Long before planes, trains, and automobiles existed, goods were traded along the Silk Road. Spices, fabrics, food, and frankincense made their way along this route carried on foot and on camel and horseback. Journeys were long and difficult, passing through various climates, shifting sands, snow-covered fields, and through soaring mountains, always pushing toward the shimmering horizon. Bustling cities and bazaars bursting with intellectuals, artists, and merchants popped up along the routes and provided the perfect petri dish where nomads of different religions, languages, and cultures, met and infused new ideas together. The Silk Road was actually a web of various routes that […]
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.
The One Thousand and One Nights are a collection of classic tales of love and adventure with genies, magical lamps, villains, and heroes. These stories were compiled over centuries and span many countries like India and Egypt, mostly in the Middle East and Asia. Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Sinbad the Sailor are all stories that have lasted through the ages and have inspired Ker & Downey to compile a list of some of the places that are featured in these time honored tales.
Ker & Downey’s luxury Iran travel guide tells you what to see, where to stay, and why Iran should be next on your travel list. Is it too bold to say that Iran just might be the next big travel destination? It’s already a popular travel destination among Europeans, and we think Americans are about to find out what Europeans already know – Iran is a rich and rewarding destination, not just for its sights, but for its people. Ker & Downey’s Reid Bader and Nicole Porto traveled there to experience Iran for themselves and share their tips in this […]
Ker & Downey’s journey for Iran travel is an exploration of history, culture, and architecture across the country over 11 days. Dating back to 4,000 BC, Iran is home to one of the oldest societies in the world. The Medes, Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans have all left their mark on the landscape and peoples of historic Iran. Since declaring independence on April 1, 1979, Iran is a theocratic republic with a developing economy and a modern infrastructure. A journey through Iran unveils the history of the Persian Empire and modern day Iran through architecture, art, and culture. Over the […]