Entries tagged: Adventure Travel

Guide Interview: Tim Willis - Scotland Adventure Travel

Guide Interview: Tim Willis – Scotland Adventure Travel

Guides can make or break a trip. At Ker & Downey, we work hard to make sure all of our privately guided tours are led by the most knowledgeable guides. You can view all of our previous interviews with some of the world’s top guides right here.  Did you know the UK is one of the world’s top destinations for adventure travelers? Today, we’re introducing you to Tim Willis, our immersive adventure guide in Scotland. One of the best ways to experience all the adventure Scotland has to offer is through our England and Scotland Adventure Program. On it, you’ll […]

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A Legendary New Zealand Helicopter Tour with Alfie Speight

A Legendary New Zealand Helicopter Tour with Alfie Speight

In September, Luxury Travel Consultant Catherine Brown spent a week and a half exploring New Zealand where she had the opportunity to take a New Zealand helicopter tour with pilot Alfie Speight. She describes the experience below. We woke on our last morning in Queenstown to a brilliant sunrise and clear skies. With fingers crossed, we headed to breakfast – and over our first cup of coffee got the call. “The weather has cleared at Milford Sound, and we are good to go!” Excited, we jumped in the car, and headed straight over to the hangar. After a safety briefing, […]

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Everest Base Camp, No Longer a Dream

Everest Base Camp, No Longer a Dream

Luxury Travel Consultant Jessica Rizzolo fulfills a lifelong dream trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Like so many others, the Himalayas had been calling me for as long as I can remember. Trekking to the Mount Everest base camp was a lifelong dream and held the #1 spot on my travel bucket list. For me, there had always been an inexplicable pull to stand among the world’s highest peaks and walk in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, and many other courageous souls. Adding to the allure of this spectacular corner of the world was the spiritual energy […]

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The World's Top Skiing Destinations

The World’s Top Skiing Destinations

Ker & Downey’s guide to the world’s top skiing destinations. Mix up your skiing holiday this year. These are 7 of the world’s top skiing destinations. The Dolomites, Italy Italy’s Dolomites are a year-round destination, but in the winter, their slopes are a top skiing destination. The Dolomites’ extensive system of slopes are just a short walk away from the Gardena Grödnerhof Gourmet & Spa Hotel. The hotel’s central location is ideal for a winter skiing holiday. It’s located near the ski lifts, the Alpe di Siusi cableway, and the ultra-modern covered walkway to the Seceda gondola, connected to the […]

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Los Glaciares National Park: Kingdom of Ice

Los Glaciares National Park: Kingdom of Ice

Bekah McNeel scales the imposing frozen formations of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park. As I stood on the deck of the catamaran gliding across the water in front of the Perito Moreno glacier, I put my camera down. I had already captured twenty of the most stunning snapshots my iPhone will ever hold. And we were only twenty minutes into the expedition. So I took a moment to be still in the presence of the towering wall of ice, which grew more imposing and grand as we sailed among the tiny icebergs recently calved from its terminus. In my awe […]

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A Luxury Japan Vacation: The Marriage of Traditional and Modern

A Luxury Japan Vacation: The Marriage of Traditional and Modern

Bekah’s luxury Japan vacation celebrates the marriage of traditional Japanese culture and modern design – and as it turns out, was the perfect way to celebrate her own marriage. When I decided to surprise my architect husband with an anniversary trip to Japan, my criteria was simple, yet specific. He loves the austerity of Japanese design and its relationship to the natural world. As long as we spent our quick seven days surrounded by clean lines and fall leaves, the trip would be a hit. Under the expert care of a Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant, I figured I […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites to See With Ker & Downey

UNESCO World Heritage Sites to See With Ker & Downey

Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys. Ningaloo Coast, Australia The Ningaloo Coast is one of Western Australia’s natural treasures. Named to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2011, the 604,500 hectare coast is alive with an abundance of marine life, turquoise waters, and dazzling white beaches set against a backdrop of rugged limestone ranges. It’s also home to annual migrations of sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, manatees, and whale sharks who can average 40 feet in […]

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Last Minute Getaway to Colombia

Last Minute Getaway to Colombia

A last minute getaway to Colombia mixes the lush Coffee Triangle with the Caribbean coastal flair of Cartagena for seven days of exploration in two distinct regions. The holidays are upon us, but there’s still time to steal away for a few days with a luxury last minute getaway to Colombia. From Miami, you can be in Bogota in under four hours, making our last minute getaway to Colombia one of our most accessible jaunts around the world. You’ll begin in the Eje Cafetero region, also known as the Coffee Triangle, where java is the way of life. Your accommodations […]

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Waiheke Island a Top 10 Destination for 2016

Waiheke Island a Top 10 Destination for 2016

Waiheke Island is among Lonely Planet’s list of top ten destinations for 2016. The recently released list ranked it fifth in the list of best places to visit next year. From Auckland, Waiheke Island is a 35-minute ferry ride away – an easy day trip well spent exploring one of the hottest regions for 2016. Here are three reasons why we think you should go! Thriving Artistic Community Waiheke Island is a creative haven, home to over 100 glass-blowers, sculptors, painters, woodworkers, and the like. You can see some of the sculptures showcased at the Connells Bay Waiheke Sculpture Park – […]

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Cambodia Luxury Travel: Our Top 5 Experiences

Cambodia Luxury Travel: Our Top 5 Experiences

Cambodia luxury travel is an adventure through the remnants of an ancient empire by day and elegant hotels with a surplus of modern luxuries by night. With Ker & Downey, Cambodia luxury travel is the only way to explore the country. Cambodia is the enchanting land of the legendary Angkor Empire and incredibly warm people. It’s a diverse country with ancient temples among the jungle, floating villages, and sanctuaries on small islands. Explore all Cambodia has to offer with Ker & Downey’s bespoke journeys that show you a side of the country few others have seen. Here are five of our […]

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