Traveling to Croatia checks off so many of our European must-haves: sparkling coastlines, historic walled cities, and delicious food. But in case you need more reasons to travel to this Eastern European getaway, we present our top ten must-dos in Croatia (including more food).
When you’re truffle hunting, the nose knows when there’s something delicious ahead. Truffles are those highly sought-after delicacies that grow near the roots of trees, and they’re just one of the delicious foraged finds that have the culinary world abuzz. Join us on a journey to find the best places to hunt for truffles, wild plants, and other natural goodies around the globe.
Move over, beer and bratwurst. During the last decade, Germany’s culinary scene has blossomed, making the country one of Europe’s most exciting foodie destinations distinguished by international influences, innovative chef-driven eateries, and hyper-regional cuisine. Explore it all with Ker & Downey’s ultimate gourmand’s guide to Germany.
Following an influx or expat chefs and creative residents, as well as access to some of the planet’s most raw, natural ingredients – Costa Rica’s capital is finally in the midst of a cultural and gastronomic renaissance. The best way to prove it? Join Ker & Downey on a guided walk through the Barrio Escalante Gastronomic neighborhood to sample the fresh gourmet food and craft beer at every turn. Your stomach will thank us.
At the Belmond Mount Nelson, Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg is bringing awareness to food waste with his new exclusive menu and culinary experience “Wasted! at the Chef’s Table.” Cape Town is one of the world’s top foodie destinations, with origins to its flavors and cuisines dating back to the 17th-century spice trade. This long and flavorful history has made Cape Town the gourmet capital of South Africa, giving way to famous restaurants like The Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club, and La Colombe. For foodies, Cape Town is definitely a bucket list destination.
Taste buds rejoice! From Bombay to Bangkok, casual street eats are essentials for locals. Dig in with Ker & Downey and experience the wonder of the world’s street food. You will get an insider peek at the local culinary heritage and the sights and sounds of everyday life, escorted by a guide who knows just where to go—and what to avoid. Let us take you on a foodie journey across the globe in search of the mouth-watering grub served up roadside.
The fragrance of flower petals, saffron, and cinnamon wafts through the air in these bustling, exotic, and colorful bazaars and souks. Ker & Downey takes you on a trip around the globe to some of our favorite spice markets. Add them to your next journey for total sensory immersion.
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 […]
From the verdant wine country to the barren Atacama Desert, Chile is a country of diverse landscape and endless surprises. Discover Majestic Chile, an 11-day journey throughout the country’s many personalities, where ample adventure and experiential travel await. Colchagua Valley Wine Country – Casa Lapostolle Residence Learn about the growing Chilean wine industry in Santa Cruz, staying adjacent to the Clos Apalta Winery. The Colchagua Valley vineyards boast some of the country’s most revered Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Carménères and Syrahs. Tour the wineries that craft these fine wines for tastings, and discover pre-Hispanic artifacts and history in the valley’s museum. […]
The face of Vietnam is changing, and the elite jet set worldwide are taking notice. Recently named as an emerging destination by Virtuoso travel professionals, the vast country is becoming a favorite travel wish-list addition, and luxury vacations in Vietnam have never been so simple to obtain. The beauty of the coastal bays, the bustle of the modern cities and the serenity of ancient buildings paint a peaceful portrait of Vietnam today. Uncover the best of Vietnam in the capable hands of Ker & Downey on a 10-day north-to-south jaunt through the country’s rich history and culture in our latest […]