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Escape Down Under when you Travel to Australia

The Land Down Under is a land full of wonder, with national parks, remote wilderness experiences, bustling modern cities and quiet beach retreats making up the diverse country. Get a taste of it all with Ker & Downey’s Escape Down Under – a 13-day experiential travel journey through the best and brightest of Australia. Start by spending two nights in the Park Hyatt Sydney, taking in incredible views of the famous Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from your hotel window. The outback is next at Ayers Rock in Australia’s central red heartland. You will stay in one of […]

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Take a Romantic Vacation in Beautiful Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island off the eastern coast of Madagascar. The island’s climate is tropical, mollified by a gentle southeasterly trade wind. First discovered by Arab sailors, the island was once a dense tropical forest. Strangely, though uninhabited, the island was considered uninhabitable by its first discoverers. The island was re-discovered by the Portugese in 1505 then subsequently held by the Dutch, French and British before its independence. The Dutch inhabited the island in 1598, founding an important port and doing irreversible damage to the indigenous flora and fauna. In 1710 they abandoned the island and 5 years later […]

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Vacation in the Seychelles for an Unparalleled Travel Experience

The Seychelles has the unique distinction of being the only locale in the world described completely in hyperbole. An island nation, Seychelles is located just to the northeast of Madagascar and 1,000 miles east of Kenya. Notably, the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155 separate islands as comprising the archipelago. The history of the islands is one of the seas, with adventurers of all nationalities staking legitimate claims of discovering the islands: Austronesian seafarers or Arab traders may have been the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles, but the first known European recorded sighting of them took place […]

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Journey to the Great Barrier Reef for a Luxury Vacation

The Great Barrier Reef is a maze of nearly 3,000 individual reefs, 900 islands and stretches 133,000 square miles. It is located in the Coral Sea, just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The majority of Barrier Reef islands lie north of the tropic of Capricorn and have a distinctly monsoonal climate, the heavy rains cause destructive flooding from April to September and leave thousands of people homeless each year. For years, the Great Barrier Reef was known as Australia’s, “Blue Outback.” Established as a collective haven for thousands of species of sea life, the Great Barrier Reef was designated […]

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Experience Australia

The smallest continent on Earth, also known as Australia, is an amazing place for luxury vacations of all kinds. With 21,262 miles of coastline, the world’s largest monolith, The Great Barrier Reef, the famous outback, and fantastic biodiversity, there is something for everyone to see and experience in Australia to ensure it is the trip of your dreams. Australia is divided into five travel regions: Great Barrier Reef, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Red Center, and Southern. Each one of these areas holds plenty of areas to explore and even more spaces to relax, but nothing is better than the […]

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The Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas Archipelago

One generally wouldn’t think that the words Africa and tropical vacation spot would go together, but then you wouldn’t be familiar with the Quirimbas Archipelago. Situated off the northern coast of Mozambique from Pemba to the Ruvuma River, which is the natural border in between Mozambique and Tanzania, the area includes 32 islands. The few resorts on the string of islands, including Vamizi Island, are first class, private resorts that give you the feeling that you are on your own little tropical oasis. Outside of a few lodges on the islands, the islands have never been fully developed, leaving you […]

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