Follow the footsteps of literary and artistic icons on an itinerary that traces Paris’ most storied streets. We’ll tell you the best places to experience literary and artistic history in Paris; from Hemingway to Picasso and beyond.
Happy New Year! We’ve made it through the rush of the holidays and are settling into the New Year. To kick things off this year, we’re taking a look at our most-loved posts from 2017. So if you’re having trouble getting back into the swing of things after a few days off or are just looking to kill some time, have a look at our top 10 posts from the last 365 days.
Ker & Downey looks back at 2017 and forward to 2018. Every year we strive to bring you the most extraordinary, out-of-the-box travel experiences in the world. We craft our individually-inspired journeys so that they are a unique reflection of each traveler. It’s important to us that these journeys are seamless and worry-free so that you have the freedom to discover, be inspired, and come to know a destination beyond its tourist attractions, and without the usual travel headaches.
Set your sights on new travel experiences for 2018. Here are some of the places we predict will be the most talked-about in the coming year. Cambodia Southeast Asia’s bright jewel has all the qualities of a hidden gem with so much to discover: sparkling rice paddies, temples peeking over the tops of lush jungles, beautiful beaches and remote villages along the Mekong River. Why Go? Find wonder. The hospitality and kindness of the locals make Cambodia a stand-alone destination—and you have your choice of amazing settings. Stay at a luxury resort on a private island with pristine beaches or […]
Fit for a queen, these fairytale castles and royal abodes are stunning masterpieces of architecture and history. Schloss Neuschwanstein: Bavaria, Germany The inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle is a towering structure with turrets emerging from the alpine forest. It is located high on a rugged hill above a village in Bavaria. Stunning views of the green countryside and the mountains beyond are offered from the top. This romantic castle, built in 1869, was meant to be a retreat for Ludwig II of Bavaria. Pena National Palace: Sintra, Portugal Perched on a peak, this palace is a combination of onion […]
Ker & Downey staff members share stories from their most life changing trip. For me, I would say two trips have changed my life. The first was my very first safari to Botswana when I was just nine years old. (My mother speaks about the same trip below.) It opened my eyes to a world I hardly knew existed and sparked my enduring love affair with Africa and her people. The second life changing trip was the fall I spent in Italy in college. I was there to study architecture, but I learned so much more. In addition to the eye opening […]
Elizabeth shares her tips for traveling in the first trimester. Traveling while pregnant can be a daunting experience, no matter how far along you might be. I admit that I had some nerves traveling in the first trimester of my pregnancy as well: Would I push myself too hard? Would I find foods I could trust? Would I get enough rest? Doubts can cloud your entire mind during that time, but in the end, conquering those doubts was something I will never regret as a soon-to-be mom. Some things were harder than others, but I am here to assure you: […]
Written by Haley Beham My grandparents have always loved to travel. I have a very clear memory of my immediate family traveling with my grandparents and aunt to New Mexico. We spent a day driving in jeeps through the mountains. Their vehicle was in front of ours and we all laughed as their heads bopped this way and that at exactly the same time. I don’t actually remember much from that trip, but that memory I do have of traveling with them still makes me laugh. My grandfather’s family is from a little town in the Czech Republic – Horni […]
Is there a relationship more precious than that of a mother and a daughter? Celebrate and strengthen those bonds with our favorite mother-daughter trips. Get Centered in Peru and Ecuador Strengthen and encourage the mother-daughter bonds on a wellness journey through Latin America, where getting centered together is more than just a wellness retreat. There are ample opportunities for yoga amidst Peru’s stunning landscapes, a traditional Mother Earth ceremony to evoke the spirit of healing, hikes in the Sacred Valley, farm-to-table lunches, and cultural tours, including one of the Jalpa Nina pottery works. A Shopping Spree in Italy Who doesn’t […]
For me, the most important part of any hotel room is the bathtub. Not just the tub itself, but the view from it. Show me a freestanding tub with an incredible view and I’ll show you just how long I can soak. Our team of luxury travel consultants has scouted the globe for the best hotel bathtubs with a view – and they are incredible. Pour in the bubble bath – it’s time for a soak! The Silo, Cape Town Cape Town’s newest hotel offers some of the most stunning bathrooms in the world, with equally stunning views from its […]