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summer 2014

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60 Classic Coast Maya Vandenberg explores France’s alluring Côte d’Azur.

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10 a-list

The Season’s Must-have Experiences

12 arrivals Openings, Revamps and the Latest Travel News

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Guide Insider Secrets of Luxury Travel

italy: tailor-made Writer Nell Casey takes a trip to fashionable Milan and the enchanting Lake Como.

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style The Art of Jet-Setting

80 the secret kitchen Krista Simmons takes a crash course in Chinese regional cuisine.

88 true romance We’ve searched the globe to find our top 10 favorite amorous escapes.

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The ocean surrounding the Maldives is a year-round habitat for Whale Sharks. This arresting image of free diver Umberto Pellizari and the gentle giant was taken in the waters near Four Seasons Landaa Giravaaru—a luxury resort and major hub for marine research—by filmmaker and photographer Jason Isley of Scubazoo. Considered one of the world’s all-time best freedivers, Italian Umberto Pelizzari has established world records in all disciplines of freediving.

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flights Fresh Takes on Great Getaways

102 the itinerary The Royal Treatment

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One picture, one moment, one memory by photographer Beverly Joubert.

Staff spotlight Haley Beham Writer: A-List; True Romance; The Itinerary Haley Beham is a Ker & Downey web guru, staff writer and insider with a passion for traveling the world, experiencing new cultures and philanthropy. She went on her first adventure to Africa with Ker & Downey when she was ten years old. Check out her expert roundups on quest.kerdowney.com. For me, summer means... Trips to the beach, cute sandals and sweet watermelon Two weeks + an unlimited budget – where are you going? A street cafe in Paris with a cappuccino and a really good book

Scubazoo is a Southeast Asia based company specializing in underwater filming and photography. They have just released Maldives: The Underwater Kingdom, a book featuring the region’s rich, captivating world of marine life. (www.scubazoo.com) Courtesy of Four Seasons Maldives

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QUEST Magazine Issue 3  
QUEST Magazine Issue 3  

Explore France, Italy, China, Maldives and some of the best places to travel this summer in Ker & Downey's Summer issue of QUEST magazine.