UNESCO has released its latest list of sites waiting to be discovered across the globe, and our travel bucket list just got longer. We had a tough time narrowing down from all 29 new places, but here are just some of the new UNESCO sites that we are itching to see soon.
How many countries can you count on a globe? With 195 across the world, planning a trip can be a challenge. At Ker & Downey, we help you find the best destinations suited for your interests and we are always ready to suggest which countries should be on your upcoming year’s travel list. We have taken our top picks from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to help you plan your next great journey. Bon voyage!
Long before planes, trains, and automobiles existed, goods were traded along the Silk Road. Spices, fabrics, food, and frankincense made their way along this route carried on foot and on camel and horseback. Journeys were long and difficult, passing through various climates, shifting sands, snow-covered fields, and through soaring mountains, always pushing toward the shimmering horizon. Bustling cities and bazaars bursting with intellectuals, artists, and merchants popped up along the routes and provided the perfect petri dish where nomads of different religions, languages, and cultures, met and infused new ideas together. The Silk Road was actually a web of various routes that […]
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 Nicole talks about her journey to Italy, Turkey, and the Caucasus this year and her family’s holiday traditions. This year I visited Italy […]
Nestled between the Middle East, the Black Sea and snowy Russia, the Caucasus region holds a wealth of historical treasure, breathtaking views and warm hospitality from its inhabitants. This tour of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan reminds us that the world still holds much that is unexpected. You just have to know where to look. Over the course of 14 days, explore a myriad of museums, historical and religious sites, ancient caves with Stone Age inscriptions, remnants of Roman culture and urban architecture next to green and abundant vineyards. Day 1 | Baku | Four Seasons Baku Dinner Upon arrival you […]