Take a Harry Potter Tour in London to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Series

Take a Harry Potter Tour in London to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Series

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter book series. To celebrate, why not take an immersive Harry Potter tour to some of the quintessential sites of the films? Here are a few of our Potter fan favorite experiences in U.K. Get ready for your imagination to take flight. Harry’s London Discover Harry’s London on a magic-revealing private tour through the city. See the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron and walk along the alleyways and medieval winding roads that were JK Rowling’s inspiration for Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley. You will also receive exclusive access to the visitor’s entrance […]

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Ker & Downey's London Market Guide

Ker & Downey’s London Market Guide

European Product Manager Elizabeth Frels shares her London market guide to five of the city’s best markets for the discerning traveler.  From the bric-a-brac of Brick Lane to antiques of Portobello to the scrumptiousness of Borough, London is filled with marketplaces that cater to all tastes, styles, and preferences. The weekends seem to be devoted to bargain shopping at these city hotspots. Which markets, then, are the absolute best ones to consider for the discerning traveler? Five markets get the grade. Portobello Road Portobello Road has been a household name since the 1800s. Whether taken from the cheerful tunes of […]

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The Maasai Olympics - A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics – A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics are a biennial event making strides to change the Maasai culture of lion hunting for status. Travel with Ker & Downey on a luxury Kenya safari to witness the 2018 Maasai Olympics. For the Maasai, hunting and killing a lion is a traditional rite of passage and a way to win the hearts of girls. It’s an age-old tradition that has been practiced for centuries. But the once strong Kenyan lion population is dwindling. Forty years ago, the lions of Kenya numbered around 250,000. Today, there are about 35,000. Every 10 to 12 years, a new generation […]

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Why You Should Use a Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant to Book Your Multi Country Holidays

Why You Should Use a Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant to Book Your Multi Country Holidays

In the world of Google and online booking, anyone who has the time and resources can book a trip to just about anywhere. But handling travel arrangements yourself can bring unwanted headaches, missed connections, and logistics you didn’t even know you needed to think about, especially when it comes to multi country holidays. There are obvious reasons to use a Luxury Travel Consultant: they can find the best deals, have relationships with locals who can offer authentic cultural experiences and can even get you a reservation at that booked-for-months-in-advance restaurant. Beyond that, there are also particular reasons to use a […]

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Top 5 Peru Jungle Experiences

Top 5 Peru Jungle Experiences

Ker & Downey’s top 5 Peru jungle experiences to add to your next luxury trip to the Peruvian Amazon. Spanning over 6,438 kilometers or 4,000 miles across the entire continent of South America, housing 10% of the world’s known biodiversity and producing 20% of the world’s earth oxygen; the Amazon rain forest is quite literally the ‘Lung of our Planet’. Amidst the dense jungle canopies, the endless maze of tributaries, and the countless species lie in uncharted territories where man has never set foot. The intrigue and mysticism of this unknown world add to its appeal and the adventure that […]

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The Best Places to Spend Your Babymoon

The Best Places to Spend Your Babymoon

A new baby brings about big life changes for the parents-to-be! Soak up precious last moments as a twosome with a luxury babymoon. Whether you are looking for barefoot luxury on pristine beaches or a brush with wildlife on safari, our Luxury Travel Consultants can help you plan your getaway for two before the stork arrives. Africa If you’re up for a long-haul flight, South Africa is an exciting option for a babymoon because of its malaria-free game reserves. Combine a few days spent exploring Cape Town with a luxury safari in Madikwe or Kruger National Park. Lengthen your stay […]

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Best Places to Travel in Asia in 2017

Best Places to Travel in Asia in 2017

Asia is too big of a continent to tackle all at once. To make planning easier, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best places to travel in Asia in 2017. Philippines Look for the Philippines to be an up and coming travel destination in 2017 as more luxury travelers catch onto the allure of the far-flung islands. The 7,000 blue-rimmed islands host activities from kayaking and snorkeling to lounging on sandy beaches. Sri Lanka There’s a reason Sri Lanka is known as the “pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Ancient sites and temples from 2,000-plus years of culture, eight […]

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Northern Spain Culinary Tour

Northern Spain Culinary Tour

Ker & Downey’s Nicole Porto recounts her unforgettable dinner at El Celler de Can Roca – the #2 restaurant in the world and the culminating experience on Ker & Downey’s Northern Spain Culinary Tour, a set-departure journey traveling through the Basque and Cataluña regions of Spain in October 2017. Specifically designed with the foodie in mind, Ker & Downey’s Northern Spain Culinary Tour uses food as a “connecting thread” to infuse travelers with a deep-rooted sense of place, to engage in active adventures in nature, and to genuinely connect them with the many local friends and neighbors they meet along […]

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The Absolute Best Helicopter Tours Around the World

The Absolute Best Helicopter Tours Around the World

For a high-flying adventure, add one of our favorite helicopter tours to your next Ker & Downey journey. These excursions are a great way to gain a different perspective and deeper understanding of the world around you. And to get the most out of your helicopter tours, be sure to check out Reid’s helicopter photography tips, which are sure to make your memories stand out, not only in your mind but on your mantle as well. Linyanti Bush Camp | Botswana A thirty-minute helicopter flight over the Linyanti Reserve showcases the expansive and varied scenery of the Northern reaches of […]

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Helicopter Photography Tips

Helicopter Photography Tips

Whether you are a first-time safari-goer or a seasoned veteran, a helicopter flight should definitely be an excursion on your journey. Recently, Reid took a flight over the Okavango Delta, and today he’s sharing his helicopter photography tips to get the best images from above. Reid’s Cultivated Guidance and Considerations with Regard to the Art of Digital Light Capture whilst Navigating the Near Terrestrial Heavens via Aerial Autogiro 1. Employ a pilot with all the necessary certifications, licensing, appendages, and vision requirements to operate rotorcraft. 2. Consider the doors – are they necessary? Ask them to be removed for maximum […]

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