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.’ […]
Curious about where to go in 2020? At Ker & Downey, we think there’s no wrong choice, as long as you get out there and explore your passion for travel… but we’re always happy to make suggestions! Our experts have gathered their own picks for your best bets in 2020 travel, all across the globe. Read on to get inspired to start crafting your own journey.
The world is so wide and we want to see it all. Asia is overflowing with ancient cultures that would take a lifetime to fully explore, so we want to get you started with our hand-picked choices of where to go in Asia in 2020.
Ker & Downey designer Catherine Brown recently returned from a trip to Nepal and Bhutan, a trip she says was one of the favorite journeys she’s ever taken.
Make your travel plans for 2019 instead by reading our suggestions for where to go in 2019. Remote tropical beaches, peaceful mountain retreats, and rich culture: make Asia a getaway to top your 2018 travel list. Ker & Downey has rounded up some of our favorite destinations that still feel untouched and authentic. Cambodia Soar in a hot air balloon high above glistening golden temples hidden in lush jungles. Have breakfast near Angkor Wat, one of the most impressive temples ever built. Stay in a private countryside villa with a butler attending to your needs. Unplug from the world on […]
Explore 6 not-to-miss sights in the magical Buddhist kingdom on the edge of the Himalayas with this Bhutan travel guide. Written by Elizabeth Williams for Quest Magazine Bhutan Travel Guide Shortly after I returned home from Bhutan, I connected with an American construction consultant who has traveled to the country for 20 years, building luxury hotels for tourists and log cabins for the royal family. “I was lucky enough to experience Bhutan prior to the introduction of the Internet and TV,” he recalled. “To have seen it then and traveled extensively during this period was truly stepping back in time.” […]
Planning a destination wedding, unforgettable honeymoon or special getaway for two? We’ve searched the globe for the most pristine beaches, private hideaways and the coziest fireplaces to curl up to with your love. Here are 10 of our favorite amorous escapes. Unique Retreats Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa The Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge is the perfect marriage of secluded safari getaway and modern luxury to inspire hopeless romantics and adventurers alike. Each morning, you head out on an early game drive with your guide and tracker in search of the Big […]
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 […]
This article first appeared on Ker & Downey on August 20, 2013. It has been updated with 2017’s festival dates. Ker & Downey loves a party, and no matter where you go in our big, beautiful world, you’ll find a reason to celebrate. Cooler weather on both hemispheres means more outdoor fun, and these notable events in Ireland, India, Argentina, and Thailand will leave you ready to explore. Read on for more fall festivals and celebrations across the globe. Ireland Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – August, 2017 Dates to be Confirmed Singles looking to mingle head to County Clare for this annual […]
The country of Bhutan cares for one thing: happiness. a spirit filled place where joy is the pastime and soulful living a career, this little known Himalayan paradise is a welcome respite for wanderers with its secluded and sprawling resort in the hills called Amankora. The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan famously calculates success via Gross National Happiness, where one’s wealth is measured in joy rather than currency. This haven is home to a family of ethereal lodges – individual sanctuaries within the pristine Land of the Thunder Dragon. Scattered amidst sloping crags and forests are the Amanresorts’ prized collection […]