Stimulate all of your senses on a grand tour of the southern United States, from the home of the King of Rock to the streets of the Big Easy. With Ker & Downey you’ll experience the holy trinity of southern United States travel and hospitality: good music, decadent cuisine, and handcrafted booze to lift your spirits.
Ker & Downey’s Luxury Travel Experts share their top things to do in Williamsburg and the surrounding area, one of this year’s top cities in the United States in Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. It’s not surprising to see Williamsburg on Travel Leisure’s World’s Best Awards as one of the best cities in America. The historic town is home to the restored Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest living history museums in the world, and nearby Jamestown and Yorktown. Together, the three towns make up the Historic Triangle, all connected by 23 miles of parkway. Visiting all three makes […]
Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Expert Catherine Brown visits some of the national parks in the Western United States in search of the American West’s best wildlife. For years, I have been dreaming of seeing the Western United States. The real west, full of mountains and wildlife, and cowboy culture. On my bucket list was to see wildlife – especially a buffalo at Yellowstone National Park, and I really wanted to spot a bear. I finally had the chance to go, and boy were those items checked and more. I started out early one morning with my guide, and we […]
A great American road trip is a classic vacation experience. Ker & Downey shows you some of our favorite stops on a cross-country journey in America that will take you from sea to shining sea. Washington, DC The capital of the country has more to see beyond the White House. The melting pot of cultures here makes Washington, DC a global place with a fusion of activities. But it is its historical charm that really stands out. Wander along the tree-lined avenues of row houses and see the colonial architecture dating back to 1751 in nearby Georgetown. The cobblestone streets and the old homes, each […]
Oahu is all the very good things about Hawaii, wrapped up in one beautiful place. Written by Martine Bury for Quest Magazine My first visit to Oahu, 16 years ago, took an unexpected but auspicious turn. I was a reporter covering the North Shore’s legendary winter surfing championships. Little did I know the official start of competitions relied on whims of Mother Nature. Until the very second wave heights and water conditions reached a sweet spot, no events would begin. I camped out for nearly 3 weeks, mostly at Turtle Bay Resort. With idle days, I would drive — cutting […]
Elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, Michelin-starred restaurants, and sweeping estates have always defined Napa Valley, California’s most famous wine destination. These days, it’s full of surprises. Written by Martine Bury for Quest Magazine Long before Napa Valley became one of the world’s foremost wine regions, it was the wild west—a land of gold fever, stagecoach bandits, and pioneers. Today, this place that also ignited the era of modern winemaking maintains its coveted status with a fresh spate of restaurants, tasting rooms, and hotels.
Travel to the US national parks in luxury and style this year with Ker & Downey. The year 2016 marks the 100th year of the U.S. National Park Service. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the National Park Service is waiving the entrance fees for its 409 US national parks for 16 days during 2016. It’s a great opportunity to get out and discover your world, and participate in recreational and conservation activities. The National Park Service will also be hosting a number of historic preservation programs to educate the public on their work and role in the national parks. Free […]
From sea to shining sea, the United States of America is a giant tapestry of beauty and wonder just waiting to be explored. In celebration of our country’s independence, Ker & Downey has assembled our Top 10 All-American Experiences, featuring highlights from our newly minted offerings in the American West, from Texas and Montana to California and Alaska. This is “America the Beautiful,” Ker & Downey style. Monument Valley, Utah Explore Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley, a series of sandstone masterpieces towering at heights of up to 1,000 feet and one of the most photographed places on earth. Your Navajo guide will lead you to some of […]