When you think of long layovers, it’s likely you first think of popular travel hubs like London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Dubai. Even Iceland has become an exciting layover hot spot en route to and from Europe thanks to Icelandair’s attractive stopover program. But what about travelers heading south? Outside of Lima and Santiago, there hasn’t been an easy layover destination with bucket list appeal. COPA Airlines is hoping to change that with their recent announcement of their “Stopover Panama” campaign.
Longing for a winter vacation with no jacket required? It’s time to put away your snow boots and find your passport. Discover where to beat the winter blues and start making your own plans to get out of town.
We are getting a kick out of watching the World Cup soccer (or football) teams. This year’s global assembly of contenders hail from countries that we have excitedly added to our travel bucket lists. Make it your goal to see these places too.
A last minute getaway to Colombia mixes the lush Coffee Triangle with the Caribbean coastal flair of Cartagena for seven days of exploration in two distinct regions. The holidays are upon us, but there’s still time to steal away for a few days with a luxury last minute getaway to Colombia. From Miami, you can be in Bogota in under four hours, making our last minute getaway to Colombia one of our most accessible jaunts around the world. You’ll begin in the Eje Cafetero region, also known as the Coffee Triangle, where java is the way of life. Your accommodations […]
Last minute getaways with Ker & Downey give you a chance to pack in fantastic Ker & Downey luxury experiences on short journeys. Travel between October and December to take advantage of some of these exclusive luxury last minute getaways. Summer has ended and school has just begun, but we already feel like we need a break. You too? Snag some alone time before the hustle and bustle of the holidays picks up with some of our favorite last minute getaways. These quick luxury journeys are packed with the same fantastic experiences Ker & Downey is known for with a […]
Coffee-loving adventurers rejoice! After closing in late 2013, Hacienda Bambusa, one of the most celebrated hotels in Colombia has reopened under the energized management of Olivier Defeu and Diego Ruiz, long-time players on the South American experiential travel scene. Like nearly everyone who visits Bambusa, nestled into a working farm amid Colombia’s lush coffee region, Defeu and Ruiz instantly fell in love with the eight-room boutique property. They met owner Santiago Montoya, a Colombian artist whose father Diego runs the farm surrounding the hotel. Montoya wanted to see the hotel reopen. He had infused Bambusa with his art and inspiration, […]
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 Bekah talks about her journey to Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia this year and her favorite holiday traditions. This year I had the opportunity […]
Wazha Dube, one of Ker & Downey’s Regional Sales Managers, recently returned from a trip to Colombia. He recounts his tip below. Colombia was once a nation ravaged by civil war; drug trafficking and horror stories that would drive away even the bravest adventurer. That reputation earned in the 80’s and 90’s is now all but a memory of days past as the nation has transformed itself into a hidden gem of tourism. I had the pleasure of visiting Colombia and explored everything from the bustling and historic cities of Bogotá and Cartagena to the rich planation region of Armenia. […]