Entries tagged: South America

Buenos Aires, La Belleza

Buenos Aires, La Belleza

Buenos Aires is definitely a stop everyone should make in Argentina. With Ker & Downey, you’ll experience the best of the city in pure luxury. Add it to your next South American journey! Every journey to Argentina should include a substantial stop in the capital city of Buenos Aires, a place distinguished by gorgeous architecture and aptly considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Follow Ker & Downey as we trace the lineage of Argentinean’s wealth and reveal some of our favorite highlights of the “Paris of South America.” Before you get going, make […]

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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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Hacienda Bambusa

Hacienda Bambusa

Coffee-loving adventurers rejoice! After closing in late 2013, Hacienda Bambusa, one of the most celebrated hotels in Colombia has reopened under the energized management of Olivier Defeu and Diego Ruiz, long-time players on the South American experiential travel scene. Like nearly everyone who visits Bambusa, nestled into a working farm amid Colombia’s lush coffee region, Defeu and Ruiz instantly fell in love with the eight-room boutique property. They met owner Santiago Montoya, a Colombian artist whose father Diego runs the farm surrounding the hotel. Montoya wanted to see the hotel reopen. He had infused Bambusa with his art and inspiration, […]

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Galapagos Islands: Above & Below

Galapagos Islands: Above & Below

Charles Darwin once said “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the true value of life.” Michael McQuarn takes this advice to heart on his journey from the Galápagos Islands to the cloud forest of Ecuador. As I board the plane those words from Darwin echo within my head. Ecuador has always been a country on my short list of places to visit with the Galápagos Islands being the crowning gem. I make my way to my seat, put on my headphones and drift into a higher state of consciousness. I awake to the wheels touching down in Quito, […]

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