Entries tagged: Peru

Spirits Around the World

Spirits Around the World

Ker & Downey invites you to toast the good life on this unforgettable journey in search of the planet’s most savory spirits around the world. From the pisco of Peru and the tequila of Mexico, to the whisky of Scotland and the vodka of Russia, Ker & Downey’s journey takes you to the source of each liquid libation and reveals the pride, traditions, and national identity found in each bottle. Twenty-six days of closed-door private tastings, behind-the-scenes tours, harvest experiences, and special blending opportunities will make you a worldwide spirits connoisseur faster than you can say “cheers”!

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Long Layover in Panama - Stopover Panama

Long Layover in Panama – Stopover Panama

When you think of long layovers, it’s likely you first think of popular travel hubs like London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Dubai. Even Iceland has become an exciting layover hot spot en route to and from Europe thanks to Icelandair’s attractive stopover program. But what about travelers heading south? Outside of Lima and Santiago, there hasn’t been an easy layover destination with bucket list appeal. COPA Airlines is hoping to change that with their recent announcement of their “Stopover Panama” campaign.

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Where to Go in Latin America in 2020

Where to Go in Latin America in 2020

In 2020 Latin America will see several new hotel openings in the most remote parts of the land. Intrepid travelers can explore exciting locales and find fresh experiences. Here’s where to go in Latin America in 2020.

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Hot Spot: Peru Beyond Machu Picchu

Hot Spot: Peru Beyond Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu’s 15th-century Inca citadel is one of the most heart-stopping attractions in the world and continues to be the main reason why many travelers venture to Peru. But given the recent threats to place the ancient site on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, as well as the country’s continued efforts to limit daily foot traffic, it’s high time you discover Peru for what it really is: a one-stop-shop for every wonder a traveler seeks.

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Wellness Retreats Around the World

Wellness Retreats Around the World

With the fast-paced, high-speed life as today’s new norm, it’s no wonder that so many of us feel we just need to get away. One of the best ways to slow your pace and feel a sense of calm is to plan your own wellness retreat journey. Feel immersed in serenity and good health at these wellness retreats around the world, where there is nothing on the agenda except relaxation.

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Amazon Aria, Awe of the Amazon

Amazon Aria, Awe of the Amazon

Amy, our in-house graphic designer is spending a year traveling the world. She just spent three days on the Amazon Aria and is sharing her experience with us today. To read more about Amy’s travels, click here. In my opinion, the best way to experience the mighty Amazon river is aboard the Amazon Aria, an eco-conscious luxury cruise that offers 3 to 7 night stays. It has everything one would expect from a Ker & Downey trip – gold-standard service from the moment you walk off the plane, to the packed lunches they provide when you are dropped off at […]

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Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

This week marks the festivities of the Lunar New Year, and this year’s element—wood—ushers in a focus on sturdy reputation, a variety of interests and pursuits, and a collaborative spirit. What better way to celebrate this vital element than to travel with Ker & Downey—a company rooted in collaboration and offering a variety of experiences—and to look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure?  Germany – The Black Forest This famous forest is the setting for many of the familiar tales curated by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and shared with a worldwide audience. The forest […]

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Pisco Sours Welcome You to Peru

Pisco Sours Welcome You to Peru

Ker & Downey’s Bekah McNeel explores the classic welcome cocktail of Peru. Pisco sours are the classic welcome cocktail all long the west coast of South America. In Peru, the spirit is more than the base for a mix drink. It is a point of national pride, finely crafted and innately bonded with the land. Terroir describes all of the natural elements combined in a product. The climate, elevation, temperature, soil composition, and air quality influence the character of the wine or spirit derived from the fruit of a specific region. Which is why Peruvians take such pride in their […]

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