Entries tagged: Asia

Sunita’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Plans

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Sunita talks about her journey to Bhutan, Nepal, and India this year and her upcoming holiday. I just returned from a magnificent journey […]

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Sunita’s India and Nepal Travel Journal

Sunita’s India and Nepal Travel Journal

Ker & Downey Sales Consultant Sunita Hedaoo is traveling through India and Nepal. Want to stay updated on her travels? Be sure to check back here for her latest updates! Wednesday, July 17 – Landing at dawn through a drizzling sky into Hyderabad, a city that breathes the richness of the bygone era and the grandeur of the Nizams! Today India is techie glitz and a thriving metropolis where the old and the new goes hand in hand. After maneuvering through the efficiently-designed and impressive Hyderabad International Airport, I excitedly step onto the soil of my “Matru bhoomi” (The Mother […]

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Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Summer is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan the ultimate Ker & Downey journey with your family, and world travel is not out of the question. There are plenty of places where children of all ages are not only welcomed, but truly engaged. Plan a summer vacation that will create unforgettable memories and maybe even give the “travel bug” to your own little trailblazers. We’ve put together some options, sure to please everyone in your family. Cruise the Blue Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey For a truly unique and tranquil holiday, board a luxurious private gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden […]

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Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries

Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries

Gina, a Frosh agent, just returned from a 25-day around the world journey with Ker & Downey. On her trip, she visited New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mauritius, South Africa, and Argentina . You can read an excerpt below and the rest of her travel diary on the Frosch Insider. March 1 (Denver): Around the world… I still can’t believe it. Everything is finalized; we have our itineraries, and our suitcases are almost packed. I am excited, nervous and anxious all rolled up into one. I have learned a lot about preparing for a trip like this. I have learned […]

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An Asian Medley

An Asian Medley

In the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE Magazine, Ker & Downey explores experiences beyond the typical in Southeast Asia. We’re whetting your appetite for the history, color, and culture of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia with our handpicked selection of the best of Southeast Asia’s experiences – some out-of-the-ordinary exclusives that only Ker & Downey can deliver, others simply new ways of experiencing the region’s timeless treasures. Bangkok Thailand’s capital is a city of contrasts, with towering skyscrapers next to the pointed peaks of wats and flashing neon reflecting off the gilded roofs of ancient temples. There is no better […]

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Design Hotels of India

Design Hotels of India

Spending the night in India has never looked so beautiful. Journey with Ker & Downey from the desert to Delhi in the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE Magazine and take a peek at our curated selection of ultra-lux hotels designed to inspire. Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, India Find the ultimate in unhurried relaxation and seclusion in the dusky pink villas of the Tree of Life Resort & Spa, located just outside the famed “Pink City” of Jaipur. Vibrant colors indicative of Rajasthani design are on full display, from the plush textiles in fuchsia, green, and turquoise to […]

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The Real Backwaters of Kerala

The Real Backwaters of Kerala

If the big Indian cities up North don’t fit into your ideal Indian vacation, there’s always the South and its stunning resorts on the waterways of Kerala. Endless emerald rice paddies and spice fields, rural groves of palms, quaint fishing communities and thousands of migratory birds can be glimpsed in God’s Own Country – Kerala, the coastal state in southwestern India. Named as one of the “Ten Paradises of the World” and “Top 50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala embodies a refreshing tropical paradise far from the country’s busier cities. Historically a region known as a […]

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BESPOKE Magazine Fall 2010 – Travel to India with Ker & Downey

It’s high time to dump those preconceived notions of India. Ker & Downey has wandered the cities, gone on safari in Kipling’s treasured jungles, marveled at the regal palaces and driven clear into the desert to bring you the very best of experiential travel in India. Download the latest issue of BESPOKE Magazine and discover what awaits in India’s paradise. From the majesty of resplendent palaces to the rugged wonders of the medieval forts, explore India’s Forts and Palaces on an unforgettable 14-day journey. With local historians and the knowledge of Ker & Downey’s experts as your guide, you will […]

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I Dream in Canvas

I Dream in Canvas

The billowy tents you’ll see among the sands of the Thar Desert belong to the Serai in Jaisalmer, a tented experience that marks the beginning of a new luxury in Western Rajasthan. It’s 21 billowy tents in total, an oasis-in-the-dessert style dream come true and unrivaled frontier elegance with splendid landscapes. India’s great Thar Desert is a surprise for most travelers, an afterthought among the country’s tigers and the Taj Mahal. Here, the medieval kingdom of Jaisalmer has blossomed into a modern desert retreat with luxurious tented lodging and a plethora of activities to enjoy. Aptly nicknamed “The Golden City” […]

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Hot Places of India

Hot Places of India

It’s the most talked about country this year. Its properties never fail to dazzle the checklist readers in search of where to go next; descriptions of fabled palaces and romantic architecture fill issue after issue of notable travel magazines and online blogs. It seems the world is abuzz with India. Yet matching its massive reputation is its incredible size, making the journey to India quite a daunting one. So we searched the country, went on safari, scoured the cities, and drove clear into the desert to map out the top seven places not to miss in this year’s hottest country. […]

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