Entries tagged: Latin America

Celebrate the Summer with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on Ker & Downey on June 25, 2013. It has been updated to reflect 2017 festival dates.  Ker & Downey loves a party, and no matter where you go in our big, beautiful world, you’ll find a reason to celebrate. With the summertime festival season in full swing around the globe, we’ve rounded up our favorite festivals that aren’t to be missed this year. Australia Aberdeen Australia Highland Games – First Saturday in July  The Scottish heritage is alive and well in Aberdeen, New South Wales. To commemorate their heritage, residents of Aberdeen organized their very […]

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Wazha travels to Colombia

Wazha travels to Colombia

Wazha Dube, one of Ker & Downey’s Regional Sales Managers, recently returned from a trip to Colombia. He recounts his tip below. Colombia was once a nation ravaged by civil war; drug trafficking and horror stories that would drive away even the bravest adventurer. That reputation earned in the 80’s and 90’s is now all but a memory of days past as the nation has transformed itself into a hidden gem of tourism. I had the pleasure of visiting Colombia and explored everything from the bustling and historic cities of Bogotá and Cartagena to the rich planation region of Armenia. […]

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Exploring Peru’s Amazon Basin

Exploring Peru’s Amazon Basin

Ker & Downey’s Bekah McNeel recently returned from a trip to Peru’s Amazon basin. She recounts her trip below. Stepping off the plane in Peru’s Amazon basin, my skin immediately recognized the tropical air rich with oxygen and Vitamin D. Only a one hour flight from Cusco’s high altitude chill, Puerto Maldonado feels like a different country. Peru is known for the diversity of its ecological regions. The desert coast of Lima, the Andes, and the Amazon ebb and flow across the land, yielding endless variations of flora, fauna, and climate. No one shows it off better than Inkaterra, Peru’s […]

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Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries

Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries

Gina, a Frosh agent, just returned from a 25-day around the world journey with Ker & Downey. On her trip, she visited New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mauritius, South Africa, and Argentina . You can read an excerpt below and the rest of her travel diary on the Frosch Insider. March 1 (Denver): Around the world… I still can’t believe it. Everything is finalized; we have our itineraries, and our suitcases are almost packed. I am excited, nervous and anxious all rolled up into one. I have learned a lot about preparing for a trip like this. I have learned […]

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2014 World Cup Preview

2014 World Cup Preview

In the current issue of Ker & Downey’s BESPOKE magazine, we travel down to Brazil, where the country is preparing to host the 2014 World Cup. Read on to find out the four most-coveted spots to watch the World Cup unfold. In the 10 years since it was announced that Brazil would host the 20th FIFA World Cup, the whole country has been preparing for a party. And in the capital of Carnival, you know they know how to celebrate. Brazil last hosted the event in 1950, and this will be the first World Cup in South America since 1978, […]

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Springtime in Argentina

Springtime in Argentina

Travel with Ker & Downey’s Katy Heerssen as she discovers a varied landscape of tropical rainforests, mountainous beauty, and a distinctly European flair in Argentina’s experiential hot spots. Read about it below and in the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE magazine.   On the first occasion to use my passport since chaperoning 28 high schoolers through France and Italy, this Texas native headed for a spring break south of the border – way south – in a place that turned out to be closer to home than I expected. Ker & Downey’s Holly Kilpatrick and I explored the many faces and varied […]

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Amazon Sailing

Amazon Sailing

Down the Amazon you’ll find an array of boats carrying all kinds of passengers, but the most discerning choose Ker & Downey and a privileged spot aboard the brand new M/V Aria. This ‘floating boutique hotel’ traverses the pristine Pacaya Samiria reserve where the wildlife puts on a display you won’t want to miss. As the popularity of the Peruvian Amazon grows, so does the luxury cruise ship fleet of Aqua Expeditions. In April of 2011, the M/V Aria was introduced as a second option to float the tranquil Amazon. The plush modern aesthetics of this updated vessel come courtesy […]

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Something’s Sizzling in Peru

Something’s Sizzling in Peru

In every corner of Peru, you can see it, smell it, taste it – over 500 years of culture, simmering in a true melting pot of flavor, where plates of the traditional and the nouveau all take their culinary cues from around the world and their own backyard. Perhaps the easiest way to immerse yourself in any given culture is by putting your mouth to work: not by attempting the local dialect, but by sampling as many of the most popular foods as you can. Fresh meats and other ingredients give you a crash course in local industry and agriculture. […]

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The Top 5 Spas in Peru

The Top 5 Spas in Peru

In the Fall 2011 issue of BESPOKE Magazine, Ker & Downey highlights five of our favorite spas in Peru. True Peruvian hospitality takes center state in the treatment rooms of these top spas, each with a unique treatment you won’t soon forget. Aranwa Resort & Spa, Sacred Valley Aranwa’s spacious Unno Spa is a journey into the tranquil and ultra-luxurious. Thai and Swedish techniques are enhanced by the use of Andean herbs and salts from the ancient Maras mines, creating an experience that is simultaneously unique and authentic. Entire rooms are dedicated to meditation, electrotherapy, Vichy shower and oxygen therapy, […]

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Inca Explorer

Inca Explorer

Ker & Downey’s Inca Explorer melds the traces of ancient cultures with the traditions still thriving in a modern Peru over twelve days in the eclectic region. Explore all that Peru has to offer with this 12-day itinerary. After spending your first night in Lima, your adventure into the history of the country begins in the Sacred Valley, aptly named for its concentration of the country’s oldest and most remarkable ruins. Rio Sagrado, next to the winding Urubamba River, is the gateway to these sites where you will capture a unique snapshot of everyday life in the fertile region. Venture […]

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