Entries tagged: Middle East

Visit the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

Visit the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

North Africa and the Middle East have been ignored by travelers who feel cautious because of the recent negative press. We think it would be unfair to paint the whole region in a negative light when there are so many cultural gems waiting to be explored. The fact is, safe travel to the Middle East and North Africa is within easy reach with Ker & Downey. These are just four countries that we feel you should visit while the crowds are light.

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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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Travel to Egypt in 2014: A Q&A on Egyptian Travel

Travel to Egypt in 2014: A Q&A on Egyptian Travel

For updated information on travel to Egypt, please visit this more recent post. Recently the US State Department downgraded their travel warning and considers it safe to travel to Egypt. With the Egyptian population yearning to welcome back visitors, there is no better year to see some of the most magnificent wonders of the ancient world than in 2014. Below Ker & Downey’s David Marek discusses new ways to see the classics and the peace of mind that traveling with Ker & Downey allows travelers. I know some of our readers will be apprehensive about traveling to Egypt. Having just […]

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Escape Winter and Warm Up with Ker & Downey

Escape Winter and Warm Up with Ker & Downey

It’s frigid across the globe, and if you’re ready for more mild climes, Ker & Downey can help you leave right now! Thaw out, get away, and travel to some of our favorite destinations – warm beach and sunshine are within your reach. Pousada Maravilha, Brazil With a view that stretches out over Sueste Bay and the unending Atlantic Ocean beyond, Pousada Maravilha’s streamlined modern hideaway is the perfect destination for island relaxation. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman Isolated on the Musandam Peninsula and flanked by beach and mountain, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a premiere destination in the Middle […]

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Secrets of Egypt, A New Ker & Downey Journey

Secrets of Egypt, A New Ker & Downey Journey

It’s time to rediscover Egypt. Take 12 days to explore the Secrets of Egypt from the seas of the country to the Western Desert and the shores of the Nile with Ker & Downey. Egypt’s ancient history and modern beauty are perfectly balanced along this journey, escorted safely the entire way by a knowledgeable private Egyptologist. Western Desert Adventure Journey to the Siwa Oasis, where modern life has yet to encroach on the Siwans. The hand-built, mud-salt buildings of the Adrère Amellal eco-lodge are the base for exploration on the edge of the desert. Cruise Along the Nile Visit the […]

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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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Discovering Egypt

Discovering Egypt

For updated information on travel to Egypt, please visit this more recent post. Egypt is a country rich in history and constantly evolving, with new discoveries unearthed regularly and monuments two thousand years older than the Roman Coliseum. In March, Ker & Downey’s Haley Beham traveled with her family to the ancient country and recounts her travels below. In March I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Egypt with my family. Being in the travel business, we’ve done our fair share of traveling, however, we hadn’t traveled as a family together since 2004, so this trip was long overdue. […]

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Travel to Jordan to follow the Bedouin Trails

Wherever we go in the world, Ker & Downey strives to deliver the very best of a region to the elite traveler: cultural experiences, amazing atmosphere, historical destinations and customized luxury accommodations. Go above and beyond these goals in Jordan, where the influence of centuries of converging cultures has left a desert trail of majesty and intriguing natural sites begging to be glimpsed on your journey. Petra Treasury Travel to Jordan through the remains of early Christian villages, dating back to the 4th century, and many of them places you will recognize for your Bible: the mountains of Gilead, the […]

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Travel in Luxury to Turkey’s Soothing Spas

Many areas of the Middle East are now synonymous with luxury travel, less like the sandy, rugged environments portrayed in the past. Ker & Downey’s Tales of Turkey journey takes visitors through Istanbul and the wonders of the Hagia Sophia, to Cappodocia and the “fairy chimneys” of an alien landscape and to Pumukkale, the site of ancient mineral baths. Coveted for centuries by royalty, these ancient spas are yours to experience when you travel to Turkey. Mineral Springs Warm, calcium-laden mineral waters spring from the earth and cascade over a steep cliff, forming gleaming white travertine pools. Believed to be […]

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Desert Oasis

Desert Oasis

On the hot, desert sands of Egypt’s Siwa Oasis, a rare breed of luxury boils down to an experiential stay of a lifetime at a premium, historic resort called Adrere Amellal. One will find few differences between today’s structures and those of eons before located in the Western Desert’s Siwa Oasis. In this fertile shrine in the middle of an endless expanse of sand, far away from modern Egypt, the resort Adrere Amellal offers a luxury that is hard to come by – complete isolation. There is no need to check your 4×4 for a flux capacitor – you have […]

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