When a crisis like Australia’s bushfires dominates the news, much-loved travel destinations can quickly be labeled no-goes. In recent years we’ve seen it happen after unrest in Egypt, natural disasters in Nepal, and fires in the Amazon, even when safe travel is possible. There are things you can do (and yes, even places you can visit right now) to support Australia and their recovery from the ongoing wildfires. We invite you to join us in helping our friends “down under”—they’re going to need us, and you.
Tasmania, the island at the edge of the world is a hot spot for culture, gastronomy and natural wonders. Just 150 miles off the Australian mainland, Tasmania might as well be worlds away. The far-flung island state—which also encompasses 334 islands dotting the Pacific and Indian Oceans—offers the same turgid mix of unspoiled wilderness, fruitful vineyards, fascinating history and authentic Aboriginal culture that captured the imaginations of Charles Darwin and Mark Twain. At once strange and beautiful, it’s a must-stop on your Australian adventure.
We’ve collected spooky tales and scary spots for the brave who dare to explore on a Ker & Downey journey. These are our picks for the must-visit haunted places around the world.
Do the winter holidays have you looking for more ways to celebrate this year? We’ve gathered some of our favorite, less traditional winter festivals around the world for you to include in your winter travel. This article originally appeared on Ker & Downy on October 29, 2013. It has been updated to reflect festival dates for 2017. Spain Madrid Christmas Markets – End of November – December What better way to celebrate Christmas that at one of the many Christmas markets all over the world? With over 100 stalls selling holiday treats and Christmas wares in Plaza Mayor, located in […]