Entries tagged: Europe

Top Luxury Family Travel Destinations for Spring Break

Top Luxury Family Travel Destinations for Spring Break

Ker & Downey’s top luxury family travel destinations for Spring Break are a respite from busy lives and give you a chance to experience the world through fresh eyes. Although we’re just coming off of the Christmas holidays, Spring Break is right around the corner. It’s not too early to start planning your trip. When thinking about where to go for Spring Break, you’ll want somewhere that is easy to get to, can be done in about a week, and offers adventure with just enough R&R to recharge your batteries to get you and your kids through the next few […]

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Luxury European Holiday with Ker & Downey

Luxury European Holiday with Ker & Downey

A luxury European holiday with Ker & Downey gives you the opportunity to discover the landscape that inspired many of the holiday traditions we know and love. Discover them with your family this winter with a luxury European holiday. From Sweden’s celebration of St. Lucia, lighting the way with her wreath of candles, to the mischievous hobgoblins of Greece, the holiday traditions of Europe are sure to fill your family with warmth and cheer. Snowy landscapes in Scandinavia provide the perfect opportunity to gather around the fire and share family memories, while the Christmas markets of Germany or a ski […]

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Istanbul layover

Istanbul layover

Do your international flights have you planning an Istanbul layover? You could spend weeks exploring Istanbul, this anciently modern behemoth on the Bosphorous—and both of the continents it straddles. But this city of 14 million’s most magical moments can be condensed for a quick jaunt, too. Erin Weinger takes a whirlwind spin through the history, style, and culinary crossroads of Turkey’s most alluring metropolis. Sights As one of the world’s most important centers of ancient civilization, there’s no shortage of momentous landmarks to take in—the first being the Hagia Sophia, a Greek Orthodox cathedral constructed in AD 537 that was later turned […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Lošinj

Top 10 Things to do in Lošinj

Traveling to Lošinj? Here’s our top ten things to do, as explored by wellness guru Mary Bemis.  1. Set Sail on one of Jadranka’s yachts and explore one or more of the many surrounding islands, including Ilovic, home to the casual, delicious Restaurant Dalmatinka with its seaside terrace. Swim in one of the many secluded coves along the way. If you’re lucky, you’ll see dolphins. 2. Smell the Herbs at The Garden of Fine Scents, a beautiful and well-tended garden boasting more than 250 native plants, plus 100 exotic species. Stop in at the little gift shop for a unique […]

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Icons of Portugal and Spain

Icons of Portugal and Spain

Discover incredible European delights, medieval history, and a warm, welcoming culture on this luxurious 14-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal and Spain come to life with private cruises, tours of the medieval towns, and cultural excursions that peek into everyday life. Private Cruise on Douro River Take a private lunch cruise on the Douro River to see the terraced vineyards, old manor houses, and villages among one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Private Cooking Class Chef Pilar Latorre welcomes you to her home for a unique cooking class in her atelier where you’ll prepare and enjoy […]

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London Layover

London Layover

Whether you have a half day or 48 hours, London is still calling. Read the article below and in the current issue of Quest Magazine. By Kristy Hathaway, Editor of Just Opened London From bustling streets, new restaurants, underground bars, one-off pop-ups, impeccably curated exhibitions and West End plays starring some of the world’s greatest talent, it’s impossible to get bored in london. You may not have weeks, months or even years to spend in this vibrant capital, yet that doesn’t mean a whistle-stop tour during a brief stopover won’t deliver a taste of all on offer. SIGHTS | Be […]

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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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Liane’s Journeys and Holiday Traditions

Liane’s Journeys and Holiday Traditions

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 Liane talks about her journey to Norway this year and her family’s holiday traditions. This year I reconnected with family and the land […]

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