Travel With the Kardashians
Love 'em or hate 'em, the Kardashians are everywhere … literally. The fame-obsessed family has traversed its way around the globe over the course of the 12-season reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." Discover why America's best-known family deems these locales worthy of visiting.
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Despite TV evidence to the contrary, the Kardashians didn't descend from a marketing genius in the sky. Turns out, the family of their late father, Robert Kardashian, is of Armenian descent. In April 2015, Khloe, Kim, Kanye and baby North visited the nation. While there, they connected with cousins, took photos at the Mother Armenia statue, and met with Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan.
What could top a rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles? A wedding at sprawling Forte di Belvedere in Florence. The 16th-century fortress once protected Italy's iconic Medici family. Fast-forward hundreds of years, and it now holds the dubious record of safeguarding the Kardashians' family and friends from the paparazzi's prying eyes.
It should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would hold part of their wedding — the rehearsal dinner — in one of the world's most lavish palaces: Versailles, home of French kings and the famously doomed queen Marie Antoinette. The families and their celebrity friends enjoyed a performance by Lana Del Rey and a fireworks display over the palace grounds.
Thailand's fascinating culture, exquisite arts, sparkling beaches — and affordability — typically attract backpackers on a budget. But no expense was spared when the Kardashians paid a visit; the family stayed at Iniala Beach House near Phuket, a hideaway that cost them $150,000 per week.
History lurks around every scenic corner in Vienna, home to the opulent Hofburg palaces, the Vienna Boys' Choir and a wealth of cafes serving delicate pastries. Kim and Kris visited the storied city in 2014, when Kim was paid $500,000 to attend the Vienna Opera Ball as businessman Richard Lugner's date.
Not even the Greeks were safe from the Kardashians: The family vacationed there in 2013, leaving their mark on the pretty island jewels of Santorini and Mykonos. Whether staying in luxury at the Mykonos Retreat and the Volcano View Hotel or horseback riding on the beach, the family made the most of this Grecian getaway.
A hop across the pond proved to be drama-filled for the Kardashians when Kim, Rob and Scott made their way to England. Kim jetted around the city for various appearances and found time to meet up with her then-beau (and now-husband), Kanye West.
The Kardashians graced the Dominican Republic's tropical shores in Season 7, when Kim chose the popular destination for a family vacation. The clan stayed at the luxurious Casa de Campo, where a stunning villa, golf course, pool and other amenities kept them occupied.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
More than 100 postcard-perfect islands constitute French Polynesia; Bora Bora may be the most popular of the lot. A brilliant blue lagoon and marine-life-filled reef surround the island, which hosted the Kardashians on a family getaway in Season 6.
Miami's turquoise waters and colorful nightclub scene lured the Kardashians to its sexy shores. In fact, the draw proved so great that the sisters filmed the spin-off shows "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami" and "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," which followed their antics as they opened and managed their Dash store in South Beach.
Santa Barbara, California
Tucked between the looming Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean's crashing waves, Santa Barbara rightfully earns its reputation as one of California's prettiest little towns. The Kardashian sisters found themselves here for a girls' weekend before Kourtney gave birth to son Mason.
New York City
When they're not stealing the spotlight on the West Coast, the family frequently heads east to film and frolic in New York City. It's here that daughter Kendall Jenner has launched her career as a fashion model, and two of her older half sisters opened another Dash store and eventually filmed "Kourtney and Kim Take New York."
Home to one of California's best stretches of beach, a world-famous zoo and a raucous nightlife scene, San Diego seems like a natural fit for the Kardashians. The family filmed here while visiting Kris' mom, and in 2014, Kim and Kourtney took their kids to the San Diego Zoo.
Plenty of debauchery could be had in New Orleans' bars, but when the Kardashians visited the city in Season 2, they instead hit a charity pool tournament organized by Reggie Bush and, later, met a family affected by Hurricane Katrina.
From Aspen to Telluride, Vail to Steamboat Springs, Colorado boasts some of the best skiing in the United States. In Season 2, the Kardashians took advantage of the state's fresh powder in Breckenridge. They arrived after mom Kris Jenner deemed a group vacation necessary to bring some semblance of peace to her bickering daughters.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … unless it's being filmed for the Kardashians' reality TV show. Not surprisingly, Sin City has been a favored locale for the family. In Season 4, the gang traveled there for Kim's 29th birthday and dealt with drunken shenanigans. Then, in Season 9, Kourtney trekked there hoping to catch beau Scott Disick in a lie.
When you live the luxe life, a trip to Mexico is no biggie. In the show's first season, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe made their way south of the border for a "Girls Gone Wild" photo shoot; the sisters also returned to Cabo San Lucas in Season 2.
Outside Los Angeles lies Calabasas, an ultra-posh suburban enclave that’s home to the Kardashian family. Exclusive gated communities fill the tiny region, which has also been home to celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Drake.