Entries tagged: Caucasus

Fall for Georgia - Luxury Travel to Georgia with Ker & Downey

Fall for Georgia – Luxury Travel to Georgia with Ker & Downey

Travel to Georgia with writer Kelly Phillips Badal as she visits Eastern Europe’s on-the-rise destination and discovers a new luxury travel scene, wildly beautiful landscapes and her keen love of the country’s wine, cheese, and bread. Photography by Tanveer Badal Georgia draws comparisons to France and Italy for its rich history of wine and love of food; Switzerland for its snow-capped Caucasus mountain range; Berlin and Brooklyn for its active, atmospheric capital, Tbilisi. 

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Georgia and Egypt

Georgia and Egypt

Georgia and Egypt – one a country you may have only heard about, and the other a country you may not expect to hear about – but both are places in the big, beautiful world that we think need to be on your travel bucket list for 2014. Religious history, centuries-old culture, and incredible hospitality define both countries, and Ker & Downey helps you discover the best of both on our hand-crafted journeys. Travel to Egypt in 2014 Ker & Downey’s David Marek and David Jones discuss new ways to see the classics and the peace of mind that traveling […]

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The Destination Guru: New Regions for Sampling Local Wine

The Destination Guru: New Regions for Sampling Local Wine

From where to go to what’s in store, intrepid traveler David Jones scouts the globe and answers burning questions for those who live to go there. Have a question for our destination guru? Email it to us at quest@kerdowney.com or ask us on our Facebook page. We love wine and we are looking for some new destinations to discover and sample local wine. Where do you suggest we travel next? B. & A. Krappen, Oregon Here is a big surprise that even wine connoisseurs might not know: The Kakheti region in eastern Georgia (in the Caucasus region) has been cultivating […]

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Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

As we bid farewell to 2013 and an incredible year of discovery, we’re also looking ahead to 2014 and which treasures in the big, beautiful world should be on your list of places to visit next. 1. Georgia – The Caucasus, Eastern Europe This year we fell in love with the history and heart of The Caucasus region, and now it’s catching on. 2014 is the year to experience Georgia while you can still count yourself among the first pioneering travelers. 2. Borneo – Southeast Asia One island encompassing three countries, Borneo is a tropical paradise that should be high […]

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Nicole’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Memories

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 […]

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14 Days in the Caucasus

14 Days in the Caucasus

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 […]

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Fall Escapes with Ker & Downey

Fall Escapes with Ker & Downey

Dreaming of seeing the Great Migration, skiing the snowy slopes in the Caucasus Mountains, or just wanting to escape to warmer weather? With Ker & Downey’s exclusive rates on Turkish Airlines, starting your journey to these great destinations is simple. Tanzania – Witness the southern movement of the Great Migration and relax on the beaches of Zanzibar on this 12-day excursion. Israel – See the childhood town of Jesus Christ and the icons of Jerusalem on an eight-day journey Into the Holy Land. Georgia – Head to the slopes of Georgia and the stunning ski town of Gudauri, with tracks […]

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Uncovering the Secrets of Georgia

Uncovering the Secrets of Georgia

For a truly authentic journey away from overcrowded tourist attractions and busy streets, consider Georgia, one of the world’s best-kept secrets. On Ker & Downey’s 7-night journey, you’ll visit Tbilisi and the surrounding area, Telavi, Kvareli, and Signagi, including the Bodbe Monastery, one of the major pilgrimage sites of the region, and Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Georgia is a seldom-traveled country full of hospitable people, beautiful scenery, and a long history of Christianity that has permeated the region and shaped its culture for centuries. The Apostles Simon and Peter first preached Christianity in the region in the […]

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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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