UNESCO has released its latest list of sites waiting to be discovered across the globe, and our travel bucket list just got longer. We had a tough time narrowing down from all 29 new places, but here are just some of the new UNESCO sites that we are itching to see soon.
Although we can’t understand why (because they are so beautiful) many of Portugal’s crashing coasts, tranquil beaches, and seaside escapes still have many quiet corners. Lucky for us that means there are still plenty of opportunities to head to Portugal for a relaxing trip that immerses you in its rich culinary, historical, and of course ocean-side activities. We have crafted a Beaches of Portugal journey with access to the secret seaside escapes of this underrated European country.
Ker & Downey’s Katy Heerssen traveled to Portugal in November and spent some time in Lisbon with a short jaunt to the Alentejo region. Despite some rain and fog during her trip, she was able to see some of Lisbon’s most colorful sites and surrounding areas, including the whimsical town of Sintra.
Pack your bags, girls. Here is Ker & Downey’s guide to the top Insta-worthy destinations for your next luxury girl’s trip.
We are getting a kick out of watching the World Cup soccer (or football) teams. This year’s global assembly of contenders hail from countries that we have excitedly added to our travel bucket lists. Make it your goal to see these places too.
Last minute getaways with Ker & Downey give you a chance to pack in fantastic Ker & Downey luxury experiences on short journeys. Travel between October and December to take advantage of some of these exclusive luxury last minute getaways. Summer has ended and school has just begun, but we already feel like we need a break. You too? Snag some alone time before the hustle and bustle of the holidays picks up with some of our favorite last minute getaways. These quick luxury journeys are packed with the same fantastic experiences Ker & Downey is known for with a […]
Discover incredible European delights, medieval history, and a warm, welcoming culture on this luxurious 14-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal and Spain come to life with private cruises, tours of the medieval towns, and cultural excursions that peek into everyday life. Private Cruise on Douro River Take a private lunch cruise on the Douro River to see the terraced vineyards, old manor houses, and villages among one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Private Cooking Class Chef Pilar Latorre welcomes you to her home for a unique cooking class in her atelier where you’ll prepare and enjoy […]
As we bid farewell to 2013 and an incredible year of discovery, we’re also looking ahead to 2014 and which treasures in the big, beautiful world should be on your list of places to visit next. 1. Georgia – The Caucasus, Eastern Europe This year we fell in love with the history and heart of The Caucasus region, and now it’s catching on. 2014 is the year to experience Georgia while you can still count yourself among the first pioneering travelers. 2. Borneo – Southeast Asia One island encompassing three countries, Borneo is a tropical paradise that should be high […]
Travel to Portugal with Ker & Downey. Spend three days each in Portugal’s elegant main hubs, Lisbon and Porto, on this enriching six-night journey. Architecture, cuisine, and history await on this European getaway: ideally portioned and priced for end-of-year escapes. Private Wine Tour in Lisbon Just outside Portugal’s capital, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Bacalhôa where the owners will escort you on a private tour of the wine estate and allow for sampling of delicious wines. Walking City Tour of Porto On a private walking tour explore the “golden cave” inside the Church of Saint Francis and find international […]
In the Summer Issue of BESPOKE Magazine, Ker & Downey’s Katy Heerssen explores the hidden culinary treasures of Portugal with this must-have food and wine guide. Portugal’s history is enriched by generations of trade and seafaring. This epic past has evolved its food into an eclectic art and the act of eating into an experience. Tracing the country’s culinary prowess from coast to countryside features encounters with vintners and chefs who pride themselves in putting the traditions and trends of its native cuisine on display. PORTO | Sip and savor Vinho do Porto in the oldest defined wine region in […]