Entries tagged: Brazil

The World's Most Colorful Cities

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

Warning: you might feel green with envy when you see our list of the world’s most colorful cities. Drab isn’t fab in these perfectly painted places… they’re making us feel blue that we aren’t there right now.

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See the Summer Olympics as a VIP with Ker & Downey

See the Summer Olympics as a VIP with Ker & Downey

The Rio Summer Olympics are just around the corner, and Ker & Downey is ready to take you there in style. From August 5th through August 21st, all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro as approximately 10,500 athletes and more than 6 million attendees from around the world descend upon the “Cidade Maravilhosa” for South America’s first-ever Olympic Games. Rio has been preparing for this event since 2009, building new venues and transforming neighborhoods around the city in preparation for this once in a lifetime international exhibition of strength. Visitors can expect beach volleyball contests on Copacabana beach, cycling […]

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Next Stop: The Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

Next Stop: The Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

Let Ker & Downey send you to the Brazil Summer Olympics in style. The Brazil Summer Olympics are the set to kick off in just eight months in the country’s colorful capital and are quickly gearing up to be the #1 must-see experience for any international jet setter. From August 5th through August 21st, spectators from all over the world will descend upon Rio de Janeiro in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the biggest sporting event on the planet and partaking in some of the country’s larger than life atmosphere. That is why Ker & Downey is thrilled […]

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Destination Guru: Paraty

Destination Guru: Paraty

From where to go to what’s in store, Ker & Downey VP and intrepid traveler David Jones scouts the globe and answers burning questions for those who live to go there. We want a cultural and exclusive winter getaway that ’s not just a beach. Where should we head? Jennifer Johnson, Houston Texas The town of Paraty is a UNESCO-protected World Heritage site located about midway between Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero. This colonial masterpiece goes back at least 400 years. It served as the terminus of the Minas Gerais, or Gold Route, and the main seaport for shipping gold […]

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South America: Plan Your Year-End Travel

The northern hemisphere’s winter is summer in South America, and now is the perfect time to book an end of year escape of a different kind with Ker & Downey. From authentic cultural experiences in peaceful locations to vibrant locales with adventure-ready beaches, our suggestions cover it all. Ready to go? Contact us before the holiday rush begins. Peru | Delfin I With room for eight and the river always at your doorstep, friends and families will find an authentic Peruvian Amazon experience aboard this luxury cruise. Argentina | Eolo Just a quick jaunt from Los Glaciares National Park and the charming […]

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Escape Winter and Warm Up with Ker & Downey

Escape Winter and Warm Up with Ker & Downey

It’s frigid across the globe, and if you’re ready for more mild climes, Ker & Downey can help you leave right now! Thaw out, get away, and travel to some of our favorite destinations – warm beach and sunshine are within your reach. Pousada Maravilha, Brazil With a view that stretches out over Sueste Bay and the unending Atlantic Ocean beyond, Pousada Maravilha’s streamlined modern hideaway is the perfect destination for island relaxation. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman Isolated on the Musandam Peninsula and flanked by beach and mountain, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a premiere destination in the Middle […]

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Away for the Holidays

Away for the Holidays

Whether you are looking to unplug, pioneer a new family tradition or celebrate the season in style, check into a luxe destination far from the beaten path. Read the article here and in the current issue of QUEST magazine. Punta del Este, Uruguay Soak up the sun at one of South America’s most exclusive beach resorts in one of Uruguay’s most extraordinary locations. Punta del Este’s varied coast is home to countless beaches leading into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean—making its shores perfect for sunning and swimming. From the marina, board a yacht or sailboat to explore […]

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Villa Vacations to Close Out the Year

Villa Vacations to Close Out the Year

Ker & Downey’s most notable villa vacation spots are ideal for the entire family. If you’re considering getting away, consider these villa vacations.  Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman Take in the dramatic views from the private villa Beit Musandam, set on a stretch of beach that looks out onto the Gulf of Oman. A wine cellar, private gym, yoga studio, swimming pool and live-in butler round are exclusively yours, with activities on the tranquil Musandam Peninsula or in the comfort and privacy of the villa possible during your stay. Grootbos Villa, South Africa Nestled in the indigenous Fynbos landscape of the […]

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Warm Weather Escapes

Warm Weather Escapes

Make plans to avoid winter’s chill with an incredible journey to one of our favorite warm-weather escapes. Soak up the sun of the southern hemisphere where luxury and relaxation are in abundance, and treat yourself to an end-of-year escape. Fasano Las Piedras, Uruguay Nestled in one of Uruguay’s most extraordinary locations, Fasano Las Piedras represents tradition, quality and taste. Uxua Casas Hotel, Brazil Barefoot luxury meets rustic village life at the Uxua Casas Hotel, a tranquil retreat in the simple coastal town of Trancoso. Vamizi Island, Mozambique Located along the edge of a tropical forest, the villas overlook a white […]

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Great Beach Retreats: The Top 16 Private Villas With a Beach View

Great Beach Retreats: The Top 16 Private Villas With a Beach View

In search of the perfect, water-front hideaway for your next relaxing escape? We’ve gathered 16 of our favorite luxury private villas from all over the world with breathtaking views of the water and all the amenities to calm the senses and leave you speechless. Australia, Qualia Beach House Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia’s private beach house is set on 30 acres of garden landscape at the northern-most tip of Australia’s Hamilton Island. Designed to draw the outside in, an open layout with a wall of glass doors that can be completely pushed open effectively blurs the line between indoor […]

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