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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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Haley Beham

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Haley Beham

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. Haley has officially been at Ker & Downey for four and a half years, although she spent many summers growing up helping around the office. She works in our Marketing Department managing our blog and social media and writing for Quest Magazine. Some of her favorite travel […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Lošinj

Top 10 Things to do in Lošinj

Traveling to Lošinj? Here’s our top ten things to do, as explored by wellness guru Mary Bemis.  1. Set Sail on one of Jadranka’s yachts and explore one or more of the many surrounding islands, including Ilovic, home to the casual, delicious Restaurant Dalmatinka with its seaside terrace. Swim in one of the many secluded coves along the way. If you’re lucky, you’ll see dolphins. 2. Smell the Herbs at The Garden of Fine Scents, a beautiful and well-tended garden boasting more than 250 native plants, plus 100 exotic species. Stop in at the little gift shop for a unique […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Sara Kramer

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Sara Kramer

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. At ten Sara visited Botswana and Victoria Falls with her family and the travel bug hit her hard. Her most vivid memories of the trip are the sounds of the lions’ roars the first night sleeping out in the Okavango Delta and the sunrise out on the mokoro […]

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Retreat: Bellevue Hotel

Retreat: Bellevue Hotel

The five stars of the Bellevue Hotel in Lošinj shine on the island of vitality. By Mary Bemis As the twin-engine Beechcraft approached the Croatian island of Lošinj, my husband was wildly shooting photos out of the window. And for good reason—what lay beneath us was breathtaking. Here was the sparkling Adriatic Sea in all her glory, dotted with numerous small, forested islands that glimmered like natural gems. The striking, sunny combination of sea and greenery and sky made me forget all about my jetlag, and I felt energized. That feeling, as I was soon to discover, was not unusual. For […]

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Philanthropy: Larry Fitzgerald's Big Play

Philanthropy: Larry Fitzgerald’s Big Play

Elite NFL star Larry Fitzgerald is a visionary, transforming his celebrity and passion for travel into a game-changing influence for a better world. Haley Beham caught up with Larry fresh off his trip to Rwanda, where he volunteered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, to discuss his passion for travel, giving back and where his enthusiasm all started. Larry Fitzgerald, a 10-year wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the football field. Pairing his commitment to give back to the community with his love of traveling the world and exploring new […]

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