages.

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