Entries tagged: Peru

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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The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

Our world is teeming with wonders to discover, and whether searching for winged wildlife by air or angling for game beneath the water, Ker & Downey encourages travelers to look beyond the land-based dwellers and expand their understanding of the wild world. Australia, Bamurru Plains Navigate the Mary River at this uniquely wild luxury camp while fishing for the great Barramundi. An airboat ride across the swamps reveals the region’s abundant birdlife – some 236 species altogether. Tanzania, Rubondo Island Camp Fish for Lake Victoria’s record-breaking Nile perch by boat or on the shore, and head into the thick jungle […]

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Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Travel + Leisure has released its annual It List, and not surprisingly it includes some of our can’t-miss favorites from across the globe. Travel with Ker & Downey means custom journeys that don’t just include the world’s best places to rest your head, but feature jaw-dropping experiential moments you’ll keep on your own personal “best of” list for a lifetime. Start curating your own collection of destinations and experiences by contacting us now. Mara Toto Masai Mara, Kenya Perfect for ardent safari-goers and Africa-newbies alike, modern comforts and authentic encounters define this lovely Great Plains camp. Mara Toto is a […]

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Spring Break Preview

Spring Break Preview

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and often a welcome chance for many families to travel. Plan to spend Spring Break on a unique Ker & Downey journey, discovering corners of the world easy to access and wonderful experiences fit for the whole family. Culture and Wildlife | Paracas, Peru Ancient cultures abound in Peru and some of the most stunning pre-Incan evidence can be found in the region of Paracas. Just off the coast, discover marine wildlife at the Ballestas Islands, often called the “Little Galapagos.” Tented Adventure | Wadi Rum, Jordan Live like a Bedouin in the Wadi Rum, the […]

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Bekah’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Traditions

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Bekah talks about her journey to Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia this year and her favorite holiday traditions. This year I had the opportunity […]

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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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Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Summer is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan the ultimate Ker & Downey journey with your family, and world travel is not out of the question. There are plenty of places where children of all ages are not only welcomed, but truly engaged. Plan a summer vacation that will create unforgettable memories and maybe even give the “travel bug” to your own little trailblazers. We’ve put together some options, sure to please everyone in your family. Cruise the Blue Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey For a truly unique and tranquil holiday, board a luxurious private gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden […]

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