Entries tagged: Georgia

Top Travel Destinations for 2016, Month by Month

Top Travel Destinations for 2016, Month by Month

Ker & Downey’s guide to the top travel destinations for 2016, broken down month by month. Visit the top travel destinations in style and luxury in 2016. From where to go and what to do, these are our top travel destinations around the world for each month. Where are you traveling in 2016? January | Calving Season in the Serengeti Head to the famed Serengeti for calving season – an incredible spectacle where upwards of 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. With the many infants on the plains, there’s sure to be lots of predator action as well. February | […]

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Bespoke WWII Tours Dig Deep into the History of the Georgian Army

Bespoke WWII Tours Dig Deep into the History of the Georgian Army

Bespoke WWII tours to Georgia dig deep into the history of the Georgian Army and their part in the battle of Texel. This Veteran’s Day, we’re taking a look at the unique journey we put together for WWII history buffs. At Ker & Downey, we’re in the business of creating bespoke, once-in-a-lifetime journeys that you won’t find anywhere else. We like to believe that if you can dream it, we can make it happen. And that’s exactly what we did when a couple of World War II history enthusiasts approached us to plan a WWII tour unlike any of the […]

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Visit World Heritage Sites with Ker & Downey

Visit World Heritage Sites with Ker & Downey

Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys. A Brief History of UNESCO World Heritage Sites The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed in 1945 with a purpose to promote international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Flash-forward to Egypt, 1954 and the government’s decision to build the new Aswan High Dam which would result in a large stretch of the Nile River valley flooding. Several Ancient Egyptian cultural treasures in Nubia were in danger of destruction so […]

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Winter Escapes

Winter Escapes

Embrace the cooler weather and head for ice and snow of some of our favorite destinations. Beautiful natural scenery begs to be explored in these two outdoor havens, perfect for intrepid travelers. Contact us to begin planning your own winter escape. Chile & Argentina | Patagonia Set off on an hike across the Perito Moreno Glacier, a kayak excursion past Glacier Grey, and stunning outdoor activities in a chilly expedition through Patagonia with our Patagonia Escape. Georgia | Greater Caucasus Hit the slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, and opt for a helicopter flight over the range to reach choice […]

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A Taste of Georgian Country Living

A Taste of Georgian Country Living

On a recent FAM trip, Ker & Downey Outside Sales Agents Jessica and Holly had the opportunity to enjoy a private lunch at a farmhouse and vineyard of a local family in the Kakheti region. Below Jessica recounts the day, a true highlight of their trip.

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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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