India Spa Guide: Our Guide to the Best Spas in India

India Spa Guide: Our Guide to the Best Spas in India

Ker & Downey’s India spa guide features some of the best luxury spas in India. With holistic healing treatments, Ayurvedic massages, and international beauty therapies, India spa treatments are some of the best in the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our guide to the best luxury spas in India. Jiva Spa and Royal Spa Boat, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur With beautiful frescoes, rich silks, and intricately carved wood furniture, you’ll step into the lives of Rajasthani royalty at the Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa. Inspired by India’s regal heritage, the treatments are rooted in ancient healing traditions and the […]

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Northern California Luxury Travel and its Natural Wonders

Northern California Luxury Travel and its Natural Wonders

Northern California luxury travel with Ker & Downey – a brand new journey exposing California’s natural wonders, from the vineyards of Sonoma to the Yosemite cliffs. California is perhaps the most visited state in America—a fact largely due to the Hollywood and technology dream factories of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Yet beyond California’s booming metropolises, Northern California luxury travel reveals a beautiful landscape outshining the rest of the country with its “Serengeti of the Sea” waters, Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges, Yosemite and Redwood parks, and, of course, 90-percent of the nation’s wine-producing grapes. California’s Natural Wonders is Ker & […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Nicole Pollack

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Nicole Pollack

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 last year, we’ve been introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Nicole Pollack graduated from Baylor University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a minor in French. She joined Ker & Downey shortly thereafter and is part of the team that prepares clients’ custom itineraries, final documents, and country guides. She loves […]

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World's Best Safari Outfitter | World's Best Award-Winners

World’s Best Safari Outfitter | World’s Best Award-Winners

Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek and Vice President David Jones accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter. They celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning their category, thanks to the public votes and a dedication to delivering the very best in service. We’re in good company with some of the very best in the world. Best Hotels in the World The Oberoi Hotel Udaivilas is in the Hall of Fame for making the World’s Best List for ten years, but this year it took home the prestigious award for Best Hotel in the […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Elizabeth Frels

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Elizabeth Frels

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 last year, we’ve been introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. A bona fide “RV kid,” Elizabeth Frels caught the exploration bug early, driving from her central childhood home of Wichita, KS to hidden gems and national parks throughout the U.S. By the time she was 17, she had studied ancient civilization along the Mediterranean and toured […]

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Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp is one of only a handful of luxury tented camps in South America and this special eco-luxury camp on the rise to becoming the leading accommodation on The Enchanted Islands. Here are a few reasons why Galapagos Safari Camp continues to be one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Galapagos experiences and why it is—in our opinion—an essential stop on any South America itinerary. Land and Sea Location Galapagos Safari Camp is its own Robinson Crusoe hideaway, occupying a wooden perch on Santa Cruz Island. This specific plot of land straddles what is known as the transition zone […]

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Tanzania Safari: A Luxury Journey with Ker & Downey

Tanzania Safari: A Luxury Journey with Ker & Downey

Tanzania safari – a journey to one of the last great places on earth. With our brand new luxury Tanzania safari, your journey is exclusive and showcases the best Tanzania has to offer, from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the famed Serengeti plains. Your Tanzania safari begins at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Rivertrees Country Inn where you’ll have the opportunity to rest from your long journey and prepare for your two-week adventure. The following day, you’ll depart to Oliver’s Camp at Tarangire National Park, set amidst the beautiful scenery and dense wildlife. You’ll have three days of […]

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Luxury Alaska Adventure | Alaska's Wild Frontiers

Luxury Alaska Adventure | Alaska’s Wild Frontiers

Ker & Downey’s luxury Alaska adventure is an exclusive journey exploring Alaska’s treasures – local art, wildlife conservation areas, and abounding nature. North America’s “last frontier,” Alaska is a wildland of epic proportions—a place where grizzlies congregate at the salmon-filled rivers, moose frequently stop downtown traffic, glaciers and their deep valley imprints seem to appear around every bend, and outdoor adventure is never more than a stone’s throw (or private helicopter ride) away. Alaska Adventure: Wild Frontiers is Ker & Downey’s exclusive luxury Alaska adventure and an in-depth study of some of Alaska’s finest treasures, from local artists and wildlife […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Casey Zhang

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Casey Zhang

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 last year, we’ve been introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Casey Zhang is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s in accounting. Before joining Ker & Downey’s Accounting team in 2014 she traveled to Canada and to Beijing, China, and now has a growing list of places she would love to visit. Favorite place […]

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Iceland Photo Tour with Andy Hancock

Iceland Photo Tour with Andy Hancock

Iceland photo tour with Ker & Downey. Our first ever Curated Journey will be embarking on February 19 under the leadership of accomplished photographer Andrew Hancock. Here Andy explains, in his own words, what he loves most about photography in Iceland, and what’s drawing him back for yet another expedition with this Iceland photo tour.  Two of my biggest passions are photography and travel. The power of photography in travel is that you do much more than just visit a location…you get a much more intimate and involved experience. During my explorations of Iceland, I have had many memorable moments with […]

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