Traveling is meant not only to create memories, but to foster an understanding of how truly connected we are to our big, beautiful world. We chatted with Ker & Downey clients Ken and Carol Kabel of Cincinnati, Ohio, to learn more about their life-changing journey on a family trip to Southeast Asia.
The Four Seasons Langkawi is a tranquil retreat located in the Adaman Sea off the coast of Malaysia. The Langkawi archipelago is commonly known as the “Jewel of Kedah,” but as Ker & Downey’s Devon Chapman recently found out, the real Jewel of Kedah is the Four Seasons Langkawi. Having fallen in love with Southeast Asia about five years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to lead Ker & Downey’s latest FAM group in partnership with Malaysia Tourism. If nothing else, I was confident Kuala Lumpur would satiate my need for the bustling energy of the metropolitan cities I remembered; […]
Southeast Asia luxury travel with Ker & Downey means exploring ancient cultures, exclusive access to private villas, and eye-opening experiences in some of the most beautiful countries in the world. Whether you prefer to explore the beautiful waters surrounding Southeast Asia by kayak or private yacht, there’s an excursion to please every adventurer. Here are our top six excursions to explore the waters of Southeast Asia. Private slow boat cruise to the Pak Ou Caves Travel by a private long-tailed boat to the mysterious Pak Ou caves where thousands of Buddah statues have been stored in a limestone cliff on the bank […]
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 […]
The end of the calendar in Southeast Asia finds the region enjoying cooler, drier weather, and it’s a beautiful time of year to discover the magic and history of an array of cultures. Easily combine multiple countries into one journey and consider Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar this year. Siem Reap, Cambodia Remnants of the legendary Angkor Empire permeate the ruins of Angkor Wat, the massive complex which shelters a number of ancient structures. Don’t miss Ta Prohm, a temple that over time has been reclaimed by the gnarled roots of trees. After temple-hopping, there are countless cultural villages […]
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 […]
In the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE Magazine, Ker & Downey explores experiences beyond the typical in Southeast Asia. We’re whetting your appetite for the history, color, and culture of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia with our handpicked selection of the best of Southeast Asia’s experiences – some out-of-the-ordinary exclusives that only Ker & Downey can deliver, others simply new ways of experiencing the region’s timeless treasures. Bangkok Thailand’s capital is a city of contrasts, with towering skyscrapers next to the pointed peaks of wats and flashing neon reflecting off the gilded roofs of ancient temples. There is no better […]