Category: Inspiration

Grootbos Florilegium

Grootbos Florilegium

The Grootbos Florilegium project aims to showcase the unique specimens of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Through the project, it hopes to preserve and celebrate the region’s botanical wonders.

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Best of Latin America: New Hotel Openings and the Hottest Restaurants

Best of Latin America: New Hotel Openings and the Hottest Restaurants

The best of Latin America’s newest hotel openings, revamps, and the latest travel news out of Latin America The Best of Latin America’s Newest Hot Properties Sofitel Barú Calablanca, Colombia  Cartagena has long attracted travelers to discover its undeniably incredible art, culture, cuisine, and history. But with the opening of Sofitel Barú Calablanca just off the coast of Cartagena on the island of Barú, luxury travelers have another reason to visit. The Sofitel Barú Calablanca was designed to combine natural seaside materials and local artisanal décor with Sofitel’s renowned French sophistication. Each of its 187 rooms and suites face the […]

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8 Popular Travel Destinations and Where You Should Go Instead

8 Popular Travel Destinations and Where You Should Go Instead

There’s a reason travel destinations are popular. While they are beloved by many travelers, they are getting harder to access or have become overcrowded. Here are eight of the world’s most popular travel destinations and where to go instead. The World’s Most Popular Travel Destinations and Where You Should Go Instead Romania Instead of Germany For history buffs, it’s understandable why Germany would be on your list. But have you considered Romania to travel to instead? It has a deep WW2 history, as well as an abundance of castles and fortified churches to rival Germany’s. Plus, it has nature, wildlife […]

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The Happiest Places on Earth

The Happiest Places on Earth

Each year the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes the World Happiness Report. For the past four years, Finland has taken top honors. The report is less about how happy people are, but rather, how content they are with their lives. While the report gives some general insight into how each country’s citizens perceive their own happiness, we thought it would be fun to poll our staff and see what they believe are the happiest places on earth based on their travels. Ker & Downey’s Happiest Places on Earth Argentina “I always refer to Argentina as my ‘happy place.’ […]

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Family Bucket List Travel

Family Bucket List Travel

Have you ever taken the time to plan out a family bucket list for your family? Whether you’re a parent or grand-parent, there is always time to make plans for your future that involve traveling with the entire family.

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No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island

Social impact travel is a growing term in the travel industry. This new trend focuses on making a positive impact on local communities through discovering and respecting local cultures and the environment. In this article from Quest Magazine, Haley Beham looks at four of Ker & Downey’s partners and how they are making a difference in their community.

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