Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Michael Jackson

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Michael Jackson

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Before joining the Operations Department at Ker & Downey, Michael Jackson worked in radio and litigation support – the latter sent him on a trip to Norway to videotape a deposition! He’s also traveled extensively through Europe and has visited 42 or the 50 states. In […]

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Singita Grumeti Reserve: A Year-Round Safari Destination

Singita Grumeti Reserve: A Year-Round Safari Destination

Explore the Singita Grumeti Reserve on a luxury safari with Ker & Downey.  Located in northern Tanzania, the 350,000 acre the Singita Grumeti Reserve is a vital part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. It was created to protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration, one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. With its impressive set of properties that cater to different guests, it’s no wonder Singita Grumeti Reserve has won numerous awards and accolades. While the migration is certainly a highlight in Tanzania, the Singita Grumeti Reserve offers fantastic game-viewing experiences year-round. Because it’s a private park, […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Evan Jones

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Evan Jones

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Raised on the west coast, Evan Jones now lives in Houston and works in our Operations Department. He’s traveled to Africa, Europe, and South America. When he’s not working, he can be found making and drinking tea, gardening, and making music. Favorite place you’ve traveled: Peru […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Tiffany DeSalvo

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Tiffany DeSalvo

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Tiffany DeSalvo realized her passion for travel at the young age of 11 when after numerous lemonade stands and front yard craft sales she finally raised the money to fly herself to Portland Oregon to visit a friend who had moved away years earlier. She loved […]

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Kenya Riding Safari Guides: Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku

Kenya Riding Safari Guides: Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku

Our Kenya Riding Safari is just one of our exciting new horseback riding adventures we’re pleased to offer our clients. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll explore the new journeys and the guides leading them, starting with Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku, Ride Manager and Head Guide of our Kenya Riding Safari. Our Kenya Riding Safari explores Chyulu Hills and the wildlife that call the region home. On this journey, you’ll venture through forests, craters, and underground lava tubes tracking buffalo, leopard, syke’s monkey, and forest hogs, returning to the campfire of ol Donyo Fly Camp to […]

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African Horse Safaris: Our Top 5

African Horse Safaris: Our Top 5

African horse safaris combine the best of adventure with the thrill of searching for wild game on horseback, and luxury with beautiful and comfortable fly camps and lodges to return to in the evenings. At Ker & Downey, we’ve worked hard to handcraft high experiential African horse safaris using some of the best guides in the business. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the expert guides leading our African Horse Safaris, but today we’re kicking off the series with an overview of the journeys themselves. African Horse Safaris in Kenya Our African Horse Safaris […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Catherine Brown

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Catherine Brown

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Catherine Brown can trace the travel bug all the way back to Pilgrim ancestors that ventured out across the Atlantic in 1620. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Catherine spent a couple of years exploring the South Pacific, living in Australia, and traveling around New […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Lisa Rhody

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Lisa Rhody

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Lisa joined Ker & Downey over four years ago and serves as our Inside Sales Manager. She says selling and planning travel has been a passion of hers from a young age when she would spend hours mapping out road trips down to the tiniest detail. […]

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Top 10 Hidden Beaches

Top 10 Hidden Beaches

Escape the winter chill to one of our top ten favorite hidden beaches and their resorts. Everyone has that secret place they like to retreat to – the one that no one else knows about. It’s special because it is yours and yet to be discovered by the outside world. The privacy and seclusion is all you need to recharge your batteries. So when you are traveling, why head to overcrowded destinations? Seek solitude in the hidden gems of the world. We’ve gathered our top ten hidden beaches and retreats to help you get started. Song Saa, Cambodia The beaches […]

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Layover in Istanbul

Layover in Istanbul

Do your international flights have you planning a layover in Istanbul? You could spend weeks exploring Istanbul, this anciently modern behemoth on the Bosphorous—and both of the continents it straddles. But this city of 14 million’s most magical moments can be condensed for a quick jaunt, too. Erin Weinger takes a whirlwind spin through the history, style, and culinary crossroads of Turkey’s most alluring metropolis. Sights As one of the world’s most important centers of ancient civilization, there’s no shortage of momentous landmarks to take in—the first being the Hagia Sophia, a Greek Orthodox cathedral constructed in AD 537 that was […]

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