Why You Should Spend A Day at the Museum of Islamic Art

Why You Should Spend A Day at the Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is a cultural icon in the Middle East. Spend the day there with Ker & Downey, then dine at Chef Alain Ducasse’s IDAM restaurant for an unforgettable day of art and culture. On a lone island 185 feet off the Doha Corniche, an imposing white geometric building rises from the sea. The impressive building is the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by the iconic Chinese Architect I.M. Pei. Famous for his glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, I.M. Pei was lured out of retirement at 90 years old to design the […]

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Bush Walk - A Must Do on an African Safari

Bush Walk – A Must Do on an African Safari

Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant Trista Gage shares why a bush walk is one of her favorite things to do on an African safari A bush walk is one of my favorite things about a safari. I feel more immersed in my surroundings, stepping into the bush and breathing in the sounds and smells of Africa. It’s not like they are shoving you off into the wilderness with a compass and a pocket knife. You have a skilled ranger with a rifle and an experienced tracker to lead the way. Talking is kept to a minimum so the ranger […]

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Three Classic Tented Camps in Tanzania

Three Classic Tented Camps in Tanzania

Each country in Africa is unique. Kenya has the Masai Mara. Botswana has the Okavango Delta. But Tanzania has the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater – both teeming with wildlife and bucket-list destinations for African wildlife lovers. Cherie recently returned from a trip to Tanzania and shares her thoughts about three luxury classic tented camps she recommends. Entamanu Ngorongoro Entamanu Ngorongoro lies in a prime location on the less-traveled Eastern side of the Crater, just under thirty minutes from the nearest descent point. There’s just six luxury tented suites at Entamanu, each with decks that overlook the rim to the […]

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Tracking Wildlife on Mainland Australia’s East Coast

Tracking Wildlife on Mainland Australia’s East Coast

Last year we profiled Michelle Sole, a former female guide for Marataba Safari Lodge. Since we last spoke, she has left Marataba to spend a year traveling the world. While she’s out on the road, she’s sharing some of her experiences with us, starting with tracking the abundant Australian wildlife. Australia is well known for it’s weird and wonderful wildlife. As a wildlife fanatic I found myself paging through travel guides and internet sites searching for the best possible places to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife. I get a thrill from finding and photographing animals in their natural environment. […]

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Amy's Luxury Bogota City Tour with Ker & Downey

Amy’s Luxury Bogota City Tour with Ker & Downey

Amy, our in-house graphic designer is spending a year traveling the world. In Colombia, we sent her on a luxury Bogota city tour. On January 1st, I started a journey with Remote Year where, along with 79 other people, we will spend one month living in a different city starting in Mexico City and ending the year in Cambodia. We will live, work, and travel together for 365 days. Needless to say, there are not too many times when you’re alone. When I got the opportunity to go on a private Bogota city tour with a top-notch Ker & Downey […]

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World's Best Bathtubs With a View

World’s Best Bathtubs With a View

For me, the most important part of any hotel room is the bathtub. Not just the tub itself, but the view from it. Show me a freestanding tub with an incredible view and I’ll show you just how long I can soak. Our team of luxury travel consultants has scouted the globe for the best hotel bathtubs with a view – and they are incredible. Pour in the bubble bath – it’s time for a soak! The Silo, Cape Town Cape Town’s newest hotel offers some of the most stunning bathrooms in the world, with equally stunning views from its […]

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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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