Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Dennus Baum

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Dennus Baum

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. Dennus Baum’s first adventure was a journey to Mexico when he was 15. He’s been hooked ever since. His passion for travel seems to be never-ending: once he returns from one trip he’s already planning the next. For him, the hook of traveling is seeking out new […]

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Madagascar Adventure Travel: Wild, Intoxicating, and Otherwordly

Madagascar Adventure Travel: Wild, Intoxicating, and Otherwordly

Madagascar adventure travel with Ker & Downey is wild, intoxicating, and otherworldly. Travel with us to experience the uniqueness and luxury of this provocative island.  With a landmass surpassing that of France and Kenya and a unique biodiversity akin to that of the Galapagos and Borneo, Madagascar stands as one of the world’s foremost wildlife and cultural destinations. To call it a naturalist’s paradise is an understatement. Raw and real, Madagascar houses five-percent of the world’s known plant and animal species. That means one in 20 species on Earth only live in Madagascar and Madagascar alone, with 50-percent of the […]

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Singita Ebony Lodge Refurbishment: High Style and Luxury in the Bush

Singita Ebony Lodge Refurbishment: High Style and Luxury in the Bush

Singita Ebony Lodge has been redesigned to combine the best of tented camping and bush lodge style. Experience the bush in utmost style and luxury with Ker & Downey. “A contemporary take on the classic safari.” That’s how Graham Kennedy, General Manager of Singita Sabi Sand describes the complete re-design of Singita Ebony Lodge, Singita’s original lodge. With this re-launch of Singita Ebony Lodge, Singita has reinvented its private 45,000 acre game reserve in the Sabi Sand. This new re-design combines the best of tented camping and bush lodge style with huge open spaces, canvas and glass walls, and private […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Shelly Tumis

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Shelly Tumis

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. Shelly Tumis just recently joined Ker & Downey’s Accounting department. The daughter of a cattle farmer, she was born and raised in Katy and currently lives there with her husband of ten years and her son. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, offshore fishing, […]

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New Zealand Bucket List: Ker & Downey's Top 10 Things to Do

New Zealand Bucket List: Ker & Downey’s Top 10 Things to Do

Ker & Downey’s New Zealand Bucket List represents the best of “Kiwi Country.” From scenic flights through stunning landscapes and private wine tastings, to snowmobiling on glaciers and fly fishing for trout, this list has something everyone will want to check off. Seaplane to Connells Bay Waiheke Sculpture Park Art and nature merge at Connells Bay Waiheke Sculpture Park, an outdoor gallery showcasing the work of New Zealand sculptors. See it by air first as you arrive by seaplane for your guided tour of the “by invitation only” sculpture park.. Golf at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers New Zealand is a […]

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Philanthropy Travel: Combining Passion and Conservation

Philanthropy Travel: Combining Passion and Conservation

Philanthropy travel combines a passion for travel and conservation. You can make a difference. Partner with Ker & Downey and these worthy projects. We’ve checked in with the Nets for Africa Campaign and the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show this year, but we thought it was time to update you on some of the other philanthropy projects that we care about. It’s easy to combine a passion for travel with conservation, and these projects are a great place to start if you really want to make an impact through philanthropy travel. Bana Ba Letsatsi Bana Ba Letsatsi in Maun, Botswana, […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profile: Barrett Caldwell

Ker & Downey Staff Profile: Barrett Caldwell

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. Barrett Caldwell landed at Ker & Downey after roaming the world with purpose for the last 4 years. As a diplomatic nomad of sorts, Barrett served as an Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and led teams on international training missions to developing nations while fostering […]

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Cuba Tour: A Curated Journey from Ker & Downey

Cuba Tour: A Curated Journey from Ker & Downey

A Cuba tour that explores everyday life through the eyes of locals, this luxury getaway is the second edition of our new “Curated Journeys” series. If there’s one thing that’s for sure, Cuba is hot right now, especially after its US Embassy opened in August after a 54-year hiatus. It’s a destination that’s made its way onto the radars of stateside luxury travelers looking for an authentic experience. They want to visit before tourism picks up and the country sees the change and modernization that’s sure to follow. For now though, not much has changed since the United States embargo against […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Ashley Ibarra

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Ashley Ibarra

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. Ashley Ibarra has been with Ker & Downey for about a year and works in our Operations Department. Currently she calls the “Land Down Under” home. Favorite place you’ve traveled: A small town just south of Playa Dominical, Costa Rica with the best hidden beaches. Favorite city and why: […]

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Visit World Heritage Sites with Ker & Downey

Visit World Heritage Sites with Ker & Downey

Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys. A Brief History of UNESCO World Heritage Sites The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed in 1945 with a purpose to promote international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Flash-forward to Egypt, 1954 and the government’s decision to build the new Aswan High Dam which would result in a large stretch of the Nile River valley flooding. Several Ancient Egyptian cultural treasures in Nubia were in danger of destruction so […]

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